Jennifer Probst’s The Marriage Bargain is currently#10 on the New York Times E-Book Bestseller List.It is the story of Alexa Maria McKenzie, bookseller. In order to save her home, Alexa casts a love spell. She doesn’t expect the result she gets; a man from her past.
Nicholas Ryan is a billionaire who needs a wife—immediately. If he is to inherit his father’s corporation, he needs to expedite that plan, despite his non-belief in marriage. Seeing Alexa’s desperation, he offers to marry her; in name alone. Simply laid out, the rules are: no falling in love, nothing but a business relationship and only for a year or thereabouts. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? Not when fate has other plans for this husband and wife. The Marriage Bargain shows just how unexpected love can be.
If you liked The Marriage Bargain, check out these indie romances.
This fabulous indie introduces Anna, 30 and T.J., 16, who find themselves stranded on a deserted island after a plane crash. The two were en route to meet T.J.’s parents in the Maldives. Anna was to be T.J.’s tutor after he discovered his cancer was in remission. Now the two must weather tropical storms, life on a desolate island, and the love that develops between them. With such an age difference, one might think the story inappropriate but On the Island looks within both Anna and T.J.’s thought processes to show just how logically their relationship develops. Garvis-Graves casts unlikely lovers in an eloquent manner so that we are left dreaming of beautiful beaches inhabited by soul mates.
Speaking of forbidden love, in M. Garzon’s Blaze of Glory features Tea, 16 and Jaden, 22 who are trying to withstand the intense attraction between them. They are cousins living in a world of horses. Jaden is a polo player and Tea cares for horses and teaches riding. Tea’s stepfather is the brother of Jaden’s mom. Though technically not blood related, cousins are cousins and they are sure nobody would approve of their feelings. Garzon takes us on an emotional journey filled with tragedy, secrets and romance. Will Tea and Jaden tell their family about their growing passion? Will they keep it hidden, or deny it altogether? Read on to find out. This one is even suitable for young adults.
In Ruth Cardello’s Maid for the Billionaire (Book 1, Legacy Collection), we meet Dominic Corisi and Abigail Dartley along with their intriguing arrangement. Dominic is used to always getting what he wants. When it takes more to get Abigail, he is up for the challenge. Abby has always been responsible about relationships…until now. When the pair travels to China together, they make an agreement (much like the one in The Marriage Bargain.) Sex only: no promises and no guarantees. Abby revives a side of herself that she hasn’t seen in a long time. As sensuality steams up the story, Abby discovers a threat to Dominic’s business. Will she help or not say anything at all? They did, after all agree on zero complications.
Bared to You (A Crossfire Novel) by Sylvia Day–which is also currently on IndieReader’s bestseller list and is being referred to in the trades as possibly the next 50 Shades of Grey–is a bursting wellspring of passion from the very start. Eva and Gideon are both abuse survivors. They crash into each other with a passion that rivals lightning. Eva narrates: “Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness-beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot.”
Intrigued yet? “When it comes to brewing up scorchingly hot sexual chemistry, Day has few literary rivals.” – Booklist How about now? This book was recommended to me by three people in the same day and I couldn’t wait to snatch it up. This is one torrid tale you don’t want to miss!
If you enjoyed The Marriage Bargain, check out these hot indie romances. As the weather heats up, you may just find your reading glasses fogging up as well!