The Paid CompanionLarge Print - 2005
A New York Times BestsellerThe Earl of St. Merryn needs a woman. His intentions are purely practical - he simply wants someone sensible and suitably lovely to pose as his betrothed for a few weeks among polite society. He has his own agenda to pursue, and a false fiancee will keep the husband-hunters at bay while he goes about his business. The simplest solution is to hire a paid companion.Finding the right candidate proves more of a challenge than he expected. But when he encounters Miss Elenora Lodge, the fire in her golden eyes sways him to make a generous offer. Her sorry financial circumstances - and dreams of a life of independence - convince her to accept. But St. Merryn appears to be hiding a secret or two . . .About the author: Amanda Quick is a pen name of Jayne Ann Krentz, the author of over 122 romances including 27 New York Times bestsellers under various pen names. In addition to writing fiction, Krentz is the editor and a contributor to Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance, a non-fiction essay collection that won the prestigious Susan Koppelman Award for Feminist Studies. Krentz has also been awarded the Jane Austen Commemorative Medal from Romantic Times magazine for her efforts in educating the public on behalf of romantic fiction. In total, there are over 23 million copies of her books in print. Jayne Ann Krentz makes her home in the Pacific Northwest.
Publisher: Waterville, ME : Large Print Press ; 2005, c2004
Edition: Large Print ed
Characteristics: 533 p. (large print) ; 22 cm