Title: The Marriage Bargain
Author: Jennifer Probst
Review: I’m a sucker for the romance/happily ever after genre. I love happy endings and romance is a great place to find that. That said I have to say that I really enjoyed this book. Marriage on paper, yes, but could it also include a bit of hanky panky with the spouse? Than great, but is that in the contract? No…oh well then lots of longing looks and late night make-out sessions to remind them of that clause. Interruptions galore to be sure the contract is followed to the letter. Well what do you think happened?
The plot was cute and the chemistry between the two leads was off the charts. The story is fast moving and I read it in one evening. I did tear up at the end and the dog…..oh so sweet and the way that Nick needed that. Alexa is someone I would like to be good friends with, if she were real, and Nick well he needs some work, but he is a good guy at heart. This is a great romance that will make you believe in love again and again. I look forward to the authors next book in this series…she left it wide open for another.
If you like romance you will love this book and it will make you smile as you read it. Say good-bye to real life and enjoy this fantasy for awhile. The ending will make you cheer and maybe even cry happy tears. Sex alert for those not wanting to read that.
Publisher: Published February 14th 2012 by EntangledPublishing (Indulgence)
Quick Review: 4 stars (out of 5)-nothing intellectual or deep in this romance….but for a romance it was a good one.
Why I Read It: Sent by the publisher for review.
Synopsis: A marriage in name only...
To save her family home, impulsive bookstore owner, Alexa Maria McKenzie, casts a love spell. But she never planned on conjuring up her best friend's older brother—the powerful man who once shattered her heart.
Billionaire Nicholas Ryan doesn’t believe in marriage, but in order to inherit his father’s corporation, he needs a wife and needs one fast. When he discovers his sister’s childhood friend is in dire financial straits, he’s offers Alexa a bold proposition.
A marriage in name only with certain rules: Avoid entanglement. Keep things all business. Do not fall in love. The arrangement is only for a year so the rules shouldn’t be that hard to follow, right?
Except fate has a way of upsetting the best-laid plans.
Author Biography: Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.
She is the NYT and USA Today bestselling author of The Marriage Bargain. She is published both erotic and sexy contemporary romance with Entangled, Decadent, Red Sage and TWRP. She has also written a children's book, Buffy and the Carrot, co-written with her twelve year old niece, along with a short story, "A Life Worth Living." Visit her website for more info!