Wife for Hire

Wife for Hire

by Janet Evanovich

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Wife for Hire by Janet Evanovich

Hank Mallone knows he's in trouble when Maggie Toone agrees to pretend to be his wife in order to improve his rogue's reputation. Will his harebrained scheme to get a bank loan for his business backfire once Maggie arrives in his small Vermont town and lets the gossips take a look?

Maggie never expected her employer to be drop-dead handsome, but she's too intrigued by his offer to say no . . . and too eager to escape a life that made her feel trapped. The deal is strictly business, both agree, until Hank turns out to be every fantasy she ever had.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060598884
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/30/2007
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 419,209
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Bestselling author Janet Evanovich is the winner of the New Jersey Romance Writers Golden Leaf Award and multiple Romantic Times awards, including Lifetime Achievement. She is also a long-standing member of RWA.


Hanover, New Hampshire

Date of Birth:

April 22, 1943

Place of Birth:

South River, New Jersey


B.A., Douglass College, 1965

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Wife for Hire 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 78 reviews.
cloggiedownunder More than 1 year ago
Wife For Hire is a pre-Plum novel by popular American author, Janet Evanovich. It is the third book in the Elsie Hawkins series, on whom, Evanovich says, Grandma Mazur was modelled. Fans of the Plum series will be interested to know that in this book, Grandma Mazur’s famous big gun in the handbag has its prototype. Maggie Toone needs to get away from Riverside, away from her mom and Aunt Marvina: she needs somewhere quiet to write her novel. Her Aunt Kitty was once a madam in a brothel, and she left Maggie her diaries. Hank Mallone’s job offer sounds just the ticket: pretend to be his wife for six months while she writes her book. Hank Mallone needs to seem respectable: everyone in Skogen, Vermont knows about his rogue reputation, but he’s serious about his apple orchard and the cider press, bottling plant and apple pie bakery he wants to build. But the President of the bank (Hank’s dad) won’t approve his loan. With Maggie Toone as his wife he will look stable and settled. This is a cute romance with plenty of zany characters. Instant attraction between hero and heroine, a bit of sexy action and a real marriage proposal make this a fun tale which, unfortunately, drags on just a bit too long.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is just an all fluff turn your brain off kinda book. I loved it, a very cute read.
veroamore on LibraryThing 2 days ago
(christmas paperback from tammy) cute, quick and fun. not nearly as good as the stephanie plum series - but it's an early book and you can see traces of the favorite plum characters in it - for example, elsie turns into gramma mazur (complete with gun in her purse!)
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it in one day. Very sweet and makes you laugh!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite author. I'm never disappointed. You know it's a great book when you laugh out loud while your reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not as good as most of hers but good for a quick read and light hearted fun.
MommaMore More than 1 year ago
I did not like this book.  Very shallow character development and story line.  I read it in about two hours???  This was more of an outline than a novel.
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tumbleweed23 More than 1 year ago
I couldn't quit laughing. Evanovich was in her element on this one. It was a great afternoon read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't think I was going to like this book. I had it paperback and never read it but got it on my nook and still wasn't sure when I began to read it if I was going to be able to get into the story. I ended up liking it really well. I should have known as Evanovich got me back into reading in my mid-20's and I haven't looked back!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Only 128 pages
Lindsie More than 1 year ago
I LOVE Janet Evanovich's novels. While her Stephanie Plum series are a bit more in depth and heavier, her older contemporary romances; such as this book, are a bit lighter (fluffier) and quick reads. So, if your looking for a cute, fast read, and LOVE Evanovich, try this book!
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Great book for a quick read...love this authors humorous twist!
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Hazardous_Pink More than 1 year ago
Loved the story! It was cute, fun story! Recommend to anyone wanting a really cute love story.
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I love the book. Short and cute to read! Took a road trip and read this book. Couldn't put it down.
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