Can an actress in hiding learn that the good and loving heart of a homely man is worth far more than fame, looks, or money?
On the surface, Micki Mason was half of Hollywood’s most glamorous couple. The reality couldn’t have been more different. When her former co-star’s London wedding gives the actress a perfect opportunity to disappear, she grabs the chance to escape her abusive fiancé, not to mention her controlling mom and her pushy manager. Hiding disguised as a live-in volunteer in a homeless shelter, she’s found the one place no one would ever look for her.
To her surprise, she loves living like an ordinary person and getting to help others. Okay, so she’s never done dishes or swept a floor before? She’s a quick learner, and Simon, the manager she works with most often, is kind and helpful. Then she discovers her ex’s violent attack left her with long term consequences to deal with.
Army veteran Simon Lewis gave up on romance years before and has dedicated himself to his faith and his work as manager of an inner-city homeless shelter. There’s something that doesn’t quite fit about the lovely new American volunteer who doesn’t have a clue about the simplest tasks. But when she’s in desperate need of help, he doesn’t hesitate to offer a marriage of convenience to protect her and her unborn baby from her abusive ex.
The last man Micki expected to fall in love with, in the last place she expected to find the happy home she’s never known, might just be the one who can cherish her hurting heart and show her how much God still loves her. But how will he react when he discovers the truth about her, the truth she hasn’t been brave enough to tell him?
Book 9 in the Love in Store series, set around a stately old London department store. Every story is a complete romance, following a different couple through the trials and joys of a developing love, to their happy-ever-after. All involve a strong faith element.
Uses British spelling, grammar, and punctuation.