↠´ Take Away the Pride ↠´ Download by ↠´ Emma Richmond
↠´ Take Away the Pride ↠´ Download by ↠´ Emma Richmond 4 Stars At fifteen when Toby s father had an accident that left him paralyzed, she was forced to leave school to be his caregiver by night and work during the day, while her mother worked several jobs all night long Often they went hungry and without electricity, and Toby watched her father become a bitter angry man and her mother lose all her beauty and youth Toby loved her father but she couldn t help feeling relief when he died, finally freeing them She d vowed never again to have to take life so seriously and never to love someone so completely as her mother had loved her father Having few skills, Toby decides to train as a swimming instructor and within six months she s earned her certificates with flying colours Due to budget cuts, the community job she d been promised had be She D Taken Life As A Joke Till NowLying Outrageously About Her Qualifications, Freewheeling Toby Anderson Had Wangled A Position As Marcus Du Mann S Personal Secretary But She Was A Secretarial Disaster Much To The Disgust Of MarcusThen A Family Emergency Plunked An Unwelcome Baby Nephew In His Lap And Marcus Reluctantly Turned To Toby For Help Toby Found Herself Living With The Infant And Her Insufferably Overbearing Boss Surprisingly, Toby Discovered She Rather Liked Marcus In His Home Element But Her Past Lies Kept Her From Revealing Her Feelings For Marcus Despite The Way His Heart Stopping Kisses Turned Her Glib World Upside Down I really like the heroine Toby is very carefree and joyful and has a refreshing take on life When she s in dire straits, she fakes a CV and takes a job as the hero s secretary She sees it as a temporary situation, and doesn t really thinks it trough One disaster follows another of course, and she slowly realizes that her impulsive decision has a lot of big consequenses for the life of the hero She starts to feel bad about her lies, but can t really come clean, and then her feelings start to get in the wayI loved this because neither the hero or heroine were perfect and ended up making each other better people she less chaotic and careless, he less stuck up and feeling The situational humor of a disastrous secretary balanced out the sadder parts of the story well. You know it s all I liked the character Toby If I had her problem and was not able to get a job that was worth it I would do the same thing she did Just to have a job would be worth all the trouble later But then to fall in love with the boss, that would be an extra bonus Too bad I haven t got either one and am unable to But that is not for this story I did enjoy the story. I was looking through boxes of books in my cupboard that I have been lugging around with me for the past 20 years trying to work out what to keep and what to get rid of the world of Kindle is helping me de clutter my books I came across this one and remembered first reading it when it was released in the mid 1990s when I was just out of school I remember loving it it had that very sweet Meg Ryan Tom Hanks feel to it It felt like a nice, quick Friday night read What do you know Couple of hours later it was finished reminded me why these books are so popular as Quick Fixes. Toby is a really likeable character a bit of a klutz on the surface, but underneath an intelligent and athletic girl with a good sense of humor Fakes a few credentials to get a job to pay the bills and comes against Marcus the boss Lots gud one actually, cud have been better wid some angst i really loved how toby got on marcus nerves the book was full of hilarious moments and sometimes it even grew irritating Horrible.
I know it s weird to object to lack of plausibility in a Harlequin because, hello It s a Harlequin and plausibility is not exactly the ingredient that the target readership is craving However, I still need for the plot and characters to progress at least semi logically within the context of the story to be able to enjoy it. Here, the jump from employer employee in an office setting for a whole week, to roommates and co babysitters for the 8 month old plot Muppet who apparently does NOTHING but sleep all night and day with 1 or maximum 2 quick nappy changing and feeding breaks btw what the hell are rubber pants and then to best buds and co conspirators thwarting a potential OW all seemed so artificial and contrived that I DNF before the fun even got started. Simply no chemistry there, no romantic tension, and way to mehit was okay Heroine, was a little too batty for my tastes I didn t care for the fact that she lied, and seemed cavalier about the consequences and impact of her lies She also didn t make sense. . and I found myself stopping to reread paragraphs to figure out what was really happening. As bad, as the heroine was, the hero was worse The things he said to her at the big showdown were horrible For her to walk into his arms without making him grovel and work for forgiveness, showed just how batty she was.