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The Marriage Bargain by Jennifer Probst

Monday, September 17, 2012
Synopsis: 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…


Review:  The Marriage Bargain is a fun and quirky read with plenty of romance and lighthearted scenes. I enjoyed reading this story because of the unique characters and the funny situations. Although I enjoyed it for the most part, I did feel like the overall plot was a bit too predictable. I really liked Alexa and I definitely thought it was cute that Nick and her had a history together but towards the end of the book I was a little disappointed. I wanted a little more depth to the story and I felt like a lot was just skimmed over. The Marriage Bargain is a easy and enjoyable read but I felt like it could've been better. The ending felt a little rushed and I'm guessing that the epilogue really served the purpose of propelling the next book in the series forward. I think the thing that really made me like this book were the characters. I liked the chemistry between Alexa and Nick and Maggie was funny and definitely a great friend. I found the whole love spell thing strange but only because it seemed used and then forgotten. I was kind of hoping it would be interwoven into the story more. Overall, I did enjoy The Marriage Bargain but it didn't stand out to me as being, GREAT. I definitely would read Jennifer Probst again because her writing is easy going and fun and I think others would enjoy her stories.

 
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