Monday, August 1, 2016

Monday Book Review: Marry Me for Money by Mia Kayla

Marry Me for Money, by Mia Kayla
Published 2014 by MAM Books LLC

About the Book:
Leaving her small town behind, Bethany Casse moves to Chicago in search of a new life. Working at a top financial bank brings her into contact with two men who are as different as night and day.

Kent Plack, heir to Plack Industries, has no interest in being with a woman for longer than one night. A spoiled and lazy man-whore, he is completely content with his playboy lifestyle, and Beth is surprised when they form an unlikely friendship.

Brian Benson, a finance banker, is gorgeous and respectful. A man plucked from Beth’s dreams, he is definite husband material. Unfortunately, Beth has a hard rule against dating coworkers, but Brian is determined to change her mind.

When a deadbeat mother and money problems follow her to Chicago, Beth is offered a solution that could fix everything. Marrying for money seems simple enough, but when lines become blurred, Beth faces difficult choices, making her realize that the easy way out just made her life even harder than before.
My Take:

This is a post-college New Adult/billionaire romance told in first person, and although the first chapter flash-forward initially threw me for a loop, stick with it for a sweet, sexy, and definitely satisfying romance.

Bethany Casse is the small-town, smart, hard-working poor girl with her first post-college job in the big city of Chicago. Yes, this story is filled to the very brim with cliches. And yet I found myself sucked right in and rooting for her as she makes unlikely friends with Kent Plack, the ne'er-do-well playboy son of one of her clients. Good girl Bethany has her romantic sights set on coworker Brian, a fast rising salesman at her company, and sees no problem with the strange platonic friendship that develops between her and Kent.

When Kent finds out he needs to get married or lose his trust fund, he and Beth come up with a crazy marriage scheme that doesn't go over very well with Brian, and ends up feeling way too real in too many ways to everyone involved. Yes, again, lots of cliches all over the place, and yet oddly enjoyable with its twists, even the predictable ones.

All in all, a fun, light summertime read that put a smile on my face.

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