Secrets and lies are a killer way to start any partnership—especially a horizontal one.
Now, I’m a glass half full kind of guy, so, after the ‘you’re fired’ speech was directed at me, I figure now’s the time to be the screenwriter I came to sunny California to be. Unfortunately, there are about as many people trying to sell a script in L.A. as there are vegans in the pacific northwest.
But lucky for me, a few weeks ago my agent found an investor for my script. Hooray, all my problems are solved! NOT.
Because the investor will only agree to fund my film if I use one specific actress. And that one specific actress? Well, of course, it just has to be the same actress I screwed over only months before. But she doesn’t need to know about that one tiny detail, does she? All that matters is getting her to agree to do the film and I’ll do whatever it takes. We can leave the past, in the past, right?
I thought my charm would win her over. Never would I have been prepared for the terms she laid out on the table.
She needed a nanny.
I needed a lead actress.
Somehow I became The Manny.
Nowhere Near Perfect: kevinkatovic.com
Nowhere Near Perfect is about what schizophrenia was like for Kevin. In the book, Kevin describes events and situations he believes were brought on by the illness and now avoids such situations. Nowhere Near Perfect describes what Kevin was thinking when these situations arose and how he dealt with them. From hospitalization to prison, Nowhere Near Perfect covers it all.
A promotion sends Londoner Britain St. James across the ‘pond’ all the way to Sin City, USA — Las Vegas. But success isn’t smelling quite as sweet as she realizes she’s middle-aged, single, and with no manly prospects on the horizon. Having no one to share her achievements with sucks, and her man-hungry assistant, Kathy, doesn’t count! As the melancholy sets in, the complimentary drinks flow, and Brit decides that “When in Rome…,” she should do as the Romans do, if the Romans hired male escorts! Before she loses her liquid courage, she makes the call, ordering herself a hot, man-sandwich!
J.D. Russel is stuck sitting in boring seminars in what is supposed to be the adult playground of America babysitting his boss’s annoying son. Sure, Jesse is also his coworker, but J.D. doesn’t care. Recovering from a bad divorce, he craves fun, excitement, and just a little depravity. When he meets a saucy redhead who whisks him off to bed, he feels his prayers to the powers that be have been answered.
Sexy hijinx ensue when Brit hooks up with her man-for-hire. Mistaken identity turns to miscommunication as one awkwardly hilarious one night stand brings two lonely hearts together only to tear them apart. Can they overcome crazy first impressions, and will Brit ever be able to live with herself again after hiring John?
If you enjoyed Bridget Jones Diary, then you will love Hiring John. Brit is Bridget Jones’ with an Adult Content Warning.
Hiring John is an Erotically Incorrect Comedy Short Story – Mature Content: 18+