The Men for Hire series features three stories about three best friends—all with a connection to the At Your Service agency where you can hire a man to do anything from landscape design to handiwork to being your escort for an elegant event. But finding the right man for the job can lead to happily ever after…
Fiancé for Hire
A Men For Hire Series Novel
by Sharon C. Cooper
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Neither of them was looking for love, but that was before they met each other.
As a professional model and actor, Drevon Ross lives a life of luxury. Now he’s ready for his next role—movie producer. But first, he needs to deal with his personal life, something that became way too public months ago, thanks to his ex-girlfriend. He wants to lay low for a while. Unfortunately, that can’t happen, thanks to his matchmaking aunt and her belief that he’d be the perfect arm candy for a particular woman who needs his help.
Former WNBA player Antika Wilcox doesn’t want a man. Her heart has been crushed too many times. But as life would have it, she needs one to pretend he’s madly in love with her. When she hires a guy through At Your Service, Antika gets more than she requested. He’s mouthwatering, gorgeous…and way out of her league. No one will believe they are a couple.
With Drevon’s acting skills and Antika’s guarded heart, what starts out as make-believe turns oh-too-real very quickly.
Yet, here she was, hiring a man to escort her to a few events. All because she didn’t want family, friends, and her stupid ex-boyfriend—Edward—to think that she was too pathetic to get a date.
“So much for living on my own terms,” she murmured.
Before Antika could leave the office, the door flew open, startling her.
“I am so sorry for the delay,” Mrs. Ross said as she blew into the room and moved around to the other side of her desk. “Please forgive me. I needed to handle a situation that couldn’t wait. Now, where were we?”
“Actually, I changed my mind,” Antika said as she slipped her purse strap onto her shoulder. “I’m sorry for any inconvenience this might cause, but I no longer need your services.”
“Oh, there you are,” Mrs. Ross interrupted while glancing around Antika.
Antika turned to find a tall, handsome man standing in the doorway. He was all matchy-matchy in an ugly outfit, but it looked as if it had been tailored specifically for his physique. Considering how well-groomed and put together he was, he looked as if he had just finished a photo shoot for a men’s fashion magazine.
She hoped this wasn’t the guy Mrs. Ross was trying to set her up with. He was good-looking with skin the color of honey, and a five o’clock shadow covering his cheeks and chin. Actually, he looked familiar, but he was everything she didn’t want in a man. Preppy. Tidy. A slave to fashion, and he was too damn pretty.
Antika preferred her men thick, dark, and rugged. This guy might’ve been a little muscular, but he was too nerdy-looking for her. Well, maybe not nerdy. He did kind of give off Drake—the singer—vibes with his swag, dark eyes, and facial hair. Still, he was too…polished.
Nope. Not my type.
He did have one thing going for him—he was tall. At five-eleven in her bare feet, she preferred men who were at least six-three or taller, and this guy fit the bill.
But that was it.
“He’s not my type,” Antika blurted before she could pull the words back.
“What the hell?” the man barked, and a shiver skittered over Annika’s skin.
Good Lord. That voice.
That deep, sexy, make-you-want-to-drop-your-panties voice surged through her, sending shock waves to every nerve in her body.
Mentally, Antika shook herself. I’m not interested. I’m not interested.
So what if his voice should be used to read sex scenes aloud in every romance novel…
It didn’t matter.
She wasn’t interested.
At least that’s what she kept telling herself.
“I’m sorry, but you’re not what I asked for,” Antika continued and waved her hand up and down, gesturing at his body. “You’re tall, but that’s it. Nothing else matches my criteria.”
“Well, excuse the hell out of me, lady. Do you know who I am?” he asked, his voice going even deeper as he scowled at her.
Mrs. Ross leaped from her chair and moved around to the front of the desk. “Ms. Wilcox,” she said, her tone soothing. “May I call you Antika?”
Antika nodded, wondering again why she had let Tamera talk her into this foolishness. No—it was actually because of Edward. Antika had let his silly words get to her. So this was all on her.
“I know Drevon might not be exactly what you requested, but I assure you that he is perfect for you,” Mrs. Ross said, then raised her hands in a placating gesture. “I mean, he’s the perfect escort for what you’re looking for. Trust me, dear. The men that work with our agency are the most eligible bachelors in Atlanta; perhaps in the entire country. In addition to that, I’ve been credited with matching couples since before you were born. I assure you that I’m very good at what I do, and my success rate is stellar.”
“Hey, if she doesn’t need a man, cool. I’m out of here,” the guy said, and once again his voice—deep and raspy—rocked Antika from the top of her head to the soles of her feet.
Goodness. When it came to distinct, soul-stirring voices like Barry White, James Earl Jones, and even Morgan Freeman, this man was absolutely in their league.
Still, it wasn’t enough for Antika to change her mind.
Copyright © 2023 Sharon C. Cooper
Boyfriend For Hire
A Men For Hire Series Novel
By Delaney Diamond
one-night stand leads to much more...
Montez Ross’s family owns At Your Service, a unique company that provides clients with men for both dating and handyman tasks. When the woman who left him after a one-night stand seeks their services, Montez, unaccustomed to being left, is annoyed but agrees to help her out.
Desiree Hagan is on track to make vice president of marketing at her firm but faces an obstacle: her terrible ex is her direct competition for the promotion. So she hires Montez to be her pretend boyfriend for an important company dinner which she doesn’t want to attend alone. Now she has a new problem: unexpected feelings for Montez that she can’t ignore.
Date For Hire
A Men For Hire Series Novel
By Reese Ryan
When former high school classmates unexpectedly reunite, will it be a second chance at romance with her unrequited crush?
When Amaya Walker hires a landscape designer, the last person she expects at her door is John Edward Thomas—her unrequited high school crush. Back then, she was the chubby book nerd who was often teased while he was the handsome heartbreaker who was out of her league. But now she’s a big-shot creative director at a well-known recording label. And no one dare tease this plus-size diva who calls the shots and has learned to embrace her show-stopping curves. She’d like to keep nursing her grudge against Jet, but she’s more attracted to him than ever.
Jet can’t believe the confident, curvaceous woman whose yard he’s about to transform into a luxury oasis is the same adorably nerdy girl he had a thing for. He wanted to ask her out in high school but didn’t. And now, as a client, she’s off-limits. But it doesn’t take long for them to rekindle their old friendship, and it quickly becomes something more.
But when they return to their old high school, Peachtree School of the Arts, Amaya discovers a devastating secret that makes her doubt everything she and Jet have shared these last few months. Can he make amends for the past and prove that she’s the only woman with whom he can envision a future?
USA Today bestselling author Sharon C. Cooper loves anything involving romance with a happily-ever-after, whether in books, movies, or real life. She writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense, as well as romantic comedy and enjoys rainy days, carpet picnics, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Sharon’s stories have won numerous awards over the years. Most recently, she’s won a Reading Warriors Choice Award - The Beverly Jenkins Author of the Year (2021) and The Rochelle Alers Best Series award for her Atlanta’s Finest (Romantic Suspense) series (2021 & 2022). When Sharon isn’t writing, she’s hanging out with her amazing husband, doing volunteer work, or reading a good book (a romance of course). To read more about Sharon and her novels, visit www.sharoncooper.net