Title: The Marriage Bargain
Author: Sandra Edwards
Publisher: SE Press
Publication Date: March 11, 2012
Synopsis: Camille Chandler is a tabloid journalist whose career is right on track–until her boss sees a curious ad in the L.A. Trades.
Wanted: Single actress for an extended gig abroad.
France’s mega-rich playboy Julian de Laurent is up to something and Camille’s boss expects her to find out what. Who knew the eccentric gazillionaire was looking to hire a temporary wife?
When Camille refuses to accept Julian’s proposal–and secretly write a juicy tell-all about the de Laurent family–she’s fired and left financially destitute, forcing her to entertain Julian’s proposal for real. But what’ll happen at the end of the contract period, after Camille has spent six months as the wife of a man she learns is capable of stealing her heart?
My Thoughts: I was so excited about this book when I got if for review that I dropped all my other books and read it. I think I was in the mood for a little romance, and The Marriage Bargain definitely offers that. Sandra Edwards created interesting characters and a story that draws you in right away.
I loved Camille. She won't try to get a story out of Julian, and goes as far as to lose her job because of this. She had spirit and spunk when she dealt with things. I really enjoyed her character. Julian sounds kind of perfect. Charm, good looks, and money. He wants freedom from his overbearing father and he needs Camille's help to get it.
I also loved the secondary characters. Tasha, Camille's best friend, was so fun! I enjoyed every part she was in, and Andre, Julian's little brother, too. I wish they had their own book. I liked Lecie, Julian's sister, a lot, too. She had a very cheerful personality and welcomed Camille quickly into the family.
Sandra Edwards did an amazing job with the plot in this story. There were twists and turns, and a little mystery, plus a lot of romance. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good romance. Just be sure you have some extra time on your hands, you won't want to put this book down.
I received an e-copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.