Love for Hire
Series: Helena’s Grove #2
Author: Ivy Alexander
Narrator: Jennifer Groberg
Originally Published: July 15, 2014
Published on Audio: November 10, 2022
Audiobook: 3 hours 28 minutes
Reviewed By: Jessica
Dates Read: April 17-18, 2023
Jessica’s Rating: 4 stars
Annie LaFaye is a small-town girl going to college in the big world. She’s talkative, polite, fun and… single. She dreads going to the holiday dinners by herself, until her roommate suggests something that’s so out of Annie’s comfort zone that it just might work!
Annie finds a date for the holidays in Marcus, a confident, handsome curly-haired blond who has everything going for him. Annie feels lucky to be with someone who has it so all-together. But complications arise when Annie and Marcus find they can’t hide behind appearances. Will Annie’s feelings ruin everything?
Light, fun and full of romantic moments, this sweet story will have you falling in love all over again.
The characters from book one are back for book two in the Helena’s Grove series! This time Annie is the focus. And like the first we have a sweet and clean romance.
Poor Annie: She is the eternal single gal and it is starting to get to her, especially now that her brother Zach is in a relationship with Jen. So much so that at Thanksgiving dinner Annie let it slips that she is dating someone, and of course Aunt Gabby, Zach and Jen want to meet Marcus! But Marcus doesn’t actually exist…
This enters the trope of fake dating/ buying a date. And I think I like this trope! Annie just keeps digging herself into a bigger hole with each lie she creates. Like with Love Finds You, you know where this story is heading, but this time I had some doubts. I actually shouted “YES!” when I got to the part of the story where it went in the direction I wanted.
This really is a fun, sweet series, and the books are of novella length. Therefore, they can be read or listened to quickly. Sweet stories can be such a refresher that we need when life becomes difficult. Love for Hire would make a cute Hallmark movie!
Jennifer Groberg narrates again. She does a good job, though at one point I was getting Aunt Gabby mixed up with another character with her narration. That only happened once and otherwise I could keep the characters straight. She did really goof with her interpretation of Annie and Annie’s feelings.
Many thanks to the author Ivy Alexander for sending me an audiobook copy to listen to!