Sunday, July 1st, 2007
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Desperate for a date to her cousin’s wedding, Penny Marsh resorts to contacting an escort service. Little does she know, Studs for Hire is no ordinary escort service, but a cover for a mate-finding business for lonely immortals.
Nicholas has spent centuries searching for his true mate, and finally finds her in a lovely date for the night. He falls for the shy beauty right away, but how will she react when she learns the truth about Studs for Hire? And that he’s a vampire.
For once, she was pleased with her appearance, but what was the point in looking good if she had no date to the wedding? She hadn’t intended to go in the first place, but her mom and Aunt Helen had pleaded, feeding her some bull about families sticking together and being there for one another. Well why the hell hadn’t anyone told Barbara that when she’d stolen Penny’s boyfriend?
Tana had suggested that not going to the wedding would send the message that Penny still cared for Chad, giving their cousin more ammunition to gloat. The best revenge would be showing up and having a great time.
If she were being honest with herself, Penny was over Chad, but her cousin’s betrayal was what cut the most. Barbara, having no shame whatsoever, made a big deal about Penny not having a date for the wedding, pushing Penny so far that she felt she needed to make something up.
“For your information, I do have a date.”
The smug expression on her cousin’s face turned to one of disbelief. “Oh really?”
“Yes, really. Surely you didn’t expect me to still be mooning over what’s-his-name. Actually, the two of you did me a favor. Had you two not, uh…fallen in love, I never would have met Cole.”
Barbara’s lips had tightened and eyes narrowed. “Why is this the first time I’m hearing about it?”
“Come on, Barb, do you ever really listen to anyone when the subject isn’t about you?” Tana had cut in, saving Penny from digging herself deeper in the hole she’d created.
Barbara had not been amused.
The lie she’d made up, however, had put Penny in an awkward position. Now not only did she have to attend the blasted affair, but she’d have to bring a date.
Tana, bless her scheming heart, had suggested hiring a date for the night. With only a month before the wedding with no prospects, why not pay for someone to pretend to be madly in love with her?
Penny though the idea ridiculous, but as the event grew closer, desperation set in. As if the hand of fate had intervened, she’d come across and ad in the newspaper.
Need a date to an important event in a hurry? Want to impress your friends with Mr. Tall, Dark, Handsome and Successful? Then call Studs for Hire. You won’t be disappointed.
Sure the ad was cheesy, but what choice did she have?