Title: His Hired Girlfriend
Author: Alexia Praks
Publisher: Prachan Press
Released: February 12, 2014
Series: Kiwi Brides Series
His Hired Girlfriend is a contemporary romance with an alpha male hero and a geeky, virgin heroine. They are flawed, funny, passionate, and very relatable for readers who enjoy contemporary romance and women’s fiction with strong family value.
Alexandra Stewart is dating the man of her dreams. But there’s a catch. The date is a masquerade and her Mr. Hot-Choc is gay, or so she thinks…
Family oriented Alexandra Stewart, known as Alex to family and friends, is in desperate need of money for her dad’s heart surgery. She is stoked when gorgeous, billionaire Jayden McCartney unexpectedly barges into her life and offers to help. On one condition. She must pretend to be his girlfriend. One look at Jay tells her to run in the opposite direction. He is too good-looking, too successful, and too rich for her liking. When she is told Jay is gay and that his family is matchmaking him with a woman he doesn’t love, she feels sorry for him. Thinking that she’d kill two birds with one stone, Alex agrees to the proposal. Now, the only problem is how does she prevent herself from falling madly in love with Jay when the way he looks at her makes her heart tremble and his touches set her body on fire?
Hot, recently single Jayden McCartney has to bring his girlfriend to his sister’s wedding in order to stop the matchmaking his grandmother has planned for him. Not in the mood for dating or a new woman after the discovery of his cheating ex, he hires a perfect candidate as his girlfriend in Alexandra Stewart. Alex, however, thinks he’s crazy. It’s only when he commits a sinful lie that would damage his manhood severely does she agree to help. He convinces her that he is gay and that the possibility of his family finding out would ruin them financially and socially. Now, Jay has to pretend to be batting for the other team, which turns out to be no easy task where the geeky turn sexy Alex is concerned because he wants her, and what Jay wants, he certainly will get.
I read a review that said this was a “sweet” read and if you are looking for “steam” this isn’t it. The cover was cute and it was an amazon freebie so it seemed like a good fit and I downloaded a copy.
Apparently my definition of “sweet” and “steam” are a quite a bit different than the review I read. This one was not a clean read and had tons of language, lots of clothing removed, and innuendo throughout. Parts of it were funny and had me laughing (reminded me a little of the movie The Proposal) and other parts were outlandishly unbelievable and I was rolling my eyes. The author hooked me enough to skim through it to find out what happened but the story was all over the map.
This isn’t one I can really recommend to anyone unless you are out of books to read and need a freebie. There was a lot of potential with this one but some of the content and the craziness of some of the side characters didn’t work for me.
Rating: 2.5 Stars
Content: The parts I read had lots of language, lots of innuendo, and lots of clothing removed… I skimmed portions of it but I don’t think there is an actual sex scene so perhaps that is why it was referred to as lacking “steam” but it had more steam than I am comfortable with.
Source: Amazon Freebie