Marry Me for Money by Mia Kayla
Date of Publishing : May 4th, 2014
Publisher: Mia Kayla
Genres: New Adult, Romance,
My Rating: ★★★
Leaving her small town behind, Bethany Casse moves to Chicago in search of a new life. Working at a top financial bank brings her into contact with two men who are as different as night and day.
Kent Plack, heir to Plack Industries, has no interest in being with a woman for longer than one night. A spoiled and lazy man-whore, he is completely content with his playboy lifestyle, and Beth is surprised when they form an unlikely friendship.
Brian Burcham, a finance banker, is gorgeous and respectful. A man plucked from Beth’s dreams, he is definite husband material. Unfortunately, Beth has a hard rule against dating coworkers, but Brian is determined to change her mind.
When a deadbeat mother and money problems follow her to Chicago, Beth is offered a solution that could fix everything. Marrying for money seems simple enough, but when lines become blurred, Beth faces difficult choices, making her realise that the easy way out just made her life even harder than before.
Before I had time to muster up a response, he continued, “Consider it a pact. You will marry me, so I can access my trust fund, and in return, I will pay off all your debts. I can clear your debts, Beth…all of it.” He smirked. “Marry me for money.”
Marry me for money is your typical marriage for convenience type book. It’s a quick, fun read but those opposed to love triangles of any sort might need to pass on this one.
Let’s settle this the old fashioned way, shall we?
Beth struck me as the kind of woman who had this almost obsessive need of pretending to have everything together in life. Her emotions, her financing, everything. Kind of like Kate Hudson in Bride Wars. Having said that, the past that Beth’s left behind is the best reason I can think of for her current…condition? It’s not a bad thing, but I am a firm believer of the fact that things in her life might have been different had she confronted her past and resolved her issues before starting afresh.
Just my opinion.
I’ve tried so hard to fault this guy but for the life of me, I can’t give him anything less than 5 stars. He’s rich—leeching off of his father, he’s a man-whore, he doesn’t need to work and he’s kind of a brat. Not my favorite type of hero at all but the guy carries it with style. He has an I-don’t-give-a-flying-fuck type of an attitude that I came to respect.
The fact that he changed his ways for love is a sort of a bonus.
Kent shows development, he shows improvement and I appreciate the fact that he doesn’t immediately change his ways for Beth. He is what he is and I adored him like that.
I think more than anyone or anything in the book, I respect Brian’s patience and understanding. If you read the book, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. For me, it was pretty clear from the beginning whom Beth was going to end up with. And in some places, I got the feeling that Brian was pretty sure about that too. But god bless the man, he tried his hardest to work against that fact. Ended up throwing the aforementioned people together. Sort of.
Brian is a pleasant enough character, sensible, relatable. But the guy has the patience of a God.
The book had some unnecessary drama and the entire debacle around Beth being torn in two different directions by bad-boy Kent and Mr. Perfect Brian wasn’t explored completely. I’d say this was because Beth’s relationship with Brian wasn’t given too much depth. Had I known just how much Beth loved/liked/was enamored by Brian, I’d know the struggle she really went through. Not a real complaint though, considering that this is the author’s debut and she has done an overall FANTABULOUS job with the book.
Recommended for everyone looking for a light-hearted read and a fun romance and shmexy times!
About the Author
Mia Kayla is a New Adult/Contemporary Romance writer who lives in Illinois.
On the weekdays, she can be caught wearing a suit, commuting to her corporate job in downtown Chicago and raising three beautiful munchkins in the suburbs, four if you count the husband.
In her free time she loves reading romance novels, jamming to boy bands, catching up on celebrity gossip and designing flowers for weddings.
Most of the time, she can be caught on the train with her nose in a book sporting a cheeky grin because the main characters finally get their happily-ever-after at the end.
She loves reading about happy endings but has more fun writing them.