A Win-Win Proposition by Cat Schield
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 4, 2011
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Sebastian Case considers Missy Ward to be the perfect assistant. She’s smart, efficient, and doesn’t distract him in the slightest. Then, on a conference trip to Las Vegas, Missy does a complete one-eighty and Sebastian discovers that underneath Missy’s mousy façade was a vixen waiting to happen. And the “new” Missy isn’t going to play by the rules anymore and the first thing she does in Vegas is quit. Sebastian can’t allow that to happen, no matter how distracting he finds Missy now. He’ll do anything to keep her, including agree to her wild bet. One spin of the roulette wheel determines whether Sebastian will keep Missy as his assistant…or Missy keeps Sebastian for one night of passion.
A Win-Win Proposition is a delightful, fast-paced read that kept me entertained all the way through. Cat Schield charmed me with Missy’s modern day Cinderella transformation. But unlike the fairy tale Cinderella, Missy has attitude. With her new look and a “nothing to lose” mantra, Missy goes for what she wants. And what she wants is Sebastian. Sebastian is the classic workaholic who needs to be hit over the head to see that the woman for him is the one who has been right in front of him all along. Missy’s complete change in behavior certainly does the job. The two of them heat up the pages even as they navigate the treacherous waters of going from boss-assistant to lovers and equals. Ms. Shield didn’t make it easy on these two, but I enjoy reading a happily ever after where the hero and heroine have to work for it.
A Win-Win Proposition can be read as a standalone, but the glimpses I saw of Sebastian’s family definitely made me want to read his half-brother’s book, Meddling with a Millionaire. Overall, I really enjoyed A Win-Win Proposition and I look forward to reading more of Ms. Schield’s work, starting, of course, with Meddling with a Millionaire.