Empress Chikowski runs a clothing shop
for plus sized women that specializes in business and
evening wear. But when Nicolai Rambaudi walks into her shop
with a new design for a risqué line, she finds herself
strangely reticent, and extremely turned on.
Nicolai doesn’t have a type, and even
if he did, it wouldn’t matter now. One look at Em, and all
he wants is her - in his dress and in his life.
I found the conversation between the
hero and heroine fairly awkward at first, and not only
because it was a business meeting, but almost as though Ms.
Trace wasn’t comfortable with dialogue or perhaps the scene
itself. Insufficient editing or proofreading pulled me out
of the story more than once, and I found I was unable to
give it the in-depth read I would have like to. Overall, I
think better editing would have helped Ms. Trace make
Barely There a much better story.