Beverly Crystal, NYT author, allows her agent to control her life and her finances. Now she’s broke and no longer trusts men, including novelist Blake McGaven who wants to write her biography. She’d refuse, except for the money and wanting the truth to be known. While they work together, she gradually learns to trust him, but does he want just her story, or something else? More
Beverly Crystal is on top of the world. She's young and has hit the New York Times Bestseller list with five books in a row. Her agent has just asked her to move in and she is madly in love for the first time in her life. Could life get any better? Within three years she has no new books breaking out on the list, no live-in lover and no money. Everything is gone. Can things get any worse? When she is contacted by Blake McGaven to assist him in writing a book about her quick rise to fame and fortune and her life since, she wants to tell him no, but he is offering her the two things she can’t refuse--a chance to rebut the tabloids by telling the truth about her life, and money. As much as she would rather be left alone, she needs money if she is going to keep her apartment and food on the table. Over the next six months, she progresses from tolerating Blake to liking him to finally trusting him with the secrets of her life, the secrets that have made her who she is today. Along with her trust, she allows Blake to gently guide and encourage her. He sees beneath the surface stubbornness and anger to the woman fighting desperately to protect her heart from more pain. Will he be able to help her face her past without adding to her scars? He knows he doesn’t have all the answers, but he knows she’s worth every bit of effort it will take to help repair her shattered self-esteem—her Pennies On The Dollar self-image. Although the future holds the potential for a happily-ever-after ending, it will take Beverly and Blake learning to put past hurts aside and to look at others differently. Their success will depend on them becoming a team, two people willing to put the other first and take a risk on tomorrow.