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Tuesday, 15 May 2012

The Marriage Bargain (#1) By Jennifer Probst

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…

Sam's Review:

This is the second book this week I have bought from Amazon on a whim and haven’t been disappointed. This is a good, solid romance book that continues to give me reasons to purchase small press authors and give them a chance. Because every now and again you stumble upon ones like this that makes all the crappy ones, worth it.

Firstly when you read this book, you’re getting a romance story. Not a book claiming to be romance but is actually more along the lines of hot porn. It’s kind of hard to find a book like this these days. The Marriage Bargain, we really get to know the characters and their lives behind what people are seeing. I loved that the H/H didn’t fall straight in to bed with one another. The sexual tension that was built in this story was palpable. The author kept placing in perfectly well timed interruptions during heated moments that it took over half the book to get into anything hot and heavy and by then I was ready to jump on anyone’s lap. The few sexual encounters that the author gives are, are neither to graphic or unstimulating – the author found the perfect balance for this Modern Contemporary Romance.

Honestly this book was well written, I thought it was a bit jumpy in the beginning but soon got used to it, and found it necessary to move through the story. It is the book that you just want cuddle up on the couch with and not put back down. I didn’t think it was a very long book (I get confused on my kindle) – but it wasn’t novella material. I do however wish there would have been an epilogue. There were something’s I would have loved to seen fore filled.

So in conclusion? It pays off every now and then to take a chance on a book that you otherwise may not have purchased, because I think this one was a gem just waiting to be found.

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