Hank Mallone spotted trouble when she sat down and said she’d marry him! Maggie Toone was a tempting firecracker who’d make his life delightful hell if he let her pretend to be his wife in order to improve his rogue’s reputation. Would his harebrained scheme to get a bank loan for his business backfire once Maggie arrived in his small Vermont town and let the gossips take a look? Maggie never expected her employer to be drop-dead handsome, or to affect her like a belt of bourbon on her empty stomach, but she was too intrigued by his offer to say no… and too eager to escape a life that made her feel trapped. The deal was strictly business, both agreed… until Hank turned out to be every fantasy she’d ever had, and Maggie was so bright, funny, and downright irresistible that Hank fell head over heels in love! While the town watched, Hank wooed his wife with a charm that had never failed him yet. Could he make her dreams real by proving she belonged in his arms?
** Above copy taken from the original printing of Wife for Hire, 1988 **