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Work for Hire is about a law student named Tekla. She's goes to NYU starting her second year with confidence. Until disaster strikes. She's hit with unexpected dorm costs, and like who really wants to go back and live with their parents. Her roommate recommends becoming a tutor for a posh tutoring agency.
Not a bad solution, unless you have the rich family from hell. The kids turn out to be a mess, parents absent, and everything falls into Tekla's lap most of the time. Throw in a really cute photography assistant for distractions, and you got all the reasons to build suspense.
The writing has extreme detail. You know the author lived through something like this. Yup. In her bio, it does mention she went to law school and tutored to-do-well students. You can tell. It's raw and edgy.
If you want a book that pivots around the moment in your life that everything comes crashing down, and you doubt you can make it, this is the book for you. You live it all, moment for moment, until you cheer for Tekla in the end. Bravo.
I had to ask, is there more? I'll be waiting.
I usually try to not include spoilers in my reviews but I can't talk about this book without addressing my dissatisfaction with the ending (and the build-up to the ending).
I really liked Tekla in the beginning. She came across as ambitious, responsible, and mature. But my opinion of her changed pretty quickly when she took a job tutoring two entitled teens, Xander and Gemma. At first, the job seemed completely in character for her; she needed extra money to take care of added financial responsibilities related to her school, room, and board. But when she started the job, she realized that the kids didn't want help with their homework--they wanted her to do it all for them. And their parents and Tekla's boss from the tutoring agency supported that opinion. She whined to herself about how wrong it was, yet she continued to do it anyway.
Next thing you know, her job is taking up far more of her time than she expected, thanks to Xander and Gemma's absent parents, and suddenly Tekla is shirking her responsibilities on Law Review as well as in her own studies. So what does she do? She lets her would-be boyfriend Markus--the "good guy" she's not interested in dating--do her work for her. After finishing the semester strong (thanks to Markus), she lands a coveted internship where she is asked to write opinions for a judge--again, hired to do all the work for someone else. It's a depressing premise that in "the real world" it's necessary to sell yourself out just to pay rent.
There was a bit of a love triangle involved in the book. Tekla didn't seem to want anything more than friendship from Markus yet fawned over Julian, the personal assistant to Xander and Gemma's famous photographer mother.Read more ›
And I read the book, forcing myself most of the time, thinking that eventually Tekla would grow a spine. That never happened. It was really hard to believe that this would-be lawyer just took everything some spoiled brat teenagers, the wealthy parents of the brat teenagers, and a douche pseudo-boyfriend dished out. It was beyond irritating that Tekla couldn't do anything right, be anywhere on time, was always getting yelled at, and this didn't change throughout the whole book. I was expecting at some point for her to finally grow a pair and stand up for herself. Never happened.
Also, why on earth was this listed as a "romance"? There was no romance in this book. The love interest is a jerk, and the "love story" was maybe 5% of the book. Not one of the characters were likeable at ALL, except maybe Markus, who occupied maybe 3 pages of the book. I was just so annoyed by the ending that I felt like reading the whole book was a waste. Very annoyed!
Work For Hire is a fast-paced entertaining story written in the first person narrative and set in New York City. The reader follows Tekla's trials and tribulations of trying to attend law school while working as a part-time tutor to a wealthy family's troublesome teenage children.Read more ›
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I had Work for Hire categorized as a contemporary romance on my Kindle based on the book description, which sounds like the basic plot of so many billionaire romance novels. Read morePublished 13 months ago by J. M. Struwe
I'm loved the story line and it kept me wanting to NOT put it down, just so I could see what happened next!!Published 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
An elementary piece. Began well enough, but as it developed it left me wondering I'd I should finish it. The ending was disappointing. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Horse lady
I could not finish this book. Got a little over half way thru, thinking it might get better.... WRONG. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Beth
Great book and quick read. I couldn't stop myself from reading. Congrats Margo! I can't wait for your next book.Published on June 23, 2014 by Ivalis
This was a fun read. Would recommend to anyone who wants an entertaining book. Will definitely read this author again.Published on November 27, 2013 by christabug
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