Thursday, February 24, 2011

Review: Hired by Her Husband - Anne McAllister

Title: Hired by Her Husband
Author: Anne McAllister
Line: Harlequin Presents
Release Date: February 2011
The S-Factor: Sensuous


Once, Sophy and George Savas were happily married...Then Sophy woke up and realized that her blissful marriage was a sham. She's never looked back - until the day she learns her husband has been critically injured, and her world is shaken.

Now, though he's stubborn and proud. George wants Sophy's help. He knows she won't come willingly, so he hires her to be his wife for as long as he needs her! But playing happy families is dangerous, and soon George realizes that his need for Sophy runs deep and strong!


I adore Anne McAllister's books! Her novels for Harlequin Presents have all the drama, passion and emotion which readers expect from the line, but she peppers her stories with a wonderful sense of humour that will have readers laughing and crying in equal measures.

In Hired by Her Husband, Sophy McKinnon gets the shock of her life when she gets a phone call asking for a Mrs. Savas. Sophy hasn't been called by that name for four years - ever since her marriage to George Savas had broken down, after she had realized that he had married her out of duty and not love. Although she had tried to move on with her life and start afresh, Sophy had never forgotten George and when she is informed that her estranged husband has been in an accident that could have had fatal consequences, Sophy drops everything and rushes off to be by George's side.

George had been devastated when Sophy had walked out on him. Now that Sophy has come back into his life, he is not about let her walk out again. He knows that Sophy will use any excuse to avoid talking about their past, so when his doctor tells him that he needs someone to care for him during his recuperation period, George hires Sophy!

Sophy is initally reluctant to take the job, but she has got no other choice. She is adamant that this is only going to be a temporary arrangement, and that when George is back on his feet, they would go back to their lives on different sides of the country. But, old feelings and buried passions quickly begin to resurface...

Will it be second time lucky for George and Sophy? Or will past fears and old skeletons condemn them to a lonely life?

Hired by Her Husband is a tender, passionate and wholly gripping page-turner from this talented storyteller! Anne McAllister never fails to deliver a hugely satisfying read that will leave readers entranced from start to finish and Hired by Her Husband is no exception. As always, her characterization is spot on. Her heroine, Sophy, is strong and feisty and George is a sexy brooding hero who manages to be an Alpha male without any of the typical annoying traits which these heroes sometimes have.

Heartwarming, funny and engrossing, with Hired by Her Husband, Anne McAllister has penned another winner!

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