Bad Boys for Hire: Ken by Rachelle Ayala

After Jolie Becker is left at the altar, her friends secretly hire a handsome beach bum to cheer her up.

Bad boys for hire: ken

"The sweet, the sassy, the restricted, the douchy... all mixed together in a sexy, hilarious soul melting mix!"

After Jolie Becker is left at the altar, her friends secretly hire a handsome beach bum to cheer her up.

When an accident ends his professional surfing career, Ken Cassidy wants nothing more than to land an acting role. Little does he know, his best acting job will be helping a jilted bride get her confidence back.

Everything changes when love kicks in. Will Jolie believe Ken’s feelings are real when she discovers he's the hired help?

Bad Boys for Hire are fun and exciting stories where love is unexpected, but always delicious. They can be read standalone, but for greater enjoyment, please be sure to check out the other books in the series.

Book #1: Ryker & Terri (Motorcycle Club Romance)
Book #2: Ken & Jolie (Hawaiian Vacation Romance)
Book #3: Nick & Carol (Christmas Holiday Romance)

Genre: FICTION / Romance / Contemporary

Secondary Genre: FICTION / Contemporary Women

Language: English

Keywords: jilted bride, fake honeymoon, Hawaiian vacation, vacation romance, surfing, Hawaiian folktales, romantic comedy, travel romance

Word Count: 35600

Sales info:

The Bad Boys for Hire series was voted best series in 2016 by Beck Valley Books. It consistently sells well, even though the English version is used as a freebie for newsletter signup. I also have English audiobooks that are doing well. I expect that foreign markets will enjoy this sexy and fun love story between a jilted bride and a hunk hired to heal her broken heart.

Sample text:

“Bad Boys for Hire, how may I help you?” Rex Carter fumbled with his phone and dropped it on the gym mat next to a pile of weights. He’d been bulking up lest his girlfriend think of hiring one of his new line of male stripper bad boys.

“Hello, anyone there?” a female voice chirped. “I’m in need of a bad boy, right away.”

Bad Boys for Hire was an entertainment service putting clients together with role-playing actors, and Rex was always getting emergency requests, most of the time for fake boyfriends and party dates.

“Rex Carter here, just a minute while I find a quieter place.” He ambled from the weight room to the deck in back of the club. It overlooked a parking lot bordered by a trickling creek.

“Mr. Carter,” the female said. “I’m Nikki Chu, but I’m not calling for myself.”

Uh oh, one of those. Rex leaned over the balcony and sucked in a breath of fresh air, preparing himself for the comforting hems and haws to assure the potential client of confidentiality.

“Go ahead, let me know what your friend needs.”

“This is an emergency,” Nikki said. “We have a wedding in progress—a wedding without a groom.”

Rex moved the phone from his ear and stared at it. Over the years, he’d gotten some strange requests for his escort service, but this one took the wedding cake.

“You’re looking for a substitute groom?”

“Yes. All the guests are sitting in the ballroom. The bride and her bridesmaids are assembled. The father of the bride is pacing the hallway. Everything is a go, but we need a groom.”

“How much time do we have?”

“The mother of the bride is singing a special to hold the guests, but with the way her voice wobbles, I’m afraid people will be leaving soon.

Book translation status:

The book is available for translation into any language except those listed below:

Already translated. Translated by Claudia Schoepper
Author review:
Excellent translator and updates of progress!
Already translated. Translated by Jéssica Alexandra Rodrigues dos Santos
Author review:
Easy to work with and professional. Look forward to doing more.
Already translated. Translated by Cinta Garcia de la Rosa
Author review:
Awesome, as always! Cinta can be trusted with a great translation, as she herself is a writer.

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