Friday, June 25, 2010

Top 10 Reasons Why Every Millionaire Needs a Wife

We always hear about the millionaire playboy, but seriously. Trotting the globe alone. Sounds kind of sad and pathetic, doesn’t it? How much fun could a man have, bedding different women every night? No man wants to do that! Snort!

After a while, arm candy would make a millionaire sick.

Or at least, it would a millionaire of character, like Adam Duke, the hero of my latest book, The Millionaire Meets His Match. Adam has no intention of ever settling down, but that’s because he doesn’t realize how much a wife – the right wife – would add to his life.

So here are the Top 10 Reasons Why Every Millionaire Needs a Wife

10. She makes a fabulous tax deduction.

When you’re raking in the bucks, you need every tax deduction you can get. Which brings us to…

9. He needs someone to bear his insanely gorgeous heirs.

No mansion is complete without the sound of children laughing as they play in the bowling alley or build a fort in the wine cellar. Of course, it will be a while before the children inherit because…

8. Married men live longer.

He needs time to enjoy all that money. And of course, he won’t truly enjoy it without a woman to help him spend it.

7. He needs someone to name the yacht after.

As well as to model for the sculptor of the figurehead.

6. He needs someone to keep away all those skanks who are only after him for his money.

Who do they think they are?!

5. He needs someone to buy jewelry for.

Tiffany blue just doesn’t look good on a man.

4. Who else is going to watch the pool boy?

The millionaire is too busy. Someone needs to make sure the pool boy gets every leaf! And is properly covered with sunblock.

3. He needs someone to help him choose a tie to go with his thousand-dollar suit.

The valet’s taste is simply too traditional. The millionaire needs a woman with an eye for color and a sense of whimsy to choose his ties to keep him from taking himself too seriously.

2. To get his mother off his back.

Does every millionaire have a matchmaking mother, or just Adam and his brothers?

And the number one reason why every millionaire needs a wife…

1. Because everyone deserves to find love, even millionaires!

(A big thank-you to my Facebook fans, who helped me brainstorm this list. If you’re on Facebook, I hope you’ll come say hi! Join the fun! We share funny videos, talk about interesting articles, and just generally have a good time.)

Let’s have fun with this! What other reasons can you think of? Why does every millionaire need a wife?


gamistress66 said...

who else is going to put up with him & remind him to take out the garbage :)

limecello said...

lol love this post, Kate - and a good reminder I need to go on a Harlequin shopping spree soon...
Heh - Why a millionaire needs a wife? Well, I have nothing clever to say - just wish I could find one!
:P And seems the economy hit harlequin as well, because a few years ago they were all billionaires!

Congrats on the GR, gamistress!

flchen1 said...

LOL! Great post, Kate! Hmm... a wife... for the man who has everything else :)

Congrats on the GR, gamistress! And hi, Lime!

limecello said...

Hi Fedora! ;)

Pissenlit said...

'Cause Jane Austen said so? :D

Helen said...

Well done gamistress66 have fun with him


I am soo looking forward to reading this one I checked out the July releases at the book store I get my books from and yours is there ( as well as AC's and Susan's) great reading for me this month.

I would say that a millionaire needs a wife to laugh with and generally have lots of fun with in so many ways I am sure that is what he needs after a hard days work at the office LOL

Congrats on the release Kate

Have Fun

Anna Campbell said...

Kate, KATE!!!! You always crack me up! The good ship Cutty Carlisle is a classic!

OK, having stopped giggling for the moment, congratulations on the chook, Gamistress.

Kate, is this your launch party? I love the list by the way. Definite touch of the opening to Pride and Prejudice about it - you know the man in possession of a fortune being in want of a wife! Snort!

I think our man needs a wife to polish the (door) knobs!

Jane said...

Congrats on the GR, gamistress.

Hi Kate,
Congrats on the upcoming release of your debut Desire. I can't think of any more reasons except maybe he need a wife to help decorate his mansion.

Deb Marlowe said...

LOL, Kate!

I was just asking Posh last night when this book was coming! Yay!

