Friday, August 17, 2012

ARC Review: Not the Marrying Kind by Nicola Marsh

Goodreads Synopsis
LA party planner Poppy Collins has kept her secret side business – planning divorce parties as the Divorce Diva – a close secret, but keeping her business afloat is proving tougher by the day. When her sister’s divorce party gives Poppy the opportunity to save the day and boost her business, Poppy approaches Vegas golden boy Beck Blackwood for help. But this time, she’s about to get way more than she bargained for…

Beck knows Poppy’s secret, and he’s not afraid to use it to get exactly what he wants – a wife. With his reputation and business expansion plans on the line, the only way he can repair the damage is by getting hitched, and fast. And if blackmail is the only way to get Poppy to the altar, then so be it…

But they’re in the city of high stakes, and Poppy has a few aces up her sleeve. Now it’s time to find out if they’re playing to win… or if they’re playing for keeps.
First Thoughts after……
Good book but ended too soon for me.  
How Distracted Did I Get?
Poppy is running her sister’s business while she is in a rehab for depression after her sister, Sara’s, husband left her.  Bills are piling up and she needs to get this divorce party idea going.
Beck needs to sign the deal of his career to go nationwide with his company.  The investors don’t want to sign because of a mistake one of his employees made.  What would make them trust him?  He needs to appear stable that means a wife and pronto!  Beck is also planning a divorce party for his bff and “requests” Poppy’s presence for her pitch.
Will Beck and Poppy get what they both need from their crazy business deal or will love lead them in a completely different direction?
How Many Baskets?
Not the Marrying Kind is a sweet book that was really easy read and an escape from the real world.  If you want a sweet romance that will help you live in another world for a day or two this is the book for you!
I give Not the Marrying Kind………
4 Baskets!!!!!

Nicola Marsh's Bio

As a girl, Nicola dreamed of being a journalist and travelling the world in search of the next big story.  Instead, she chose a career in the health industry while honing her writing skills with a daily entry in a "not-so-secret" journal! 

Luckily, she had the opportunity to travel but her dream to write was never far from her mind.  She worked as a physiotherapist for thirteen years before she tired of saying "I'm going to write a book one day" and actually did it.  She started writing late 2001 and found once she started she couldn't stop!

The inspiration for her first novel, THE TYCOON'S DATING DEAL, came from a magazine article on speed-dating and she sold this book in May 2003.  It won the CataRomance Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Harlequin Romance 2004.

Nicola currently writes for Harlequin Mills and Boon Romance and Riva/Presents series, has published 32 books and sold over 3 million copies worldwide.

She's a Bookscan, USA Today and Waldenbooks bestseller, has finalled in several awards including the prestigious HOLT (Honoring Outstanding Literary Talent), Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, Booksellers' Best, Golden Quill, Laurel Wreath, More than Magic and won several CataRomance Reviewers' Choice Awards.

Nicola loves the hip, vibrant, cosmopolitan vibe of her home city, Melbourne, where she's set the bulk of her novels, highlighting  fabulous cultural and food havens like Acland Street (St. Kilda), Brunswick Street (Fitzroy) and Lygon Street (Carlton).

When she's not writing she's busy raising her two little heroes, sharing fine food with family and friends, cheering on her beloved North Melbourne Kangaroos footy team and her favourite, curling up with a good book!

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