This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Another story set in Thailand that ends up involving drug smuggling Also, the hero wears wrap around black sunglasses for three quarters of the book to trick the reader and the heroine into thinking he is Thai, when he actually is the English adopted son of a Thai family That was another disappointment because HPlandia sure lacks diversity and I would have been thrilled with a hero who didn t fit the mold. Three stars for the great exotic setting, very vividly Thailand, lots of local color and fun designer fashion facts One star for Drama which fell short, the continuous misunderstandings between the two got tiresome The story is awkward and the whole aviator shades thing was silly. 3 1 2 Stars Tansy is a dress designer struggling to make a name for herself, but without the backing of a fashion house it s hard going When her designs earn her a lucrative contract for a silk mercantile in Thailand, she s ecstatic Arriving in Thailand, she s shocked to discover her new boss is a man she d had words with over the quality of dresses being offered by the company, thinking the man had simply been a boutique manager Vin is quite taken by Tansy, her striking auburn hair supp 3 1 2 Stars Tansy is a dress designer struggling to make a name for herself, but without the backing of a fashion house it s hard going When her designs earn her a lucrative contract for a silk mercantile in Thailand, she s ecstatic Arriving in Thailand, she s shocked to discover her new boss is a man she d had words with over the quality of dresses being offered by the company, thinking the man had simply been a boutique manager Vin is quite taken by Tansy, her striking auburn hair supports her fiery temper and blunt declarations Quickly a chemistry forms, and Tansy finds herself falling in love But when the gorgeous blond Ella lays claim to Vin, confiding in Tansy that they are close to announcing their engagement Tansy is shocked that Vin would double deal He admits that he wants Tansy like he s never wanted any woman, but that he s not ready yet to give up Ella This author used several pen names while writing for Harlequin Roberta Leigh, Rachel Lindsay, Roumelia Lane Always she prefers feisty heroines who speak their minds and aren t afraid to verbally knock down the hero s ego The chemistry is tense and electric, the plot is interesting if not sometimes over the top, and the HEA is quite dramatic A fun, quick read And another fifty cents thrown away I think I need therapy to find out why I torture myself with these awful things. This book was just ok i gelt the character were a bit flat The best part was it took place in Thailand the culture is interesting. The plot didn t work for me view spoiler Drug dealers using shoulder padding of designer clothes to transport opium was too crazy the idea of the business owner whoring himself even though we find out he lied didn t allow me to want a relationship between them hide spoiler The plot didn t work for me view spoiler Drug dealers using shoulder padding of designer clothes to transport opium was too crazy the idea of the business owner whoring himself even though we find out he lied didn t allow me to want a relationship between them hide spoiler Tansy had met Vin Makram before The first time he d become irate after hearing her bad mouth the Goods in his store in Thailand So it was embarrassing to unexpectedly discover on their second meeting that he was both a leading businessman and her new boss However Vin seemed prepared to forget that first unhappy encounterOnly Tansy wasn t really sure what he wanted from her Was she just a pleasant diversion a challenge to be conquered or was working with her simply a way for Vin to combine business with pleasure Roberta Leigh is a favourite author from way back Her heroine s are mostly career women Like Tansy, the heroine in this story.Tansy is rebuilding her fashion design business after family illness forced her to take time off A visit to Thailand to recover from the strain brought her into contact with two men An Australian backpacker and the manager of a store who objected to her dismissal of the shoddy goods for sale.Back in England, she is given the opportunity to work for an international Roberta Leigh is a favourite author from way back Her heroine s are mostly career women Like Tansy, the heroine in this story.Tansy is rebuilding her fashion design business after family illness forced her to take time off A visit to Thailand to recover from the strain brought her into contact with two men An Australian backpacker and the manager of a store who objected to her dismissal of the shoddy goods for sale.Back in England, she is given the opportunity to work for an international company as an in house designer and it brings her back to Thailand, to work for Vin Makram, the man she thought was the manager Vin is clearly ready to let bygones be bygones but the presence in his life of luscious blond Ella seems to indicate he wants to have his cake and eat it Life gets pretty complicated for Tansy, especially when the backpacker turns out to be Vin s business partner and she decides to use him as a shield from Vin s lecherous and irresistible attentions.A little warm in places considering it was 1990 but well done The ending was satisfying Again my Harlequin mood of the past three days continues I can t resist, the drama is calling to me Another one I greatly enjoyed Two in a row I liked woohoo It s not as sensual as the last but I loved the story Vin was an alluring, mysterious hero you had to like, and Tansy s workaholic personality made perfect sense The ending dished out a whallop of a surprise too, I never saw that coming as the reason The ending was sweet but I would have liked her to explainabout Roger Maybe Again my Harlequin mood of the past three days continues I can t resist, the drama is calling to me Another one I greatly enjoyed Two in a row I liked woohoo It s not as sensual as the last but I loved the story Vin was an alluring, mysterious hero you had to like, and Tansy s workaholic personality made perfect sense The ending dished out a whallop of a surprise too, I never saw that coming as the reason The ending was sweet but I would have liked her to explainabout Roger Maybe he already knows Either way highly recommended, fun Harlequin Some steaminess, some realism, a foreign country, little humor though This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Designer garment factory in Thailand moonlights as a drug dealing sweat shop That s just I mean Why Of all the plots this author could have chosen with Thailand as the setting, she went with the racist stereotype one Ugh The misunderstanding between the H and h went on for too long, as did her fake engagement she never does tell the H about that, btw The sunglasses thing was stupid I also hated the flower language used to describe the heroine Stem like waist, skin like a stamen is s Designer garment factory in Thailand moonlights as a drug dealing sweat shop That s just I mean Why Of all the plots this author could have chosen with Thailand as the setting, she went with the racist stereotype one Ugh The misunderstanding between the H and h went on for too long, as did her fake engagement she never does tell the H about that, btw The sunglasses thing was stupid I also hated the flower language used to describe the heroine Stem like waist, skin like a stamen is she a woman or a hot house flower