The game of pretense…. when a temporary engagement is the perfect solution
Join in the fun as four special couples embark on pretend relationships
This book contains four complete engagement-of-convenience stories – no cliffhangers
The Bride Assignment: WANTED: Wife! Macey Phillips’ job at Peterson Temps is to match workers with short-time job assignments—not to be a matchmaker. Derek McConnell thinks differently. To secure his position as head of a baby-products firm, he needs to settle down as a family man. With no time to court a wife, he hires Macey to sort through the hundred possibilities and find just the right Mrs. McConnell. Choosing a wife for a man she knows little about proves fiendishly difficult. As Macey strikes potential brides from the list, pressure grows from Derek’s board of directors… and soon Derek’s wondering if there might be a simpler solution – marrying Macey!
Temporary Measures: When Deborah Ainsley’s distant cousin Riley Lassiter warns her that Aunt Ida is about to invest the family trust fund in a scam, Deborah needs a good excuse to hold up the transfer. An expensive wedding – to be paid for by the trust – might do the trick, and as for a groom… Well, Riley is close at hand, and he already knows the score. But soon it feels as though an engagement long enough to discourage the con man might just go on forever.
Touch Not My Heart: Gayle Bradley is the perfect personal assistant, doing whatever is necessary to advance the goals of her employer without comment or complaint – even if that means sending flowers to the ladies who have spent the night in the boss’s penthouse apartment above the office. So of course when allergic-to-marriage computer tycoon Jared Logan finds himself mired in a business deal and needing a temporary fiancée to pull off a coup, he turns to his assistant, thinking she’ll be perfect at this job, too. And he’s right – too right, because once Jared steps across the line, things get very, very personal.
Dating Games: The matchmakers are out in force! Everyone at Nicolet University wants the new financial aid director, Rachel Todd, to be happy at the college – but “happily single” doesn’t meet their definition. Colin McKenna’s entire family has paired off, leaving him as the only exception – and every last one of them seems determined to see him wed. The only thing Rachel and Colin have in common is that they’re targets – so the sensible move seems to be to combine forces. If they pretend to date each other, Rachel declares, they can keep all the matchmakers off their trail. And it works – until the dating game gets all too serious.