Million Dollar Marriage (Million Dollar #2) by Katy Evans

Million Dollar Marriage by Katy Evans
Series: Million Dollar #2
on July 23, 2019
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From New York Times bestselling author Katy Evans comes a hot romance about two strangers and their race to fall in love.
If someone had bet Nell a million dollars that she would be saying “I do” to a complete stranger on national television, she’d have called them crazy, but with her crushing student loan payments sending her deep into the red, she’s out of options. This should be nothing more than a business transaction—until she sets eyes on her groom, and everything changes.
The game is on the instant Luke spots Penelope “Nell” Carpenter. He’s out for the money, yes, but getting a little dirty with Nell doesn’t sound too bad either. Everyone knows he’s not the marrying kind, so it’s a good thing it’s just for show. God knows he’s the worst guy his pretty wife should pick for real.
They have nothing in common, but if they want the grand prize, they’ll have to beat out eight other couples. Proving that total opposites attract should be easy enough…as long as they don’t fall in love in the process.

Behind the scenes ⭐️

Imagine a reality show like The Bachelor combined with something like The Amazing Race. Now think if you’d be interested to know what happens behind the scenes. You are? Ok, great! Then this is a book made especially for you.

Considering I DNF-ed the first book in the Million Dollar Series, by some miracle I was granted this ARC for the second book and I actually liked it. A lot!
Our main characters are contestants in a new reality show named Million Dollar Marriage. They’re both drowning in debts, so this is they’re only chance to start fresh. Polar opposites, they don’t seem to stand a chance. One is a genius Doctor and the other a former junkie, bar owner and school drop out.

What makes this story interesting is seeing how these two people form a connection, despite being so different. How your education isn’t as important as being a good person or having a beautiful soul.
I’m a fan of reality shows and it was fascinating reading about one, instead of watching it. A new experience for me.

Of course I got sucked into the actual competition, cheering for our MCs and dying to see what happens next. I gave it a 4⭐️ because of the last 15% of the book, the climax and the dénouement.
Here are my issues with this story.
The first one was our hero deciding he’s in love right after a BJ. 🤦🏼‍♀️🙄
The heroine starts by cringing at the f-words and being a total wallflower, but in the end she’s completely changed. When did it happen? How? Why?
Last, it was the actual climax of the story. I’m not naïve enough to believe that something like that doesn’t/couldn’t happen in the reality shows we watch on TV, but I guess i got a bit disappointed seeing it in a story, in a book I liked that much up to that point.

If you aren’t a fan of this type of TV shows, I don’t know how much you’ll enjoy this book. I think it deserves a chance, though, so go right ahead and add it to you TBR.

”ARC provided through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.”