Title: The Engagement Game
Series: 49th Floor #3
Author: Jenny Holiday
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: October 5, 2015
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, Indulgence
My Rating: 4 stars
The black sheep of the old-money Rosemanns, advertising executive Marcus has made his own way in the world—and done extremely well for himself—but his family is still pressuring him to join their investment firm and settle down with a quiet, unobjectionable girl.
Which is why the sexy Rose Verma is the perfect date for his family’s charity ball. A bleeding-heart lefty from the wrong side of the tracks, Rose has never met a stray dog she didn’t love or a polka-dotted mini-dress she couldn’t rock. Marcus has enough dirt on Rose to “convince” her to play along. And if he lets it slip that they’re engaged, all the better.
But all’s fair in love and blackmail, and Rose is ready to play a few cards of her own.
Read on for my thoughts on The Engagement Game. No true spoilers, promise.
Marcus has no intention of following the old man’s.. aka his father’s, plans for him. No way was he going to toe the line by coming back into the business fold with the appropriate bride on his arms. Not happening, papa. But what is going to happen will probably blow Marcus’ plan right out of the water. Because blackmail works both ways.
Rose is just about as unconventional as a woman can get. Truth is she is more enamored of the animals she fights so hard to protect than any male that she has had the misfortune of dating lately. Yes, she wants a romance, a mate, someone who “gets” her but to date, that’s just hasn’t happened. So when life gave her a lemon in the form of Marcus and his blackmail attempts, she decided to make her own brand of spicy lemonade. Two could play this game.
There are one hundred and ten reasons why Marcus and Rose as a couple should never work. It’s a good thing that they don’t listen to anyone else’s opinion.
The Engagement Game is a lively, fun, sassy story of two people on totally opposite life tracks. Their story is full of laugh out loud moments, and tender realizations that maybe this might work. I found this story to be such fun. I love the opposites attract plot, it’s always entertaining to watch the couple work their way to each other. Marcus might have chosen Rose for all the wrong reasons, but if he plays his hand right he might just win her for the right ones.
If you love a romance filled with sass. Should you love to watch a totally wrong for each other couple prove everyone wrong – then you’ll enjoy diving into The Engagement Game. Definitely recommended for romance lovers and readers who simply love a well put together story.
*I received an e-ARC of The Engagement Game from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*
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