Favorite Lines: “I don’t remember what I’m doing here. I’ve probably had some sort of mental breakdown.” (17)
Meadow Szarvas needs a painting her grandmother left behind in a bad divorce decades past. She decides that breaking into her grandfather’s home is the only way to get the painting. She didn’t count on the ancestral home having been sold or that it was being converted into a hotel.
Devlin Fitzwilliam is the new owner of the mansion. He recognizes Meadow as a descendant of the former owner, a man who relished harassing him as he grew up. Devlin catches Meadow breaking and entering the hotel. He startles her and she falls knocking her head.
Meadow is terrified that she’ll be arrested and tells Devlin that she has amnesia. Devlin assures her that while she might not know who she is, he does. She is his wife.
Tongue in Chic is a hilarious book. I took it with me to a friend’s optometrist appointment and kept choking back laughter. I pretended to laugh at the receptionist when I was really cracking up at the antics of Meadow and Devlin.
Devlin is quick with his tongue (no pun intended) and always has a comeback for mischievous Meadow. There is more to the story than simple revenge on Devlin’s part and more than Meadow’s need for a painting. There is a deeper, darker secret at Waldemar (ancestral home). What? Well, you’ll have to read it to find out! If you want a book that will make you laugh, but has intimate moments worthy of your time you’ll pick up this book. I think there will be a second book in this series, but I’m not sure what it’ll be called or when it’ll come out.