#Epub Ê Take Away the Pride ó eBook or E-pub free

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 been given to students, and so Toby found herself coasting on her roommates resources Paying the rent is essential to Toby, she needs a good paying job to help her get ahead, but the papers have nothing she s qualified for, so she calls an ad for a CEO s private secretary Learning what skills are required for the job, she decides to plump up her CV to suit, and when she has her interview she boldly lives up to her make believe credentials Marcus is all business and when he interviews Toby, he s quite impressed with her CV and her outgoing nature A 30 day trial is agreed, and from Toby s first day, Marcus tries to be patient as she becomes accustomed to the office routine He quickly catches on that her short hand is not up to par, and neither is her report writing After a few days, Marcus begins to realize that Toby doesn t seem to be taking her job seriously, and he s beyond frustrated But when his sister calls in a panic that her husband who is overseas has had a serious accident, Toby jumps to action With airline tickets and emergency visa organized, Toby and Marcus head out to help Wanda The only catch is a child minder for Wanda s eight month old son, and Marcus immediately volunteers his new secretary Baby Peter is a mini Marcus, and Toby immediately loses her heart Marcus insists that he s staying too to make sure Toby isn t as ditsy domestically as she is in the office I must say that I cringed when I read just how much Toby had exaggerated her credentials and that she really didn t think it was that big a deal She s such a likeable character though and I needed to read to see how she was going to get away with it Marcus has hardened his heart after watching his mother have her affairs and his father bury himself in his work Everything to him is black or white, so it s rather amazing that he hadn t checked Toby s CV, which was amazing to Toby as well I laughed out loud with some of Toby s back chat to Marcus, and her audacious behaviour Though she thoroughly frustrates him in the office, seeing her with baby Peter, Marcus finds himself relaxing and wanting to join in Of course there s a big black moment when Marcus learns that Toby had lied, and there are some horrible words slug by both, making for some riveting reading Both learned some valuable lessons from the other I found Ms Richmond s debut a fun, compelling read that I thoroughly enjoyed from the first pages. #Epub õ Take Away the Pride å 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 going to blow up in Toby s face, and by the time it happens it s very awful, and you really hope that they can forgive and forget and just be happy together. 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 of mishaps but then when they are taken out of the work environment to look after his nephew the reader gets to see a new side to her.However, I didn t really love it this time around Since I have been introduced to J.R Ward s Brotherhood series these books all just feel a little too sweet and I think I have outgrown sweet This one I will now pass on to the second hand book store for some one else to read as a book stuck in a cupboard is not a book it is just stuff Hopefully someone else will come across this one and find the same magic I initially found 15 years ago. 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 too much of a bickerfest Normally, the pairing up of the flighty, airheaded, Mary Sue heroine who just flits through life like a dizzy butterfly, paired up with the iron hard, humorless business tycoon, has potential for a lot of humor, like it did in Charlotte Lamb s Sweet Compulsion and An Excellent Wife but it did nothing for me here I did not find the heroine cute and a breath of fresh air Rather, she was unlikable, dishonest, lazy, entitled, and very nosy Lying in your job application is bad, but then not even making an effort to meet your duties, just treating everything as a big joke, was not at all endearing to me Hero wasn t any better.Just not for me. 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.