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RELEASE TOUR FOR Boyfriend Maintenance by Lauren Helms

 

Emmy King became a disgraced high-society princess when she walked away from her family’s money. Jake Harper is the sexy yet uninterested apartment building’s maintenance man. When the two agree to help each other out, they quickly realize the more time they spend together the more the lines get blurred. The fifth book in the #mustread series, 425 Madison Avenue, is now live.

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About Boyfriend Maintenance:

Emmy

My bad reputation is coming back to haunt me. Now, I need a date for my brother’s wedding just to keep the vultures at bay. I’ve noticed Jake around the building and he’s the perfect man for the joy. The thing is, I don’t actually have what I promised in return for his help, but I don’t want this to end.

Jake

I’ve seen Emmy and she’s out of my league, but that doesn’t stop me from taking her up on her offer and upping the ante. I have rules, however, the more time we spend together the more the lines blurred. Her lie made her more like me than I ever thought possible. Too bad liars don’t do it for me.

A little boyfriend maintenance goes a long way . . .

After all, 425 Madison Avenue is the perfect place to fall in love.

My Review:

I’m really enjoying this series of stories, all involving characters living or working at 425 Madison and this is a great addition to this series! Each book is written by a different author and can be read as a standalone but they do often involve characters or events from the other books.

This story concerns Emmy, a resident of 425 Madison Avenue, who is someone who grew up in a wealthy family but has rejected their money and manipulations – much to their chagrin! She can only afford to live there because of her friend’s generosity allowing her to be a flat mate. Now her brother is getting married and she really needs a date to go with her to help protect her from her stepmother’s manipulations. Is it really a great idea to ask Jake, the building’s maintenance man, to pretend to be her boyfriend? He’s handsome, attractive and would be so great . . . but maybe too great as she’s not sure she’ll be able to resist him! He’s sure she’s out of his league, but she’s asked for his help. He needs to make sure she understands the rules before he’ll agree . . . but he’s sure no one explained the rules to his heart! Can they convincingly fake their romance to her family?

This is a laugh out loud, humorous story with great characters and so many mistaken assumptions you’re never quite sure how it will all work out in the end! I particularly liked the relationship between Emmy and her brother, but disliked his bride-to-be. Jake’s family are fantastic! I really enjoyed reading this and can’t wait to read more in the series.

This is my honest review after reading a copy of the book which I had requested and been gifted.

 

*Each story is completely standalone.
Excerpt
Copyright @ 2019 Lauren Helms


“Oh, well … hello there, hot stuff.” Mrs. Jenkins stands in the open doorway of her apartment.
Her arm slides up the doorframe slightly awkwardly as she leans into the frame. She’s
attempting to look sexy in a Japanese silk kimono robe. It’s a red floral print that hangs
nearly to her ankles. She has surprisingly good posture for a seventy-year-old woman.
Her husky voice is seductive as she gestures for me to come in. I have to mentally prepare
myself every time I have a work order for unit 2007. Which is normally once a week.
Mrs. Jenkins is a retired Broadway actress. She hit her stride when she starred in the hit
musical Chicago in the mid-seventies. Dorthy Jenkins is a dramatic, wealthy retiree who just
happens to hit on me every time I’m here. She may be a tad lonely, so I deal with it.
“Good afternoon, Mrs. Jenkins. My work order says that you’ve got faulty smoke detectors.”
Honestly, that seems a bit suspicious since we worked through the entire building updating
the detectors less than six months ago.
“Dorthy, darling. Please, stop calling me Mrs. Jenkins. You make me feel like a cougar.”
I raise my eyebrow at that. More like a puma since she’s got to be at least forty years older than me.
I set down my toolbox and scan the living room for the unit’s central detector.
“All right, Dorthy. You’re having issues with the smoke detectors? Let’s just take a look.
I’ll get these fixed up in no time.” Really, I just want to get out of here. The longer I’m in this
apartment, the more cheek pinches I get. And I’m not just talking about pinches to my face.
She gets a little bolder with each visit. Not looking forward to the day she takes it too far.
Her flirting seems harmless though. She just really appreciates those “hot young thangs.”
Her words, not mine.
“Well, no rush. I’ll just pour us a little nightcap.” I don’t mention it’s only four in the afternoon.
“Will two fingers do, Jake? I’ve always preferred two.” She waggles her eyebrows.
I divert my eyes. The sexual reference catches me off guard and I feel my face heat.
Clearing my throat, I shake my head. “I’m sorry, Dorthy, but no drinking on the job.” I pull out my
step ladder so I can reach the smoke detector.
“You’re such a good boy, darling. I admire that. I’ll just have a nip and enjoy the show.”
Just like she normally does. Unfortunately, she isn’t the only 425 Madison resident to watch
me while I do my job. I’ve worked in this building for nearly three years now. Growing up, I
never had dreams of becoming a maintenance man, but I’ve always been good with my hands.
 

 

 
Author Info:

Lauren Helms has forever been an avid reader from the beginning. After starting a book review website, that catapulted her fully into the book world, she knew that something was missing. Lauren decided to take the plunge and write her first novel. While working for a video game strategy guide publisher, she decided to mix what she knew best–video games and romance. She decided to take the plunge and joined NaNoWrimo and a month later, she had her first draft.

 

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About the 425 Madison Series
 
 
Welcome to 425 Madison Ave the perfect place to fall in love. Nine delicious romances set in
fast-paced & sexy NYC just waiting for you to read.
 
The series features stories from some of your favorite romance authors: Leigh Lennon, MK Moore,
Allie York, Aubree Valentine, Kay Gordon, Lauren Helms, Sylvia Kane, Katy Ames, and C. Lesbirel.
 
Join these authors as they come together, each with a standalone romance for you to enjoy.
 
Featuring some of readers’ favorite tropes: second-chance romance, best friends sibling romance
to a good ol’ enemies to lovers romance. We’ve got you covered with a sports romance, a fake
relationship and even an ugly duckling or two. Don’t forget a brother’s best friend and falling for
your soul mate. Maybe a little love triangle as well. Each tale offers you something new, something
different. After all, 425
 
For more information, visit the series website ➝ www.425madisonseries.com
 
Follow the series on Facebook ➝ https://www.facebook.com/425MadisonSeries

Did you miss MUST LOVE COFFEE, LET ME LOVE YOU, JUST SWIPE RIGHT? You can read them here:

Book #1 – https://rebrand.ly/MLC_425Madison
Book #2 – https://rebrand.ly/LMLY_425Madison
Book #3 – https://rebrand.ly/JSR_425Madison
Book #4 – https://rebrand.ly/TFH_425Madison
 
The next books in the series are coming soon! Add them to your Goodreads shelf today!
 
Love Under Construction by Aubree Valentine, Book #6
An Enemies to Lovers Romance
Release: 5/16/19
Goodreads ➝ https://rebrand.ly/LUC_425Madison
 
Back for More by Sylvia Kane
A Brother’s Best Friend Romance
Release: 6/6/19
Goodreads ➝ https://rebrand.ly/BFM_425Madison
 

This release event is brought to you by Forever Write PR – Forever your source for all your
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5 comments on “RELEASE TOUR FOR Boyfriend Maintenance by Lauren Helms

  1. Lauren H.
    May 2, 2019

    Thank you for the review!!!

    Like

    • bicted
      May 6, 2019

      My pleasure, Lauren, I’m enjoying reading all the books in this series – such a great variety of different romances with 425 Madison and some characters in common. Congratulations to everyone involved!

      Like

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