Review: The Marriage Bargain by Jennifer Probst

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Review: The Marriage Bargain by Jennifer Probst
The Marriage Bargain

4 Stars

Book Info

Released: February 14, 2012
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Marriage to a Billionaire #1
Published by Entangled Publishing
Pages: 160

“Watching them (Alexa and Nick) fall in love was just out right romantic.” ~Under the Covers

I can’t remember how I found this book but I know that it’s a great find. Marriage Bargain is an excellent start to this series. Ms. Probst packed it with good humor, enough romance and characters you can easily fall for.

Alexandria Maria McKenzie aka Alexa is in desperate need of money to save her family home. And in her desperation, she conjured up a spell to request for “the perfect man” in hopes for financial security.  Coincidence or did Earth Mother grant her the wish? Because her bff’s brother, Nick Ryan is in need of a wife and has the means to help her.

With their agreement, he will fully own Dreamscape, a successful architectural firm.  Yes, he is rich and sexy as hell.  This unusual arrangement will leave them in a commitment for a year including forsaking others.

Alexa and Nick’s marriage of convenience was the perfect plan.  Because they have known each other from childhood, living together should be a breeze.  Of course, they have to act as if their marriage is not a sham.  It was great to see them try to live together and get along. Their attraction was palpable and watching these two fight and deny it was outright hilarious.  Their differences and some actions broke my heart but after they got to know each other, watching them fall in love was just out right romantic.  Okay, that sounded cliché but this book is exactly that…romantic.

Probst writing flowed and she kept my attention on her hero and heroine as well as the supporting characters. She had me laugh our loud and had me tears or sighing from the romance of it all.  I actually have read up to book three of this series and I can tell you right now, it only gets better with each installment.

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About Jennifer Probst

Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.

She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.
She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon's Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers.

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trish dechant

Angela, I have read this one, and enjoyed it. Good to know that the series gets better and better. What I loved about this story was the beginning story–when they were younger. It was so damn cute. Wanted more of that.

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Thanks Trish!!!! It was very cute. ~Angela


I have already read this one and loved it. The other two in the series are on my to-read list. Thanks for all your book reviews-I have discoved new authors I love.

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Carrie, it gets even better with book 2&3 ~Angela


Thanks Angela for the great review!

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Thanks for the great review! Grrr… I need to take some time off work, lock the doors and tackle the TBR mountain range. I have this book… just need to hide in order to read it!

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They’re on audio too. !:) ~Angela

Aly P

So good! The review sounds very good, so does the book! Thanks 🙂

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Quick fun read, Aly! ~Angela

Annette C.

Have this series on my TBR list, so many books to little time 🙂

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I know what you mean. 🙂 ~Angela

Lori Meehan

Thanks for the review. I’ve got to add this one to my TBR pile. Say it at the store the othe day. I should if picked it up b

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The books are very pretty!!!!

Jennifer Probst

Just wanted to thank you for the lovely review Angela! I am so thrilled you loved Bargain and enjoyed the rest of the series. Look out – I’m working on book 4 The Marriage Merger! Thanks again!!

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The pleasure is all mine! I love all 3 books and can’t wait for The Marriage Merger!!! Set in Milan?!?! Romantic!!
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