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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keep the vultures at bay. I’ve noticed Jake around the building and he’s the perfect man for the job.
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.
“Oh, well … hello there, hot stuff.” Mrs. Jenkins stands in the open doorway of her apartment.
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.
myself every time I have a work order for unit 2007. Which is normally once a week.
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.
Honestly, that seems a bit suspicious since we worked through the entire building updating
the detectors less than six months ago.
I set down my toolbox and scan the living room for the unit’s central detector.
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.
“Will two fingers do, Jake? I’ve always preferred two.” She waggles her eyebrows.
step ladder so I can reach the smoke detector.
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.
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.
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website, that catapulted her fully into the book world, she knew that something was missing.
Lauren decided to take the plunge and write her first novel. While working for a video game
strategy guide publisher, she decided to mix what she knew best--video games and romance.
She decided to take the plunge and joined NaNoWrimo and a month later, she had her first draft.
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