I’m super busy this week, but I feel a need to talk about something besides Taz, the new Stacey Puppy of Doom, so I’m going to share a book recommendation. I am loving this book. I’m actually glad I’m so busy because I’m savoring it in bits rather than devouring it in one bite, because then I’d be sad when it’s over.
So which book? Wife For A Week by Kelly Hunter (Harlequin Presents, August 1, 2007). It’s definitely a Harlequin Presents—rich dude, pretend marriage—but it’s fresh and fun and I think it’ll appeal to anybody who enjoys contemporary romance, not just Harlequin Presents fans. (And if you follow me on Twitter, you’ve probably seen me use fresh and fun several times already with regard to this book. Because it is.)
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 private that’s the problem. Hallie is falling for Nicholas, but will Nicholas make his contract wife his real-life bride?
Available in right-now digital from: eHarlequin / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / All Romance.
I’d “rediscovered” Harlequin back in 2006 or so, and I bought this Kelly Hunter book when it first came out. I enjoyed it so much I’ve waited impatiently for each successive Bennett sibling book. Because of the humor (though admittedly, with quite a bit of implausibility in some parts!), I have to say this is my favorite Bennett book, followed by the last one.
I’ve already bought the rest of the series and they’re waiting on my Kindle. As soon as I check a few things off my to-do list, I’m going to go on a Bennett binge!
I read this book in an afternoon and LOVED it. I have all the rest of the books waiting in my Wish List for me to get myself a new gift card.
And isn’t it a testament to Ms. Hunter’s writing that a book which is 4 years old is still “fresh and fun”? Sometimes books can get dated VERY quickly, but I don’t believe this will be one of them.
It’s funny because I only realized yesterday, maybe an hour before I blogged about it, that Wife For a Week is from 2007. I’d seen some buzz about it and then it scored what I call the Contemporary Romance Hat Trick (recommended by Jane, Sarah and Angela), so I bought it without reading any of the info. Then somebody mentioned it was a 2007 book and I was surprised, so I included that in the blog post.
I’m almost finished with it now and working instead of reading is killing me!