Marry Me For Money by: Mia Kayla (May 2014)
Source: I received a copy of this book for a tour through Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for my honest review. Thanks Mia Kayla and Xpresso!
Synopsis: 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 Burcham, 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.
Marry Me For Money is a solid entertaining romance novel.
Marry Me For Money started off with a prologue that immediately grabbed my attention. Not everyone can pull off a prologue that works, but Kayla did.
Full of interesting funny characters and a strong romance makes this novel a good choice for a summer read. I like Bethany a lot. She was easy to relate to (a normal woman who recently graduated college, kind of like me), and a hard-working strong female who would be hard not to like. I found Kent rather entertaining to read about as well. Both have their own little issues but they come together and form a fun and nice bond/friendship. The minor characters were nothing to write home about, but were nice enough.
Although Marry Me For Money has a pretty typical romance plot line and wasn't as unique as I hoped it would be, I think it is still a good addition to the romance genre.
Next time you are looking for a contemporary romance that features a young strong female lead who is trying to make it on her own right after college, pick up Marry Me For Money. It’s a cute book and a nice easier read. I think there is going to be a sequel, and I’m sure I’ll be reading it.
Mia Kayla is a New Adult/Contemporary Romance writer who lives in Illinois. On the weekdays, she can be caught wearing a suit, commuting to her corporate job in downtown Chicago and raising three beautiful munchkins in the suburbs, four if you count the husband.
In her free time she loves reading romance novels, jamming to boy bands, catching up on celebrity gossip and designing flowers for weddings. Most of the time, she can be caught on the train with her nose in a book sporting a cheeky grin because the main characters finally get their happily-ever-after at the end. She loves reading about happy endings but has more fun writing them.