SYNOPSIS: When Erika’s ex becomes her boss less than a year after dumping her by text, she gets desperate to find a date to the corporate Valentine’s dance so he doesn’t suspect she still has feelings for him. Though not a fan of texting for the obvious reason, she doesn’t have much choice but to tap the keypad in order to gain the attention of the only viable candidate from the classified ads. Grayson made the mistake of listening to his brother a year ago and has regretted what he did to Erika ever since. But his brother’s next suggestion just might be his salvation when he takes out an ad for a Valentine’s date…and Erika answers. Using a pseudo name and keeping contact to text messages only, Grayson’s plans to make Erika fall back in love with him appears to be working…until the date of the dance draws near, and she pushes a meeting—face to face.
REVIEW: This was a great story. Erika was broken hearted the way Grayson had dumped her by a text message. He knew after he did it that it was so wrong. He shouldn’t have listened to his brother. Now he has the chance to make it up to her. He is going to be her boss now and she couldn’t be more disappointed. She likes her job but won’t be able to work under Grayson. She decides to make up a boyfriend for herself. Now that everyone knows she has a boyfriend she has to find one for the night. Grayson learns of her boyfriend and decides he needs to find himself a date too.
He wouldn’t want to show up alone. They both turn to the newspaper personal ads. Grayson places an ad and Erika calls him. He figures out very early on that it is Erika that is texting him. He just has to figure out a way to let her know it is him. This could back fire in his face but he wants to be with her.
This is a nice short story. I like the fact that even though Grayson had second thoughts about being in a relationship with Erika, he soon discovered the mistake he made and wanted to get her back. He would do what it takes to get her back. Erika is still in love with him too.
Reviewed by Mistress Mary