Take Away the Pride

Take Away the Pride She d taken life as a joke till now Lying outrageously about her qualifications freewheeling Toby Anderson had wangled a position as Marcus du Mann s personal secretary But she was a secretarial disa

  • Title: Take Away the Pride
  • Author: Emma Richmond
  • ISBN: 9780373112036
  • Page: 329
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • She d taken life as a joke till now.Lying 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 Marcus.Then a family emergency plunked an unwelcome baby nephew in his lap and Marcus reluctantly turned to Toby for help Toby found herseShe d taken life as a joke till now.Lying 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 Marcus.Then 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.

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    • boogenhagen says:

      Re Take Away the Pride - Emma Richmond's HP debut is a tale of an h behaving badly and an H who can't seem to help but fall under her spell.The h needs a job, she is a swimming instructor whose job offer was rescinded and now has no way to pay her rent to her roommate. Because she had to leave school at 16, before getting any qualifications to help care for her injured and very ill father, the h's job prospects are dismal. Still the h has a fierce sense of duty to pay her fair share, when her se [...]

    • Naksed says:

      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 [...]

    • Leona says:

      meh 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.d 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 s [...]

    • Jan says:

      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 [...]

    • Kay says:

      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 tak [...]

    • TheMadHatter says:

      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? Coupl [...]

    • Samantha Brady says:

      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.

    • Roub says:

      gud one actually, cud have been better wid some more angst ! i really loved how toby got on marcus nerves. the book was full of hilarious moments and sometimes it even grew irritating!

    • Usagi Tsukino says:

      Horrible.

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