A Millionaire for Cinderella

By: Barbara Wallace

You shall get your happy ending!

Patience Rush has never wanted a knight in shining armor. She’s perfectly happy cooking and cleaning for her elderly charge. Here Patience feels safe, secure and protected for the first time ever.

Until rich and incredibly gorgeous Stuart Duchenko arrives, determined to figure out his great-aunt’s unlikely housekeeper! He’s sure Patience is hiding something...but what?

Except as this unlikely pair grows closer, Patience realizes that letting go of her past might be the key to a blissful future with Stuart...





In Love with the Boss

From pennies to pearls the Rush sisters are swept off their feet by their handsome bosses!

Sisters Patience and Piper Rush might not have had much growing up but they always had each other, through good times and bad. Now, oceans apart, can they find comfort, safety and acceptance in the arms of their drop-dead gorgeous bosses?

In June 2015...

Patience finds herself falling for the man of her dreams in

A Millionaire for Cinderella

And

In August 2015...

Piper’s heart is captured by her brooding Parisian boss in

Beauty & Her Billionaire Boss

Only in Harlequin Romance!





Dear Reader,

This is a book about trust.

Patience Rush has finally gotten a fresh start. Only problem is her new life is based on a lie. Not the best idea when your boss’s nephew is as suspicious as they come.

Of course, as far as Stuart Duchenko is concerned, he has a perfect right to be suspicious. This beautiful stranger has come to play way too big a role in his great-aunt’s life. What’s more, it’s clear she’s hiding something. He’s determined to find out her secret, no matter what.

Needless to say, their cat and mouse game ends with them falling in love. Along the way, they learn that happy-ever-after involves trust in the one you love.

You might notice a loose end or two at the end of this story. That’s because this book is the first in a two-part series called In Love with the Boss. Look for part two—involving Patience’s baby sister, Piper.

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Happy reading!

With warmest regards,

Barbara Wallace






CHAPTER ONE

HOW LONG DID it take to examine one little old lady? Patience paced the length of the hospital emergency room for what felt like the hundredth time. What was taking so long?

“Excuse me.” She knocked on the glass window separating the admissions desk from the rest of the emergency waiting area. “My...grandmother...has been back there for a long time.” She figured the lie would get her more sympathy than saying “my employer.” Luckily there’d been a shift change; the previous nurse on duty would have called her on it. “Is there any way I can find out what’s happening?”

The nurse gave her a sympathetic smile. “I’m sorry, we’re really busy today, and things are backed up. I’m sure a doctor will be out to talk with you soon.”

Easy for her to say. She hadn’t found her employer crumpled at the foot of a stairwell.

Ana’s cry replayed in her head. Frail, weak. If only she hadn’t been in the other room...if only she hadn’t told Nigel he needed to wait for his dinner, then Ana wouldn’t be here. She’d be having her tea in the main salon like she did every afternoon.

Patience couldn’t help her sad, soft chuckle. A year ago she didn’t know what a salon was. Goes to show how much working for Ana had changed her life. If only Ana knew how she’d rescued Patience, taking her from the dark and dirty and bringing her into a place that was bright and clean.

Of course, Ana couldn’t know. As far as Patience was concerned, her life started the day she began cleaning house for Anastasia Duchenko. Everything she did beforehand had been washed away.

The hospital doors opened with a soft whoosh, announcing the arrival of another visitor. Immediately, the atmosphere in the room changed, and not because of the June heat disrupting the air-conditioning. The conversations stilled as all attention went to the new arrival. Even the admissions nurse straightened. For a second, Patience wondered if a local celebrity had walked in. The air had that kind of expectancy.

His tailored shirt and silk tie screamed superiority as did his perfect posture. A crown of brown curls kept his features from being too harsh, but only just. No doubt about it, this was a man who expected to be in charge. Bet he wouldn’t be kept waiting an hour.

The man strode straight to the admissions window. Patience was about to resume her pacing when she heard him say the name Duchenko.

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