Monday, March 19, 2012

Review of "The Marriage Bargain by Jennifer Probst"

Title: The Marriage Bargain 
Author: Jennifer Probst
Source:  Requested Review
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format: ebook - 286 pages
Release Date:  2/14/2012
Author's Website

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…

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My Review

Absolutely amazing!  I was hooked from the beginning and couldn’t put it down. I loved this story with its strong character development and lots of great dialogue.  Alexa was strong, loving, compassionate, sexy, and kind.  She taught Nick so much about what it really means to give yourself to somebody completely.  Nick was so emotionally closed off from everybody at the beginning.  Hearing about his childhood was sad, and it gave you an idea of his current emotional state.  As closed off as he wanted to be, you could see the cracks forming every time he interacted with Alexa.  

I liked that the story took place over several months since it made everything much more realistic.  Watching him open up was beautiful, and he didn’t even see it coming.  I couldn’t wait to see what would happen next, but then was upset that it ended.  I really wanted to see an epilogue. However, I decided a second story about her friend, Maggie, with visits by Nick and Alexa would be even better! Lucky for all of us, there is a second story called “The Marriage Trap” about Maggie!

1 comment:

  1. I loved how this book dealt with the past and lead to the future. I loved how they hated each other and grew closer. I thought he was a jerk at first but loved to read how he softened as he fell in love with her.


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