Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Marriage Bargain (Marriage to a Billionaire #1) by Jennifer Probst

The Marriage Bargain (Marriage to a Billionaire #1) by Jennifer Probst
This is an adult contemporary romance (Rated NC-17)
(Two and a half Hearts)
Book Summary
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 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…

My Review

Please note this review does contain SPOILERS.

First, let me say the opening was really cute. I’ve seen it before but I was drawn in.

Then things go wrong. First, if Alexa isn’t rich and lives next door/nearby Nick and he is rich; how does that work?  I don’t know maybe I missed something.

Then, she lives in the same area and is best friends with his sister, yet she hasn’t seen him in over 5 years. (Sorry, it’s been a while since I read this. Maybe it was like 10 yrs.) She didn’t attend any family gatherings at her best friend’s house??? Weird.

Then of course, she’s in financial trouble and hey, let’s do a love spell. And hey, my best friend’s brother happens to need a wife to get an inheritance. Okay, my best friend should be rich too. Why can’t I just borrow the money from her???

Then all the predictable things happen in the story. She’s hiding something. He thinks it’s something else. They have sex. She gets pregnant. He thinks she’s a gold-digger. Really!!!! She married you for your money. Isn’t that the point? And of course first comes marriage and then comes love.

But there was a hilarious moment when he calls the cops. I think that saved the story for me. I couldn’t stop laughing. Anyway, I wonder how this is a first book. I think their story is done.  I hope it is.

Not everybook is for everyone. This one didn't work for me but it might for you. Give it a shot.

My book boyfriend is Nick. (Sorry girls this pic may not be reflect of his actual physical attributes. I listed and really not have the time to re-listen. This picture is the emotion response I get from him.)

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