I blamed him for my lapse in judgment. I blamed his eyes, the ocean blue eyes
that looked straight into mine unapologetically, and that frown on his face I
had no idea I would become so fascinated with in time.
It wasn’t long after he said I was the biggest mistake of
his life that things started to change. No, he still didn’t talk much, but
anyone can string a few words together. His actions spoke the loudest to me.
And day after day my heart started to get a mind of its own.
One second he was no one. The next he became everything.
One second he was unattainable. The next he seemed to be completely mine.
One second I thought we were in love. The next it was still nothing but a lie.
After all, I was Rose and he was Jack. We were doomed from
the very beginning with those names. Did you expect anything else?
Title Marriage for One
Author: Ella Maise
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 9, 2019
Jack and I, we did everything backward. The day he lured me
into his office—which was also the first day we met—he proposed… You’d think a
guy who looked like him—a bit cold maybe, but still striking and very
unattainable—would only ask the love of his life to marry him, right? You’d
think he must be madly in love.
Nope. It was me he asked. A complete stranger who had never
even heard of him. A stranger who had been dumped by her fiancé only weeks
before. You’d think I’d laugh in his face, call him insane—and a few other
names—then walk away as quickly as possible. Well…I did all those things except
the walking away part.
It took him only minutes to talk me into a business
deal…erm, I mean marriage, and only days for us to officially tie the knot.
Happiest day of my life. Magical. Pop the champagne… Not. It was the worst day.
Jack Hawthorne was nothing like what I’d imagined for myself.
Title: Marriage for One
Author: Ella Maise
Publication Date: May 9th, 2019
Shelves: Contemporary; Romance; Slowburn;
Format: Kindle (pages)
I love the books written by Ella Maise. This is not the first or the last one on my radar, especially since they are standalones and easy reading for me comes in handy.
This book was on a pace of a slowburn, which I loved. It was full of mystery that kept me until most of the end to find out what drove Jack to convince Rose to marry him. The characters were beautiful, and Jack makes you truly fall for him with his grumpiness and frowns every time.
They marry right in the beginning, so there will take some time for them to ease up one to another, since they are totally strangers. Well, more to Rose, since Jack has met her before and caught his eye.
Opposed to Jack, Rose is heartwarming and funny, so their conversations are fun to read.
I love a good slowburn and feel giddy when I see a glimpse of an unwanted sign of falling in love. I feel lucky to have read this book early since it was provided as an ARC in exchange for an honest review.