Saturday, March 22, 2014

Book Review: What A Woman Wants

What a Woman Wants (Manley Maids, #1)Author: Judi Fennell
Publication Date: March 4, 2014
Publisher: Berkley
Series: Manley Maids # 1

What happens when three irresistibly sexy brothers lose a poker bet to their enterprising sister? They get hired out for her housecleaning venture. Now, the Manley Maids are at your service. Satisfaction guaranteed. It’s what a woman wants... 

Resort entrepreneur Sean Manley was all set to buy an historic mansion at a great price, making a name for himself while making millions, when the seller and a poker bet change the game. Now he’s in the place as a hunky male maid and there’s one more complication: Livvy Carolla.

The house is Livvy’s inheritance. Her plan? Unload it to the highest bidder and use the cash to start her own bakery business. One look at the help” and she’s hot to take him with her. Until she finds out he’s got a secret agenda.

But when Sean falls for the free-spirited, strong-willed Livvy, he has new ideas for the estate—and Livvy’s part in it. If all goes well, they’ll both be getting what they want. And then some.

The doors to Hell – aka her familial estate – were wide and welcoming.

“I believe, dear brothers, you all need to be fitted for Manley Maids uniforms.”

Because will millions at stake, a babe for a boss, and just under three weeks to kick her out of her home, instead of being lord of the manor, he was the freaking maid.

This book catches the reader’s attention by starting off with a heated sibling poker game in which Mac Manley wins over all three of her brothers and forces them to work for her cleaning business for four weeks! This story only deals with one of the Manley brothers, Sean, and a mansion his is cleaning but actually hopes to buy. However, Sean runs into a problem he does not expect. Her name is Livvy Carolla and she is the granddaughter of the woman whom the mansion belonged to. Livvy has arrived on orders for her grandmother to sell the house to the highest bidder and use the money for her up and coming bakery. Sean nor Livvy expect to run into problems, nor do they expect to fall in love!

Livvy has not had such a wonderful life or childhood. People are always leaving or betraying her. Livvy had to learn to put the past behind her and move on. She has now made a name for herself and is quickly climbing the ladder to her dreams. I enjoyed finding out about her family and the history of the mansion she was trying to purchase. I enjoyed seeing Livvy interacting with Sean mainly because he brought out a side of her that was locked away by the loved ones who disregarded her. Sean and Livvy were a great pair! I love characters like Livvy and I am glad she found someone like Sean.

This was a fun, quick read and I was of course happy to find out that I believe we will get to hear from the other Manley brothers. The end of the story had some emotional parts, but I was glad to see that the cleaning business was going to continue, as well as Livvy and Sean’s romance. This was an exciting start to a brand new series. I have started so many new series of books this year, and I recommend this one just as much as all the others!

***A copy of this book was provided to me by the publishers at Berkley in exchange for my honest review***

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