My book boyfriend is hosted by Missie @ The Unread Reader
My book boyfriend this week is Billionaire (and hey who doesn't love a good billionaire) Nicholas Ryan from The Marriage Bargain by Jennifer Probst. Nick has to find a wife to inherit his late Uncle's fortune and realise his dream of creating beautiful buildings. He doesn't believe in everlasting love, marriage or family and needs a woman who will view their year long "relationship" as a business venture.
Alexa needs $150,000 to save her mother's home Tara. So just like Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With The Wind Alexa will do anything to save Tara including agreeing to marry her best friend Maggie's brother Nick her childhood frenemy.
I loved the verbal banter between Nick and Alexa, Nick teased Alexa loads as kids but she gave back just as good as she got and isn't afraid to do the same at their initial marriage negotiations:
Alexa knows her large family would never forgive her for eloping so she brings him to her family home and re introduces him to her family as her fiance but her father is suspicious and protective:
Alexa and Nick both start off with a solid list of what they are looking for in a partner and it's clear they couldn't possibly want each other but as the story unfolds they see different sides to each other, they argue and bicker but the sexual tension increases and things between them change:
I'll be reviewing The Marriage Bargain as part of my "After Fifty" series, suffice to say I loved it (and gave it 5 out of 5).
You'll notice I didn't post any man candy pictures today I read a really alarming blogpost by author Roni Loren and until I know for sure what on earth is going on I won't be posting any pictures I don't have authority to use. Which kind of sucks big time because looking for pictures for book boyfriends is my favourite hobby of all time:(
Has anyone else heard of this? What's your take on it?