Big shot movie star Bryan Manley is destined for fame and fortune, not a repeat of his penny-pinching -normal- childhood. But a bet is a bet, so he agrees to play maid for Beth Hamilton--as long as he can use his servitude as research for his next role, and then resume his life in the spotlight.
After her husband's death and the publicity surrounding it, all Beth needs is a quiet, normal life for herself and her children. She never expected a new Prince Charming to show up at her door, let alone as the new maid. But when the paparazzi follow, Beth is sure of one thing: Bryan has to go.
Then flirtation turns into seduction, and Bryan needs to convince Beth he's more man than maid--or an actor playing a maid. Because this latest gig as the love of Beth Hamilton's life just might be the role of a lifetime...
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-05-18
- Reviewer: Staff
Fennell's Manley Maids series improves in this sweet, if predictable, follow-up to What a Woman Wants. Heartthrob and "starlet heartbreaker" Bryan Manley loses a bet with his sister and owes her a month's work at her cleaning company. The last thing widow Beth Hamilton expects is to have People Magazine's "Next Biggest Thing" on her doorstep, ready to scrub her floors. Raising five children after the death of her husband in an airplane crash has left her harried, publicity-shy, and in no mood for a relationship. The ambitious Bryan has a weather eye out for his career and knows that getting involved with an encumbered woman might endanger his popularity. Bryan and Beth realize they could be each other's safe haven, but when the paparazzi sniff out a juicy story and Bryan starts filming with a sexy co-star, their affair might fizzle out before it can begin. Points to Fennell for making Beth's kids (ranging from adorable 5-year-old to sullen teen) likable without being saccharine as they individually deal with their father's death. Agent: Roberta Brown, Brown Literary Agency. (June)