The Contract

The Contract

by Melanie Moreland


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The Contract by Melanie Moreland

A tyrant by day, a playboy by night. That is the reputation that precedes Richard VanRyan. He lives life the way he wants, no concern for the opinion of others. He cares for no one, is completely unrepentant, and he has no desire to change his ways.
Katharine Elliott works under Richard as his PA. She despises him and his questionable ethics, but endures all the garbage he sends her way, because she needs the job. Her end goal is far more important than the daily abuse and demands she tolerates from her nasty tyrant of a boss.
Until the day, he asks her for something she never expected. A new role with a personal contract- fiancée instead of PA.
What happens when two people who loathe each other, have to live together and act as though they are madly in love?
That's what happens.
Can the power of love really change a person?
Will they survive the contract?
What do you do when the one person you hate the most becomes the one person you can't live without?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780993619861
Publisher: Melanie Moreland
Publication date: 05/16/2016
Pages: 298
Sales rank: 240,126
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Melanie Moreland is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of several books, including The Contract, The Baby Clause, Over the Fence, and Into the Storm. She lives in a quiet area of Ontario, Canada, with her beloved husband of twenty-seven-plus years and their rescue cat, Amber.

Tatiana Sokolov narrates a variety of fiction but especially likes saucy romances. She lives in the Midwest with her menagerie of pets.

As the narrator of several popular series-including the #1 USA Today bestselling The Club series by Lauren Rowe-John Lane is one of the hottest new voices in romance and erotic fiction. One of his greatest joys is finding the beauty in broken characters and giving voice to the healing which only love can bring.

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The Contract 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I got the book from Bookbub, I was not sure about this book, but I was really surprised how great it was. It didn't leave anything unsaid. I hate it when after reading a book, I am left with questions and unfinished business or emotions, but this book was an amazing journey from beast to human with the power of love and forgiveness. I am looking forward to reading more books from this author. My only complaint is that I wish it had an epilog so we could find out about their baby, but you can't have it all. If you love an emotionally charged, great book, read this one. It truly was good. I know I will reread it again and again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Complete transformation...loved this story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful. Sweet love can conquer all. Would recommend over and over again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! You won't be disappointed. Wow!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At first I hated Richard so much I wasn't sure I could continue reading, but I so glad I did. Worth staying up late to finish!
SaraBetty More than 1 year ago
Beautiful Story, Beautifully Written... While there are many books out with basically the same story line I have not read any with the emotional kick of this one... Yes, Richard used and abused Katy, his PA at work, for his own gain but her goodness and ability to love got him... Could not put this book down and while I wanted to hate Richard I couldn't because he like many of us was a product of his upbringing... After only a few pages I felt as if I were part of the story and that happens rarely... Recommend this book highly...
JMMcDonald More than 1 year ago
Ever so often there comes a book so perfectly written that it lingers with you long after you’ve finished reading it. The Contract was indeed one of those books. I laughed, cried, yelled, cheered, and wanted to throw my Nook across the room because of this story. The characters are beautifully crafted, full of depth and flaws that made them feel as though they were right there in the room with me. I ached for Katy and want to slap the crap out of Richard, yet I was compelled to like him. I wanted him to change and enjoyed watching his transformation as the story progressed. The story ebbed and flowed with such perfect precision that it was impossible for me to put it down. I didn’t want it to end, and when it did, I walked away satisfied with its ending. There is a realism to Melanie’s work that captures the emotions of life. She is a master of prose and brings poetry to her characters. This is a book I highly recommend reading. It will tug at your heartstrings and leave you wanting more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book. It makes you know that true can happen. Wish there was a sequel to this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story. Couldn't put it down. Its a stand alone novel. Hoping for more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written and captivating.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put the book down. Beautiful story and wonderful characters.
badkat17us More than 1 year ago
This book was different than I thought it would be. Based on the synopsis I figured another Alpha male who learns to love but this book was so much more. It was so moving and emotional. Richard was such an arse in the beginning. He hated Katharine because he thought she was weak and a push over. He had no idea who the real Katharine was. He had a horrible childhood and basically didn't know any other way to be. Katharine also had her fair share of troubles during her childhood but instead of turning out like Richard she was always giving. She bit her tongue at work because she needed the job not because she was a push over or weak. Richard needs Katharine to get a new job he wants. He had no idea when he asked for her help that his whole life would change. He wasn't ready for it to change in the way it did and found that as the changes were happening he didn't feel the way he expected to feel. Katharine takes the job because she could do so much with the money he is offering and because she sees something in Richard; a different Richard probably the real Richard. Will she be able to help him find the real Richard or will he stick to how now. Will he continue to fight against the change? I found this book to be so emotional; I teared up a few times and I don't cry. Everyone likes Katharine; she is kind, loving, and always looking to help whoever needs it. All the characters in this book are wonderful. They all help Richard see how different things could be. I would love to read more about all the characters in this book. I have read one other book by Melanie Moreland and loved them both so much. I look forward to reading her other books. I was given this book in return for an honest review.
AndyMac40 More than 1 year ago
Wonderfully written book with great chemistry between the characters!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story!!! Loved the characters!!! Need more of them
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book! Great story line! Definitely a good book to take to the beach!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is sooo amazing. I cried, I laughed,I could not put this one down until i finished it. I think I have a new favorite author, Excellent!
Anonymous 8 months ago
I enjoyed this romance novel, it was touching
Anonymous 10 months ago
Loved the slow developed romance between Richard and Katy. Will read more by this author. Mjw
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
252 pages. I really enjoyed this book. You'll laugh, get mad and cry. Male character is a butt at the beginning but learns along the way. Will read this authors work again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was bored one night and thought about reading. I had this in my E-READER library. I thought I would read to pass the time. I stayed up all night just to finish this book. Loved it so much. I had so many emotions but that is what I love about a good story. I want the book to allow me to accompany the journey. This book allowed me to do just that. Loved each page I read.