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Maid for a Billionaire

By Evelyn Maddox

Smashwords Edition


This is too good to be true.

Ever since I’d been offered the position, I’d been repeating that phrase to myself. It felt unreal, like a dream.

A month ago, I was employed as a housekeeper for a large hotel chain. The work was hard and the pay was low, and even with my nametag, my boss could never remember to call me Cara. Unfortunately, even with a college education, I hadn’t been able to find anything else.

Then, I got the bad news. After some budget cuts, the hotel had decided to let me go, leaving me to the whims of unemployment.

That is, until an ad online caught my eye. "Personal maid wanted. Competitive salary. Send picture and resume."

A few warning bells had gone off at the request for a picture along with my resume, but I figured that in this economy, employers could choose to be picky about the people working for them, even when it came to looks. Sure, it sounded like an unfair requirement, but I’d always been confident enough in my looks that it didn’t faze me much.

Even though I’d always been described as “stunning,” I rarely dated—I could never quite put my finger on what turned me off about the men I usually went out with. Sure, they always came off like they were ready to fall at my feet to give me anything I wanted, but something about it just never felt quite right.

I’d never felt the spark my friends always talked about; the sex with these guys had always been…adequate, I guess, but I couldn’t shake the feeling that something was perpetually missing from my love life, and I was beginning to give up hope that I’d ever find that missing thing, whatever it might be.

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