Title: The Marriage Bargain
Author: Jennifer Probst
Series: Marriage to a Billionaire
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Release date: September 4th 2012
Number of pages: 328
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…
There was a huge talk about this book and since I love a little romance I decided to give it a try. since this Entangled line is new.
I liked some parts better than others, but I understand the hype. The thing for me was Nicholas and they way he cut people from his life, even his own sister after the disaster his parents were. But I liked how he turned things around and he doubts made him more human to me when some facts happened. This marriage was not supposed to be real but I liked how Nicholas stop thinking about the relationship and just moved with the flow for most parts.
Alexa was a great girl, but I didn’t bond with her and how pushy she is during the book. Girl one thing is a dog and another very different is a take like eight home when you know someone is not going to like. Anyway some off her attitudes were a little extreme to me and her family is really loving and caring so her reasons for the secret were a bunch of bullshit to me.
I liked the other characters! And Michael is really fun to have around with his sarcasm.
Series in Order
#1 – The Marriage Bargain
#2 – The Marriage Trap
#3 – The Marriage Mistake