Friday, October 14, 2011

to have or to hold/by Josi S. Kilpack

 Synopsis from back of book:

"Emma has a knack for doing things badly. At eighteen she married her high-school sweetheart just days after graduation. Three years later she's a twenty-one-year-old divorcee with a fifteen-month-old daughter. She moves to Utah with a broken heart and a head full of shattered dreams, hoping to start over. she also tries to find her place in the LDS Church again, but it's easier said then done."

"Andrew Davidson's life is going exactly according to plan. He has the lifestyle he's always wanted and spends his days working hard at his development company and his weekends enjoying the perks of being a rich bachelor. When he learns of a substantial inheritance through the father he never knew, he can't say no. Even if it means he has to marry-something he never planned on."

"When Andrew makes Emma an offer she can't refuse-a marriage of convenience in exchange for a portion of the inheritance-she feels life is taking a turn for the better. She knows everything will be fine so long as she doesn't fall in love with her temporary husband. But as with everything else in Emma's life, things don't go as expected."

My Review:

I got sucked into this book pretty much from the beginning! Emma is working in a nursing home to make ends meat after her divorce, but its not enough. So she finds a weekend job cleaning a rich mans home. She automatically assumes the guy is old. So when Andrew shows up out of the blue and she accidentally walks in on him while he is asleep, she is surprised by his appearance (young and handsome). How embarrasing!!! I could only imagine what I would do if that happened to me!
Andrew being rich, he is a little stuck up and selfish. Never really cared about anyone, accept his mother. Now he has to get married, and stay married for a year before he can receive an inheritance his father put together. So when Emma comes into his life he makes a deal with her. He takes care of her and her daughter financially for the time they are married, and also after the divorce he will pay her a good sum of money. Emma has one rule for him. He cant get together with other girls while they are married. He agrees and is pretty sure he can do it.
Throughout the marriage are so many twists and turns I couldn't put the book down. Will they end up falling in love with each other......or will they divorce and move on with their lives? You wont know unless you read it!
Josi Kilpack is one of my favorite Authors. She puts a lot into her books and keeps you pondering until the very end! Pick up this book and love it as much as I do!

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