Title: Heiress for Hire
Author: Erin McCarthy
Series: Cuttersville #2
Rating Out of 5: 5 (I will read this again and again and again)
My Bookshelves: Contemporary, Contemporary romance, Romance
Dates read: 21st – 22nd January 2019
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
5th sentence, 74th page: Even if she made it through another day, and another, answering the phone and booking appointments, Harriet said she wouldn’t get paid for another two weeks.
Chicago socialite Amanda Delmar thought spending the summer in Cuttersville, Ohio’s most haunted town, would be a hoot – until dear old Dad cut her off. Now Amanda has to do the unthinkable: get a job…
For farmer Danny Tucker, hiring Amanda to babysit the eight-year-old daughter he just found out about may not be the smartest thing he’s ever done. But seeing how Amanda – and her couture-clad poodle – bring a smile to his shy daughter’s face makes it all worthwhile. Now all Danny has to figure out is how to keep Amanda at arm’s length when she’s already wriggled her way into his heart…
The more I read of the Cuttersville series, the more I fall in love with this beautiful, small town. Actually, I’m really disappointed that I only have one story left now. Especially since I have read both A Date with The Other Side and Heiress for Hire in one sitting. Not even putting my book down to eat or have a loo break. I just walked around with my nose in the book, and really, really hoped that I didn’t walk into a wall.
There is just something that is so incredibly sweet about McCarthy’s contemporary romance series. A little drama helps to make these stories incredibly hard to put down. But the simplicity and lack of any serious problems makes them a beautiful way to spend a few hours. There is the slight bump in the road, but unlike some of the paranormal romance stories that I’ve been reading, these are mild moments of insecurity or being unsure. They’re not the reach through the pages grab the antagonist by the throat and smack them around the head insecurities which I’m so used to. Which is honestly probably why I’m enjoying ripping through these stories so quickly.
Most stories that feature an heiress paint them as someone who is kind of an airhead. And although Amanda acts that way throughout the story, she has this great intelligence that is completely untapped. The fact that she’s not a complete airhead, has integrity and a heart of gold was a really nice way to characterise her. Although I have often come across this trope, the character normally irritates me and needs a lot of development before she gets to this point. Amanda’s amazingness comes out immediately. There is not wading through the crap to get to the shiny centre of an amazing character. And this is yet another simplistic aspect for which I am incredibly grateful.
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