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- Print Length: 240 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: July 5, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B072QV3NCG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #697,411 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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She flips open her phone, scrolling through the world’s premier international gossip registry— otherwise known as Facebook.
“I was housekeeping staff at the Four Seasons in LA briefly.” Ha, that was a nightmare. Cleaning and I are mortal enemies, and will remain so for the rest of my life. But I can’t say that to Henry, so I modify the truth a little. “My boss constantly praised the high standard of my work, so you have nothing to worry about there.” It’s thanks to my acting ability that I pull that lie off so easily. In reality, my boss at the Four Seasons fired me because I always left the rooms messier than I found them. But hell, this is an interview, and a little embellishment is standard. It’s not like I’m an inveterate liar or anything.
He proceeds to give me a tour of the house, explaining where all the cleaning equipment and supplies are stored, and giving me pointers on the way he likes things to be organized. I brought a notepad along, so I take exhaustive notes (actually I doodle his face).
“I’m not a maid,” I clarify. “I’m a domestic helper and child-care expert.” I got those words from the internet, when I was watching a YouTube video on how to do laundry. They make me sound infinitely more professional, so I’ll use them.
You know what they say about judging a book by its cover. Henry might look boring, like historical fiction, but he’s actually an erotica novel.
I adored this cleverly amusing book from start to finish. While I didn’t always love the characters because, well, there were times that Max was an obnoxious, vain, arrogant, and self-absorbed diva, but regardless, Max never failed to hold my attention and she did redeem herself. Henry and his quirky and precocious nephew Lucien were hands-down my favorite characters. But oh, how the mighty had fallen… After years of humiliating and harsh doses of reality, Max gave up on her dreams and was not the same narcissistic person she had been in college. Written from a first person POV of Max, the writing quality was top notch, I was well established in Max’s head and was highly entertained by her colorful inner musings and humorous observations. The plot was fresh and entertaining and the storyline was crisp, amusing, insightful, and clever. This was my first experience reading Ms. Clinton’s work and I quickly rose to the level of fangirl admiration before concluding the first chapter. I frequently smirked, chortled, gasped and giggle snorted, although there were also several heart-squeezing and angsty moments in between her bumbling misadventures.
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
Genre: Romance , Women's Fiction
Well, I loved Sasha's NYC singles 1 ( and have just borrowed the next two on KU) so was keen to read this.
Wow, what a b itch Max was back then. she can't just reject him politely but has to humiliate him, astonished that a guy with zits can have the audacity to ask a hot, popular girl like her out. She really decimates him in her refusal, and I so felt for him.
She's convinced she's on her way to the top, but when we catch up with her six years later her plans have gone wildly astray.
Max is a very different person now, much more likable, thinks about others, cares about not hurting people. At first I still wanted to hate her for how awful she was to Henry but she'd changed so much.
That change came at a huge price though, and her career was a casualty of things that happened to her which have left lasting effects. They make acting out of the picture now, her dreams are dust, she can't seem to want to pick herself up and try again, she's too scared.
As for relationships and love, they're a no-go. I felt for her, she'd had a tough time and yet she was still a happy, cheery person even with the problems she was facing.
She's living with her brother and sister in law in a tiny flat, so getting a job and then hopefully a place of her own...well, a share of a place anyway, is priority.
I love her sister in law, such a fantastic person, full of confidence, and always ready to knuckle down and work for what she wants. She's not letting Max slide either, and soon accompanying her to an interview she's arranged.
She's like a tiny steamroller, so forceful everyone cant help but go with her plans.
Its Henry though who wants the housekeeper, and a nanny for his 9 year old nephew Lucien.
I loved that kid, full of clever humour, snark, and ways to play the restrictions his overbearing, over protective mother sets.
She's a heart surgeon and Lucien isn't allowed sweets, sugar, fat, carbs, flavour and ...well.. anything 9 years olds love, but he manages to sneak around Max and get some fun and treats.
He's only 9 but at times feels 29 in experience and ideas, full of knowledge that make him seem so much older. I love his conversations with Max.
So there's Max, housekeeping for Henry, who's lost the zits, made loads of dosh and is a really lovely guy. How could she not fall in love with him, but for her relationships are out. From her past its the one thing she just can't do, it makes her physically ill. Henry though has plans...
Its a great fun read, full of humour, with characters that feel so real. they aren't perfect but flawed and that makes them feel as if I know them, and Henry, well...I'd love to know him!
There some really emotional moments here too, sad ones but also ones that leave you cheering, such as when she meets Rob. Way to go Max!
Stars: four, a real fun read which made me smile, and also had the sadness, heartbreaking emotions, the part that made me wonder if all could come right, that I love.
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"AWWWWWW" that's what I was saying out loud after only two pages And the more I read the more I loved it!Read more
"I'm twenty-eight. Unemployed. Mooching off my brother, with no job in sight. In simple words, my life's a wreck.Read more
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