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Wife for Hire (For Hire #1)

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He needs a wife for three weeks…

Owen Phipps is out for revenge. His mission? To expose the man who stole his sister’s money and dignity. All he needs is a “wife” who can play along. Too bad his last best hope is an actress who tries to mace him with perfume when he offers her the role of a lifetime.

Lindy Knight is a real sap. She loves too hard, feels too deep, and often
Kindle Edition, 133 pages
Published August 18th 2012 by Entangled Publishing (Indulgence) (first published August 7th 2012)
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~ Cariad ~
Jan 28, 2014 ~ Cariad ~ rated it it was amazing
Fuck it! Everything I knew about this one screamed a 4, not much sex, quite short, bit of a silly storyline (initially).

BUT honestly, it's a little gem and it made me smile!! LOL

Loads of perfectly written sexual tention.

Owen, an Irish Alpha to melt over

A strong heroine in Lindy (with a few quirks!)

And lines that gave me book butterflies

So, if I can't put a book down, if I devour every page, it's seriously well written, makes me laugh and tingle (even if it made me wait until 75% for some hot a
Gone Readin'
Oct 13, 2013 Gone Readin' rated it it was amazing

This is the story of Owen and Lindy – and it’s story with a lot of HEART! Owen Phipps is out for revenge. A man running a phony “Marital Retreat” stole Owen sister’s money and dignity. Placing an ad on Craigslist, Owen interviews numerous candidates to “play” the role of his wife in order to infiltrate the organization. Lindy, desperate for money to save her home accepts the job and travels with Owen to the resort. The only problem is she falls hard for Owen. THIS IS A GREAT STOR
Aug 20, 2015 CC rated it really liked it
4 stars. What a fun, laugh out loud book! Owen was hot, but clueless, or at least in denial. Lindy was funny, caring and sweet. Really enjoyed this quick read!

Re-read via audible. Still really enjoyed this story. There were some hilarious moments. This books is pretty tame (not a lot of sexy times). But it was a fun, easy and sweet romance with a little intrigue on the side. Totally safe.
Dec 03, 2012 Dalia rated it really liked it
Wife for Hire is a funny, sexy, charming and highly enjoyable read. It's cute and well-crafted with lots of humor, witty banter, sizzling attraction, a fast moving plot, a delightful heroine & a gorgeous hero.
Tracy T
Jul 25, 2015 Tracy T rated it really liked it
Good Story. Terrible narration of the hero' voice. (audible whispersync review)

This was a fun story, but the narration of the hero was horrible!

The story line and plot were fun. The heroine, LIndy was just awesome, loved her. She was funny, smart, witty and a strong character. The hero Owen, was very sexy and likable. The chemistry between the two was great. There is a couple of great sex scenes.

There is lots of dialogue throughout the book. A very enjoyable read for sure. It wasn't a really lo
Sep 24, 2014 Jamie rated it liked it
Well.. this one was kinda cute and a pretty easy read. Then ending was wrapped up a little quick and pretty unrealistic.. but it is fiction so --- I'd give it a 2.5
Jan 08, 2015 Gamze rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3-3.5 Insanin kafasını dağıtan, bir günde rahatlıkla bitirebileceginiz tarzda bir kitapti. Beyaz Dizi türü gibi bir şeymiş diyorlar gerçi o türden daha önce hiç okumadım ama :) Yazar konuyu hiç gereksiz yere uzatmadan güzelcene noktalamis. Bu aralar okuduğum kadın karakterlerin yaş ortalamalari ne kadar da yüksek böyle :D Onları okudukça 'birkaç sene sonra sende o kategoriye gireceksin Gamze' diye aklımdan gecirmiyor değilim hani :) Yazarla ilk tanismamizi sevdim. Kalemi keyifli. Süpriz Balayı d ...more
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. Not only is the writing great, but it had many laugh out loud moments. Loved it.
This is first time i read a book from this great Author, but definitely not the last one, can not wait to read her other books.
What a quick, fun read! This was the perfect book to improve my mood after a stressful day. One minute I was seconds away from road rage and the next, I'm almost choking on my gum laughing so hard at some of this lines in this story as I listened to the audio on my travels. The MC was adorable - picture Audrey Hepburn from Breakfast at Tiffany's. She was fun-loving and quirky. I would recommend this to anyone needing a quick pick me up!
Jul 16, 2013 Nefise rated it really liked it
I loved it!!!
I was not expecting much but it was surprised me. As if I was watching an old, sweet romance movie.
If I like heroine, I like story also. It was very well written, very sweet story its own theme.
Karla(Book Addict)
Apr 08, 2013 Karla(Book Addict) rated it really liked it
Shelves: adults-only, romantic
deleting reviews if you want to take a look at them you can do so on my blog, link on my profile
Emily (Book Jems)
Painfully predictable, and completely unrealistic. I expect at least a bit of reality in contemporary fiction. I just could not get on board with this story. It felt bogus, and forced especially Owen's "Irish-ness."

