Marlowe Banks, a talented Broadway costume designer ran off to L.A. after her last play’s design was panned. At the same time, Marlowe broke off her engagement to a fiancé who only made her feel bad about herself. Having taken a huge step down, Marlowe now works as a lowly production assistant on the cheesy hit television show, Heart’s Diner. Her boss is demanding, and her tasks are mostly menial, but at least, Marlowe rationalizes, she is still in the game.
The day that Marlowe accidentally dumps coffee on the show’s bad-boy megastar Angus Gordon, she is mortified. She is forced into his orbit again later that same week when she saves the day by stepping in front of the camera and into a walk-on role as a waitress. When the episode airs, a steamy look has been caught on film between Marlowe and Angus. Soon, the whole world starts “shipping” their characters. The writers give Marlowe more scenes, requiring more one-on-one time between her and Angus. But when Angus decides he wants to get to know the real Marlowe, off-screen, it’s going to take a lot more than a little charm to convince Marlow that Angus isn’t the arrogant actor he appears to be.
Marlowe Banks, Redesigned by Jacqueline Firkins is the best kind of contemporary romance –a smart and sexy slow burn with a thoughtful plot and compelling, believable and strong characters. If you loved The Devil Wears Prada, you’ll want to place your hold here –and then, be prepared to swoon!