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Monday, June 2, 2014

What a Woman Needs by Judi Fennell

What happens when three irresistibly sexy brothers lose a poker bet to their enterprising sister? They get hired out for her housecleaning venture. Now, the Manley Maids are at your service. Satisfaction guaranteed. It’s what a woman needs...
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… 

A man who cleans, oh my! How many of us fantasize about that on a daily basis? The fact that he's a Hollywood hottie nearly puts him over the top but his love and faithfulness towards his family is what really makes him the perfect hero. Bryan could have come across as too good to be true but instead he was so realistic that I could practically drool over his fine butt as he bent over to clean a toilet. Beth is an amazing leading lady, she's strong and authentic and she deserves happiness. I loved the children in this story, the author seemed to know children of all age groups well and brought each of their unique personalities to vivid life. I thouroughly enjoyed this book and was sad to come to an end. I was so happy however, to remember that we have one more Manley Maid and I'm also keeping my fingers crossed that little sister gets her own prize.

I do believe I fancy Darius Wainwright! At first glance he might not be the dashing historical hero readers are used to but he is steadfast and engaging and his almost stoic characteristics disguise his fiercely passionate nature. Justina Perry is a treasure, she is more than a breath of fresh air she is a blustery wind that whips everything into disarray but brings with it the scent of flowers and sunshine making you smile despite the disruption . The Book Club Belles

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