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Hired Hand
     

Hired Hand

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by Melissa Schroeder
 

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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

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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"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593743437
Publisher:
Whiskey Creek Press
Publication date:
09/28/2003

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"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!"

Meet the Author

From an early age, Melissa loved to read. First, it was the books her mother read to her including her two favorites, Winnie the Pooh and the Beatrix Potter books. She cut her preteen teeth on Trixie Belden and read and reviewed To Kill a Mockingbird in middle school. It wasn’t until she was in college that she tried to write her first stories, which were full of angst and pain, and really not that fun to read or write. After trying several different genres, she found romance in a Linda Howard book.
Since the publication of her first book in 2004, Melissa has had close to fifty romances published. She writes in genres from historical suspense to modern day erotic romance to futuristics and paranormals. Included in those releases is the bestselling Harmless series. In 2011, Melissa branched out into self-publishing with A Little Harmless Submission and the popular military spinoff, Infatuation: A Little Harmless Military Romance. Along the way she has garnered an epic nomination, a multitude of reviewer’s recommended reads, over five Capa nods from TRS, over twelve nominations for AAD Bookies and regularly tops the bestseller lists on Amazon, All Romance Ebooks and Barnes & Noble.
Since she spent her childhood as a military brat, Melissa swore never to marry military. But, as we all know, Fate has her way with mortals. She is married to an AF major and is raising her own brats, both human and canine. She spends her days giving in to her addiction to Twitter, counting down the days until her hubby retires, and cursing the military for always sticking them in a location that is filled with bugs big enough to eat her children.

You can connect with Mel all over the web:¿
www.melissaschroeder.net
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www.facebook.com/groups/harmlesslovers
www.facebook.com/theharmlessseries
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