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REVIEW: “Marriage Most Convenient” by Amberly Smith


No bank is going to give a nomadic thrill seeker a loan, even if Tom Flynn wants to develop and run a retreat for disabled kids. Good thing he’s finally old enough to pull from his trust fund. However, it would mean settling down—because accessing the money requires him to be married—so he asks his best friend, Luke, to marry him.

Luke Marten’s goal is simple: don’t go on one more crazy adventure with Tom. Knowing how successful he has been in the past, Luke has a backup plan: don’t fall in love. He’s a goner when Tom not only proposes but confesses to one seriously hot kink.

For their friendship to survive this marriage, they’ll need to face DOMA, conservative judges, and long-held beliefs about each other. Talk about getting caught by the short hairs.

26165879Title: Marriage Most Convenient
Author: Amberly Smith
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages: 116
Release Date: August 26, 2015
Purchase Links: Dreamspinner


I can really get on board with a best friends to lovers story. Best friends to lovers and married? Yes, please.  After reading the blurb I thought this sounded so sweet and right up my alley. Sadly, there was something about this book that just didn’t call to me. One, I didn’t understand their attraction. For men who are supposed “best friends”, neither of them knew things that best friends would/should know. Neither of them had talked in a very long time, nor knew what the other had been up to. They just didn’t seem very close at all.

While there are parts that were sweet and, for the most part, fun and interesting, I finished this without that feeling of satisfaction I always look for in a book. Everything felt forced and disingenuous in their relationship/friendship. A side plot felt dropped in to add tension made me feel like I was being taken out of the story completely, and an ending that was rushed gave me none of the happy feelings I should have had. Unfortunately, these issues made this a book that just didn’t work for me.

About Kristie

I like to read, cook, play video games, and generally ignore most people. I hate talking on the phone, but for a small handful of people. I do my best to make my life as simple as possible. I also enjoy hanging out with my husband who makes me laugh every day.

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