The Amendment (The Contract Series, #3)

The Amendment (The Contract Series, #3)

by Melanie Moreland

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Richard VanRyan has it all.

A loving wife, a beautiful family, great friends, and a career he excels at.

He's riding high on the crest of life.

What happens when the ride stops?

When the unthinkable becomes reality and life may never again be the same?

The Contract has changed.

Can Richard and Katy overcome The Amendment?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940163630066
Publisher: Moreland Books Inc
Publication date: 10/07/2019
Series: The Contract Series
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 20,148
File size: 538 KB

About the Author

New York Times/USA Today bestselling author Melanie Moreland, lives a happy and content life in a quiet area of Ontario with her beloved husband of twenty-seven-plus years and their rescue cat, Amber. Nothing means more to her than her friends and family, and she cherishes every moment spent with them.

While seriously addicted to coffee, and highly challenged with all things computer-related and technical, she relishes baking, cooking, and trying new recipes for people to sample. She loves to throw dinner parties, and also enjoys travelling, here and abroad, but finds coming home is always the best part of any trip.

Melanie delights in a good romance story with some bumps along the way, but is a true believer in happily ever after. When her head isn’t buried in a book, it is bent over a keyboard, furiously typing away as her characters dictate their creative storylines to her, often with a large glass of wine keeping her company.

