In today’s Friday Fiction, Theresa (Tessa) Ashton-Smythe is a wealthy young lady who was dumped by her fiance 3 days before the wedding. Evidently he had fallen in love with someone else and oh by the way, he was really only interested in her money. Devastated, she pulls herself together and after a chance meeting with the former fiance and his lovely wife, Theresa decides the only way to reclaim herself is to become a “regular” girl. She decides to cut her long hair, buy regular clothes and get out of town as plain old Tessa Smith. She does take her Porsche with her, because she can only be only “so” ordinary.
In the dumbest, meet-cute, set-up possible, she ends up hired by grouchy, but handsome, Matthew to be a paid companion for his ailing mother. No one knows the truth of her upscale past, because then the story would be over. Actually, the book was missing pages 32-65 and my best guess is that they had some really awful fight, but of course we know these two crazy kids will get together by the end. The whole story would completely fall apart if either of these two kids actually had a truthful conversation with each other. But hey, they are in love! They just don’t know it yet!