Carol Bakker was trying to keep her head
above water. In order to keep her daycare prices as low as
possible for the parents in her neighborhood, Carol took
another job as a waitress at a local strip club called
Angel City to support her personal living cost. One
night, her best friend who was gravely ill asked Carol to take
her place as a dancer for a very important private bachelor
party. Carolís first instinct was to scream ďHell NoĒ. But,
to keep from feeling guilty about not aiding her best friend
in her time of need Carol agrees to dance the show.
Tycoon R.J. Mansfield canít believe heís
sitting in a strip club. However, as best man, heís obligated
to be at the bachelor party to support his friend. Counting
down the minutes until itís time to go; R.J. is flabbergasted
by the beauty of the dancer who walks out on stage to perform
for them. Unable to forget her; R.J. jumps at the opportunity
a few days later by enrolling his daughter in Carolís daycare
center, hoping they would get a chance to know each other
A whirlwind of a courtship begins between
Carol and R.J. before major havoc develops between the couple.
Will this break them apart?
Angel City is a wonderful
contemporary type of Cinderella story with a few twists and
turns thrown into the mix to give it a refreshing, dramatic
flair. Just like Cinderella, Carol was swept off her feet by
a devilish, handsome prince and there were a few malicious
people trying to draw a wedge between them. In addition to
the unwanted duress from the outside, Carol and R.J. also
dealt with internal issues that put a major stain on their
already fragile relationship. Nevertheless, I thought that
Carol and R.J. were the ideal match for one another. Both
were very head-strong, independent, and less-than perfect from
the opposite sides of the track who were determined to
overcome any obstacles that were thrown in their paths.
Angel City was an enjoyable read with a somewhat
surprising, unexpected ending that made me pause for a
moment. If you are a lover of happily-ever-after romance with
a twist, then Angel City is the book for you.