The Marriage Bargain - Jennifer Probst Review written for

Ok, this book definitely made me feel. I felt all sorts of anger toward Nicholas because he spent so much time caught up in his own jerkiness that he couldn't see what was right in front of his face. Despite their long history, he still saw Alexa as the annoyance from his childhood. Sure he noticed that she grew up but that was mostly a physical thing. He accepted her lame excuses for accepting the money at face value when clearly he should have known better. He is way too into his own awesomeness to pay attention to the woman he could spend the rest of his life with.

Alexa, despite all vows to the contrary, is still in love with the boy she fell for as a child. She keeps saying she is over him and tries her hardest to act it too, but she just doesn't quite pull it off. While I admire the sacrifice she is making for her family I still want to smack her upside the head. She has very low self esteem when it comes to Nicholas and I really don't blame her given their history. But I still wanted to kick her once or twice.

I was not sure whether I was rooting for them as a couple or not. But Ms. Probst managed to change my mind. Despite everything I found myself hoping that Alexa would finally thaw Nicholas out and get him to see her for the woman she really was. Not just the gold digger he thought she was. I was at turns disgusted and frustrated by their behavior to one another. Ultimately though it ended as I had hoped. I kind of felt like I had ridden a roller coaster when I was done reading it. It was an interesting read so go ahead and check it out.