HER SWEETEST FORTUNE – Stella Bagwell
The Fortunes of Texas: The Secret Fortunes
Harlequin Special Edition #2527
Contemporary Series Romance
Austin, Texas – Present Day
As the youngest child in a large wealthy family, there's no doubt a few people think Sophie Fortune Robinson is spoiled. But Sophie works hard in the family business and finds it rewarding. It's too bad her love life isn't as rewarding. She's set her eyes on the office lothario, Thom Nichols, who soon asks her out. Sophie is so excited about this development that she spills the news to her best friend at work, Mason Montgomery. He tells her to slow down about pursuing a relationship with Thom, but Sophie isn't listening.
Things don't go as planned on Sophie's dates with Thom. Turns out he is not the greatest guy in the world. She continues to pour her heart out to Mason, until one day she realizes he seems more matched to her than Thom. Soon, she is thinking about him rather than Thom. What Sophie doesn't realize is that Mason is attracted to her and wants her all to himself. Can he win her over?
Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and Sophie doesn't want to be dateless for that romantic night. In HER SWEETEST FORTUNE, Sophie is determined—at first—to land Thom, but her sights are soon turning to Mason. Mason is the office IT guy—nerdy and almost blends into the woodwork—but he is sweet to her and easy to talk to. Their friendship has built over the months as they've gotten to know one another, and she doesn't realize that he wants to be more than just friends with her. Thom might be the handsomest man in the office, but he's also a narcissist jerk.
Mason isn't sure how to approach Sophie to ask her for a date because he's still feeling a tad burned about a failed romance from his past that ended with him being betrayed and he fears she'll reject him. Sophie is young and may not be ready to settle down, but that doesn't seem to stop her from thinking otherwise, while Thom is getting the idea that he has an easy way to the top of the company by marrying her. It may be up to Mason to step in and let Sophie know the truth. But would it end up destroying their friendship, and any chance at getting together?
HER SWEETEST FORTUNE is part of the ongoing Fortune Family series and you don't have to read the books in order as each stands on its own. Sophie is still getting used to having learned her family is part of the Fortune family, and that her dad had a child—or maybe two—outside his marriage to her mother. The relationship between Sophie and Mason is slow to develop in HER SWEETEST FORTUNE, but once it does, it all comes to a sweet and satisfying ending.