The Hired Hand
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by Melissa Schroeder
Category: Erotica/Erotic Romance/Humor EPIC eBook Award Finalist
Description: Stranded in a Dallas hotel room with nothing but a red spandex dress, stiletto heels and thigh highs, with directions on where to meet a gigolo, was not how Marlow Smith planned on spending her thirtieth birthday. But when her best friend leaves her knowing Marlow is so anal she'll dress up and go fire the man, she does exactly that. Except the firing. She finds him sitting at the end of the bar and somehow ends up back in her hotel room with him. After a night filled with the best sex of her life, she leaves, thinking never to see the man again, and returns to her boring, stable life. Business consultant, Liam Campbell, can't believe that little Jane Smith actually thinks he's a gigolo. She's curvy and cute, and he can't resist talking her into bed. And once he gets her there, and on the couch, and in the shower, he doesn't want to leave. The only problem is he never quite gets around to telling her the truth. He wakes up the next morning with a hundred dollar tip and no way of finding his "client." Three months later, Liam shows up at her family business as their hired business consultant. Marlow hopes that he doesn't remember her and when he does, she wants to pretend that nothing happened. But little does she know the moment he sees her again, Liam has plans for not only her body but also her heart. AWARDS: WCP Publisher's Pick, January 2005, "The Hired Hand"
eBook Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press, 2004 WHISKEY CREEK PRESS
eBookwise Release Date: March 2005
410 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [242 KB]
Reading time: 171-239 min.
"The Hired Hand is a cute, funny and extremely sexy tale that grabbed my attention from the very beginning. New author Melissa Schroeder did a fabulous job with this much used storyline. I thought it would be the same old mistaken identity thing, but Ms. Schroeder made it special with her writing and comedic talents. The connection I felt with the characters was amazing. I loved Joey, Marlow's best friend, who is absolutely hilarious and the kind of friend we all need. I sensed some sexual tension between Joey and Liam's brother Heath--could there be a sequel? I can hope can't I? For a delightfully sexy read, be sure to download your copy of The Hired Hand."--Jennifer Ray, The Road to Romance
"With The Hired Hand, Ms. Schroeder has weaved a wonderfully delicious tale that took me completely by surprise ... I applaud Ms. Schroeder on a well written novel and hope to see more from her in the future. 5 Wine Glasses!"--Dana, Raven
"You hired me a what?" Marlow Smith asked from behind clenched teeth.
"Marlow," Joey said, as if talking to a five-year-old. "It's a birthday present. You need to cut loose. You need a break."
Marlow stared at her best friend and administrative assistant, wondering if she'd taken to drinking in the middle of the afternoon. Joey stood before her, a red spandex excuse for a dress in her hands, a calm look on her perfect face. Yep, she'd been hitting the bottle.
"A break? A break does not include hiring a gigolo for the night!"
With an exasperated sigh, Joey tossed the dress on the bed. "Listen, hon, you've been working like crazy the last few months. The problems with the company ... well, you need to get laid."
"Yeah, I know, but ... a gigolo? Josephenia Vernon! A gigolo!"