My rating: 2 of 5 stars
THEME: Mature, Romance, And Contemporary
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 mansion, 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...
REVIEW:While I’m in the middle of a fifty shades of grey kick, finishing the third book, I spotted the first installment of I Married a Billionaire. BDSM wasn’t really a huge focus like fifty was, but it had the similar setting of a very wealthy man that starts a relationship with a woman through a contract.
I Married a Billionaire follows Maddy Wainright who has dated too many losers in her life that she has given up hope of finding Mr. Right. But everything changes when her very attractive and very handsome boss Daniel Thorne asks her for the biggest favor. He needs to marry someone to stay in the country and believes Maddy to be the perfect fit, since she isn’t looking for a relationship. In the end it will earn her two million dollars and relief from her financial troubles. But Daniel and Maddy are not prepared for the connection the starts to grow and the possibility that many cant buy everything.
Maddy and Daniel are an interesting couple, their relationship has to move quickly so that they can get to know each other. Daniel and Maddy have to create a story and learn about each other’s past to make their relationship seem real. It reminded me a lot of the movie with Sandra Bullock called The Proposal, which I adored so I was super excited to see how this panned out. Maddy is the average Jane who thought she wouldn’t fall for her boss, but he’s a hard man not to fall for. While Daniel who seems like a successful and well put together man, is a bit of a mess in the relationship side of things. In the end it was hard to see how these two would actually end up together, as well as I feel the author could of lengthened some of the time they spent together to make it more believable.
Overall I enjoyed Daniel and Maddy learning about one and other as well as Daniels sister who connected to Maddy. But I felt everything was too rushed and the random dominance of Daniel was a little too forced. The romance was built and their connection does hit an interesting spark, but I still needed more from them. I may try the second one as I see a lot of potential with this couple.