by Erin McCarthy

January 2006
ISBN: 0-425-20761-7
Reviewer Graphic Button Berkley
Trade Paperback

This sequel to A Date With the Other Side has us revisiting Cuttersville, Ohio. Amanda Delmar had originally come to the small town to get away from her jet setting life which had become increasing unsatisfying recently. She had no intentions of staying, but when her father cuts her off financially, she finds herself stuck there and desperately needing a job.

Farmer Danny Tucker receives a huge shock when his eight year old daughter Piper, a child he never even knew existed, is literally dropped off in his front yard. He’s angry that he never knew about her and also that it seems she’s been emotionally neglected. He wants to do everything in his power to make her feel loved and wanted, and it’s just his luck that the only person Piper feels comfortable with is Amanda. He offers her a job as a baby-sitter and housecleaner and she’s desperate enough to take it.

Danny can understand his attraction to the sexy Amanda, but he has no intentions of acting on the attraction. He wants a woman who will be content to live on a farm, and has no illusions that Amanda could be that woman. But, as he sees her on a daily basis and watches her interact with his daughter, he begins to wonder if they just might have a chance.

Amanda doesn’t know what she wants to do with her life, and every day she finds something else to love about the small town life, and especially about the hunky farmer and his adorable daughter. But she has a life full of insecurities to work through before she can begin to feel as if she has anything to offer.

Heiress For Hire is an alluring tale that concentrates on the relationship with the fragile Piper as much as on the sexual chemistry between the adults. It doesn’t take long to forget the spoiled side to Amanda and to see that Piper isn’t the only one in need of feeling loved and wanted.

Reviewed in December 2005 by Jackie.

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