CPA Jackson James has learned the hard way that when something looks too good to be true, it
generally is; and his unexpected promotion to junior partner—complete with a substantial pay
raise and a corner office—is no exception. The dark cloud to this silver lining is his new
account: one Lori Jean Granger, heiress and self-styled philanthropist.
Jackson’s new job requires that he put the heiress on a budget; something his predecessors have
been unable to accomplish because Lori Jean is the kind of woman men just can’t say no to.
Twenty-four-year-old Lori Jean always knew her father, Harlan, was controlling and over-protective,
but she loved him, knew he loved her, and had always been able to forgive him his faults—up
until now. According to the terms of his latest will, she’s not allowed to touch the bulk of her
estate until she turns fifty-five! Up until then, she’ll have a generous—but nowhere near
extravagant—allowance, one that will not allow her to fund all the good causes and deserving
people she wants to be able to help.
At first she thinks she can bend Jackson to her will, as she has her previous accountants. When
that proves futile, she reluctantly decides to invoke the alternative clause in her father’s will.
If she marries, (and stays married until she’s thirty) she’ll have access to the entire estate to
spend as she wishes, so long as it’s with the approval of her husband.
Jackson wants no part of this crazy plan, but Lori Jean insists he’s the perfect person to help
her find prospective husbands.
I have a soft spot in my heart for Alpha accountants and poor-little-rich-girl heiresses with
wounded hearts, so I was predisposed to find this book a pretty enjoyable read. I wasn’t disappointed
in that. What I wasn’t anticipating was the marvelous secondary characters, especially Gregory and
Maria, who came perilously close to stealing the book.
Despite the somewhat far-fetched premise of the will—does anyone really believe Lori Jean
couldn’t successfully fight to have it overturned?—Trouble in High Heels is a sweetly
satisfying romance that any fan of the genre is sure to enjoy.