Gud one actually cud have been better wid some angst i really loved how toby got on marcus nerves the book was full of hilarious moments and sometimes it even grew irritating I liked the character Toby If I had her problem and was not able to get a job that was worth it I would do the same
thing she did Just to have a job would be worth all the trouble later But then to fall she did Just to have a job would be worth all the trouble later But then to fall love with the boss that would be an extra bonus Too bad I haven t got either one and am unable to But that is not for this story I did enjoy the story 4 Stars At fifteen when Toby s father had an accident that left him paralyzed she was forced to leave school to be his caregiver by night and work during the day while her mother worked several jobs all night long Often they went hungry and without electricity and Toby watched her father become a bitter angry man and her mother lose all her beauty and outh Toby loved her father but she couldn t help feeling relief when he died finally freeing them She d vowed never again to have to take life so seriously and never to love someone so completely as her mother had loved her father Having few skills Toby decides to train as a swimming instructor and within six months she s earned her certificates with flying colours Due to budget cuts the community job she d been promised had been given to students and so Toby found
herself coasting on her roommates resources Paying the rent is essential to Toby she needs a good paying job to help coasting on her roommates resources Paying the rent is essential to Toby she needs a good paying job to help get ahead but the papers have nothing she s ualified for so she calls an ad for a CEO s private secretary Learning what skills are reuired for the job she decides to plump up her CV to suit and when she has her interview she boldly lives up to her make believe credentials Marcus is all business and when he interviews Toby he s uite impressed with her CV and her outgoing nature A 30 day trial is agreed and from Toby s first day Marcus tries to be patient as she becomes accustomed to the office routine He uickly catches on that her short hand is not up to par and neither is her report writing After a few days Marcus begins to realize that Toby doesn t seem to be taking her job seriously and he s beyond frustrated But when his sister calls in a panic that her husband who is overseas has had a serious accident Toby jumps to action With airline tickets and emergency visa organized Toby and Marcus head out to help Wanda The only catch is a child minder for Wanda s eight month old son and Marcus immediately volunteers his new secretary Baby Peter is a mini Marcus and Toby immediately loses her heart Marcus insists that he s staying too to make sure Toby isn t as ditsy domestically as she is in the office I must say that I cringed when I read just how much Toby had exaggerated her credentials and that she really didn t think it was that big a deal She s such a likeable character though and I needed to read to see how she was going to get away with it Marcus has hardened his heart after watching his mother have her affairs and his father bury himself in his work Everything to him is black or white so it s rather amazing that he hadn t checked Toby s CV which was amazing to Toby as well I laughed out loud with some of Toby s back chat to Marcus and her audacious behaviour Though she thoroughly frustrates him in the office seeing her with baby Peter Marcus finds himself relaxing and wantin. She'd taken life as a joke till nowLying outrageously about her ualifications freewheeling Toby Anderson had wangled a position as Marcus du Mann's personal secretary But she was a secretarial disaster much to the.
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THERE S A BIG BLACK MOMENTs a big black moment Marcus learns that Toby had lied and there are some horrible words slug by both making for some riveting reading Both learned some valuable lessons from the other I found Ms Richmond s debut a fun compelling read that I thoroughly enjoyed from the first pages I don t like the womanLying to get a job is one thing I think many people embellish when they apply for a job But this woman flat out lied She didn t have any of the reuired skills for a secretary She says she lied to get the job because she needed to pay the rent But what rent She stayed at a friend s house who said she didn t have to pay her rent So I am confused about what rent she had to pay And why didn t she apply for welfare from the government to pay the rent Is it better to lie than to ask welfare The man I could understand his point of view Enjoyable Slightly dated as in Harleuins that are always obsessed with hyper aggressive men and slightly rape International Organizations y scenes but after 20ears this was one of the books I still remembered from the myriads of harleuins I read when I was Laurus younger So much so I searched and re found this one The hero is hostileThe heroine is flightyBut both are unforgettable and their interactions are hilarious in the factou are seeing them exclusively from the heroine s point of view So does he come off strange and overly hostile YesThere s a screamy confrontation dialogue that is really satisfying and the ensuing reunion after time apart that I really enjoy I was looking through boxes of books in my cupboard that I have been lugging around with me for the past 20 Silk and Steel years trying to work out what to keep and what to get rid of the world of Kindle is helping me de clutter my books I came across this one and remembered first reading it when it was released in the mid 1990s when I was just out of school I remember loving it it had that very sweet Meg Ryan Tom Hanks feel to it It felt like a nice uick Friday night read What doou know Couple of hours later it was finished reminded me why these books are so popular as uick FixesToby is a really likeable character a bit of a klutz on the surface but underneath an intelligent and athletic girl with a good sense of humor Fakes a few credentials to get a job to pay the bills and comes against Marcus the boss Lots of mishaps but then when they are taken out of the work environment to look after his nephew the reader gets to see a new side to herHowever I didn t really love it this time around Since I have been to see a new side to herHowever I didn t really love it this time around Since I have been to JR Ward s Brotherhood series these books all just feel a little too sweet and I think I have outgrown sweet This one I will now pass on to the second hand book store for some one else to read as a book stuck in a cupboard is not a book it is just stuff Hopefully someone else will come across this one and find the same magic I initially found 15 ears ago I really like the heroine Toby is very carefree and joyful and has a refreshing take on life When she s in dire straits she fakes a CV and
takes a job as the hero s secretarya job as the hero s secretary sees it as a temporary situation and doesn t really thinks it trough One disaster follows another of course and she slowly realizes that her impulsive decision has a lot of big conseuenses for the life of the hero She starts to feel bad about her lies but can t really come clean and then her feelings start to ge. Disgust of MarcusThen a family emergency plunked an unwelcome baby nephew in his lap and Marcus reluctantly turned to Toby for help Toby found herself living with the infant and her insufferably overbearing bossS. ,
T in the wayI loved this because neither the hero or heroine were perfect and ended up making each other better people she less chaotic and careless he less stuck up and feeling The situational humor of a disastrous secretary balanced out the sadder parts of the story wellYou know it s all going to blow up in Toby s face and by the time it happens it s very awful and ou really hope that they can forgive and forget and just be happy together mehit was okay Heroine was a little too batty for my tastes I didn t care for the fact that she lied and seemed cavalier about the conseuences and impact of her lies She also didn t make senseand I found myself stopping to reread paragraphs to figure out what was really happeningAs bad as the heroine was the hero was worse The things he said to her at the big showdown were horrible For her to walk into his arms without making him Grovel And Work For Forgiveness Showed Just How Batty She and work for forgiveness showed just how batty she I know it s weird to object to lack of plausibility in a Harleuin because hello It s a Harleuin and plausibility is not exactly the ingredient that the target readership is craving However I still need for the plot and characters to progress at least semi logically within the context of the story to be able to enjoy itHere the jump from employer employee in an office setting for a whole week to roommates and co babysitters for the 8 month old plot Muppet who apparently does NOTHING but sleep all night and day with 1 or maximum 2 uick nappy changing and feeding breaks btw what the hell are rubber pants and then to best buds and co conspirators thwarting a potential OW all seemed so artificial and contrived that I DNF before the fun even got startedSimply no chemistry there no romantic tension and way too much of a bickerfest Normally the pairing up of the flighty airheaded Mary Sue heroine who just flits through life like a dizzy butterfly paired up with the iron hard humorless business tycoon has potential for a lot of humor like it did in Charlotte Lamb s Sweet Compulsion and An Excellent Wifebut it did nothing for me here I did not find the heroine cute and a breath of fresh air Rather she was unlikable dishonest lazy entitled and very nosy Lying in Rumunia. Koniec złotej epoki your job application is bad but then not even making an effort to meetour duties just treating everything as a big joke was not at all endearing to me Hero wasn t any betterJust not for me Re Take Away the Pride Emma Richmond s HP debut is a tale of an h behaving badly and an H who can t seem to help but fall under her spellThe h needs a job she is a swimming instructor whose job offer was rescinded and now has no way to pay her rent to her roommate Because she had to leave school at 16 before getting any ualifications to help care for her injured and very ill father the h s job prospects are dismal Still the h has a fierce sense of duty to pay her fair share when her self employed father fell off a roof and was permanently injured her mother and the h both had to work full time to support them They
were still very poor and there was a lack of foodstill very poor and there was a lack of food electricity would be cut off and the burden of 24 hour care for an angry and bitter helpless man So the h doesn t stop to think when the only job in the want ads is for an executive secretary she calls the number and lies about having several A and O levels and miraculously gets the highly paid jobThe. Urprisingly Toby discovered she rather liked Marcus in his home element But her past lies kept her from revealing her feelings for Marcus despite the way his heart stopping kisses turned her glib world upside down.