Married by Contract

Married by Contract

by Noelle Adams

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BN ID: 2940153228846
Publisher: Noelle Adams
Publication date: 07/20/2016
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 128,416
File size: 248 KB

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Married by Contract 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story!
DaneWeimMama More than 1 year ago
This was a sweet & sexy read about a marriage that was in name only & how it became a true relationship for Jen & Nick. These 2 both had issues & felt a marriage by contract would help them both professionally but as the years passed they found themselves being interested in each other for more than just business. For a shorter length book the characters were really well developed. This is the perfect read if you just need to relax & decompress from a crazy day. Advanced Reader Copy provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
starznstripes24 More than 1 year ago
2 1/2 - 3 stars Jenn and Nick are 3 years into their 5 year contractual marriage. I was hopeful based on the twist that she was the successful business owner and he was in massive debt. This could have gone in so many different directions so I was a little disappointed that it fell so flat for me. I liked the characters and the little backstory that we are told. While he was in the military, what he faced there and had to overcome when he came home felt glossed over to me. I couldn't grasp his laid back attitude around Jenn and their marriage despite it being a marriage of contract/convenience. I never felt the passion or the growing of feelings that we were told were happening. I also had a difficult time believing that they knew so little about the other after living together for 3 years. I really enjoyed the "I love you" moment and the way the HEA came about. It really was perfect for this couple. I've read other books by Noelle that I have enjoyed a great deal. This one just wasn't for me. It's a relatively fast read with no real drama or angst. If that sounds good to you, five this one a try. I received an ARC copy via NetGalley for review
Anlenhart1 More than 1 year ago
Jenn and Nick are old friends that are in a marriage of convenience. Jenn is a powerful business owner who is looking to change her reputation by being married. Nick is a PI, who retired from the military and is happy to help his friend while she helps him to start his new business. They have spent the last 3 years of their 5 year contract content and when Jenn asks to modify the arrangement to include physical relations. Their friendship/marriage begins to evolve and will their relationship become permanent? Married by Contract is a refreshing spin on an old romance troupe!I liked this quick read and would recommend to fans of contemporary romance. I was given a free copy for an honest review.
Aimalas More than 1 year ago
Though Jenn lived life by a contract and everything was going good Nick had hoped for something more!!! Such a sweet romantic story with laughter and tears!! Noelle Adams has done it yet again and I loved it!!
July-Daye More than 1 year ago
his book had a really interesting flip to it......Jenn needed to marry for her business......and Nick got cash to start up his business the contract was for five years. When we meet this couple they are three years into their contract. Jenn has had trust issues, she keeps waiting for him to leave and she knows he will when the 5 years are up. She has never really considered Nick her type but she does find him attractive. They begin to feel more and more attraction and can guess that the contract needs updated! I love these short reads from this author, she never disappoints!!! I was given this ARC for a free and honest review.
Maria-Rose More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this marriage of convenience romance! Jenn and Nick are 3 years into a 5 year contractual agreement for their marriage when sex suddenly comes into the bargain. For Jenn who worries about abandonment, being in control of the situation and keeping her heart out of the picture is the way to prevent getting hurt. But once she and Nick start sleeping together, things change. I loved the two of them together. Nick is able to coax Jenn out of her shell and show her how much good sex can add to their marriage. There are several steamy scenes and with them, a chance for Jenn to realize how much she's been missing, and how deeply she cares for Nick (and vice versa). For Jenn to let go of control is difficult but she trusts Nick. Both of them have some flaws and they feel like very realistic characters as they navigate the new emotional side to their marriage. The story flows really well and once they start to communicate their desires to each other, it's a really sweet and lovely romance. 4.5 stars.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars-- MARRIED BY CONTRACT by Noelle Adams is a stand alone, erotic romance focusing on successful business woman Jenn Castle, and former soldier/ private investigator Nick-her husband of three years. Told from third person perspective (Jenn) MARRIED BY CONTRACT looks at the marriage of convenience between Jenn Castle, and a high school friend Nick. Three years earlier Jenn made Nick an offer-a financial and business contract for five years of marriage that enabled Nick to start his own PI firm, and for Jenn to climb the corporate ladder at work. Jenn’s image as a single woman did nothing to enhance her ‘domestic image’ to coincide with her company’s baby clothing line, and in this Nick’s position in her life was only a business arrangement and nothing more. What ensues is the building relationship between Jenn and Nick, and