The Job Proposal

Diversion Books
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“If you like your romance current, sexy and smart . . . read Wendy Chen! You can thank me later” (Donna Kauffman, USA Today–bestselling author).
 
Kate is enjoying being engaged—even if it’s actually a hoax. To succeed in her finance job at her ultra-conservative company, she needs to reform her flighty party-girl reputation, and a good old-fashioned marriage of convenience should help her get closer to the promotion of her dreams.
 
But when Adam, Kate’s best friend from high school, arrives for a visit, her perfect arrangement suddenly isn’t so perfect anymore. The nerdy boy she remembers from her teen years has grown into a gorgeous and successful man, and he’s vying for her affection and touching her guarded heart in ways she never expected. Her eminently practical marriage of convenience is starting to feel very inconvenient . . .
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Diversion Books
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Published on
Jun 15, 2014
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Pages
206
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ISBN
9781626813106
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Friendship
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Women
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