Must Love Fashion is the captivating debut novel and first book in the Darling Cove series by Deborah Garland. It is a contemporary romance, with second chances and new beginnings. Set in the fashion world, with wonderful characters and a beautifully detailed and descriptive story- Ms. Garland’s debut has certainly made me sit up and take notice. A fantastic start to what I can only imagine will be a superb series!
The story begins when Gwendolyn Mallory answers a ‘Must Love Fashion’ ad. She hasn’t had the best of times lately, with a divorce hanging over her head and some financial issues, she desperately needs to take the next step in her career in the fashion industry- to her dream job. She was excited to land the job, and when she meets the drop-dead-gorgeous, sexy man she would be sharing an office with, her world is turned upside down and her life gets very interesting.
Andrew Morgan is an ex-model turned fashion executive. He works incredibly hard, pouring himself into his job so he doesn’t have to think about his painful past. Andrew is ready for to start his life over but isn’t sure how to go about it. He is a little lost, and his memories kept him locked in the past. He’s been in Milan on business and returns to find he has a new office-mate. To say he isn’t impressed would be a bit of an understatement, but there is definitely something about her that fascinates him and gets under his skin.
As they work closely together, sparks fly and passions are ignited. But this story isn’t quite so smooth sailing, there are some serious obstacles that need to be traversed if they have any chance at making their blossoming relationship work. With twists and surprises, this story kept me avidly reading from the first page, right through till the end. I loved everything about this story and I am really looking forward to seeing what Ms. Garland has in store for us in the next book.
Thank you, Ms. Garland!
Reviewed by @angelahayes