Hired [NOOK Book]

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One hundred grand to babysit bad boy Logan "Phoenix" Taylor on a paradise island-seriously, how bad could he be?

Frankly, it didn't matter. Not when it would make my dreams of going to nursing school possible. I wasn't even expected to talk to him, just hang out in a luxurious villa on a private beach and study. Simple, right?

But I hadn't counted on Logan being so ...
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Overview

One hundred grand to babysit bad boy Logan "Phoenix" Taylor on a paradise island-seriously, how bad could he be?

Frankly, it didn't matter. Not when it would make my dreams of going to nursing school possible. I wasn't even expected to talk to him, just hang out in a luxurious villa on a private beach and study. Simple, right?

But I hadn't counted on Logan being so deliciously bad that he was oh so good. And when the temperature cranked to boiling point, he knew just how to satisfy the deepest, darkest part of my soul and give my body exactly what it needed. Amongst the sand and waves, we transported each other to an exquisite world of pleasure where only we existed, only we mattered.

But the heady mix of emotions and lust couldn't keep things from spiraling out of control back in reality, where I had to keep the secret that I'd been hired to entertain him . . . even if it shattered my delicate heart. Even if it cost my destiny.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781419929793
  • Publisher: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
  • Publication date: 12/17/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 120,661
  • File size: 416 KB

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  • Posted February 10, 2014

    Hired was a good book, I thought it would have more hockey actio

    Hired was a good book, I thought it would have more hockey action and being I'm a huge hockey fan I was looking forward to that. It had
    very little hockey action, but a lot of other action along with a really good story line.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2013

    hot

    Hot

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2013

    enjoyed the characters and story line. I really dont like the co

    enjoyed the characters and story line. I really dont like the cover and it takes away from the actual book (almost didn't get it b/c of the cover but glad
    I took a chance on it). will look for more from this author

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  • Posted July 22, 2013

    ¿I received this book as a review copy in return for an honest r

    “I received this book as a review copy in return for an honest review”
    Hired is the first book in the Hot Ice Series by Lily Harlem.
    This was a great start to the series. I love me some hot thick male athletes!
    Logan “Phoenix” just thought he was getting away for some relaxation but he ended up getting more exercise that he had planned due to an unexpected guest at the villa.
    Brooke just thought she was getting a free vacation but she never thought she would find
    the man who made her complete. This was a great love story with some kinky sex thrown in. I just love these series books...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2012

    Hot!

    This was an interesting read. The cover I think cheapens the book. I like the writing although I am not crazy about stories told in first person. The story was sexy and the sex was really good.

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  • Posted May 24, 2011

    Spicy Story, Great Read

    If a deal sounds too good to be true, it usually is, but what happens if the deal is just too good to pass up? Even karmic payback won't get in the way.

    Brooke's life has never been easy. Her parents died when she was young, which led to the uprooting of her entire life. Her friend since childhood, Giselle, is now the only person Brooke can depend on. After a long overdue break-up with a boyfriend, Brooke turns to Giselle for a place to stay while she picks up the pieces of her life. Giselle's line of work has afforded her an extremely comfortable lifestyle, but Brooke longs for a more fulfilling career in nursing. Just one thing stands in the way of attaining her dream - money. So when the opportunity of a lifetime is presented, Brooke accepts under one condition - no sex.

    Logan is the star bad boy hockey player in desperate need of anger management. His reputation has earned him many loyal followers in the form of "rink bunnies" and paparazzi, but this has also lead to one too many times in the penalty box and not enough team wins. Too many career and personal foul-up's have forced the team's owner to send Logan on a retreat to get his act together. The retreat was designed to get Logan's head back in the game, yet it also gave him something completely unexpected.

    Ms. Harlem has now given me a newfound appreciation for hockey. Reading this story leaves little doubt that Ms. Harlem is a fan of the sport and now I am too! Readers should expect to be immediately drawn into the story and not allowed to leave until the last page. The dialogue and scenes flowed effortlessly.

    Having a major focus on Brooke and Logan allows the reader to really connect and experience everything with them. It made for some intense emotional reading. The intimacy scenes between Brooke and Logan are exquisitely erotic with a dominating edge that will leave the reader breathless after reading each one.

    Looking for a fantastic story with sun, sand, surf, and sizzling sex? Look no further! This new series is sure to please.

    Originally posted at Whipped Cream Reviews

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  • Posted May 7, 2011

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    I'll be back for more Lily Harlem!

    This was my first read by Lily Harlem and I'll be going back for more.

    "Hired" was actually a very sweet romance with smoking hot smex and a lil bit'o kink. It was written in the 1st person which is generally not a favorite of mine but Ms. Harlem did it well. I was able to connect with and care about Logan through Brooke's eyes, other characters came alive so much so that I'd like to know their stories and I didn't feel like the book was all about the POV character.

    I haven't read too many stories based on this concept before. Brooke's best friend presents the situation as ideal for Brooke. A chance to study for her upcoming nursing school entrance exams while relaxing at a private beach getaway. The owner of Logan's team needs someone who will keep Logan occupied so he doesn't spend the entire week drinking and watching hockey. No sex required. For someone who was not a call girl I thought that Brooke accepted the offer a little too quickly but of course we don't really know her yet either.

    As the story progresses we do get to know Brooke on a deeper level and I found myself thinking it was highly unlikely that she would have accepted this proposition as quickly as she did. Ms. Harlem tries to twine in threads of, I don't know if I'd call it paranormal but of the 'extra' normal. Brooke can see auras and believes strongly in karma but the information is presented in a way that it wasn't a seamless part of her character. I'm actually not quite sure why it was even in the book? Perhaps it will play in later in the series?

    Logan was a wonderful alpha male with a touch of very real vulnerability. Made me want to cuddle him! He was always very straight forward with his thoughts and actions, owning up to his mistakes and honest about his desires. While he was not simple he was refreshingly uncomplicated. Though he had been shaken, his confidence had taken a hit he did not lose sight of who and what he was. His reaction to the conflict was fairly predicable. Not because it was a formula romance but because I think anyone in the position would have felt the same. Once he understood the conflict he was ready and willing to make things right. All in all he was an easy man to love and I glad fell for him.

    As the POV character Brooke had more bends in her personality and her decisions and actions were not as clear cut as Logan's. The feelings and thoughts we see through her eyes are believable (with the exception of the aura stuff) and because I felt like I knew her so well it was wonderful to be with her as she fell in love with Logan. My heart broke for her as the conflict reached a head and I wished that she had fought for her HEA a bit harder. Over all Brooke was actually a bit murkier to me. Once or twice I was jarred by things that didn't quite resonate with what I had learned about her but it was not significant enough to pull me out of the story.


    Given the depth of the conflict, blended with Logan's history, I think the HEA happened a bit too quickly. I'm thrilled it happened but I would have liked to see both the hero and the heroine work for it more. But that's just me. I love to see character's honed and refined in the fire. While the conflict sucked for both of them it didn't suck hard enough for me and they didn't pay for it enough. Again, just me and what I like to see in my romance.

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