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The Amendment (The Contract Series, #3) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
MaimeosAngelsEL 8 days ago
5 Star Review The Amendment (The Contract #2) by Melanie Moreland Having read and fallen in love with Richard and Katy in The Contract and The Baby Clause and again seen glimpses of them, most recently in Reid, I wasn’t sure what Ms. Moreland had in store for one of my favourite couples. Melanie Moreland drew me into the story from the first page. I kept thinking just one more chapter and I just couldn't put it down until I had finished. The Amendment had me in tears and was an emotional roller coaster of a read. Can Richard and Katy overcome The Amendment and fight for love or are they destined to fail? The story was extremely well written and it was great to be back in the world of Richard, Katy and their family and friends. For fear of accidentally posting spoilers, this review is short. All I will say is one click this book and read for yourself, you won’t be disappointed.
JWright57 8 days ago
This book has all the feels you would expect in what for me was the perfect read !!! I love Richard and Katy so I was excited to catch up with them but this story was so much more than I could of hoped for. I’m not going to write a review that’s full of spoilers because I believe you need to read The Amendment with no preconceptions you need to read this story first hand. What I will tell you is be warned this is an emotional roller coaster ride and you will need the tissues handy but there are also some classic one liners from their adorable daughter that will certainly put a smile on your face. When the unthinkable happens this couple once again find themselves fighting for love..... Can they overcome The Amendment?
FS_Meurinne 5 days ago
The Contract has to be one of my favorite books ever, The Amendment knocked it to the stratosphere with this one. Richard and Katy are on my top favorite couples ever and in this story Melanie Moreland had me doing an all nighter, I just couldn't stop reading. Everything in the HEA you read is only the beginning for, and Richard and Katy had an amazing ever after. A beautiful well deserved 5 star, because I can't give it more.
moohnshine 7 days ago
This book should come with a warning label "WARNING: CRYING IS INEVITABLE MUST HAVE TISSUE." This book rocked me to the core. I ugly cried through almost the whole book. Melanie Moreland really outdid herself this time. She rips her readers souls out and crushes them leaving us to pick up the pieces and put our hearts back together in the happier moments. The characters in this book are wonderful and have amazing hearts and souls. Of course there were times that I wanted to throat punch Richard, but hey he was being a real bastard. That Katy is one strong woman, that's for sure. I also love how our BAM boys from the Vested series make themselves known in this wonderful series. I love how the two worlds between the series blends so beautifully. It makes for a truly wonderful read. The Contract series is not a new series, but one that started a few years back. I love how Melanie was able to pick it back up and still create a beautiful read. With a mix of old and new characters this story was one for the Hallmark channel. Then again Hallmark has nothing on Melanie. She mixes sweet and innocent with a bit of dirty and naughty. Giving these books top notch sex appeal. This book overall was one amazing read. If you love a good cry, then this is for you. But don't say I did not warn you.....gut wrenching. This smooth flowing story has amazing characters, tragedy and love beyond belief. You will not be disappointed.
CeeCeeHouston 7 days ago
There aren't enough stars in the sky for this one. The Amendment is the third and much anticipated and desired book in ‘The Contract’ series. We first met Richard and Katy VanRyan in book 1 The Contract. These characters stole my and other readers’ hearts and in the intervening three years we’ve all wanted more of their story. Melanie tidied us over with the novella, The Baby Clause, and as sweet and tender as that story was, it just whetted our rabid appetites for more, more, more!! Well, Melanie finally gave us what we wanted and I’m glad to say. Thank you. This book was everything I hoped for and more. In some ways it was different from how I thought it would play out. Ideas fleshed in my mind from teasers didn’t come to fruition but what did occur torn my heart to pieces. Melanie warned us it would happen. I just didn’t expect it to in the way it did. Aaah, Katy. She’s a tower of strength and determination; Richard pushed certainly made those qualities shine in her. She struggled at times but who wouldn’t given what she had to face? Richard made me want to shake him, to slap him and then hug and kiss the daylights out of him. His love for Katy and the girls never wavered, but his fears over their future got in his head and almost brought back the bad VanRyan. (Although, we secretly loved him even then, didn’t we??) This story is filled with all the ragged emotions Melanie knows how to drag out of her audience. It’s a roller-coaster ride of love, despair, defeat, battles and more love. I read it in one sitting and let me tell you know, you will need tissues, a comfy reading spot and possibly some wine to comfort your tangled soul. But never fear. Melanie is here for you. You’ll be broken while reading but you’ll be smiling at the end. And yes. You’ll still be wanting even more from these characters. Theirs is a story that has no end. Not for me. Probably not for you, either.
Anonymous 8 days ago
I couldn't put this book down. Richard was a piece of work! He got through his turmoil with the love and understanding from Katy and their "family". A wonderful support system are around the VanRyans. I hope to see more stories about this family.
Laura_F 8 days ago
About two years ago, a friend said there's a book that everyone needs to read and it's on sale so one-click it asap!! That book was The Contract. That book, my first by Melanie Moreland, made me hate then fall in love with Richard VanRyan. The Amendment is everything I didn't know I needed. Richard and Katy are on a roller coaster and I felt every single one of their emotions: fear, devastation, despair, happiness, and love. Anyone who has read the Vested Interest series knows those BAM boys will stop at nothing to help their family and Richard and Katy are family. I loved how they showed up and gave all the love and support that Richard and Katy needed, even when they didn't want it. The Amendment made me fall in love with Richard so much more. Katy is the fiercest woman ever. My heart is so full after finishing this book and seeing how wonderful life can continue to be after the HEA.
Thi 9 days ago
