Four Star Review: Help Wanted: an Assignment: Romance novel by Barbara Valentin
Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing
Released: May 11, 2015
Genre: Contemporary, Romance Comedy
Length: 223 pages
When Claire Nelson decided that her happily-ever-after lay not in marriage but in a spot on the New York Times bestseller list, she vowed never to tie the knot. But that was before she met Paul Mendez, handsome and charming enough to have her breaking said vow and marrying him shortly after college. Almost fifteen years and four sons later, Claire is now a burned out breadwinner ready to ditch her quest for happily-ever-after, and Paul has traded his dream of chairing corporate board meetings for volunteering at PTA meetings as a stay-at-home dad.
Feeling trapped in a demanding job,
Claire's repeated attempts to get Paul to return to work fall flat. Contemplating divorce, she drafts a letter to the Plate Spinner, a popular advice columnist, asking for help. But when the reply contains an offer that may just put her bestselling author dreams back on track, Claire’s only question is: will Paul be on board? Or does her charming husband make a surprise move of his own?
Review by Sara
Help wanted is a realistic view of what marriage is. When you have moved past the "delusional I think I just found my soul mate days of the relationship". You're living in the land of reality and sometimes you contemplate homicide but decide orange really isn't your color. Oh wait those are my thoughts lol. Help Wanted is book 2 in the an Assignment romance novels. There are many of the same characters as False Start book 1 (which I totally loved) but you can read Help Wanted as a stand alone. Claire has been forced to be the sole breadwinner of the family because her husband Paul just gave up. To be honest I really didn't like Paul. AT ALL. He redeems himself by the end but he was such a selfish prick in the beginning of the book I really had a hard time warming up to him. Claire is a working mother of four boys and her life is crazy. I have a sister who lives this life and I have no idea where she gets the energy! Don't get me wrong the book was good. However, when I read I like to escape reality. Not be immersed in reality that I'm all to familiar with. Marriage, work stress, family.