Review⎜A Negotiated Marriage (Negotiated Marriage #1) by Noelle Adams

Review⎜A Negotiated Marriage (Negotiated Marriage #1) by Noelle AdamsA Negotiated Marriage by Noelle Adams
Series: Negotiated Marriage #1
on January 11th 2013
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Pages: 181
Source: Purchased

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.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 18 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
I read this a while back when I was in the mood to read books with marriage of convenience plots.
The story starts three years into Molly and Luke Lyon’s third year into their marriage of convenience. The two have gotten along perfectly when Molly worked in corporate investigations at Luke’s company, and soon the two got into a mutually beneficial arrangement; Luke needed it for his image, and Molly needed it to get over a man who broke her heart.
After three years of companionable cohabitation, Luke wants to add a new term to their marriage contract—sex. They agree to sex once a week, but really, could they maintain the arrangement without things getting messy?
I enjoyed reading this book. Molly and Luke are both likable characters, and I loved that Luke’s not the usual alpha CEO type who’s overbearing and caveman-ish. He’s kind, reticent, and worked his way up to the top. This story was fairly light, and it was enjoyable to see the two realize their feelings for each other.
I would have given a higher rating had the story been longer. It would have been nice to see how the marriage came to be. Since the story opened three years into their marriage, I wasn’t as attached to their relationship as I would have been if at least a few things in that three years was shown? 
Nonetheless, I enjoyed this book, and I’m off to read Noelle Adams’ other books. Heehee I just love these marriage of convenience plots!
Tropes: Marriage of Convenience
POV: Third Person

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