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Book review: The Marriage Bargain (Marriage to a Billionaire #1) by Jennifer Probst

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Synopsis: 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.
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Verdict: Alexa comes from a loving family, owns a book store and… has a terrible love life. The cause of the latter is Nick: son from selfish parents, owner of a corporation and has absolutely no lack of women in his life. Alexa needs money, Nick needs a wife. His sister comes up with the idea of a fake marriage. Everything is arranged within a week, including the wedding. I found this very rushed. Jennifer could’ve easily extended this with a chapter or two. 

The arranged between them is very clear. They will pretend to be married for a year. She’ll get half of the money in advance and the other half afterwards. Nothing can go wrong. Accept that there a strong sexual attraction between the two of them. This leads to many steamy moments. Of course, the story is predictable but that doesn’t make it less fun. I’ve truly enjoyed the book. The only thing I didn’t like was Nick’s attitude in the beginning. I found him very sexist towards women.

I hope the next three books will handle the same formula, but will add something new, otherwise the series will become boring very quickly.

Quote: “Hell, at this rate she’d end up in the mental institution by the end of the year. Cause: Celibacy.”

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