Landry Bishop fled his tiny hometown and never looked back. Now his expertise in food, fashion, and décor has earned him all of Hollywood’s glittering perks. But with his husband deceased and his personal assistant retired, Landry has nobody to rely on—and no one to help him indulge his secret cravings.
Casual, plainspoken Jordan Stryker seems a dubious choice of a PA for someone as formal and self-controlled as Landry. Jordan’s questionable fashion sense and limited kitchen skills don’t exactly enhance his résumé. But as Landry soon realizes, Jordan has many attractive qualities too.
With a strong pull toward Jordan, new career opportunities on the horizon, and a persistent tug from family back home, Landry is in a quandary. He can advise others on how to make their lives special, but what should he do about his own?
Kim Fielding's Redesigning Landry Bishop is an entertaining slow burn romance.
When we meet Landry, he's mourning the loss of his husband. He's still working, as a Martha Stewart type celeb, and he's damn good at his job. But when he's not at work, he's mostly alone and living an empty life, still drowning in his grief. Upon meeting Jordan, he's unaware of the new path his life's about to take.
Jordan's younger, outgoing, and Landry can't resist hiring him to be his new PA, despite his lack of experience. Basically, Landry is a care-giver at heart and longs to take care of people.
The writing's well done, with plenty of humor sprinkled throughout. I seriously appreciated Landry's need to secretly unwind sometimes, as well as his need to do it privately. Written from Landry's POV, the reader's fully invested in Landry's thoughts and emotions. It worked well, but I would have enjoyed hearing Jordan's thought too. The only downside for me was that it took me a little bit to get fully invested in these two men. Once I did though, I was riveted.
Redesigning Landry Bishop is super sweet and a beautiful emotional read. It's perfect for when you're looking for an easy-going, happy book. .