Monday, July 9, 2018

Book #Review: Contracted: A Wife For The Bedroom by Carol Marinelli

Book Title:  Contracted: A Wife For The Bedroom
Author:  Carol Marinelli Twitter
Publisher:  Harlequin Presents
Genre: Romance,
Series/Standalone:  Standalone
Format: Mass Market
Cost: $4.75
Pages: 187
How I got it: Purchased
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Publisher
Publication Date: November 2007
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A marriage is forever, not just for convenience...

Hunter Myles: this Australian's worth billions and can buy any woman he wants!

Lily Harper: perfect for a convenient marriage and she needs Hunter's help!

Hunter's ring is on her finger, but Lily knows it'll only be there for twelve months. Soon, a year doesn't seem quite long enough. Lily has fallen in love with her temporary husband!
This is the second time I've read this book and I still enjoyed it.  It's a quick romance, Lily is a woman who is working her way through life trying to make others see where they need to make improvements while dealing with their issues.  Hunter is there because he's heard about this group and is there checking it out for someone. Lily realizes that Hunter isn't really there to get help and she's protective of the group.  I really enjoyed that this story had a bit of a flip to it with Lily being the one with the most hangups even though his hangups are also pretty big.

Lily is one of my favorite characters because she sticks to her guns, when it appears that Hunter isn't going to live up to his promise she keeps hers. Lily went into this relationship with her eyes wide open and knew what kind of man she was seeing.  Hunter, however, has hidden more than we knew, because he's not dealing with his issues and he himself wasn't coping with the truth.

This book is centered on the characters and their relationship so we don't really see the secondary characters, they only showed up to highlight and push the characters towards the resolutions of their issues.  I did love that Hunter was able to see how much his secretary was making his wife uncomfortable and put her in her place very quickly.  This is mostly told from Lily's perspective, a few times, especially when the situation was tense Hunter's POV was shared.

I really enjoyed the progression of the romance and the story and love seeing the smaller romance that also develops within the story.  A good romance about two slightly damaged people working their way towards being less damaged with each other.
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A quick fun read for nice beach days.  Happy Reading my loves, 

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