RELEASE TOUR FOR Boyfriend Maintenance by Lauren Helms
Emmy King became a disgraced high-society princess when she walked away from her family’s
money. Jake Harper is the sexy yet uninterested apartment building’s maintenance man. When the
two agree to help each other out, they quickly realize the more time they spend together the more
the lines get blurred. The fifth book in the #mustread series, 425 Madison Avenue, is now live.
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About Boyfriend Maintenance
My bad reputation is coming back to haunt me. Now, I need a date for my brother’s wedding just to
keep the vultures at bay. I’ve noticed Jake around the building and he’s the perfect man for the job.
The thing is, I don’t actually have what I promised in return for his help, but I don’t want this to end.
I’ve seen Emmy and she’s out of my league, but that doesn’t stop me from taking her up on her offer
and upping the ante. I have rules, however, the more time we spend together the more the lines get
blurred. Her lie made her more like me than I ever thought possible. Too bad liars don’t do it for me.
A little boyfriend maintenance goes a long way…
After all, 425 Madison Avenue is the perfect place to fall in love.
*Each story is completely standalone.
Copyright @ 2019 Lauren Helms
“Oh, well … hello there, hot stuff.” Mrs. Jenkins stands in the open doorway of her apartment.
Her arm slides up the doorframe slightly awkwardly as she leans into the frame. She’s
attempting to look sexy in a Japanese silk kimono robe. It’s a red floral print that hangs
nearly to her ankles. She has surprisingly good posture for a seventy-year-old woman.
Her husky voice is seductive as she gestures for me to come in. I have to mentally prepare
myself every time I have a work order for unit 2007. Which is normally once a week.
Mrs. Jenkins is a retired Broadway actress. She hit her stride when she starred in the hit
musical Chicago in the mid-seventies. Dorthy Jenkins is a dramatic, wealthy retiree who just
happens to hit on me every time I’m here. She may be a tad lonely, so I deal with it.
“Good afternoon, Mrs. Jenkins. My work order says that you’ve got faulty smoke detectors.”
Honestly, that seems a bit suspicious since we worked through the entire building updating
the detectors less than six months ago.
“Dorthy, darling. Please, stop calling me Mrs. Jenkins. You make me feel like a cougar.”
I raise my eyebrow at that. More like a puma since she’s got to be at least forty years older than me.
I set down my toolbox and scan the living room for the unit’s central detector.
“All right, Dorthy. You’re having issues with the smoke detectors? Let’s just take a look.
I’ll get these fixed up in no time.” Really, I just want to get out of here. The longer I’m in this
apartment, the more cheek pinches I get. And I’m not just talking about pinches to my face.
She gets a little bolder with each visit. Not looking forward to the day she takes it too far.
Her flirting seems harmless though. She just really appreciates those “hot young thangs.”
Her words, not mine.
“Well, no rush. I’ll just pour us a little nightcap.” I don't mention it's only four in the afternoon.
“Will two fingers do, Jake? I’ve always preferred two.” She waggles her eyebrows.
I divert my eyes. The sexual reference catches me off guard and I feel my face heat.
Clearing my throat, I shake my head. “I’m sorry, Dorthy, but no drinking on the job.” I pull out my
step ladder so I can reach the smoke detector.
“You’re such a good boy, darling. I admire that. I’ll just have a nip and enjoy the show.”
Just like she normally does. Unfortunately, she isn’t the only 425 Madison resident to watch
me while I do my job. I’ve worked in this building for nearly three years now. Growing up, I
never had dreams of becoming a maintenance man, but I’ve always been good with my hands.
Boyfriend Maintenance by Lauren Helms My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is the 5th book in the 425 Madison series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader understanding, and to avoid spoilers, I recommend reading this series in order.
Emmy has some family events coming up with her brother getting married. Her roommate thinks she should just grab the hottest hunk and make it happen. After talking to Jake, she starts to agree. Where did that come from?
Jake has always had the hots for Emmy, and now he knows her name. Working in the building has never been so difficult. What she is proposing seems easy. Until he gets a taste.....
This was an unexpected guilty pleasure. These characters were so fun. Their personalities, and the banter was a joy to read. I loved the premise, and the pace was at a steady thrum. The heat builds until the story just gets you so excited!
*** This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review only. View all my reviews