Oh Richard, I loved you in The Contract and I love you even more in this book. Yes, you were a complete jerk but you turned it around before and you’ll do it again. I totally got the feels when reading this book. I’ve loved Richard and Katy the moment I started reading The Contract. I loved Katy the moment she told Richard off. I slowly started to fall for Richard when you started to see more of his heart as the story progressed. In The Amendment, you see him regress but like before, he slowly wakes up and we get to see more of him then before. Of course there are times I wanted to shake him and tell him to her his head out of his butt but he’s one stubborn man.
Thi 9 days ago
Oh Richard, I loved you in The Contract and I love you even more in this book. Yes, you were a complete jerk but you turned it around before and you’ll do it again. I totally got the feels when reading this book. I’ve loved Richard and Katy the moment I started reading The Contract. I loved Katy the moment she told Richard off. I slowly started to fall for Richard when you started to see more of his heart as the story progressed. In The Amendment, you see him regress but like before, he slowly wakes up and we get to see more of him then before. Of course there are times I wanted to shake him and tell him to her his head out of his butt but he’s one stubborn man.
LilleyLoohLah 9 days ago
Well so much to say about this story, so many feelings, lots of emotions. To say I’m not normally a fan of ‘after the happy ever after’ stories is an understatement, they can be a little dull. Not The Amendment, no, nothing dull in this story, far from it. A few surprises that I wasn’t expecting from The VanRyans. My emotions were running high, I hadn’t prepared myself for the rollercoaster ride I embarked on whilst reading. Obviously no spoilers, all I can say is, perfect writing and an awesome story, Melanie writes the best words with the best characters, just let me tell you there’re few cameo appearances I’m sure you’ll love, I certainly did. Oh and those adorable children, I just loved them. Another five star read for me. I received an advanced copy of this book from the author. This is my honest review.
khulseman 9 days ago
It has taken me forever and a day to write this review. My struggle was with if I write this review, I have to finally let go of these characters as those I know in Romancelandia refuse to. If truth be known, I am one of those bugging the author for more. More Katy. More of their lives. More Richard. That man I couldn't figure out how this storyteller in The Contract was going to make me like him much less love him. I did... I love him. I love his story. Richard is one of the most challenging character arcs for a reader to watch. You wonder how this man - this man who is so unapologetic about his behavior can learn to love. He finds Katy. This woman who - I seriously wondered how she could tolerate him. But the more you get lost in their world, the more you come to understand the whys and - damn it - you WANT them to have a HEA which they get - and you laugh with- in The Baby Clause. Anytime I am bored with my reading selection, I pick up The Contract/The Baby Clause to binge in. Not because fake romance/enemies to lovers is my favorite trope. Because the brilliance of the storytelling keeps me mesmerized in the tale. Like another reader friends states - it's my GOAT (Greatest Of All Time). I became giddy when Richard and Katy showed up in Maddox (major fist bumps with romance friends) and in Reid. He was still Richard, and Katy was still keeping him in line. How could their story possibly be better? OH.MY.GOODNESS! I mean what possibly could the author give us? Grocery shopping? More holidays? She gives us that. Melanie Moreland paints a beautiful picture of a man - a man who never dreamed of this life - a wonderful family of marriage and friends. As we all know, life isn't without challenges. What happens when the unthinkable does? How do the characters react? It is real, raw and emotional. I will not lie. It gripped my heart and kept me devouring page after page. My GOAT just got better in more ways than I could imagine. Thank you Melanie Moreland for writing not only this couple again for Romancelandia to enjoy. But gifting us another incredible story. 5 plus STARS
caroldh4 9 days ago
The Amendment is book three in The Contract series by Melanie Moreland. If you are like me, you already fell in love with Richard and Katy in the first two books in this series. Going in to this book, I had no idea what so ever what Melanie had planned for this couple next. I had a couple of guesses but was completely wrong. So, this review is going to be a little different than some of my others. Because there really isn’t much I can tell you without spoiling anything. I want you to go in the same way I did. Richard VanRyan couldn’t be happier. His life with the wife he loves more than he ever could have imagined, Katy, has given him two beautiful daughters. Now three year old Gracie who has my heart with her cute lisp and their infant daughter, Heather. Things at work at The Gavin Group, are going beyond fantastic. Richard is a changed man. He loves his family with every fiber of his being. They are his world. The man he once was is a distant memory. Life, though, has a way of throwing you a curve ball when you least expect it. “Before her, I was nothing. With her, because of her, I had the world.” I am writing this review directly after finishing the book. I am feeling so much right now. My heart is so full. I have to mention that once again, Melanie has written the best epilogue ever. I may have said that a time or two in other reviews for her books but I think this is the best one yet. One thing I took away from this book is that “family” has nothing to do with blood ties. It has everything to do with emotional ties. Richard had no experience with the emotion love before Katy. Now, not only does he have a wonderful wife and children, he has his family at work, the Gavins, who are the parents and siblings he never had. He has the men from BAM, Maddox especially, who is his closest friend. The bunch of them are more like brothers to him. You might need a tissue or three for this book. I did. I can’t seem to get enough of these characters, of The Gavins, The VanRyans, the Bam men and their wives. That’s what Melanie Moreland’s books do to me. Her characters live on in my heart. I hope that in some way in the future, I’m going to get the chance to enjoy more of these characters. For now, though, I hope you are ready, for The Amendment.
Lashea677 9 days ago
FOREVER. We use that word so casually we tend to forget what it means. Forever, seems a long time coming, but tends to never last long enough. The Contract series is an ode to what that one word means. Richard and Katy embody the best of love at the most heartbreaking of moments. They were and will always be my favorite Melanie Moreland couple. The Amendment is a celebration of the healing power of love.