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The Marriage Bargain, February 2012
Marriage #1
by Jennifer Probst

Featuring: Alexa Maria McKenzie; Nicholas Ryan
304 pages
ISBN: 1620612798
EAN: 9781620612798
Kindle: B00790TI0W
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
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"Two childhood playmates enter a marriage contract that goes awry."

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The Marriage Bargain
Jennifer Probst

Reviewed by Kay Quintin
Posted April 8, 2012

Romance Erotica Sensual | Romance

New Yorker Billionaire Nicholas Ryan needs a wife and he needs her now. To inherit Dreamscape, an architectural company, from his dead uncle, he must take a wife within a week. Listing all his qualities desired in a temporary wife, it is rumored one would miraculously appear. When his phone rings with his sister, Maggie, on the line he can barely believe his luck when she presents a solution. Her best friend and a childhood playmate of theirs, Alexandria Maria McKenzie has been creating her own love spell with finding a rich mate to provide her with exactly $150,000. Her intention is to provide the money for her parents in saving their home. Repossession of their home is around the corner due to her father's many medical bills. Alexa's second hope is to borrow enough money from the bank to make improvements to her bookstore.

With a little head banging and some give and take, they agree to a cool $150,000 up front following the wedding with no strings attached. They will not engage in sex but will remain celibate for the year of the marriage. At that time it will be dissolved to go their separate ways. The problem is, neither expected to feel the hot pull towards each other and spend all their time trying to avoid the sex pit. Nick is all grown up and cased in a hot blooded body. Little Alexa is way too sensual with all the curves in the right places and the same pouty little mouth.

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. Jennifer Probst has found an amazingly clever story line and keeps the humor all the way through. She is an amazing author. I absolutely love her style of writing and the wonderful characters she has created. Bring it on. I can certainly take myself away with pleasure reading her stories.

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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’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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