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…
Before starting The Marriage Bargain I had read a ton of reviews for it, all of which were good, praising Jennifer Probst's writing style. Which is why I decided to give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised having discovered an amazing author who writes beautiful romance.
This is the story of Alexa, who is a bookstore owner. She requires money to save her parents home and she needs it fast. Here comes in Nick, he is Alexa's best friend's older brother who'd once shattered her heart. Nick needs a wife in order to inherit his father's corporation and he decides to proposition Alexa with an arrangement which will benefit them both.
Alexa was a sweet character. She was impulsive and kind and made no excuses for her behavior. She was the exact opposite of Nick who was controlled and guarded in every way. But Alexa's fiery passion makes him lose his mind every single time. Nick doesn't believe in the constitution of marriage or love and you could see why.
The whole Marriage of Convenience plot was not very new but the way Jennifer Probst executed the story was fun and refreshing. I thoroughly enjoyed myself while reading Nick and Alexa's witty banter. Nick's cluelessness when he was falling in love with Alexa was fun. Each scene has sparks flying off the pages. The romance was superbly done and I enjoyed getting to know the whole cast of characters.
If you enjoy reading romance The Marriage Bargain is definitely the book for you. With brilliant dialogue, steamy scenes and heart melting romance it delivers everything you could want in a contemporary romance. This was a light, quick and cute read.