Keaton Hamilton Danning III is getting fed up with his `wonderful' job. Working for an overthrown-uh, abdicated-Prince Reynaldo, Keaton has spent the last year being basically a cruise director to bunches of Reynaldo's spoiled, rich friends. He'd always seen himself becoming Prime Minister in the small country he'd served as chief advisor in for years. But when the Prince gave the county their independence, he'd chosen to go with Reynaldo-and now he spent all his time fighting with the kitchen help, catering to snobs...he was bored, and ready to move on. Then he meets `Babs', a woman who claims she is a guest at one of Reynaldo's bashes. Keaton can't help but find her sexy...
When Ruby Runyon has to make a run for her life from a disastrous date turned worse, she finds herself crashing a party on the Mad Tryst, a boat that just happens to be conveniently close. When she finds herself face to face with the hunky Keaton for the SECOND time, she's so startled she spills her drink all over him. She can't believe she's found a boat with such a hunky guy-her luck must be turning. It's not long before she finds herself heading out to sea on the Mad Tryst, and the fireworks exploding between her and Keaton. Keaton is on a mission to find out Ruby aka Bab's real name, and why she lied about it-twice, so far-when another guest verifies her! This leads to a hilarious ride on the Mad Tryst.
Ruby is a wonderful heroine, spunky and courageous. She's never reached her dream of becoming a movie star in California, but she's pulled herself up from her trailer park beginnings that she can't get over being
Embarrassed over, and works hard at succeeding. Keaton is such an aristocrat, it's hard for him to even imagine how Ruby has gotten to the point she's at, and they're from two so totally different worlds.
Elizabeth Bevarly did a fabulous job of creating a fairy tale romance-the Cinderella meets her fair-haired Prince. And although Keaton isn't a Prince, compared to where Ruby comes from, he might as well be. A wonderful story, with hilarious lines starting on the first page, this book flies by in a fun romp. This is a not to be missed Contemporary Romantic comedy!