Author: Noelle Adams
Published: June 16th 2015
Source: Copy given by author for honest review
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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For years, Deanna's eccentric grandmother has been trying to marry her off to a rich man, and she's finally managed to do it. Deanna has spent her life trying to take care of those she loves, and a six-month marriage should be a simple enough way to keep their historic Savannah house from falling down around their heads.
Sexy, obnoxious Mitchell Graves needs a wife to finalize a business deal, and he snaps up Deanna as the most expedient option. Because she's quiet, he thinks she'll be easy enough to manage as a wife.
He couldn't be more wrong.
I adore marriages of convenience. There's something about them...that initial resistance that turns into something more despite the character's attempts to squelch the feelings growing inside. Add in the fact that it's written by Noelle Adams and I'm totally there.
Deanna knows whats she needs to do to help her family and she agrees to marry Mitchell. It's not her first choice, but it feels like a necessary one. They come to an agreement ahead of time for this temporary arrangement so that they can each get what they need in life. As they live together and learn about each other, they each discover there's more to the other than they originally thought. They struggle with their inner feelings as much as with their undeniable lust. For Deanna, she can't cave in unless Mitchell has more to offer her. When the six months are over, what will they choose?
Hired Bride is a lovely southern romance with all the sweetness you could ask for. I loved the setting, the kooky nature of the families, and all those little hilarious moments. Deanna and Mitchell grew into their relationship organically, despite the obstacles. I can't wait for more of the Beaufort Brides series!