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Wife for a Week (Bennett Family #1)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  940 Ratings  ·  118 Reviews
Nicholas Cooper must produce a wife for his business deal, and Hallie Bennett is beautiful and intelligent enough to pull it off. She needs the money, and Nicholas has determined some strict rules for their week together. Rule No. 1: Displays of affection in public only Keeping their hands on each other in public turns out to be surprisingly easy. It's keeping them off in ...more
Paperback, 186 pages
Published August 1st 2007 by Harlequin Books
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While totally implausible, this was just a hoot to read. Funny, snappy dialog and amusing situations combined with some hot scenes to make a wicked fun read.

The book opens with the heroine chatting up a shoe in the store she works in. Midway through her conversation, an older woman and her adult son walk in the door. Before she knows what the hell happened, she's kissing him and agreeing to act as his wife for an upcoming trip to Hong Kong in exchange for an easy £10k. Along the way they banter
Just like 1 of those fortune cookies’ feel-good phrases : U discover treasures where others see nuffink unusual. WFAW has certainly turned out to be a priceless gem. KH is my NTMA (New-To-Me-Author). This was her debut & I hope this wasn’t a fluke ‘cuz I can’t wait to get my grubby paws on her entire backlist. Fake-marriage is 1 of my fav themes. Coupled w/ an exotic locale, it’s a must-try. This heelarious book is more like a 4*-read that got upgraded ‘cuz it’s a blast & I luved the sas ...more
Lisa Kay
★★★★ Such a fun book! LOL! Thanks for the recommendation, Verity! (Go here to read her review.) ...more
Feb 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I loved the book. 4.5 stars.

The relationship between h/h is 5 stars. I loved both Nick & Hallie and the fact that they are equals (most of HP heroines are, well I won't say weak, but definitely less everything than the hero). The way the banter is really amusing (the conversation about the Chinese Wall & a few others). The secondary romance about Kai&Jasmine is good and I would have liked to read a book about them (there's something about that bodyguard heroes, *sigh*).

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Dec 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Harlequin Presents and/or light hearted book lovers
I'm working through Kelly Hunter's backlist after falling in love with the first one I read. She has a series going of four brothers and one sister. This is the sister's book. While not quite as incandescent as Pete's story this one was really good. It was humorous but not in a trying too hard brittle edged way. The heroine is light hearted and charming and the hero falls hard for her. Think old Cary Grant movies. The dialog and action are snappy, the locale exotic. There was a twist that I tota ...more
Angela James
I enjoyed this book SO much. It was recommended to me on Twitter, when I asked for recs for light contemporary romance. I would never have expected the story I read, because it's a Harlequin Presents, and while I like HPs, I never tend to think of them like THIS.

The story was light and fun, the heroine was sassy, the dialogue sharp and witty, the hero wasn't an asshole or even domineering or dominating. This was really an amazing contemporary story and even if you've never liked Harlequin Prese
May 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book. I read it a month or so ago so some details are fuzzy (poor memeory)but I remember it was lol funny from page one to the end. The h seemed to have a knack for getting into jams but she was smart, funny and competent. The H/h definitely had some hot chemistry and there was alot of fun,snappy dialogue.
Jane Stewart
Feb 27, 2011 rated it liked it
3 stars. This is a cute little book – pleasant, light, and nice. They meet. They like each other. They get along well.

Hallie is working in a shoe store to earn money to finish her Sotheby’s diploma in East Asian Art. Wealthy handsome bachelor Nick meets her when he comes to the store to buy shoes. He is willing to pay Hallie ten thousand pounds if she will pretend to be his wife for a week. He is flying to Hong Kong to negotiate a business deal with John. On a recent trip John’s 18-
Rating 4.5 stars
Loved the book. It had right amount of humor and sexual tension. The hero and heroine meet when his mother walks in a store where she is selling shoes while trying to put herself through school. I loved the arrangment these two had, he had a big business deal coming up and the guy's daughter seemed to have a thing for him, so he made up a wife and offered heroine money for her education which she isn't sure she wants to accept since she already rejected the help offered by her f
Mar 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes I feel so lucky! This book is a gem and I'm happy because I got the chance to enjoy it! A very very well-written, funny, sweet and romantic book. I'm already onto 2nd one of the series.

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Australian born Kelly Hunter is a three time Romance Writers of America Rita finalist, a USA Today Bestselling author and loves writing to the demands of the short category romance form.
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“Why a woman turns fifty and certain people to whom she gave birth start thinking she should be wearing orthopedic shoes is completely beyond me.” 4 likes
“Wife?'said Hallie. Wife? That'd teach her to shake hands with strangers. Nicholas Cooper's smile was lazy. His mother's was hopefull. Probably they were both mad.” 2 likes
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