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Review: The Marriage Bargain by Jennifer Probst

Title:  The Marriage Bargain
Author:  Jennifer Probst
Source:  E-book Copy won in Giveaway via author, but I also own 1 copy which you can still win until 1/24/13

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…

Alexa needs the money to save her family home.
Nick needs a wife so that he can keep his uncle's company under the terms of the will.
So Maggie has the solution fro them both.

Maggie is Alexa's best friend, so when she comes to visit to find Alexa casting a love spell for the perfect man she sees the solution to both Alexa's money problem and Nick's wife needs.  The only thing these two have very different ideas of what the perfect spouse is.  Compromise becomes the thing between two of them, not that there is anything easy about this.  They are both set in their ways.  Alexa is independent and head strong, and that means doing things that will aggravate Nick.

Can these two reach the ultimate compromise and make their marriage work on more than paper, or will the lines of trust never be crossed?

I love this story and I really loved the antics of Alexa when Nick made her mad.  They made me laugh many times, bringing home all the dogs from the shelter and buying a tank full of fish to give is one fish company were just great (and something I would think about doing).  Then there is the chemistry between Nick and Alexa and it was HOT.

The list that these two have are great so I think we need to compare the two and see the differences.
Alexa's List (Go read the book for Maggies Opinions on Everything)
1.  A Mets Fan
2.  Loves Books arts and Poetry
3.  Believes in Monogamy
4.  Wants Children
5.  Knows how to Communicate with a woman
6.  Loves animals
7.  Has a Moral Code of Ethics and Believes in Honesty
8.  A Good Lover
9.  Has a Strong Sense of Family
10.  Needs $150,000 available cash

Nick's List
1.  A woman who does not love me
2.  A woman I do not desire to Sleep with
3.  A woman who does not have a big family
4.  A woman who does not have any animals
5.  A woman who does not want any children
6.  A woman who has an independent career
7.  A woman who will view the relationship as a business venture
8.  A woman who is not overly emotional or impulsive
9.  A woman I can trust

Just looking at the two separate lists you know these two together are going to be great.

So I want to say that this book needs to go on many romance lovers MUST READ list if they have not already read it.


MY RATING: A+