The trappings of high society are brought to life in this scintillating novel penned by Newberry medalist Cynthia Voigt, whom Kirkus called “a master of pure story.”
We are none of us what we seem.
Gregor has an eye for the expensive. It’s a talent that makes him a fine appreciator of art and a stellar butler. Handsome and barely in his thirties, Gregor’s choice of work baffles even his employer, wealthy playboy Theo Mondleigh.
If only he knew how Gregor spent his free time.
While Theo’s parents strong-arm him into marriage, Gregor’s looking for a match of his own. His one requirement: money, and a lot of it. When Gregor’s not working, his days are spent charming the wealthiest single women he can find.
His latest mark is Alexis. She’s got money, youth, and the disenchantment to match, but the more time he gambles spending with her, the deeper he finds himself falling in love.
She’s charming, intelligent, and engaged to the one man that could strip Gregor of his veneer of wealth. When worlds collide, much more is at stake than their fledgling love.
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Cynthia Voigt won the Newbery Medal for Dicey's Song and the Newbery Honor Award for A Solitary Blue, both part of the beloved Tillerman Cycle. She is also the author of many other celebrated books for middle-grade and teen readers, including Izzy, Willy-Nilly and Jackaroo. She was awarded the Margaret A. Edwards Award in 1995 for her work in literature, and the Katahdin Award in 2004. She lives in Maine.From Library Journal:
Newbery medal-winner and YA writer Voigt has attempted to jump into the adult fiction market. Her novel is a frivolous effort at best, reminiscent of a fluffy Fifties movies, with enough references to steamy sex tossed in to update it. Gregor, the seemingly fortune-hunting butler of playboy Theo, meets and courts shy, diffident, wealthy Alexis secretly. Theo and Alexis's parents are setting up a match between those two, and Gregor doesn't realize that Alexis is Theo's intended. Also, Theo has a yen for someone else. Then there is Theo's sister Sara and her woes with Brad. Typical boys meet girls, boys lose girls, but in the end everybody lives happily ever after--yawn. Oh yes, as an extra fillip, Gregor has a dark secret in his past. All characters seem to be two-dimensional and not very likable. Perhaps for the soap opera set.
- Dawn Anderson, North Richland Hills P.L., Tex.
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