Tuesday, 19 April 2011
365 books in 365 days Challenge ... book #40
Marriage Made on Paper - Maisey Yates
Mills and Boon Modern
Harlequin Mills and Boon, 2011
From the back cover:
"Pretend marriage, real wedding night!
When ambitious public relations expert Lily Ford signs a contract with hot-shot property tycoon Gage Forrester, she inadvertently signs her life away! A tough taskmaster, he wants Lily at his beck and call 24/7. Gage expects employees to go above and beyond. So, when he needs to generate some positive PR, his solution is completely unexpected - he proposes to Lily!
All in the name of business, of course. This may be a deal struck on paper, but Gage is a stickler for tradition: his bride must wear white on their wedding night!
21st Century Bosses Impossible, infuriating and utterly irresistible!"
So, once again another great read, and another fantastic book from Maisey Yates! This is her most recent release here in the UK.
The story begins with the Hero Gage hiring Lily to be his PR rep even though he had initially turned her down for the job. Four months later and the working relationship between them is going great, both are just as dedicated to their career's as each other, and both as afraid of relationships. Gage and Lily both have unresolved issues from growing up that makes it hard to trust others. When a scandal hits Gage's family in order to deflect attention away from this he and Lily decide to pretend to be engaged. As they start to spend more personal time together, sparks fly and a brief affair begins. They both set their boundaries and know that it is only a short term affair, although when the time comes to end it both find it equally hard to let go.
I really enjoyed this book. Loved the female character of Lily, she was so spunky! I have spoken before about how I enjoy books that include female characters that independent and really modern, and Maisey Yates has captured this in Lily perfectly. Although, I did have a little trouble believing that she could get to 27 years old and still be a virgin, however Maisey went to great lengths to explain and give reasons why this is so. Lily's love of quirky shoes (teamed with sensible clothing) was a great little touch, I'm with you there Lily, I like crazy shoes too! Gage was also a well written character, he wasn't ever mean to Lily and respected her, as both a woman and an employee. The banter between the two was brilliant, some of the best I have read.
The back cover blurb is a little misleading, although to find out how you will just have to read it! So don't let it put you off.
If you like the Modern series then you simply MUST get your hands on one (at the very least) of Maisey Yates's books.