Be My Valentino – Sandra Bricker Gives Readers a Winner!

About this Book

Now that the whole truth has come out about her husband’s double life—including the fact that she and Jack were never legally married—Jessie is standing on her own for the first time in her life. As she struggles to put Adornments, her rental store for designer labels, on the map in Tinsel Town, her relationship with private investigator Danny Callahan gains momentum.

When she dresses a reluctant Danny in Valentino for undercover work at a formal affair, it’s him rather than her store that captures Hollywood’s notice. Danny, snapped by photogs, lands as the unlikely cover model on the front of L.A. Magazine. So much for inconspicuous. Will his popularity thwart her efforts to grow her business? Or worse, can Jessie afford to put her faith—and heart—into another relationship when she’s so obviously handicapped in the good judgment department?


  • Series: A Jessie Stanton Novel
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press (August 18, 2015)

About the Author

Raised as a Cincinnati Kid, Sandie Bricker spent her formative years dreaming about the movies and television shows she would someday write. It came as no surprise to anyone when she packed up her Ford Fiesta and migrated to Los Angeles to study screenwriting.

“But life is what happens while we’re busy making other plans,” she jokes. While searchin
g for a way to earn a living and pay her tuition, Sandie says she “stumbled into” her own business working as a personal assistant and publicist to some of daytime television’s hottest stars. When her mother became ill on the other side of the country, however, Sandie put soap opera clients, film dreams—and Los Angeles—in her rear view mirror to take on a new role: Caregiver.

Learn more about Sandie on her website

My Review

This turned out to be an amazing story!

It is a  book two in the Jesse Stanton Series and it drives me crazy to read a book 2 before reading book 1. So before reading book 2 I bought On a Ring and A Prayer: A Jessie Stanton Novel – Book 1. I’m glad I did, it filled in a lot of the history for me.

The two main characters, Jesse Stanton and Danny Callahan were simply wonderful. Jesse was a survivor and even though she was hit with a lot of difficulties she never gave up. Many people dealt the kind of blows she was would have crumbled and fell, but not Jesse. She was willing to take chances even when things kept going wrong in her life. Danny was intelligent but he had his own baggage. But instead of living in the past failures he worked hard to be a better person. He also recognized where his source of strength came from.

The story was good. I’m not a fashionista by any stretch of the imagination, so that part of the story line was lost on me. The underlying story about life and the ups and downs of it was outstanding! Jesse faced many difficulties but she never gave up. She also had friends and her Grampy to lean on.

The only thing I expected from these books that I didn’t get was humor. Past stories by this author have had lots of laughs, but this story had depth and touched me emotionally. Especially the scene with her Grandfather.

I would definitely recommend this to my friends who enjoy a story that deals with issues women can face when a husband deserts them.

Disclaimer:  I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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