I’ve been looking forward to reading Truth and Measure by Roslyn Sinclair since I heard this novel was being published. After all, who doesn’t love to read a slow-burn, age-gap, workplace romance with an ice queen for a main character? Add in the fact this is the first of a two book series, and I’m hooked before I even open the book!
The story is set in the world of high fashion. Vivian Carlisle, at age 42, is at the pinnacle of her career, the head of the popular fashion magazine, Du Jour. She has had to sacrifice to get where she is, which may be the reason she is going through her third divorce. Then the unthinkable happens. Vivian finds herself pregnant, and the only person she can trust with this new development is her assistant, Julia (Jules) Moretti. Jules has worked hard to be the perfect assistant, though she secretly wants to be a writer. While being Vivian’s assistant is not her dream job, she just can’t seem to leave. Could it have something to do with those secret feelings she gets when she is around her boss?
This is a fast-paced tale of love, lust, intrigue, and fashion set in the upper crust areas of New York and London. The characters are well-developed and are perfect for their roles in the story. Vivian is the consummate ice queen in this world. There are also moments of humor that will sometimes sneak up on you and have you laughing out loud as you read.
Truth and Measure has all of my favorite tropes. I’m so glad I had the chance to read this love story. I can’t wait for the next book in the series which will continue the tale of Vivian and Jules. Luckily it will be published very soon.
I received an ARC from Ylva Publishing for an honest review.