Heiress for Hire (Cuttersville Series #2)

Heiress for Hire (Cuttersville Series #2)

by Erin McCarthy

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Overview

Chicago ex-socialite Amanda Delmar's father has cut her off, and now she must do the unthinkable--work. Single father Danny Tucker hires her to babysit his daughter, not knowing that this debutante might just find a place in his heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425214848
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/03/2007
Series: Cuttersville Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 4.28(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.86(d)
Age Range: 18 - 17 Years

About the Author

Erin McCarthy is 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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“Sweet, sexy, and tender.”—The Romance Reader on Heiress for Hire

“This romance shine[s].”—Booklist “A romance that will leave you all warm inside…A must-read.”—Romance Junkies “Charged with a sexual energy so intense that it sparks right off the page.”—Fresh Fiction

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Heiress for Hire 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 61 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice book to read on a boring afternoon. Its nice to see how the main charater matured throughout the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the story of two daughters. The first is Amanda Delmar, a spoiled heiress whose father abruptly decides it's time for tough love and cuts her off without a cent. The second is Piper, a scared little girl who is dumped without warning on Danny Tucker's door. He had no idea the girl existed, or he would have stepped in sooner to prevent the emotional abuse she suffered. Danny needs a sitter, and Amanda needs a job. Though he has doubts that the deposed princess can really be what he needs, Danny finds that Piper and Amanda connect on a level that both 'girls' benefit from. The fact that his attraction to Amanda is becoming uncomfortable will simply have to be ignored or dealt with. ............. *** The contrasting stories and the love that infuse the story make it more than simply a comedy, but a sweet, touching novel. You will truly care about what happens to these three lost souls before it ends. ***
harstan More than 1 year ago
Mark Johnson arrives in Cuttersville, Ohio to dump his eight years old stepdaughter Piper on her biological father, farmer Danny Tucker. Danny is stunned as he had no idea that he sired an offspring as the late mother Nina Schwartz of Xenia, Ohio never said a word to him. However, he believes Piper is his and welcomes the shy neglected child into his home. --- With his mother out of town and unsure what to do, Danny turns to his ex-wife Shelby, who recently married Boston (see A DATE WITH THE OTHER SIDE) for help. However, visiting wealthy heiress Amanda Delmar takes charge of shopping though she never stepped inside a Wal-Mart before. He is desperate for a baby sitter while he works the field but Piper rejects everyone including his take the hill mom everyone except Amanda and her teacup poodle Baby. Danny offers Amanda the position since she needs the work as her dad citing tough love cut her off without a penny, she accepts. As the heiress, the farmer, and the child become acquainted, they fall in love with the help of the Weeping Woman ghost, but can these three different individuals forge a family? Perhaps with ghostly matchmaking they can. --- This amusing paranormal contemporary romance contains serious undertones especially the neglect and mental abuse of a preadolescent. The strong cast including the return of the lead couple and a key ghost from the first Cuttersville novel makes the tale work with humor, sexual tension, and the patience to help Piper realize she deserves love and much more. Fans will appreciate Erin McCarthy¿s delightful pennies form heaven tale of opposites in love pushed together by a needy child and an even needier ghost. --- Harriet Klausner
MsMoonlight on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Just finished reading "Heiress for Hire" by Erin McCarthy and I loved it! The characters hooked and engaged me from chapter one. There was humor, dry wit, vulnerability, charm, tension, longing, wounds needing healing, trust, love, friendship, sex and lots more. The story is about a rich social butterfly heiress named Amanda Delmar who gets cut off from her endless supply of money from her father while she is in the country. The credit cards are cut off, the bank accounts, everything. She's got next to nothing to live on but her rental house is paid for a few more weeks. She needs a job, only there isn't much she's qualified to do in the country. Danny Tucker is a divorced farmer who wants nothing more than to keep his life on the farm and get himself a wife and children. Part of that wish comes true right off the bat when a skinny dirty eight year old child is dumped on his doorstep. Apparently years ago, Danny had a brief intimate encounter with a woman while he and his wife were split up and the encounter had produced a child. Piper. Danny never knew about the girl until her step father dropped her off telling him the mother was dead and he didn't want the kid. Danny was shocked and thrilled at the same time. He had a daughter and loving Piper came easy and naturally to him. But what did he know about eight year old little girls? And what was he going to do with her while he ran the farm? He was desperate for help and Amanda was desperate for a job because she was beginning to starve to death eating stale cereal every day. Danny hires Amanda (of all people) to be Piper's nanny. Amanda likes Piper from the get go and the two form a bond. Danny had felt an attraction to Amanda the first time he'd laid eyes on her, but thought her a rich snob from another world so avoided her whenever he could. But when it became apparent the Piper was desperate for clothes, shoes and all the basics a child needed Amanda stepped in to take them shopping (doing what she does best). The shopping at Walmart chapters