Title: The Marriage Bargain
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Author: Jennifer Probst
Publisher: Entangled, 2012
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from amazon.com:
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…
This first book by Probst is well written, has some humorous moments and is a sexy read. The H/h each have an agenda for this marriage of convenience and each have “rules” on how it will be conducted. That is where all the trouble starts as they proceed to break the rules and become emotionally attached to each other.