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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.
Read Boyfriend Maintenance by Lauren Helms today!
 
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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 job.
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 get
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

Boyfriend Maintenance is the 5th book in the 425 Madison Series, but can be read as a stand-alone novel. Told from dual points of view, Boyfriend Maintenance follows the story of Jake & Emmy. On the outside, Emmy appears to be the girl who has it all. She lives at the ideal address, dresses to impress and has the confidence to back it up. However, the reality couldn’t be more different. While Emmy appears to have it all, she isn’t quite the socialite everyone thinks she is. She walked away from it all and has worked hard for everything she has. Her family never approved of the path she decided to take, so with her brother’s upcoming wedding right around the corner, Emmy realizes she can’t face it alone. What she needs is a fake boyfriend. That’s where Jake comes into play. Even though Jake & Emmy come from two totally different worlds, he is exactly the man for the job. What started off as a lie, will quickly turn Emmy & Jake’s world upside down, leaving them both with more than they bargained for….

Boyfriend Maintenance was such a fun read. I am huge sucker for the fake relationship troupe and Lauren Helms does not disappoint. I loved the idea of this story. These two characters couldn’t be more different if they tried. But things aren’t always what they seem, and both Jake & Emmy will quickly realize that they are more alike than either one of them thought. The chemistry between Jake & Emmy was spot on. I loved watching them interact and find their way through their fake relationship. The lines quickly blurred between the two of them leading to some seriously steamy moments.

The road to happily ever after wasn’t an easy one for Jake & Emmy. Jake had some serious hangups that he needed to work through and move past. And while Emmy wasn’t perfect, she had her reasons for being the way that she was and for keeping certain aspects of her life a secret. Neither one of them saw the other coming and I just loved seeing the way their story played out. They kept me glued to the pages and I couldn’t help but just devour their story.

Overall, I thought this book was a terrific read. It was quick and easy; definitely a story that you can read in just a few short hours. I thought the story-line was a lot of fun and the characters were easy to relate to. Jake & Emmy easily steal your heart from the very beginning. And there are a few side characters that I would love to see get their own story.

If you’re looking for a book with family drama, genuine feelings, great friendships and some sexy good times, then look no further. Boyfriend Maintenance is a terrific read to spend your day getting lost in.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

*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.
 
 
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:
 
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
 
Back for More by Sylvia Kane
A Brother’s Best Friend Romance
Release: 6/6/19
This release event is brought to you by Forever Write PR – Forever your source for all your
writing needs. https://www.facebook.com/ForeverWritePR/

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