Million Dollar Marriage (Million Dollar #2) by Katy Evans @authorkatyevans #montlakeromance

Million Dollar Marriage

Author: Katy Evans

Publication Date:  July 23rd 2019

Genre:  Romance

Publisher:  Montlake Romance

Pages: 266

Rating:  ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Book Depository|Waterstones|Wordery|

From New York Times bestselling author Katy Evans comes a hot romance about two strangers and their race to fall in love.

If someone had bet Nell a million dollars that she would be saying “I do” to a complete stranger on national television, she’d have called them crazy, but with her crushing student loan payments sending her deep into the red, she’s out of options. This should be nothing more than a business transaction—until she sets eyes on her groom, and everything changes.

The game is on the instant Luke spots Penelope “Nell” Carpenter. He’s out for the money, yes, but getting a little dirty with Nell doesn’t sound too bad either. Everyone knows he’s not the marrying kind, so it’s a good thing it’s just for show. God knows he’s the worst guy his pretty wife should pick for real.

They have nothing in common, but if they want the grand prize, they’ll have to beat out eight other couples. Proving that total opposites attract should be easy enough…as long as they don’t fall in love in the process.

I received a free copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts are my own.

When I saw a Katy Evans book up on Netgalley for review my trigger finger just couldn’t resist (even though I was getting so much closer to that Nirvana point of 85%).  Katy Evans always produces the best romance stories and the best heroes.  This is my second adventure with her books- the first being REAL.  The title really had my attention – who doesn’t love the thought of A Million Dollars and in this day and age she has capitalised on the reality TV concept…Genius.

Nell -the beautiful but intelligent girl that prefers her own company to that of others.  Socially awkward and with more brains than most of us have in our little fingers, she exudes class and poise.  Meet Luke, our hero, drop dead gorgeous and the confidence that just falls from him in waves.  Both have one thing in common and that is their lack of money.  Nell’s father refused to support her through college if she chose not to go to Harvard.  Therefore, she has accumulated 500k in student fees.  Luke owns his family’s bar – it was his grandfathers’ baby.  However, there is several mortgages out on the bar and it has also accumulated a serious amount of debt.  Both of them hear about this reality tv show and get through – only one catch….why is it called Million Dollar Marriage.  The book is told in dual POV and it reads and flows beautifully.  It’s interesting hearing Nells awkward and scared thoughts against contrasting Luke’s uber confidence. 

Can the duo complete all the tasks and walk away with the Million dollars?  The money is needed by both of them -can they get past their differences and make the short experience work?  Will they develop feelings for one another and make a real marriage or will they annul as soon as they possibly can. 

I loved both the characters and their arcs were completely perfect.  I enjoyed the yang and Yang component of the main characters.  Sometimes life throws you a lemon but sometimes darling, you have to make the most fabulous lemonade from next to nothing.  You don’t get a dress rehearsal in life, so you just got to lace that fucker up and go with it.  Million Dollar Marriage is a fierce romance story with beautifully written broken characters.  Your heart beats fast, your stomach clenches.  Katy Evans is the master of the Alpha Male.  Tack sharp writing as per.

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