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The Contract (The Contract #1) by Melanie Moreland

The Contract Book Cover The Contract
The Contract #1
Melanie Moreland
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
May 24th 2016


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?

Sparks.

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?

Maria’s Review




➦This book here has all kinds of tropes in it but the marriage of convenience trope is the one that caught my attention. Because ME LIKE. I might or might not have a bit of a ladyboner for such a trope.

➦I do admit that gif is a bit creepy. Moving on… So then I find out this also has a bit of a enemies to lovers woven into it with an asshole lawyer on the side for dessert. And then I immediately start sympathizing with the heroine because she seriously deserves a medal for putting up with this douchebag. lol

➦And I do love a good douchebag. But it has to be done right. This guy here, a hot shot lawyer, has an assistant who is PEEEERFECT and instead of being nice to her he does anything in his power to make her life hell.

➦So yeah, the heroine may appear as a total doormat from the first glance but then we start peeling off layers and finding out why she puts up with him. What kind of a situation would make a person stick around working for THAT?

➦Let me get to the point already. Richard, our hero, doesn’t make partner at his firm and immediately seeks other employment at which point an opportunity arises to work for another company. Teeny problem, though. The boss there is less than impressed with Richard’s reputation and sexual escapades and is probably not going to hire him.

➦BUT NOT TO WORRY! Richard has a plan.

➦Anyways, people, you see where I’m going with this, right???

➦Well, I loved the book and I decided it deserved a good review (debatable) from me. But you get what you get and you don’t get upset. (that’s what they teach my kids in pre-school)

➦What I enjoyed the most was the transition from enemies to friends and from friends to lovers. The way Richard falls in love with his wife is pretty amazing to read about. And steamy scenes were steamy. 🙂 I loved the character development and this book did make me cry – some parts were pretty emotional.

➦Recommended for anyone who likes marriage of convenience/enemies to lovers tropes with redeemable heroes.

P.S. When I showed the teaser to Arianna she immediately started saying how hot Adam Cowie is. Like, she knew his name off the top of her head. Because she’s a stalker and probably keeps a book with all the names of these celebrities/models.

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