The Pregnancy Test [NOOK Book]

Overview

If life is a series of tests, Mandy Keeling just hit the mother lode.

Ordinarily, I'm a fan of pink--lovely color, does smashing things for the complexion. But not when it's the bright, glaring stripe staring back at me on the pregnancy test. Then, pink is the color of major oops, of morning sickness, of boyfriends who seemed decent but now are part of some Jerk Witness Protection Program.

Still, I've got a few things going for me--bitter ...

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Overview

If life is a series of tests, Mandy Keeling just hit the mother lode.

Ordinarily, I'm a fan of pink--lovely color, does smashing things for the complexion. But not when it's the bright, glaring stripe staring back at me on the pregnancy test. Then, pink is the color of major oops, of morning sickness, of boyfriends who seemed decent but now are part of some Jerk Witness Protection Program.

Still, I've got a few things going for me--bitter humor, a divine right to eat till I'm the size of Marlon Brando, and good friends who've managed to get me a job interview with one Damien Sharpton: in need of a personal assistant, and some say, a good, swift kick in the arse. If you want to make a lasting impression, by all means, toss your cookies in your future boss's wastebasket, which is located directly between his excruciatingly sexy legs.

Apparently, Mr. Gorgeous-But-Unbearably-Anti-Social must like personal assistants who violate his trashcan, because I got the job. And if I can avoid him via text messaging for the next nine months of free health insurance, everything will be just fine. Except that he's just asked--no, insisted--that I go with him on a business trip to the Caribbean. Gulp. Ordinarily, this would be cause for celebration. Ordinarily, I'd shave my legs, pack my bikini, revel in day-glo drinks and my seething lust for Mr. Swarthy-And-Secretive. But there's nothing ordinary about this situation. . .which means it could be absolutely extraordinary. . .

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780758252913
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 10/1/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 80,115
  • File size: 449 KB

Meet the Author

Erin McCarthy, the author of A Date with the Other Side, Bad Boys Online, Smart Mouth, Houston, We Have a Problem, and Mouth to Mouth.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    An inane yet humorous contemporary office romance

    Mandy Keeling enjoys the life of a yuppie in New York City until a series of nauseous morning wake-ups leads to a pregnancy test that comes up pink. Not ready to claim an offspring, her boyfriend flees Manhattan. Trying to stay with her routines as much as possible, Mandy arrives at NY Computing for a job interview though her stomach still shakes from morning sickness. However, her efforts fail in the elevator where occupant Damien ¿Demon¿ Sharpton comes to her aid. Not long afterward to her lasting humiliation, Damien interviews Mandy as she borrows his trashcan. He hires her................... Her plan is to hide her growing waistline from her boss as long as possible using text editor and email to avoids contact with Damien as much possible. Mandy proves to be an effective employer though she is sick a lot. Damien asks Mandy to travel with him on an assignment, which she reluctantly agrees to do, but she wonders how to hide her pregnancy and cool off her sexual desires for her boss.................... PREGNANCY TEST is an inane yet humorous contemporary office romance that stars a hunk whose workforce assumes he was named for the star of the Omen movies and a nice young lady who is half in love with him, but fears his reaction to her pregnancy. Though her Lucile Ball antics make Mandy look zany she holds the tale together (better than her waistline). Readers will believe her actions to hide the truth (health insurance makes for strange behavior) as long as possible once she meets brusque business brain Damien, who is also falling for his Mandy though she seems to elude him. Erin McCarthy provides an enjoyable lighthearted tale................ Harriet Klausner

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2005

    Erin McCarthy has done it again.... Kudos

    Erin McCarthy has penned another heart warming, funny and all out sexy story in The Pregnancy Test. ______ Mandy Keeling is in a major jam. After selling off her business and being dumped by her boyfriend she finds herself pregnant. Striving to make the best of this Mandy interviews for a job as a personal assistant to get health insurance. Even though she has heard tales about how Damien Sharpton is a total tyrant, Mandy gets the job. All she has to do is lay low for a while until without her pregnancy being discovered until it¿s to late to fire her. __________ Damien Sharpton has turned his whole focus into his work. After a tragedy he cut himself off from family and friends. Something in Mandy struck a chord in him, so he hired her. Now it seems she is avoiding him. Now Damien plans a business trip to the Caribbean with Mandy in tow. ________ The sparks really fly once they are away from the office. Damien begins to open up and let Mandy into his world. But will this off the wall attraction and friendship survive back in the real world. ________ The Pregnancy Test is a spectacular read. Mandy and Damien will make you laugh your socks off and reach for a fan to cool off when they hit the sheets. Their relationship builds and grows through the whole book. Mandy¿s friends are a delight and I hope they each get their own stories soon.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2012

    Short read

    Good book, lots of laughs but only 200 pages. Would not have paid that much had i known.


    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2005

    A sexy and fun romance that will make you smile!

