- Publisher: Entangled Select
- Format: Paperback | 328 pages
- Dimensions: 114mm x 172mm x 22mm | 200g
- Publication date: 20 September 2012
- Publication City/Country: Fort Collins
- ISBN 10: 1620612798
- ISBN 13: 9781620612798
- Sales rank: 3,111
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 uncle'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 ...
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Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn't stopped writing since. She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew who keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.
By wendy 10 Feb 2013
This book made me laugh and cry in all the right places, really enjoyed it, not too over the top with love scenes,very well written, a real page turner .
By Leslea Mertz 31 Oct 2012
An enjoyable book.
By karen 20 Sep 2012
This was the perfect book to read to shake off the Fifty Shades blues.
I enjoyed it and will be looking for more from the same author.
By kylie King 20 Sep 2012
A well written, easy and very quick read, just enough passion. would have liked to have seen it with a better cover to be honest i dont feel it does the book justice. Loved the ending and fell for the characters. Have just ordered the next two and cant wait to read them.
"Jennifer Probst pens a charming, romantic tale destined to steal your heart" ~ NYT Bestselling Author Lori Wilde "A passion that is explosive as the love that unfolds is tender, a beautiful happily ever after that encompasses everything; Jennifer Probst delivers a fiery and wild romance that goes straight to your heart." ~ Maldivian Book Reviewers -- 5 stars "A charming, fast-paced story full of non-stop sexual tension that crackles off the page. The Marriage Bargain will hook you and leave you begging for more!" ~ Laura Kaye, Author of Hearts in Darkness "Absolutely amazing! I was hooked from the beginning and couldn't put it down." ~ Kris, Bitten By Paranormal Romance "THE MARRIAGE BARGAIN is one of the cutest stories I have read in a while. The story is highly amusing and kept me chuckling throughout when I wasn't mopping the tears away." ~ Kay Quintin, Fresh Fiction "Loved it! 'The Marriage Bargain' had all the ingredients for the making of an amazing story: Childhood friends reunited, Marriage of convenience, Love spell gone astray, opposites attract and great chemistry." ~ Sara, Harlequin Junkie Reviews "I just had to read Jennifer Probst's book after all the buzz about it on Twitter and Amazon and Goodreads, etc, and especially after I'd got an eyeful of that super-sexy cover... And I can happily say I wasn't disappointed. Yes, what's inside the book is as sexy and gorgeous as that cover." ~ Heidi Rice, USA Today Bestselling Author "I am a huge fan of the whole 'marriage of convenience' storyline and I believe that Jennifer Probst put an interesting spin on it to make it fresh, fun and sexy -- with a hint of sass!" ~ Romancing the Book "I loved this book! Loved watching two people so opposite, who had no intention of falling in love, fall head over heels! I'm still smiling." ~ Robin Bielman, author of Worth the Risk "A contemporary romance you will love. 5 stars to The Marriage Bargain by Jennifer Probst." ~ Book that Thing "Jennifer Probst is quickly turning into one of my favorite authors!" ~ Author Susan Meier "A classic marriage of convenience story brought right up to date with two compelling protagonists and the overflow of an animal rescue centre. This book will make you laugh out loud at points and wring your heart out at others. I loved it." ~ Rachel Lyndhurst, author of Kidnapped by the Greek Billionaire "There's lots of humor in the story which makes for entertaining dialogue that never bores. I liked Jennifer Probst's writing style which mingles witty, sweet and sexy in a way that's very enjoyable to read." ~ Bookish Temptations "The storyline is that of a modern day arranged marriage with all the quirks of human emotion and vulnerabilities. It's an engaging and slightly challenging read for which I was grateful that there was no instant love between the characters and lust wasn't easily given in to. This author is definitely one to watch and readers of contemporary romance should absolutely read this story." ~ Judy and Marianne from Long and Short Reviews "THE MARRIAGE BARGAIN by Jennifer Probst is delightful, funny, clever, and a treat to read." ~ Ms. Condit Reads Books "From beginning to end, this is a cute, funny, and engaging tale." ~ Alisha, Book Lovers Inc. "It was light, fun, and a very quick read. Perfect for shaking you out of a bad mood." ~ Jackie, Book Lovers Inc.