When Samantha Monroe married, the last thing she expected
was to end up a single mother with three kids. But that's
exactly what happened three years ago when her dearly
beloved decided he was gay and wanted out. Now she's
struggling to make ends meet on her hairstylist salary,
with a rental house falling down around her knees, two
surly almost teenagers and a toddler who refuses to be
potty trained. One night, filled with self-pity and too
many margaritas, Sam announces to her friends that surely
being a kept woman wouldn't be all that bad. Hearing this
gives her friend, Kara, an idea. Kara is the campaign
manager for playboy senatorial candidate Jack Tolliver.
Jack has a bad reputation, and if he has any hope of
winning the senate seat, he needs to clean up his act. Kara
thinks Sam and her kids are just what Jack needs. She just
needs to convince Jack and Sam of that.
Jack has known his whole life that he'd play football and
be in politics, just like his father and grandfather before
him. His football career was cut short when during his
first Super Bowl game a tackle injured him to such a degree
that he'd never play football again. Brokenhearted, Jack
turned to politics, just as expected, and to women. Lots of
women. His reputation as a bad boy has cost him his chance
at a congressional seat, and this senate race is his last
chance. It's with those thoughts in mind that he allows
Kara to talk him into a sham engagement to Samantha,
complete with her three children.
As the weeks pass, Sam finds that Jack is more than he lets
on. He's not only supremely sexy, he's also charming, funny
and generous. And he's surprisingly good with her kids.
Jack is finally seeing what all the fuss is about. Having a
woman who's great to talk to, nurturing, sensitive, loving
and great in the sack, all rolled into one! Jack Tolliver,
ladies man, is falling in love.
Unfortunately, there are two people set on preventing Sam
and Jack from having their happily-ever-after. One is
Jack's spurned lover, Christy, a political journalist, and
the other is Sam's ex-husband. Christy hatches a scheme to
out Jack and Sam's obviously false relationship, and ropes
the ex into helping her, promising to keep the cops off his
back and to pay his back child support. But will these two
jealous schemers be able to come between Sam and Jack as
their love blossoms into one that will last a lifetime?
THE KEPT WOMAN is an excellent read, and I highly recommend
Playing by the rules has left Samantha Monroe with an AWOL
ex-husband, maxed out credit cards, and the task of raising
three children on a hairstylist's salary. It's time for a
new game plan. When Sam learns that politician Jack
Tolliver needs someone to play the part of his fiance for
six months in return for a generous paycheck, she's ready
to sign up on the spot.
MEETS A BAD-BOY POLITICIAN
Jack needs Sam and her kids to help tone down his image
from womanizing cad to dependable dad. But he was expecting
Sam to be a frumpy single mom, not a wickedly smart, sexy
redhead. Keeping nosey newshounds from discovering that his
engagement is a charade is going to be a tough job, but one
mind-blowing kiss from Sam and suddenly Jack is ready to
put in all the overtime necessary...
LOVE WINS IN A LANDSLIDE...
Now, with scheming opponents itching to bring Jack down,
Sam's ex returning to stir up trouble, one stubborn pre-
schooler, two squabbling teenagers, a crazy dog, and some
out-of-this-world sex, Jack and Sam are discovering that
playing make-believe can be complicated ... but not nearly as
much as falling in love...