Series: Imperfect Love #1
on July 5th 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Marry the girl I’ve had a crush on my whole life? Check.
Inherit a hundred-billion-dollar company? Check.
Produce an heir… Wait, what?
I have ninety days to knock up my brand-new fake wife. There’s only one problem—she hates my guts.
And in the fine print of the contract? The requirement that we produce an heir.
She can’t stand to be in the same room with me. Says she’ll never be in my bed.
But I’ve never backed down from a challenge and I’m not about to start now.
Mark my words—I’ll have her begging for me, and it won’t take ninety days.
Thanks to a certain stipulation in Noah Tate’s father’s will, he and Olivia Cane, the daughter of his father’s business partner and good friend, will have to get hitched to gain access to their shares and take over their family’s company, Tate & Cane Enterprises.
Noah’s down for it. Growing up, he’s always had a crush on Olivia; which turned into lust when they’re older. The thing is, Olivia pretty much hates his guts. How can he convince her to marry him? Oh, there’s another stipulation in the will? They have to put a bun in her oven in 90 days following the wedding? Good luck with that.
I freaking love marriage of convenience tropes! I actually started reading this serial the moment the first volume came out but decided to wait until the last volume was out to finish it. Best decision ever! I would have died (I wouldn’t have, but you get my point haha) if I ended up reading this and seeing the ending. Finished reading all three books in one sitting.
Obviously, the ‘marrying someone for an inheritance/for work’ isn’t the most unique plotline. I’ve actually read a different serial with an almost identical plot. What makes this different for me is the character dynamic. In this dual POV series, we can obviously see that the two are physically attracted to each other. Noah also admires Olivia’s resilience. Olivia, however, is not a fan of Noah’s manwhore reputations, and it makes her weary of him and his intentions.
Olivia doesn’t want to give up on the company but doesn’t want to give in just like that, so before she agrees to the whole arranged marriage business, she needs to make sure that she and Noah will work together. Trial dating or nothing.
Soon, dating will not be the only thing they’re going to try. Noah’s a perpetually horny man, and he’s obviously attracted to Olivia. He knows she’s affected; he’s just waiting for the right time to strike.
I love Olivia! She’s a no-nonsense, strong-willed woman who works hard and takes everything seriously. I love strong heroines, and I’m glad she doesn’t just fully give in to Noah. Noah’s an annoyingly adorable man who talks dirty but is kinder and more sincere than he looks.
Olivia and Noah’s work rapport reminds me of my mom and dad’s. They met at their workplace, and one of them is quite diligent and straight-laced while the other is more carefree but as efficient as the other. They’re still happily married after 26 years of marriage, so it’s pretty safe to say Olivia and Noah have a long time ahead of them.
The ending’s a cliffhanger, and although it wasn’t that surprising, I really want to know what Olivia thought when she did what she did. And poor Noah!