The Marriage Bargain

The Marriage Bargain

by Sandra Edwards


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*2013 Finalist in the Gulf Coast Chapter of Romance Writers of America's Silken Sands Star Contest*

"a contemporary, hip and a satisfying tale." ~ 4 Stars from Romantic Times Magazine

Julian de Laurent needs a temporary wife. Camille Chandler needs a job after he inadvertently gets her fired. If she agrees, he'll pay her five million to marry him for six months. It's just a business deal, but neither could have foreseen what happens next, especially Camille, when she learns he's capable of stealing her heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781934342572
Publisher: Sandra Edwards
Publication date: 11/01/2016
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Sandra is an award-winning author of romance. She has eclectic tastes, penning tales in a variety of genres such as paranormal (mostly time travel and reincarnation), contemporary and suspense. She lives in the U.S. (west coast) with her husband, two kids, four dogs and one very temperamental feline. Sandra's books often push the envelope and step outside the boundaries of conventional romance. For more info on Sandra's books, visit her website at

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The Marriage Bargain 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
KrystalShannan More than 1 year ago
This was my fun read for the week and I really enjoyed the book. It was fast paced and packed with characters I immediately wanted to get to know better. I felt an instant emotional connection to Camille, the main character. She was witty, strong, and trying to find her way. (My kinda gal) I thought Edwards did a great job of developing the emotional connection between her heroine and the hero, Julian. It was one of those stories that I read until I just couldn't keep my eyes open! Then I woke up early before work and finished it the next morning!
bkwrm29 More than 1 year ago
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.****
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Tarri More than 1 year ago
Cute story about a French man who gets married because he doesn't want to marry the woman his father has chosen for him and the tabloid reported who refuses to do a story about him and ends up unemployed. In order to not end up homeless on the streets of Los Angeles, she agrees to a six month marriage, because of the five million dollar payout at the end. Julian is everything you think a romantic Frenchman would be and Camille is innocent and damaged by being abandoned by both her parents when she was a baby. I liked this story; however, I think the characters could be better defined. I have no idea why Julian is so cowed by his father, why his brother does everything Julian tells him to do without question. It's a weird dynamic that, if better explained, probably would have added to the story. Still, it was a quick read and I would read more by Jennifer Probst.
RomanceJunkie30 More than 1 year ago
This story had all the promise of a truly great story but it was flat. Every time the author had a chance to grab me she jumped to some boring part of the book. She even made the sex seem lame and dull. The ending which I was looking forward to she didn’t finish, so I had no idea how Julian convinced her to stay with him. Dull, drab and very disappointing because the author never finished a scene, just as it was getting interesting she moved on to something else. Even though I finished this book I really can’t recommend it.
HelenHB More than 1 year ago
Wonderfully warm characters in this enjoyable marriage of convenience. Camille is a sturdy and resourceful heroine, and while Julian was a little harder to love that made his journey  more satisfying in the end.
RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok read.
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I loved the characters. The story was awesome. I will read the next book.
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Fun story unedited? Some grammer mistakes and conflicts
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
500+ pages of a great romance! Loved it!
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kainshottie More than 1 year ago
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.
coziecorner More than 1 year ago
"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.
Ginas-Library More than 1 year ago
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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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
About 550 pages. A decent book but nothing special. This story seemed kind of bland to me. If I had to do it over again I wouldn't have wasted my time or my money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Story started interesting, however,I was very disappointed upon purchase and reading. There are no depth to the story lines and no explanation to plots that could have been intriguing .