Snorting at the HQ fall from Billionaires to Millionaires, lime! Times are tough all over!

Susan Sey said...

Making sure the poolboy is adequately sunscreened. Heh.

Ahem, okay, seriously. Why does the millionaire need a wife? Because when the stock market crashes & he's reduced to burger flipping, she'll still be there. (Unless he was stupid enough to marry one of those money-grubbing skanks you mentioned.)

Congrats on the release, Kate! I"m excited to pick this one up!

Gillian Layne said...

He needs someone to supervise the home remodel! Cause, you know, the bigger the mansion, the more that goes wrong with it. :)

Is it me, or does hunky cover model look like Neil Caffrey from the show White Collar? Yum!

Beth Caudill said...

He needs someone to sit in the passenger seat as he drives his antique sports car.

Minna said...

Why a millionaire needs a wife?
Hmmm. He needs someone with whom he can go to all those exotic places.

jo robertson said...

Funny post, Kate. I love the list! Congratulations on your debut Blaze release!

peggy said...

he needs someone to tuck him in bed at night

Virginia said...

He needs me! I think I could deal with a Millionaire!

Jennifer said...

Kate, I love "Needs someone to watch the pool boy!" LOLOL!!! I can't top that one!!

Louisa Cornell said...

Gamemistress, you didn't win a millionaire, but trust me, the GR is just as much trouble! Good luck!

Kate, too funny! Great list and I know this will be a great read!

Why every millionaire needs a wife?

1. Someone has to keep the help from stealing!

2. A wife is cheaper than a party planner and he gets to sleep with her at no extra charge!

3. A wife will make sure he eats properly and goes for his annual checkup.

4. A wife is cheaper than a personal trainer and her idea of "exercise" is a lot more fun!

5. A wife will take care of his heart in every possible way!

Cassondra said...


Rofl at this list. You know I love your books, and can't wait to read this one. I'll have to order it though, as my B&N doesn't carry the series stuff. *aggravated frown* I'm usually ahead on my preorders, but I've fallen behind and now shall have to wait.

A reason...lesseee...

OH, I know.

Because he doesn't look good in awesome purple sunglasses with bling on the frames, and doesn't have enough hair to actually swish about in a sexy way when the wind is blowing, and so he needs her (complete with awesome shades and stunningly-highlighted flowing hair) to ....exercise...yeah, right...exercise his sporty convertibles so they don't just sit there in the tile-floored garage and get their engines all gunked up from non-use. Can't have that.

The little details of how you run an estate are SO important, you know?

Christie Kelley said...

Kate, what a funny post. I was very glad I had finished my coffee before reading it.

I love the ship picture. Priceless!

Another reason:

Who else is going to remind him to call his mother.

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Hey GAMistress66! You got the Golden Rooster! Love it!

And I love your addition! Grins.

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Kate this is hilarious! I adore the yacht with it's Kate figurehead. Looks like you were a bit chilly that day too. SNORK! :>

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Lime, had to LOL about them dropping from billionaires to millionaires due to the crappy economy. Snork. Pretty funny.

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Fedora, there's a good reason...he's bought everything else! Haha!

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Anna said: I think our man needs a wife to polish the (door) knobs!

Spew alert! THere are so MANY ways to read this...Anna, you're a rascal.


*cleaning diet Coke off monitor*

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Susan said: Because when the stock market crashes & he's reduced to burger flipping, she'll still be there. (Unless he was stupid enough to marry one of those money-grubbing skanks you mentioned.)

Exactly! Hahah! And she'll probably know more aptly than he how to do the laundry once they've had to let the laundry specialist go...

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Beth said: He needs someone to sit in the passenger seat as he drives his antique sports car.

Oooh, Beth, I LIKE this one! What kind? Astin Martin? Antique Porche or Benz? Hmmmm...

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Louisa said: 4. A wife is cheaper than a personal trainer and her idea of "exercise" is a lot more fun!

Heeheee! Another good one. I also liked that she'd be good for him in all possible ways.

Jennifer, I was LOL with you on the pool boy thing. I didn't think that one could be topped either. Ha!

