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Can't Buy Me Love

Can't Buy Me Love by Chris Kenry
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In his bawdy and uproarious debut novel, Chris Kenry takes readers on a rollicking ride with an irreverent, resilient jack of all trades--and master of the naughtiest one.  .  .

Buffed, Bereaved.  .  .And Broke

Thanks to his wealthy, doting lover, Jack Thompson's biggest daily challenges are the Stairmaster® and deciding whether to read this week's issue of People before or after Entertainment Weekly. That changes with his smitten benefactor's sudden demise--and a decade-old will that naturally doesn't include Jack. Unceremoniously tossed out of their shared home with little more than his rollerblades, Jack wonders who will support him in the style to which he's become accustomed. He certainly can't.  .  .or can he?

To Jack's dismay, his half-hearted stints as a terminally bored office temp and disastrously clumsy waiter barely cover the minimum payments on his maxed out credit cards, let alone sprees at Neiman Marcus and Sunday brunches with the boys. What's a homeless and unemployed shopaholic to do? Perhaps nothing more than what comes naturally. After all, with his perfect pecs and sculpted abs, he's one of the most sought-after guys in town.  .  .

Though he stumbles into his newfound career running Harden Up, a male escort service, purely by accident, it doesn't take long for Jack to reap the financial rewards of all those workouts. Soon business is booming, especially after he teams up with dark and decadent fellow hustler Ray, who shares his resourceful spirit--among other things.  Now they're making more money than they ever imagined--and falling for each other in the process. With everything going his way at last, Jack can't help wondering.  .  .can a pair of entrepreneurial escorts really live happily ever after in suburban Denver?

"A rollicking debut.  .  .the author's talent for catchy, catty dialogue and innovative (and often quite humorous) sexual interplay buoys his storyline.  .  .Kenry shows promise with this first effort and his moxie shines through.  .  .a satisfying confection." --Publishers Weekly

Former milkman, UPS driver, and teacher of English conversation to throngs of adoring Japanese housewives, Chris Kenry currently lives and paints houses in Denver.

Kensington; April 2002
336 pages; ISBN 9780758290809
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Title: Can't Buy Me Love
Author: Chris Kenry
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