Book Of The Day – Work For Hire

by Ron on August 7, 2014

Today’s Book of the Day is a Womens Fiction novel by Margo Karasek and it’s 67% off for a limited time. Work for Hire has a 4.0 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $2!

“Humorous illustration of people with more money than sense.” Robert – Amazon Reviewer



Work for Hire
by Margo Karasek
Rating: 4.0 Stars
Genre: Womens Fiction
Price: $0.99 save $2

 

Work for Hire – Nook
Work for Hire – Kobo

Tekla’s law school career couldn’t be any better. She has top grades. She’s on Law Review. She’s a frontrunner in a mock oral argument with a sweet prize: a judicial clerkship. One problem, though: Tekla has no more money to pay for school. She needs a part-time job. Fast.

Luckily, her roommate has just the solution: help two uber-wealthy prep school teens, the twin son and daughter of a billionaire Wall Street short-seller and a world-renowned model turned fashion photographer, with their schoolwork, and earn $150 an hour. Plus, enjoy an additional perk on the job, in the form of a gorgeous photo assistant who happens to have his eye on Tekla.

Easy money.

Well, not so much. Within days, Tekla’s job begins to unravel. In a world of super-wealth and high fashion, Tekla finds herself surrounded by a peculiar cast of players: two teens whose self-destructive behavior becomes ever more erratic, a father whose ambitions for his son constantly test Tekla’s notions of what is fair and ethical and what is cheating, a mother whose emotional negligence borders on abuse, and a gorgeous man who may or may not be what he appears.

As Tekla struggles to hold onto a job that takes more time and energy than she ever anticipated, her own school life begins to suffer. She makes an enemy of a professor who seems to want nothing more than to bring her down. And he’s succeeding. Soon Tekla’s life is a paradox: without her high paying part-time job, she can’t afford law school; but with it, she’ll surely flunk out of school.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

Work for Hire was intelligent, quirky, and fun. It was thought-provoking, and I highly recommend it. The ending will leave you waiting anxiously for the author’s next book.

*******

If you want a book that pivots around the moment in your life that everything comes crashing down, and you doubt you can make it, this is the book for you. You live it all, moment for moment, until you cheer for Tekla in the end. Bravo.

*******

This is a page-turning, fun read. Perfect for the beach, the airplane, or the subway.

*******

I was hooked from the very beginning. Tekla is quite a character, and the plot is extremely well-crafted. Ms. Karasek’s prose is intelligent and entertaining, easy to read and remarkably memorable.

*******

I really liked this book. The main character was a bit misguided but that was part of the charm of it. The book had a nice flow and was the right length. The ending was perfect.

Get Work for Hire here: Work for Hire

About The Author

Margo Karasek decided to be a writer the instant she finished reading her first novel as a kid. She loved the possibilities and freedom in observing and writing about everyday people, whose experiences–through her words–could make a lasting impact. This passion led her to NYU, where she earned a journalism and anthropology degree, with the highest honors. But since she couldn’t figure out how writers made a decent living, Margo went on to law school–where she had a blast. Unfortunately, actually practicing law was nowhere near as fun as learning about it in school, so Margo took the ultimate plunge: she quit her cushy law firm job to become a full-time novelist. And, to help make ends meet throughout the process, Margo also began tutoring for some of the wealthiest, best known families in New York as a side-gig. The latter job gave her some powerful ideas for her first novel. Margo currently lives in Queens, New York with her husband and their two children, and is busy working on her next book.

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Margo Karasek and ENT appreciate it.

 

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