The Marriage Bargain : Marriage to a Billionaire

  • by Jennifer Probst
  • Narrated by Coleen Marlo
  • Series: Marriage to a Billionaire
  • 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

To save her family home, impulsive bookstore owner Alexa Maria McKenzie casts a love spell. But she never planned on conjuring up her best friend's older brother - the powerful man who once shattered her heart.
Billionaire Nicholas Ryan doesn't believe in marriage, but in order to inherit his father's corporation, he needs a wife and needs one fast. When he discovers his sister's childhood friend is in dire financial straits, he offers Alexa a bold proposition: a marriage in name only with certain rules. Avoid entanglement. Keep things all business. Do not fall in love. The arrangement is only for a year, so the rules shouldn't be that hard to follow, right? Except fate has a way of upsetting the best-laid plans.


What the Critics Say

"Full of nonstop sexual tension that crackles off the page." (Laura Kaye, author of Hearts in Darkness)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great Romance Story -A fun page turner

When I started reading this book, I couldn't put it down...the characters I fell in love with and was so happy it all worked out in the end. I was taken by this book from the start. I loved the main character, Alexa, right away. Strong, independent, fiercely loyal, and passionate about life, Alexa made me eager to know how the story would end for her. But still, female leads don't usually grab me that way, but she did and that made the book such a joy to read.

Nick Ryan. What can I say about him. He was sexy, annoying and difficult. I loved him. Besides the fact that he was a billionaire, he was driven and determined, two very sexy traits in a man.

The fact that these two individuals made a deal to get married for reasons other than love was not the fun part. The fact that they were childhood friends that hadn't seen each other in years, was. They had history, so the complications were many and entertaining.

There were no characters that I disliked. I liked Maggie, Alexa's best friend and Nick's sister, and I even thought Alexa's overly loving family was darling. I loved how the author made it perfectly clear that Alexa and Nick's vastly different family lives were what had shaped them to be the people they were. The contrast worked and its what made the sparks fly. There are some funny hilarious moments in the books that I laughed out loud at times.

Coleen Marlo did a great job narrating this audiobook. I really love the voices she uses for the characters and she brought the characters and the story to life. I definitely would listen to other books that she narrates.
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- Sonj

Funny, heartbreaking

I downloaded this as a beach listen, well, I couldn't stop once I started. Absolutley clever dialouge, the banter between the characters had me laughing out loud, more than once I had my fellow beach goers laughing at me laughing! As with any good romance, there were parts that were truly heartbreaking. To top it off for me, a pathtically loveable dog, you have to love the dog! All and all, no big surprises, but the story was so clever and witty that you don't mind it being the typical romance story!
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- SandyH

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-31-2012
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio