Summary- Hank needs a woman to pretend to be his wife so he can appear respectable and advance his business. Maggie needs a job that will give her time to write her first novel. Maggie and Hank agree to help each other out. But somehow, pretending to be married makes them just a bit too cozy for comfort.
My rating- C
I love Janet Evanovich. I love her Stephanie Plum series. Wife for Hire is the first of her romances I have read. I wasn’t real impressed.
Wife for Hire is told with her customary humor. It is a very funny and short read. I laughed out loud several times. The hilarious antics of cat and dog and man and woman were well written.
Wife for Hire didn’t have much going plot wise. The plot it had was not believable. There also isn’t much conflict. Basically, within 5 days Hank is madly in love and wants to marry Maggie for real. She is equally in love but she doesn’t know if she really wants to live where he does. There is a very brief mystery that was quite a let down as well.
If you listen to the audio book and have listened to the Stephanie Plum audio books as well it is fairly repetitive. It is the same voice. Maggie sounds like Stephanie. Hank sounds like Joe. Also, Evanovich uses much of the same words and phrases in the book. So it came off as less realistic to me and less unique.
If you are looking for a fun quick read with little substance than this is a great book for you.