Vacancy Wife of ConvenienceJessica Steele
CollyGillinghamis in a bind. She has a week to pack her bags and get out of her home.For the first time in her life she needs a job - and fast! So, seeing an advert for a secretaryat Livingstone Developments,Colly jumps at the chance...The moment Silas Livingstone seesColly he knows she's exactly the woman he's beenlooking for. There's only one vacancy that Silas is advertising now - and that's for a wifeof convenience. WillColly take him up on the offer...?Contract Brides - from paper marriage to wedded bliss! Left penniless by her father's death, Columbine "Colly" Gillingham desperately needs a job, but she lacks experience. Then Silas Livingstone makes her an unorthodox proposal.If Colly will fill his
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(3) to help him save his family'sfirm, he'll provide the cash to finance her dreams. Neither plans to marry otherwise, soit's a sweetheart deal—until they spoil everything by falling in love. Jessica Steele'snewest is charming and employs a classic plot, but certain aspects of the story (e.g.,marrying because of the hero's family, then keeping it a secret from them) are slightlyconfusing.
SHE had first seen him at her father's funeral, and had not expected to see him again. Buthere he was standing in front of her, tall, as she remembered, dark-haired and somewherein his middle thirties.Collyhad not had the chance then to learn who he was; her stepmother of two years, onlyfive years older than her, hadmonopolised him as they stood at the crematorium after theservice. 'Do come back to the house for some refreshment',Colly had clearly heard Nanette urge.He had suavely declined, looked as if he might come over toColly to offer hiscondolences, but she had been buttonholed by someone else and had turned away. Hespoke to her now, though, apologising thatMr Blake—the man she was at the Livingstone building to see—was unfortunately incapacitated that day.'Silas Livingstone,' he introduced himself. She had not known his name; he obviouslyknew hers. 'If you could hang on here for ten minutes, I'll be free to interview you in hisstead.'