    Erin McCarthy shows off the range of her talent with this funny, steamy and poignant read. Mandy Keeling knew it was time to grow up and start living off of her parents' money. Lo and behold, nature was also trying to tell her something in the form of a pregnancy. She realized that she had to find a job that would allow her to support her baby since she wasn't getting any help from the baby's father. With the help of her friend Caroline, she lands a job interview with Damian Sharpton, an ogre of a boss whose already gone through four assistants in the last year. Amidst a bit of drama involving a rather embarrassing encounter, Mandy lands the job without letting him know she's pregnant. She manages to be a fabulous assistant while at the same time avoiding Damien like the plague. This intrigues Damien, who can't believe in the two months since he's hired her he's seen her only a few times. Yet she manages to know him in a way he never expected, anticipating his needs and acting on them. When he tries to exert his authority to regain control, it only ends up making him seem like an immature child, which ruefully amuses him. So much so that he impulsively decides to bring her along on a trip to the Carribbean with the reasoning that it's business. Mandy is reluctant to go, but he makes it mandatory so she can't refuse. Despite never seeing his secretary, he is attracted to her, albeit reluctantly so. He begins to question his sanity at bringing her along, but learns to relax and even show his sense of humor. As Mandy and Damien get to know each other, their already strong mutual attraction deepens, making it difficult to keep away from each other. When an intimate moment presents itself, so does the opportunity to confess to Damien about her pregnancy. When they finally kiss, it is as explosive as they imagined it would be, and things only get hotter from there. Mandy's pregnant body fascinates Damien, who reads up on the topic and becomes the world's expert on pregnant women, with amusing results. As their relationship grows, it becomes obviously how truly right they are for each other, and that they are already a family. Wow! This book is fabulous. Mandy and Damien are refreshingly honest and their physical intimacy is sexy and intense, the result of strong feelings for each other. Mandy may seem to be young and irresponsible, but nothing means more to her than the well-being of her child, which she will do everything in her power to protect, and Damien is not the hard-nosed enployer he's made out to be. Behind all those demands lays the heart of a vulnerable man who was hurt very badly but still has the capacity to love deeply. He is a true tortured hero who longs for happiness. The icing on the cake is Erin's unique brand of humor, which is truly laugh-out-loud funny. I adored this story, and love how McCarthy's writing keeps getting better and better.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

    Wow

    Wonderful story was so glad i read this

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2011

    EXCELLENT STORY

    I like Erin's books and have read a lot of them, but had missed this one. This was a cute story, and the emotional background really made you connect with the characters. It was also a chang to have the male carry more of the emotional baggage instead of the female character. Excellebt read, and highly recommended.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2007

    Loved LOVED THIS BOOK

    this was a wonderful book. very well put together and made me laugh and fall in love with the characters. Great romance parts in this book also that were steamy!!! :) Great book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2006

    Better then I ever would have suspected.

    I had high expectations for this book, based on all the reviews, and let me tell you, I was NOT disappointed, if anything, my expectations were too LOW. The characters are to real and true, that you can't help but love the heck out of them. I am DEFINETLY going to read ALL of Erin's book. I do believe she is now my favorite author. If you like romances, no matter what kind, you HAVE..TO..READ..THIS..BOOK!!!! You will not regret it.....Unless your weird, lol j/k P.S. the intimate parts only add to the emotion and it is totally not about the sex at all. Which for me is GREAT!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2005

    You'll tingle all over!

    I bought this book after working a 12 hour shift and started reading it. I finished reading it in 5 hours. This book's detail was amazing! It made me laugh and held my attention when I should have been in bed. Its a must read!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2005

    Another great Erin McCarthy book

    Mandy Keeling, while on her way to a job interview is suddenly overcome by morning sickness so severe that she is literally doubled over in an elevator. There is a gorgeous man on the elevator with her. Imagine her horror upon finding out that he is none other than Damien 'Demon' Sharpton, the very man her interview is scheduled with. Damien is just as horrified, being totally clueless as to what to do for this very sick woman. Despite the interview ending with Mandy throwing up in his wastebasket, Damien hires Mandy as his assistant and is grateful that he has found someone so efficient. His only qualm is that he never sees her as the majority of their communication is done by instant messaging and email. He has no way of knowing that Mandy is purposefully avoiding him so he won't notice her slowly expanding waistline. She desperately needs this job for the health insurance benefits as well as the regular hours which will make arranging day care much easier. Damien wants to spend more time with Mandy and insists that she accompany him on a business trip to the Caribbean. Mandy doesn't want to go, not only for the risk of Damien seeing her in a swimsuit, but because she has been having highly erotic dreams about him. Soon the two of them are playing games, both innocent resort games and more erotic private games. Eventually Damien finds out about Mandy's pregnancy when he fully understands the reasons behind her secrecy, he cannot believe that the father could abandon her the way he did. Despite the intense sexual attraction between her and Damien, Mandy is worried about what the future will hold for her and her baby. Erin McCarthy has yet again given readers a beautifully written story, with humor, sensuality, a very real look at pregnancy and the trepidation when that pregnancy is unexpected. This book is an emotionally charged example of the best of Erin McCarthy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 12, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2013

    So awful

    Seriously the dumbest book Ive ever read. Complete crap.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2013

    Allof you....

    All of you pregnet people are faties.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2012

    I paid $10.00 for this....

    Typical story...was OK, but not worth $10.00

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2011

    Love Love LOVE!! This book

    Love the plot line, the charcters, the ending basically everything about this book. Pregnacy test is one of those books that u feel for the charcters the emotion comes across the page it made me laugh and it also made me tear up a little and THAT never happens:)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2011

    TOTALLY AWESOME !!! Recommend it Highly

    This book is funny, sexy and made me laugh. Didn't want it to end. She is a great author!!! Check out her race track series - AWESOME!!!!!

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  • Posted June 18, 2011

    Check it out

    This is a good book and was enjoyable to read a little slow in the beginning but then became very good.

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  • Posted September 23, 2010

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    Such a Cute story

    I really liked this story, I have read better and more intense romances stories. But this one was so real, and touching. I loved it.

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  • Posted March 1, 2010

    The Pregnancy Test

    What can I say about this book other than delightful! I've read many of Erin McCarthy's book. They are excellent, and this one is no exception. There are very few books that bring a smile to my face, but this one certainly did. I laughed so hard my husband looked at me like I was crazy. Great work as always!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2009

    Cute Book

    Cute Book

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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