Powerhouse romance editor Keira Madison is known as "Cover Girl?? - because she's come up with the concepts for the covers of the best selling novels in history. But right now, she's desperate to replace her best selling author. Wannabe author Alex Bauer has given up hope of ever selling his military thriller, so he takes a shot at writing a romance and sends it to super agent Bella Farentino. She's blown away by the book, but more shocked to find out the author is a man. So she decides it's best to keep it a secret when pitching the novel - what does a man know about romance after all? When Keira buys the book, Alex needs a cover story to hide the fact he's the real author. So he invents a fictional cousin who's an agoraphobe; too shy to ever leave the house. He agrees to work as "her?? intermediary during the editing process while getting a friend to "play?? the author on the phone. One major problem. He falls hard for Keira, a spunky redhead who is a dead ringer for the heroine in the book. And she's smitten with him, as he's a clone of the novel's romantic hero, a fictional Mister Right come to life. You see where this is going. As the release date for the book gets closer, their relationship grows stronger while the tale of the fictional author goes over the top. At some point Alex will have to come clean that he's the real author of the book but worries he'll risk losing Keira because she won't be able to trust him. It's "Tootsie?? meets the publishing world...?ithout anyone getting dressed up in drag.
by Nic Tatano
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