Title: HOUSEKEEPER TO THE MILLIONAIRE
Author: LUCY MONROE
Line: HARLEQUIN PRESENTS EXTRA
MILLS AND BOON MODERN EXTRA (What the Rancher Wants)
Release month North America: April 2008 UK October 2007
The S-Factor: Sizzling, Simmering & Sweet
Vacancy: housekeeper needed for eligible millionaire!
Sexy millionaire Win Garrison’s requirements for hiring a new housekeeper are simple – he wants someone to make his life easy – not someone who tries to get a ring on his finger!
When curvy Carlene Daniels arrives on his doorstep, Win isn’t fooled by her oversized jumper and hastily pulled-up hair. He can see she’s a knock-out! So why is she trying to look like a frump? All it makes him want to do is get her out of the clothes – and into his bed! This is one housekeeper who doesn’t seem to want to play… But what this rancher wants he always gets!
Lucy Monroe absolutely charmed me with this book. It was one of those love stories ....sweet yet steamy and the main character Charlene Daniels we briefly met in The Rancher Rules. In both books, Charlene’s good looks and sexy figure give both men and women the wrong impression. No one realizes that she graduated at the top of her class in English literature, and for most of her teen to adult life, she was misjudged based on her looks and her recent occupation as cocktail waitress at the Dry Gulch, Charlene’s morals are impeccable, she has never been intimate with a man. She did try to seduce a rancher and it backfired’ a few people were privileged with that information, she is extremely nervous that her chances of being hired for a teaching position might be compromised. Her goal is to live her dream…..to teach and to be loved for who she is not how she looks!
When Charlene arrives at Win Garrison’s ranch to apply for a temporary housekeeping position, all she cares about is doing a good job, and earning some extra money before turning in her teaching application. What Charlene does not count on is that Win Garrison is a stunning cowboy with shocking good looks, an incredible body, sexy, charming and absolutely makes it clear he is off limits for marriage. He had been there, done that and it failed miserably. However, Win is determined to bed Charlene at any cost!
Their entire journey is a romantic dance of tension, foreplay, sass and a real battle of strong wills. Win wants Charlene at any cost and to keep her there in the evenings, so he begs her to stay when his sister literally “dumps” her two small children on his doorstep. Win’s determination and Charlene’s distress are something you will not want to miss! Their love story is beautiful; it is passionate, sizzling, and definitely sweet. I loved this book and it sincerely touched my heart, as I am sure it will touch yours!
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Lucy admits that her character Charlene Daniels grabbed onto her heart and wouldn’t let go in her earlier book and she just had to tell Charlene’s story. I am glad she did!