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The Marriage Bargain

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  • Posted July 17, 2013

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    I really liked where the book was heading in terms of plot. I li

    I really liked where the book was heading in terms of plot. I liked how it started out and how the emotions were incorporated in the book. I think that the author brought into life an interesting story idea and succeeded in making the story come to life. The flow of the book was nice and I didn’t get whiplash from the changing scenes. 

    Camille was a character who stood by their morals until they were threatened. I didn’t like how easily she gave up on some things and how she was willing to toss aside her morals just because she was threatened. Then she didn’t come clean to Julian on why she accepted his proposal and that made me a little irritated. Besides these minor annoyances I truly enjoyed the rest of the book reading from Camille’s POV mostly.

    Julian was a character that sometimes surprised me with his thoughts and actions. I got a little annoyed with him when he claimed to love Camille, and then when presented with some discriminating evidence, switched to angry Neanderthal. I felt that in some arts of the book he switched moods too easily and fast. Otherwise he was fun to read about and I like his character.

    Overall the book was a fun read without getting too emotional. I do hope to read more books by this author in the future and will be on the lookout for them.

    **** I received this eARC from NetGalley.****

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2014

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    Reviewed by Rachel Book provided by the publisher for review Rev

    Reviewed by Rachel
    Book provided by the publisher for review
    Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

    I snagged this book because it immediately caught my attention. I love books that have arranged marriages thrown in to a contemporary timeline.

    Our heroine, Camille, is a very strong female lead. She’s beautiful, courageous, independent, and stands up to authority including that of her boss, very early on in the story. I liked that she was a beautiful, vibrant girl who was willing to go against the grain. Honestly, her response at the beginning was not at all what I thought it would be. I don’t want to give it away, but it made it easier to fall in love with her.  As I read her story, I honestly I don’t know if I would be as forgiving or nice as she was, but she took everything very well, and in the end earned Julianne’s respect and, yes, his love, because of it.

    Julianne is a typical arrogant hero and of course in true reader fashion, I fell for him–HARD! He’s devastatingly handsome, confident, and knows what he wants. He reminded me a bit of a grown up Edward Cullen.  Hands down, the author wrote great character development. I could see him in my mind and although he was a little arrogant, I liked that his confidence overshadowed what could have been a spoiled conceited character. It was a very fine line, but I think the author did a good job.

    The love scenes were tastefully done. They were steamy without being erotic which is exactly what I like.  At times, I was sitting on the edge of my chair in suspense and thankfully everything was resolved in such clever way that I only bit off two of my nails and exhaled in relief.  I liked that everything was tied up neatly at the end, but I wish that I would have been able to see what happened with the family.   There was minor swearing and sex. Overall a great read!

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  • Posted September 18, 2012

    What would you do if you had the opportunity to marry a rich and

    What would you do if you had the opportunity to marry a rich and famous person with the agreement that in six months the marriage would be dissolved AND you would become a multimillionaire? Me personally, if I had no other relationship ties, I would so do it. Camille Chandler is put in this exact situation with only one other stipulation. She answers to the wife-seeking ad in order to get a scoop for her magazine. Her dream is to write a column for some prestigious magazine. The problem came when her boss told her to accept the marriage proposal only to get the story and to back out of the arrangement the day before the wedding. Camille has way too much heart to do something so cruel just for a story. However, her boss sees that as an unforgivable flaw for a reporter. Camille quits her job as she is being fired and finds herself blacklisted. Now what should she do?

    Camille finds herself agreeing to a marriage of convenience just to keep herself off the streets and to pay her bills. She doesn't expect to actually enjoy having the extra money. She doesn't expect to be attracted to Julian with a fever she doesn't know if she can deny. She also doesn't expect to be competing for his affection with the woman his father intended him to marry. What will happen over the next six months is a mystery. It's a unique story that will have you questioning what you would do to survive. It's very well written with great character development that will leave you wanting to read more of Sandra Edwards's works.

    Read More reviews at Identity Discovery Blog.

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  • Posted September 11, 2012

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    "The Marriage Bargain: is a entertaining, gentle love story

    "The Marriage Bargain: is a entertaining, gentle love story with strong, likeable characters. A fun easy read which I recommend to all who like romance.

    This review is based on a complimentary copy which was provided for an honest review.

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  • Posted August 23, 2012

    I read this book as part of a book tour for Promotional Book Tou

    I read this book as part of a book tour for Promotional Book Tours. I
    knew how this book was going to end before I even started to read it.
    With that being said, it does not mean I didn't enjoy it. I loved that
    Camille stood her ground no matter what. No matter what her heart was
    saying, she listened with her head. She never forgot what her morals
    told her. You have to give her a lot of respect for that. This story
    was one that modern day fairty tales are made of. Is it all just a
    business deal? Do they fall in love? I found myself rooting for them
    endlessly. I wanted to do nothing but read so I can find out what happens.

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    Posted March 12, 2013

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