Synopses & Reviews
What happens when three irresistibly sexy brothers lose a poker bet to their enterprising sister? They get hired out for her housecleaning venture. Now, the Manley Maids are at your service. Satisfaction guaranteed. Itand#8217;s what a woman gets...
Business owner Liam Manley has no patience for women like Cassidy Davenportand#151;women happy to spend a manand#8217;s money without giving a thought to any actual work. But to make good on his bet, Liam must not only tolerate the couture-clad socialite, heand#8217;ll have to clean up after her. Until Cassidyand#8217;s father suddenly cuts off her finances. With no money and no home for Liam to clean, Cassidy has no choice but to accept a job offerand#151;as Liamand#8217;s new maidand#133;
Liam is eager to teach her a lesson about the real world, but he winds up learning a few things himself. Free from her fatherand#8217;s influence, Cassidy can finally pursue her own life, and winds up showing Liam how resourceful and determined she can be. Not to mention how sexy she is with (or without) that designer wardrobe. But when sparks fly between them, will it be true loveand#133;or just another messy affair?
"When the three Manley brothers lose a poker bet, they're forced to work as maids for their sister's cleaning company in this clever start to Fennell's contemporary series. Entrepreneur Sean Manley sees an opportunity in his assignment to clean a mansion, and he makes a deal to develop the property into a landmark resort after the death of matriarch Merriweather. His plans are compromised when Merriweather makes a new will leaving the house to her estranged granddaughter, Livvy Carolla, and Livvy's menagerie of animal rescues on the condition that Livvy find a series of clues about her family history within two weeks. Sean helps Livvy solve the puzzle while planning to hide the last clue, but he's torn between his desire for professional success and his feelings for the bohemian Livvy, even when he has to clean up after a loquacious parrot and a pair of randy alpacas. Fans of Fennell's quirky style will enjoy the entertaining misadventures on the way to a too-easy resolution. Agent: Roberta Brown, Brown Literary Agency. (March)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Praise for Judi Fennell and her novels:
“The opening...is one of the best hooks Ive read. I dont know who could set it down after the first few pages...an excellent choice.”—Joey W. Hill. national bestselling author
“One of the most exciting and fun reads I have ever encountered.”—Fresh Fiction
“Phenomenally written novel...One of the best stories I have read this year, and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves a happy ending!”—Sizzling Hot Books
“Will keep the reader enraptured.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Praise for the Manley Maids novels
and#8220;One of the most exciting and fun reads I have ever encountered.and#8221;and#8212;Fresh Fiction
and#8220;Phenomenally written noveland#8230;One of the best stories I have read this year, and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves a happy ending!and#8221;and#8212;Sizzling Hot Books
and#8220;Will keep the reader enraptured.and#8221;and#8212;Publishers Weekly (starred review)
and#8220;A light and breezy read for alland#8230;[Will] amuse the reader to the very last page. Well done, Judi Fennell!and#8221;and#8212;Night Owl Reviews
and#8220;[A] clever and colorful author!and#8221;and#8212;Fresh Fiction
Praise for the Manley Maids series
and#8220;Sassy and sexyand#8230;pure reading pleasure!and#8221;and#8212;Shirley Jump, New York Times bestselling author
and#8220;Will have readers in tears with giggles.and#8221;and#8212;Debbieand#8217;s Book Bag
What happens when three irresistibly sexy brothers lose a poker bet to their enterprising sister? They get hired out for her housecleaning venture. Now, the Manley Maids are at your service. Satisfaction guaranteed. Its what a woman wants...
Resort entrepreneur Sean Manley was all set to buy an historic mansion at a great price, making a name for himself while making millions, when the seller and a poker bet change the game. Now hes in the place as a hunky male maid and theres one more complication: Livvy Carolla.
The house is Livvys inheritance. Her plan? Unload it to the highest bidder and use the cash to start her own bakery business. One look at the help” and shes hot to take him with her. Until she finds out hes got a secret agenda.
But when Sean falls for the free-spirited, strong-willed Livvy, he has new ideas for the estateand Livvys part in it. If all goes well, theyll both be getting what they want. And then some.
After starting her housecleaning company, Manley Maids, one woman is determined to make it on her own. And what a woman she isand#133;
Now that Mary-Alice Catherine Manleyand#151;Macand#151;has her hunky brothers working for her, she can sit back and watch the business roll in. But her new assignment quickly tosses that plan out the window. Mildred, her grandmotherand#8217;s best friend, needs her house cleaned and Gran has volunteered Mac for the job. The problem is Mildredand#8217;s cocky grandson. He thinks Macand#8217;s at his beck and call, but she has a few things to tell himand#133;aside from how hot he is.
Jared Nolan is currently lying low, nursing some broken bonesand#151;and aand#160; bruised ego. The injured professional baseball player let himself be used by woman once, and now it could rob him of his beloved career. No woman is ever going to call the shots again, which is why, when the bossy Mac shows up, heand#8217;s going to show her whoand#8217;s really in charge. Heand#8217;s just not prepared for the undeniable attraction between them. And with the two of them in one house, thereand#8217;s no telling who will come out swingingand#133;
About the Author
Judi Fennell, author of What a Woman Wants and What a Woman Needs, has had her nose in a book and her head in some celestial realm all her life, including those early years when her mom would exhort her to and#147;get outside!and#8221; instead of watchingand#160;Bewitchedand#160;orand#160;I Dream of Jeannieand#160;on television. So she didand#151;right into Dadand#8217;s hammock with her Nancy Drew books. These days sheand#8217;s more likely to have her nose in her laptop and her head (and the rest of her) at a favorite writing spot, but sheand#8217;s still reading either her latest manuscript or her friendsand#8217; books, or helping authors bring their books to readers with her formatting business. A PRISM and Golden Leaf Award winner, Judi is the author of lighthearted romantic comedies. She lives in suburban Philadelphia with her own menagerieand#151;whichand#160;mightand#160;just include a few of the two-legged kind. Check out excerpts, deleted scenes, reviews, and contests, as well as the chance to dive into a whole new world, on her website.