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The Holiday Gig [Paperback]

Erin Brady
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Book Description

1 Nov 2013
From the author of Amazon bestseller, The Shopping Swap, comes a holiday story that will make you smile and believe in the magic of holiday romance. Taylor Barnes has a dilemma. She is 32 and about to realize her dreams of making partner at her New York City high-powered law firm with a fancy office and a huge salary. She has no time for anything else in her life -least of all a boyfriend. Yet something stands in the way of her coveted promotion: Charles Wigs, family man and managing partner at Gotsall and Craig who questions whether the single Taylor Barnes can project the right image for the firm. Not only does her own boss question her singledom, but so does her entire family back home! When an invitation to her cousin's Christmas wedding lands on her desk, Taylor must head back to Pennsylvania to face the music. It seems as if Taylor has to convince everyone that she's got the perfect life with the perfect boyfriend -all before the clock strikes twelve on New Year's Eve. But how is she to make this happen? Taylor thinks she’s found the answer. Why not hire a temporary boyfriend to help her get through the holidays? It’s the best of both worlds and without any of the emotional baggage that comes with a real relationship. However, when handsome Hunter Ryan answers the ad for the position, Taylor finds herself with more than she bargained for. Ryan can certainly talk the talk, but does he have what it takes to walk the walk? Could he possibly cost her that coveted partnership that she has been working for since the beginning of her career? Could something that starts out as a simple employment proposition turn out to have her questioning everything she has worked so hard to achieve? Will this Holiday Gig turn Taylor's professional and personal life on its head?

Product details

  • Paperback: 290 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (1 Nov 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1493762974
  • ISBN-13: 978-1493762972
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,044,690 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Although Erin Brady's 'And The Winner Is' is her first chick lit novel, she, just like her character Marty Peters, knows a thing or two about trying to follow her dreams.

She acknowledges her own obsession with celebrities and shoes and has spent the better part of her life single and looking for love. She's happily married now but it took her awhile to get there.

Last but not least, she has several subscriptions to tabloid magazines and isn't afraid to admit it.

Aside from those credentials, she is a writer and former accountant working in New York City.

For more on Erin, see

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By Megan ReadingInTheSunshine TOP 50 REVIEWER
I LOVE Erin Brady's novels so much, I look forward to them all the time and re-read them again and again, so I was SO excited to learn that she was releasing The Holiday Gig.

Taylor Barnes works in a high-powered law-firm and is all about her job. She's very good at what she does and who has time for things such as seeing family or a social life when you can be billing people for your time and working your way to partner? However, as her dreams of being made partner are in sight, her boss Charles Wigs drops in that he's a family man and that in order to make partner she needs to have found that balance too. And in a fit of panic she announces that she's been seeing the PERFECT GUY, and proceeds to list all the qualities of her dream man, hoping that'll be it. But when Charles is determined she bring him to one of their events, Taylor is stuck. How is she supposed to find a boyfriend in that time? Especially one who will meet all the criteria that she spent ages gushing to her boss about? But then it hits her: Why not hire a man to be her boyfriend? It'll be easy, right? Just get him to learn who he's supposed to be, kinda like an acting job! Simple!

But when the gorgeous Hunter Ryan answers the ad, Taylor finds herself with more than she bargained for. Can he help her get the partner position she wants? And will she be able to keep things between them just for show, or will this role that Hunter is playing come into her personal life? Add in a family wedding too, and this is going to be a holiday that Taylor Barnes will not forget...

Ohmygosh this is one of my FAVOURITE books that I have read this year! I couldn't put it down and I read the entire book in one sitting, it was a rollercoaster ride but a wonderful one!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable 20 Mar 2014
By J K
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This is the first book of this type that I have read and was pleasantly surprised by how good it was. I know it was obvious how it was going to end but that did not matter as there was plenty of laughs along the way. For an easy read book I would definitely recommend this
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic read! 16 Mar 2014
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Well I have read this book in 2 days......didn't want to put it down and now sorry that it's finished. Loved it!
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4.0 out of 5 stars This book made me smile 2 Feb 2014
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I have just finished reading The Holiday Gig and I found it a very warm feel good book with a valuable lesson in life, don't take yourself to serious Yolo :D
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5.0 out of 5 stars Festive Fun! 5 Nov 2013
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Taylor Bennett Barnes is a workaholic. She is a hot shot New York City lawyer on the fast track to becoming partner, but it has come at a price. She skips Thanksgiving with her family and her mother even Photoshops her into family scrapbooks! She is always the first to arrive at the office -- often arriving at 6 a.m., but all that is about to change when she receives a Christmas wedding invitation from her cousin, Melissa. She has a meeting with her boss Charles Wigs who seems more concerned about her personal life than her making partner. She ends up lying about having a boyfriend and having to find one asap.
The Holiday Gig is a wonderfully festive novel by the fabulous Erin Brady. I was hooked right from the very first page. I really enjoyed the characters especially Taylor and her realisation about what matters most in life. Ms. Brady has a real talent for bringing her characters to life with their quirks and vices. There were lots of ups and downs and I couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen next. So grab a cup of coffee - Taylor's favourite - and follow a young woman as she discovers the true meaning of Christmas.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Book 18 April 2014
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Loved this book. This is the 2nd book i have read by this author who writes in a entertaining way and couldnt put it down. It drew me in and i felt i was with the main characgtor through every page
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fab read ..!! 13 April 2014
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Fab read...!!!! Easy going & funny ... romance & tales ... don't we all wish for a Hunter Ryan as our beau ..!!! Excellent ...
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5.0 out of 5 stars April 7 2014 Angela 7 April 2014
By Angela
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Excellent read did not want to put it down had to pick up to read a bit more when ever possible really enjoyable.
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