I usually enjoy these kinds of stories, but I had no patience for the characters, plot, or romance. The writing was awkward, too. I couldn't tell you exactly why, but I could not get into it at all. This did nothing but bore me. The only good thing this had going for it was the length
Jul 20, 2014 Diana's rated it really liked it
Cute, Funny and Sweet!!
Dolce Amore
Oct 04, 2012 Dolce Amore rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it, arc, tour
Written For Confessions From Romaholics

The scene where Owen Phipps and Lindy Covington meet is hilarious! I swear I almost couldn’t stop laughing.

Lindy’s seven puppies have destroyed the couch, so while cleaning the mess, she forgets her appointment with Owen. She found his advertisement by error, ad it was more than a bit strange, but she is in need of money, so she answers it and it leads to an appointment … this appointment.

From the moment Lindy opens the door, she fears Owen because of his a
Jessica  (My Not So Vacant Shelf)
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I have no clue why, but stories that start with “He needed a wife…” always get to me. I like the idea of two unlikely people getting together. Although, it’s never a realistic scenario (sadly even in this one) doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy it, right? Cause I sure did. I liked the characters and I liked the scenario, but there were a lot of things that fit the status-quo of this type of story-line. He’s rich, her money
He needs a wife for three weeks…

Owen Phipps is out for revenge. His mission? To expose the man who stole his sister’s money and dignity. All he needs is a “wife” who can play along. Too bad his last best hope is an actress who tries to mace him with perfume when he offers her the role of a lifetime.

Lindy Knight is a real sap. She loves too hard, feels too deep, and often finds herself saying yes when she should be saying “Let me think about it.” She can’t believe her good fortune when
Sara  HarlequinJunkie
Aug 25, 2012 Sara HarlequinJunkie rated it it was amazing
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Wife for Hire is an entertainingly funny read from start to finish.

Lindy and Owen hook up when Lindy answers an advert posted on Craigslist. Owen is on a mission to expose and seek revenge on the man who stole his sister’s money and dignity and for that purpose he needs a pretend wife for three weeks to accompany him to a couples retreat. After a few failed business ventures Lindy could certainly use the money….and so starts the song and dance…..of a bu
Feb 22, 2013 Sincere rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, fav-4stars

4.5 stars

Owen Phipp wanted to revenge his sister's ex-boyfriend Nico who dumped his sister and stole money form her.
Nico started a company (from his sister money) to help wrecked marriage couple.
but Owen suspected that there's some illegible activity under that company. To be closer to Nico and his suspicious company.
He wanted a wife

Lindy I Love You
she need money, and when she found weird advertise on Craiglist.
she just tempted to call and found out what it is

at first, I also thought that
Oct 10, 2012 Marlene rated it really liked it
Originally published at Book Lovers Inc

There's a reason the "pretending to be married" trope is a tried and true. Done right, it can be oh so much fun. The trick, in a contemporary romance, is to find a good enough reason to set up the scenario, and an equally good reason why the two principals can't just jump into bed to cut the sexual tension.

