Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Marriage Bargain [Probst]

Book: The Marriage Bargain [Marriage to a Billionaire]
Author: Jennifer Probst

Review: Alexa is in desperate need of cash. Her parents are about to lose their house and she doesn't make enough as a bookstore owner to help them out. Nick, a childhood friend of Alexa, is in need of a wife to maintain control of his company (due to a stipulation in his uncles will). Alexa and Nick enter a marriage of convenience: he agrees to give Alexa $250k (he believes she needs the money to finance an expansion of her book store) if she stays married to him for a year. It is supposed to be a marriage in name only, but once Alexa and Nick move in together, sparks fly. Can they be honest with each other about their feelings and turn the marriage into a real one?

This is a cute, predictable romance novel. Although Nick did not seem like a billionaire (this is definitely nit picking but he had a shower curtain...I feel like someone with that much money would have a nice, modern shower with glass walls), he and Alexa really balanced each other out. I laughed at loud several times (there is a chapter about shelter dogs she is trying to hide from Nick) that was especially funny. This is the first in a new series and I plan to read the next one when it comes out.

Grade: B

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