Marriage For One by Ella Maise

Marriage For One by Ella Maise
on May 6, 2019
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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.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?

4 Fake Marriage Stars ⭐️

Would you marry a stranger to see your dream come into fruition?

Rose is on the verge of losing everything she’s poured her heart and soul into, opening a coffee shop. When offered an opportunity to save her dream, she enters a marriage of convenience with Jack.
Marriage for One begins quickly with very minimal backstory creating an intriguing read. 

Quickly married, the pair soon find themselves in a relationship which neither know how to navigate. You have Rose an easygoing, genuinely nice and hardworking person, unsuccessfully trying to make their arrangement work. Then you have Jack who is closed off and can barely fumble his way through a conversation. Thus, giving the wrong impression of being insufferable. In actual fact Jack was divine.

“So, yes, Jack Hawthorne wasn’t my type. However, that didn’t mean I couldn’t appreciate how good he looked with stubble, that sharp jawline, his unique and captivating blue eyes, or the fact that he had a body that wore suits extremely well. No, my issue with my new husband wasn’t his looks—it was his personality”.

This was an enjoyable read. Although slow burn books are not my preference I found it difficult to stop reading. The author did an amazing job of turning this fake marriage into a romantic courtship, leading to love. Filled with awkwardness and sarcasm, there was real beauty in both characters and how they evolved together. Marriage for One will pull on your heartstrings, make you smile and frustrate you at the same time. 

“My husband was perfect. With all his arrogance and prickliness, Jack Hawthorne was perfect for me. He wasn’t what I’d had in mind or even what I’d wanted for myself, but he was perfect and already mine, truly mine. There was no doubt of that in my mind.”