Maddy Wainright has given up on marriage - and men. After dating way too many losers who aren't capable of appreciating her for who she is, she's about ready to resign herself to a life of spinsterhood. Until her insanely rich boss, Daniel Thorne, comes along with an offer she simply can't refuse. He proposes a marriage of convenience - one that would allow Maddy to live in the lap of luxury for a year and Mr. Thorne to stay in the country that has become his home. At the end of their arrangement, Maddy will walk away with a cool two million dollars. All she has to do is move into his penthouse, put on a convincing show in public, and endure a few INS interviews, for which she will be thoroughly prepped. It's a big risk, but one Maddy might just be willing to take, considering the payoff.
At first, it's all business. But when the gentle touches, passionate kisses, and lingering looks they have to give each other in public start spilling over into their private life, Daniel and his devious mind take Maddy to heights of pleasure she's never experienced. And the more she gets to know him, the more she feels that wistful tug in her chest every time he puts his arm around her in public. Before long, she finds herself wishing it were real. As time goes on, Maddy finds herself wondering if two million dollars will be enough to cover the cost of repairing a broken heart. But Mr. Thorne may have yet another secret in store....
©2013 Melanie Marchande (P)2013 Tantor
I love books! Audiobooks take stories to the next level. I'm obsessed with Audible and will try to rate all of my books. Happy Listening! ;)
Serves me right for buying a book with the word billionaire in the title. Bad writing and bad narration made this a totally painful experience. I feel like I wasted time and money on pure crap.
It felt like three different people wrote this story and didn't really ask the other to keep up with the storyline. The first third of this story is this billionaire Canadian who is basically an illegal alien and needs to get a wife for Inmigration purpose. So far so good and it was like any other Harlequin type novel.
Then the second third he starts taking his new fake wife to a restaurant that they used to go when he was a child (wait, wasn't he from Canada?)
The last third is when the book gets REAL ridiculous. It felt like the author just finished reading Fifty Shades Freed and decided to incorporate Christian Grey's BDSM play into the story. There were very similar parts integrated. Even when the previous submissive came back into the picture. But in this story it didn't make sense and felt very disconnected.
This story is all over the place and there is no real conflict because they never break up or have a huge fight or anything. The love connection wasn't there either. All in all one of the worst audible titles I've ever bought.
Holy breathy narration! What's up with that. Breath! There was too much whispering and breathy narration to make this book enjoyable. I know the storyline was pathetic but the narration did not make it better at all. Skip this one.
Book was an ok listen, but nothing really grabbed my attention to keep me focused. Billionaire needs wife, picks employee and it goes on and on from there. Good for a beach listen or while taking a long drive.
The performance itself was very good but seeing as I consume so many of these types of books, the story has to be able to stand out for me to enjoy it. There isn't anything that stands out as bad though, I simply didn't enjoy it.
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
This could have been a great great book if the narration was just a little bit better. It was ok... dosen't take away from the story at all...but I really like my man voice a little deeper from that of the female voices... It was a sutble change...but still good narration...
I like how this storyline is different from other girl marries a billionare books... The billionare is fixing to get deported and so he marries his office worker... I like the plot of how to fool INS... they actually start a courtship that leads into a fast wooing and wedding... Made it a bit more real that just love at first sight marrying a billionare...
I really really like the smex scene with the 'Begging' !!!!! Wow, that was awesome... I just love a good smex scene....
All in all this is about a 3.5, not quite a four...
A good credit... save your money on the buy, good sale book!
"Excellent writing as usual"
The narrator was a little breathy like she had a cold but once you get used to that the story itself was good.
It did cause me a little stress closer to the end, but soon got back to where I needed it to be.
Would recommend and worth a second listen to as well.
The interview and the anticipation of the wait
The book made me laugh and made me quite anxious at times.
A good story
"Great story line excellent narrator"
I was pleasantly surprised from this book. It was not boring nor was it dragging on.
The narrator did an excellent job and got me emotional sometimes. It brought this story to life.
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