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Hired: The Italian's Convenient Mistress (Married by Christmas) (Harlequin Presents Extra, No 29)
Hired The Italian's Convenient Mistress - Married by Christmas - Harlequin Presents Extra, No 29 Author:Carol Marinelli Married by Christmas: For better or worse, she'll be his by Christmas! — In the run-up to Christmas, Elijah Vanaldi discovers he is guardian to his small, orphaned nephew. But the playboy billionaire's reputation makes some people question his ability to be a father. Elijah must fight to protect the child... a... more »nd he'll do anything it takes!
Ainslie Farrell is jobless, homeless and desperate. When Elijah offers her a position in his household, she simply can't say no....
But the ruthless Italian wants more than nine to five -- he's demanding marriage!« less
pioneervalleygirl reviewed Hired: The Italian's Convenient Mistress (Married by Christmas) (Harlequin Presents Extra, No 29) on
This is only the second Marinelli HP I've read but it was as good as the first one and ended up on my keeper shelf. What I liked about this one is that the hero is not your average billionaire: he really came up the hard way, being a con artist youngster to real estate developer. But he's also unsure of himself in the situation he finds himself in at the beginning of the book, and connecting with the heroine is the best thing to happen to him. She's likeable as well and is more than a match for him. I liked both main characters a lot and fell into the story from the first page. I've been a Presents fan since the every first book, these days some of the books don't have the quality of the older HPs but every once in a while an author comes along and really shines and Marinelli is one of them.