were hysterical! These two very opposite grown ups trying to work together for a little eight year old girl was cute, funny and full of 'aw' moments when I wasn't laughing. Before long, Danny sees just how much Amanda has to offer and that she is not what he had first judged her to be. And he wants her. But...Danny isn't very secure. Now I really loved this part, it was refreshing. Danny thought he sucked in bed and he was nearly crippled by the thought that he would fail miserably compared to the rich sophisticated men Amanda must be used to. He wants her, but he's so unsure of himself and talks himself out of it several times. Meanwhile, Amanda has nearly the same issues. She had overheard her last boyfriend talking on the phone with his girlfriend (he was cheating on Amanda and using her for her money) about how bad Amanda was at sex and making fun of her body (tiny breasts, flat butt etc). This cut Amanda deeply and made her very self conscious about her body and sex. But there is heat between Danny and Amanda and when they kiss there is no denying what they both want. Aside from their insecurities the other problem is Piper. They don't want to hurt her as she's already had a hard life full of disappointment and pain. The thought that Danny and Amanda starting a relationship then ending it might hurt Piper, so they try to stay away from each other. They can't, of course. So they decided just once to be together. That's all it takes for both of them to realise that they are already in love with each other. More doubts arise. Danny wants marriage, but doesn't believe a rich heiress would have him. And Amanda has never been told she was loved or wanted by anyone, so she finds it all hard to believe that it could be true or that it could work. She decides to stop having sex with Danny because it will hurt too much when she leaves. Danny proposes then finds out Amanda is set to inherit millions within a decade and that sends him reelin
allthesedarnbooks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An enjoyable contemporary romance about a shallow Paris Hilton-like heiress who is disowned by her father, moves to a small town, and starts working as a babysitter for a single father farmer (newly in charge of an eight-year-old daughter). The two opposites, of course, fall in love and the heiress finds out what's really important in life. An extraneous ghost subplot falls flat, but McCarthy writes likable, human characters in a way that reminds me of Susan Elizabeth Phillips. A sweet summer read, recommended for romance fans.
TheBooknerd on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Story: a rich girl from the city on vacation in the country gets cut off from her father¿s money. She gets a job as nanny and housekeeper for a local farmer and falls in love.My Thoughts: What was supposed to be a light, mindless read turned into a wonderfully engaging story. Characters, especially our heroine Amanda, are well-conceived and entertaining. It¿s a sweet and funny story, with as much emphasis on Amanda¿s self-discovery as the developing relationship between her and farmer Danny. If this book is any indication, Erin McCarthy will be finding her way onto my 'Must Read' list.Recommendation: Read it!
reneebooks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The heroine Amanda is a rich girl whose father has cut her off in an attempt at tough love. Danny gets a big surprise when his eight year old daughter Piper, who he had no idea existed, is dumped on his doorstep. Danny is a wonderful beta hero who becomes an instant father and knows instinctively how she is starved for love and attention. I'm not crazy about children in romance but as long as they are well behaved I can tolerate them. Piper has been terribly neglected and emotionally abused and it doesn't take Danny and Amanda (and the reader) long to fall in love with her. Amanda was a bit shallow and I didn't completely buy her transformation from a spoiled rich girl whose only concern is her clothes, hair, shoes, etc. into a responsible adult that takes care of Piper while Danny works on the farm. The humor was good and not too silly but I didn't see the need for the paranormal aspect with the ghost. I loved the way Amanda related with Piper and understood her needs. Amanda's character growth was believable but the ending resolution with her father was a bit too convenient. (Grade: B)
moonriver on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Didn't care much for the beginning of the book, but as I read on I found myself liking the "Princess" and her relationship with Danny and his daughter. Felt some characters could've been fleshed out a little more and I reall could've done without the graphic sex scenes, but for the most part I liked this sweet, light-hearted book.
Darla on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I approached this one with skepticism. Poor little rich girl who's cut off by her father takes a job babysitting a hot farmer's 8-year-old daughter that he just found out about. I expected Paris Hilton & The Simple Life, with sex and "romance." I expected cheap laughs and cheap sentiment, but she made it work. Not that I know any heiresses, but Amanda's personality certainly felt real. She had compassion and insecurity overlain with bravado and a slightly brittle carefree attitude. I really enjoyed the parallels between herself and the little girl, Piper, though their circumstances couldn't have been different, they had a lot in common. And Danny and Amanda both thinking the other is too good for them is classic romance. My only quibble is that there were several abrupt jumps in time of a couple weeks or so--on the one hand, it makes the development of the romance more believable, but the transitions were clunky and left me mildly disoriented after each one. I'm suspecting there's at least one previous book that's connected to this one. I'll have to look for it.
NWolf More than 1 year ago
Bought at a yard sale BEST DECISION EVER. Exciting, sweet, romantic, funny and heart warming. I cried I laughed I loved it entirely!
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