Friday, 19 April 2013

Review: A Negotiated Marriage

A Negotiated Marriage
Title: A Negotiated Marriage
Author: Noelle Adams
My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Purchase: Amazon

Synopsis: Sex wasn’t supposed to be part of the deal.

Three years into a marriage of convenience, Molly’s high-powered CEO husband wants to add a new term to their marriage agreement. Sex—without any messy emotional entanglements. But weekly sex with Luke, despite their carefully negotiated terms, is likely to get messy eventually.

Content in a mutually beneficial arrangement, Molly isn’t going to fall for Luke the way she fell for an old lover, only to be crushed in the end. She vows to stay strong, no matter how much intimacy develops between them in bed. When her old lover returns, finally wanting a real relationship, Molly has the chance to give her heart to a man who will accept it.

It’s too bad she now wants to give it to her husband, who has never admitted her heart is what he wants.

"I know you don't love me, but I'm not ready to just give up. If you give me a chance, I can show you... You might grow to love me."
Although I've read a lot of marriage of convenience stories, A Negotiated Marriage is different because it started with Molly and Luke already marriage. And unlike other stories, they have a very good relationship minus the romance. In simple words, they don't hate each other.

One of the things I liked about this book is that there was no big drama. It was a story on how Molly and Luke, after three years of amicable relationship, developed into something my by including sex in the basket.

Luke was described by Molly as someone who treats things like business and actually talks like it is. He's open to her about what he really feels and doesn't give the impression that their relationship was more than a negotiation. But despite that, he actually respects her. And he shows his care for her in his own ways, which is adorable in my opinion.

Molly was someone who knows what she wants. She's unafraid of anything but repeating the same mistake she did when she told Baron James her feelings. She was really a likable character and didn't annoy me with her drama and issues.

Aside from a few things, I didn't get to know much about the characters as the story didn't delved deeper but it was still enjoyable, fun and sexy to read. I wanted more but this is already pretty amazing.

From One Night with Her Best Friend to this book, I will definitely look forward to Adams books.