Jenn’s reluctance to ‘allow’ Nick into her personal life. For three years Jenn and Nick lived together as roommates but Jenn’s workaholic lifestyle meant late nights, late dinners and stress headaches requiring Nick to work his magic fingers to relieve the pain and tension. As the story line builds, so too does Nick’s need for the woman he married but Jenn is reluctant to cross the invisible line between friendship and love. When $ex enters into the equation, our heroine ‘renegotiates’ their contract to allow for their sexual encounters-a friends with benefits arrangement that grows into something more. The $ex scenes are intimate and provocative. MARRIED BY CONTRACT is a quick read; an easy going story with no outside conflict to complicate the premise. Jenn and Nick spend most of the story line playing cat and mouse; the push and pull of want and need; the heroine’s reluctance to lose her heart to a business arrangement. Nick, on the other hand, wants Jenn as his lover and his wife, and tries desperately to refocus Jenn’s attention on something more than her job. Because of the ‘business’ arrangement aspect of the story I felt disconnected from the characters. Initially, Jenn comes across as cold and uncaring, and there are moments where her personality is acerbic and condescending towards Nick, and I had a difficult time letting go of this image. Jenn is emotionally withdrawn and has some insecurities about abandonment and loss. Nick wants a relationship with his wife but in the end words are spoken in anger, and Nick knows it is time to walk away with some of his dignity still intact. Sadly, I could not connect with this couple although my heart did break for our story line hero. The premise is idealistic but encouraging; the characters are engaging; the romance is a slow build to a happily ever after.
ljtljtljt More than 1 year ago
I am a huge Noelle Adams fan and whenever she has a new book available, I jump at the chance to read it. Her stories always keep me entertained, seduced, and engrossed. I found Married by Contract to be especially good, because I love the marriage of convenience trope, and Ms. Adams shines with her unique interpretation of this tried and true romance. Jenn and Nick decide to get married on a whim. Jenn needs to present a more familial personal life to her customers and Nick needs to pay off his student loans. They agree to stay married for five years. So far their arrangement has been working out quite well. They are friends, respect each other, and get along. A few years into their marriage, Jenn realizes how attractive Nick truly is and begins to feel more than friendship towards him. Nick knows Jenn is hot and he feels the desire as well. They finally give in to their needs, which slowly develops into much more than an arrangement of weekly sex. I truly enjoyed this book. Nick is ex-military, and Ms. Adams intertwined his past into the present with honor and admiration. His dominance in the bedroom is hot. Jenn's career is very important to her and the stress from owning her company felt genuine. Jenn and Nick are likeable, fun and kindhearted. Overall, a solid read. Complimentary copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
MBurton More than 1 year ago
The title of this books is pretty self explanatory. I wanted to read this book because I'm always intrigued about this type of story line. I'm curious how the author explains the need for a marriage of convenience and ofcourse I love to read how it always ends up in true love. Noelle Adams did a very good job in this short novella. She took two totally opposite people who probably never would have ever considered they were compatible and take a chance on anything real. Having this marriage of convenience forces them to spend the time together and work around each other's personalities. Jen and Nick were the perfect compliment to each other. Jen was very driven and focused. Nick more laid back and calm. They each brought to the other exactly what they needed in their lives. When they decided they both could benefit from adding sexual release to the marriage, they truly learned how capitable they truly are. I really enjoyed this novella. I'm a fan of Noelle Adams writing and I love the characters she dreams up. She has a way of writing the characters and their interactions in a way that I'm always rooting for them. Two thumbs up to Marriage By Contract and I can't wait for more by Noelle Adams! ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
anapjm02 More than 1 year ago
This book is some sort of another spin on Noelle Adam's A Negotiated Marriage. This time Jenn is a workaholic and by business necessity convinces Nick, a former soldier, to marry her in exchange of paying his debts. This marriage contract has been going on for three years and now they start to want more. This book is great! The characters start to look differently to one another with a gentle and more lovely way and we can see why they fall in love with each other. It is a great summer reading!
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Married By Contract by Noelle Adams My rating: 5 of 5 stars Noelle Adams has two main constants in any story that she writes: (1.) There will be tears. (2.) Each unique story is well written to exquisite perfection. I received an ARC of Married by Contract in exchange for an honest review. It's hard not to get personally involved in a story where so much heartache is prevalent. Nick and Jenn are in a marriage of convenience that provides security and friendship but nothing more. Past hurts and self doubt keep each from giving love a try. What happens when the tide changes and intimate emotions get involved? For Noelle Adams, it's not in her to write a terrible story.