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Cassondra said: exercise his sporty convertibles so they don't just sit there in the tile-floored garage and get their engines all gunked up from non-use. Can't have that. The little details of how you run an estate are SO important, you know?

Ha! Again with the convertibles. Does anyone - female - with long hair actually LIKE a convertible? I have to have my hair in a French braid and wear a hat (which I'm constantly afraid will blow off) in order to not look like Don King after a drive in a convertible .

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Christie said: Who else is going to remind him to call his mother.

Oh, too funny! :> Esp. since it sounds like she's the "When are you getting married and giving me grandbabies" type!

If so, of course, that means the wife can also give his mother grandbabies and get her off his back! hahaha!

Pat Cochran said...

Hi, Kate,

Great list and great suggestions
from the group!

A couple of additions to the list:

1. He needs someone to carry the
cash for tips, etc. (Have you ever
seen a millionaire carry his own
cash?)Besides he'd never be able
to match a purse to his outfit!
A wife would have to also do that!

2. He needs some one to see that
he gets enough rest, especially
that afternoon nap! (Poor baby!)

Pat Cochran

Beth said...

Kate, that picture of the ship is priceless!! Loved your post and I love your cover. I can't wait to read The Millionaire Meets His Match! I was just on eHarlequin and read the excerpt - wonderful

Congrats on your first Desire!

Deb Marlowe said...

Christie--you said a mouthful!

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Pat said: Besides he'd never be able
to match a purse to his outfit!
A wife would have to also do that!

Heeheehee. Had to LOL on this one Pat. So true about not carrying cash, and she would probably Lurrrrve to carry his cash, so...

Nancy said...

Gamistress, congrats on the rooster!

Kate, what a fun post. Every millionaire needs a wife so there will be one person in his life who cares about him, not just his money, who'll tell him the truth even if he won't like it, and who'll keep his confidences as though they were her own.

I assume we're talking GOOD wives here, right?

Looking forward to the book!

Nancy said...

Pissenlit said: 'Cause Jane Austen said so? :D

LOL! But definitely!

Nancy said...

Pat, you make an excellent point. Many men have no sartorial sense. Wives can be very helpful in this regard.

Nancy said...

Helen, a millionaire needs a wife so he has someone to laugh with?

I like it. There are some things you just can't share with just anyone.

Nancy said...

Jeanne, my hair is longer than Don King's, but the effect would be similar if I were to ride in a convertible at any speed.

Too bad. It looks like fun.

Kate Carlisle said...

I'm here, I'm here!! Don't pay the ransom! Whew. Sorry, gang. I had an emergency to take care of but I'm back now. :-)

Congratulations Gamistress! I hope he's taking out the garbage and anything else you need him to do. He needs a bit of discipline, you know.*g*

Kate Carlisle said...

Limecello, you definitely need a to go on a shopping spree! Lots of fun books out in the next couple months!

LOLOL! Billionaires turned into Millionaires!! Snork!

Kate Carlisle said...

LOL Fedora. Yes, for the man who has everything, a wife is the perfect gift. :-)

Kate Carlisle said...

Oh, LOL, Gamistress! I was thinking you were talking about the Golden Rooster taking out the trash! But you meant the millionaire. I'm smacking myself upside the head! LOL

Kate Carlisle said...

Hi Pissenlit! Yes, dear Jane Austen started the whole ball rolling, so to speak. :-)

Kate Carlisle said...

Oh Helen, someone to laugh with is an excellent reason! Maybe the best. A millionaire in this economy needs some good laughs now and then.

I really hope you love my Millionaire! And isn't it great that July is packed to the brim with all these fabulous Bandita books? Lots of good summer reading!

Kate Carlisle said...

Anna!! I love the good ship Cutty Carlisle! Don't I look fetching on the bow? Hmm....wish I had an appropriate pun to work that into but my mind is empty. Such a sad state of affairs. *g*

No, this isn't my launch party, it's my PRE-launch party! I'm just so excited about my first romance coming out (next month) that I'm already in brazen self-promotion mode! :-)

Kate Carlisle said...

