Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: St. Martin's Press, 1984.
A smart first edition/first printing in Near Fine condition in alike dust jacket with minor edgewear.
Author's scarce first novel. An overweight interior designer named Ellie Simons "rents" Ben Haskell from an escort service to serve as her boyfriend for a family gathering at old Uncle Merlin's. Haskell is a pornographer, who wishes to be an author of literature, moonlighting as a man-for-hire at Eligibility Escorts. Shortly after the fateful family gathering, Merlin days leaving behind a Last Will and Testament bequeathing his badly neglected estate to Ellie and Ben--if four conditions are met. Within six months of residence at the estate, Ellie must lose 63 pounds, Ben must write a book without a word of smut in it, and they must find the treasure hidden at Merlin's Court; [x], -242,  pages.