Maggie Andrew has a problem. She needs to convince Richard, her attorney boyfriend of five years, that he’s finally ready for a commitment. How? By planning an unforgettable night starting with a romantic dinner for two and ending in the bedroom. And to help things along, Maggie has spent half of her salary on sexy black lingerie from Crandall’s Department Store that Richard won’t be able to resist. Except, once home, Maggie realizes she has someone else’s shopping bag and instead of her very expensive lingerie, she’s stuck with a housecoat that wouldn’t turn anyone’s head, least of all Richards. When Maggie goes back to the scene of the swap, she runs into Benjamin Saunders, a tall, dark and handsome stranger, who not only has what she wants but may also turn out to have what she needs. Suddenly what Maggie thinks she has with Richard is called into question and she’s not sure of anything.
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?
Marty Peters is a young professional working as junior tax accountant for Staner, Warsaw and Bentley, a high power accounting firm in New York City. Marty hates her job of number crunching and secretly longs to pack it all in and follow her dreams of Hollywood fame and fortune. When both of those worlds combine through a series of comical misunderstandings and one missing screenplay, Marty finds herself as one of the accountants at Staner chosen to fly out to Los Angeles to attend the Academy Awards.
Taking credit for “Until Tomorrow”, a screenplay that does not belong to her, and falling in love with the handsome Egan Riley, the writer behind Until Tomorrow and the only person who stands in her way of living the life of paparazzi and movie premieres, Marty discovers that she must make a choice between love or her fifteen minutes of fame on the red carpet.
Sarah Jenkins just turned thirty and instead of a “girls only” weekend getaway to a tropical island or the designer bag she’s been eyeing for months, her best friend, Amy, gives her a six month subscription to an online dating service, SoulMates4Everafter. From the glossy brochures of perfect couples riding into the sunset on horseback to the hundreds of testimonials on their website, the dating service promises to find Sarah an ideal soulmate from it’s heavenly database. Despite her skepticism, Sarah decides to give it a try. After all, nothing ventured, nothing gained. But when she has trouble putting together her online profile and she’s about to give up on her search before it even begins, she finds divine help from Gabriel, a unlikely guardian angel from the company’s tech support department. With Gabriel’s help, Sarah finds herself thrust into the unpredictable world of blind dates. Will she find the man of her dreams or will she take a fall from heaven’s cloud nine?
Dr. Sadie Rollins is a well-respected college professor with a serious obsession. She’s in love with a pop star who doesn’t even know she exists. It’s the kind of obsession that keeps her up at night. The kind that has her friends and family seeking medical help for her. But it’s the kind that Sadie knows she has to get out her system before it takes over her life. So, how can she do that? Believing that it will turn her dull, boring life into a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, Sadie throws caution to the wind and decides to follow her very own 12-Step Plan that she is convinced will lead her to love in the limelight. The question is, will the plan lead her to the love of her life, or would she have been better off just enjoying the fantasy from afar?
Laura Sumers is not having a good day. She’s been fired by her boss and may be forced to move back home to Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. She’s running out of time and she’s running out of luck! She needs a job to stay in New York City and fast! It’s then that fate intervenes when she is struck by a bike. The bike rider is none other than Scott Bratton, the famously handsome CEO of Bratton Publishing. Scott offers Laura the opportunity of a lifetime, the chance to stay in the city she loves. It’s an offer she can’t refuse. In no time, Laura’s playing personal assistant to New York’s most eligible bachelor and wondering what she may have gotten herself into.
When Jane Farley answers a classified ad, she thinks she’s found the perfect summer job. After all, what could be better than taking care of a rich and famous celebrity’s dog? Especially when it means she will be living in a perfect penthouse with picture-perfect views in the most perfect city in the world. And, as a bonus, she finds that the job even comes with a perfectly sexy neighbor that seems to have taken a definite interest in her! Finally, Jane will be living the life she was meant to live.
But then, through a series of misunderstandings, Jane discovers that being perfect isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and the grass isn’t always greener on the other side of the penthouse terrace. Is there really such a thing as a “perfect life?” Even if it does come with an adorable dog that has a better wardrobe than Jane does and a walk-in closet full of designer clothes that are too good to pass up.
It doesn’t take long for Jane to find herself struggling with choosing to be someone she has always dreamed of being or being true to herself.
From the authors of “The Merry Plan,” “The Dogwalker” is a romantic comedy that proves love can overcome zip codes, trellises, a jealous dog and a tiny identity crisis.