Hi Jane, thanks for coming by -- and thanks the congrats! Every millionaire needs decorating help with their mansion, right? A wife will know his tastes in every room in the house. ;-)

Kate Carlisle said...

Hi Deb!

Yup, the book's coming out in about two weeks but it's available on eharlequin right now! (Hey, come on, that's not a hint or anything!)

Looking forward to seeing you in Orlando!

Kate Carlisle said...

Hi Susan! Hey, you might've come up with the most excellent reason why our man needs a good wife. She'll stick with him through the lean years (or the lean meat years if he's flipping burgers).

And speaking of July books, I'm dying to get my hands on MONEY HONEY!!! That's going to be the launch party of the year, y'all!

Kate Carlisle said...

Hi Gillian! Oh, right, every mansion needs a good remodeling every few years! She'll make the perfect supervisor. :-)

Ooh, I LOVE White Collar! Now that you mention it, there is a slight resemblance between hunky cover guy and Neil Caffrey. They both have that little cleft in their chins. Neil is such a cutie!

Kate Carlisle said...

Oh Beth, good point! In order for the antique car to stay balanced, there really should be a lovely lady in the passenger seat. :-)

Minna, good to see you here! That's right, who wants to travel to all those exotic places alone? He'll get lonely!

Hi Jo! Thanks for the congrats!

Kate Carlisle said...

Ah Peggy, everyone needs someone to tuck them in at night, especially millionaires! LOL

Hi Virginia! No problem, I'll be glad to send him your way ... as soon as I'm finished with him! Snork!!

Jen, my favorite witch! Thanks for stopping by! Uh, yeah, those pool boys will just take advantage if you're not watching them every minute. :-)

Kate Carlisle said...

Louisa, this is a brilliant list!

She'll definitely keep the help from stealing the silverware. Very important.

And LOL on the personal trainer! I know I certainly provide those services to my DH.


Kate Carlisle said...

Cassondra, exercising the convertibles? I like it. Somebody has to do it, might as well be the wifey!

Hey, sorry your B&N doesn't carry the series books. Maybe I should make a few phone calls... ;-)

Kate Carlisle said...

Aww, Christie! That's a great reason! He really should call mom more often.

My hero's mother is wonderful, but since she's so wrapped up in finding wives for her sons, she's been really busy lately and might not take the call. Heh heh. ;-)

Kate Carlisle said...

Hi Jeanne! Thanks so much for hanging out in the Lair while I was racing around town taking care of business!

And thank for noticing how chilly it is out on the bow!! Brrrrr! LOL

Kate Carlisle said...

Hi Pat! OMG, I never thought about millionaires needing someone to carry all their money around for them! You can only fit so much cash in one of those platinum Tiffany money clips, right? A wife can carry it all in her purse!

Brilliant!! :-)

Kate Carlisle said...

Oh Beth, thanks so much for the congrats! And I'm glad you saw the excerpt on eharlequin. I always like reading excerpts, too. :-)

I do look lovely out on the bow, don't I? Frozen, but lovely. LOL

Kate Carlisle said...

Hi Nancy! Thanks to you, too, for hanging out in the Lair while I was gone!

Love that a wife will keep confidences and tell the truth when nobody else will. I guess everyone needs that, right?

I'm laughing at the image of you and Jeanne looking like Don King after a ride in the convertible!

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

GREAT post, Kate and I'm LOVING all these great reasons! I'm also snorking over the piccie of you on the bow and the discussion of it being a cold day. ROFLOL!

I think the Millionaire needs a wife so he can have TRUE SYMPATHY with the masses of other married men!

who will happily watch the pool boy for only a small salary

Suzanne Ferrell said...


Cracking up over the yacht figurehead...hehehe. You've never looked lovlier, hehehe!

Every millionaire needs a wife to play bedroom games with and not worry about secret cameras and blackmail threats from!! Of course!

Kate Carlisle said...

Cindy, too true. Married men do sympathize with each other... quite loudly and pointedly, too, I might add.

Kate Carlisle said...

LOL, Suzanne!!! What a mind you have, to come up with that idea. Love it!