Christine Bell definitely latched onto a winning formula in Wife for Hire. The pretense is reasonable enough, Owen is getting revenge against the swindle
I am generous to be giving two stars to this book. I thought I could enjoy this book, but as usual it only worsens as the story develops. What would I expect from this type of New Adult stories? They are the same and they will keep on being the same. The male character is well-mannered and sweet in the begining, yet by the middle of the book he is a macho man with only one thought on his mind.

The female character doesn't improve much. She is quirky and a bit cuckoo, nonetheless she, too, only ha
Sep 17, 2013 Jm rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Une petite romance très sympathique, qui aurait mérité d'être un peu plus longue pour laisser aux sentiments des protagonistes de s'installer comme il faut. L'héroïne est une vraie pile d'énergie et son optimisme est rafraîchissant. Le héros est pas mal non plus et on peut dire que les héros irlandais sont aussi savoureux que les autres mâles alpha. L'histoire est plutôt crédible et bien écrite. Les scènes entre les deux héros sont chargées de tension agréable et on est heureux de les voir concl ...more
May 27, 2015 Stephanie rated it really liked it
Super cute!! I really loved this one!
Oct 28, 2014 Sheila rated it liked it
3 stars
Katherine Davis
In sore need of editing

The story was interesting and sweetly motivated. Irish businessman Owen seeks revenge for his half-sister Cara, who was jilted and betrayed by her former lover Nico, who bilked money out of her to start an exclusive couples therapy retreat in Colorado. Owen pays a woman, the feisty, sweetly generous and selfless Lindy, to pose as his wife so they can go on the couples retreat to investigate said lover and catch him in his betrayal scheme. Bulk of the story is the three wee
I really enjoyed this book. It was a sweet book and light read with a little who done it thrown in.

I definitely liked how Lindy was introduced. Oh, those puppies! The brothers intrigued me and I'd love to see a book about them. Lindy's business venture about breaking bad news was awesome! It really helped to establish her character's quirks and sensitivity. The one thing about her that seemed a little abrupt was how quickly she jumped into the acting and undercover character at the retreat. I wa
Dec 08, 2012 Katya rated it liked it
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Wife For Hire was an interesting read. The cover looks dark and serious (well, the cover I have does) and the blurb also has a bit of a “mystery/thriller” vibe to it. What I was surprised at was the humour involved. You won’t find yourself laughing throughout the entire book, but there are moments of hilarity that will have you laughing out loud and/or shaking your head, all of those moments involving Lindy.

Lindy is a bit of a ditz, but she has a very
Mar 01, 2014 Wendy'sThoughts rated it really liked it
3.75 Fun stars

A sweet read...
Jul 21, 2014 Roshan rated it really liked it
I will be honest by stating that i was quite hesitant about the main characters for the starting felt quite hazy and made me doubt whether i will ever come to admire a heroine who is so dimwitted. But i did for she was strong, Funny and downright loveable. And the hero is indeed hot which at first u would not think so as the author straight out says that he is the most handsome guy instead of describing his appearance. But it did not matter as u get to him being a hawty as the story progress wit ...more
Melissa Maxwell
Aug 26, 2012 Melissa Maxwell rated it it was amazing
At first I was a bit hesitant about the story line but almost immediately the heroine's wit and sarcasm drew me in. Lindy is a hopeless romantic and kind soul. Owen is hardened by life and to him love never last. Owen hires Lindy to pose as his wife in order to get revenge on his sisters ex. The attraction is there even though both fight it for different reasons. The story was lovely and I will read more by the author.
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Christine Bell is a romance author and also writes erotic romance as Chloe Cole. She and her handsome hubby currently reside in Pennsylvania with a four-pack of teenage boys. If she gets time off from her duties as maid, chef, chauffeur, or therapist, she can be found reading just about anything she can get her hands on, from Young Adult novels to books on poker theory. She doesn’t like root beer, ...more
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