I knew this wasn't a typical contemporary romance the moment I read the first line.
Our intrepid heroine, Carly Beck, a moderately successful voice-over in Hollywood own a pair of strappy red heels. She believes they give her good luck. Woe unto her when she awakes to find herself naked in bed and missing a piece of her memory, not to mention, her red shoes! Quick deduction quickly fills in her memory and the culprit of the theft--the sexy and talented film producer Evan McLeish. The diabolical man strikes a bargain with her: One Night for her shoes. A woman's got her pride, and Carly rejects this, only to be blackmailed into accepting Evan's offer of employment on his new documentary.
What follows is a sexy, fun and delicious contemporary romance that follows no gimmicks or plot cliches and such--from Carly's entertaining friends, to her adorable cat, My Red Shoes stands out in the crowd of tired, limp contemporary romances. Combining a chick-lit type tone with romance genre sensuality, this is a book not to be missed. Merrill, is a rising talent, and I look forward to her next novel.