It’s just business.

Or madness!

In this romantic romp set in wintry Lake Tahoe, a talented graphic artist gets the opportunity of a lifetime working with the headstrong owner of an advertising agency. But can business and pleasure mix?


At a holiday mixer on a cold winter's eve in December 1987, freelance graphic artist Kelli Ann Harrison gets an unexpected job offer that throws all her plans into disarray. She came to South Lake Tahoe to oversee the final phase of construction on her brother's glamorous vacation house and hoped to get in a little skiing on the side.

But when Grant Pembroke, a smart, attractive, take-charge advertising executive invites her to team up with him for two weeks on an ad campaign for a local casino, it's a proposition that's too exciting to refuse.

Professionally, they make a wonderful team, coming up with one clever idea after another. But privately their strong personalities tend to clash, a situation further complicated by the high-voltage romantic charge that sizzles between them.

Is this two-week deal just business ... or madness? If Kelli and Grant play their cards right, can a whirlwind love affair last forever?


A Struck By Love Novel, Book Two

Read as a standalone or enjoy the series!

Newly revised edition. Previously published as Propositions.






"I love that swoony and slightly spicy romantic quality Syrie James instills her romances ... Tahoe is the gorgeous third main character and I love that it is the vibrant backdrop to this clever, ambitious, artistic pair who think they want one thing when fate has other ideas. It would be fun to see this series of standalones continue." -Books of My Heart

"I fell in love with Kelli and Grant in this wonderful blast from the past story of love and ambition. The whole story line is fun and sexy, flowing with a wonderful pace. I really loved this book. A must read." -Book Confessions

"I loved, loved this perfectly crafted, lush love story ... This poignant, steamy romance will have you believing there can be love at first sight. 5 stars!" -The Quill Ink

"I could not have hoped for a better sequel in this series. Kelli and Grant sizzle. Such a wonderful love story!" -The Paige-Turner


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Published by: Context, New York: Trade paperback, ebook, audiobook
Pages: 258
ISBN13: 978-1-7379248-3-8