Book Review: How Not to Fake Marry a Billionaire by Ashlee Mallory

Posted May 17, 2021 by WendyW in Book Review / 2 Comments

How Not to Fake Marry a Billionaire
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by Ashlee Mallory
Publication Date May 13, 2021
Genres: Contemporary, Humorous, Romance, Romantic Comedy, Women
Pages: 203
Format: ARC

People say I’m smart.

Probably because I have a PhD in astrophysics and am on the cusp of publishing a theory that just might change our perception of the known universe.

The verdict, however, is still out for me.

After all, I fell for a colleague who broke my heart and then stole the grant money from the Camella Franklin Foundation that had been funding my research. Did I mention he’s also engaged to Camella Franklin?

Then the gorgeous and charming billionaire Colin Fitzgerald came to me with a proposal that might just change my life.

A marriage in name only in return for the grant money needed to fund my research.

Marrying a hot billionaire wouldn’t be so bad, right?

Except that from the moment I laid eyes on the guy, it felt like the stars had aligned and I had actually met my destiny. He, on the other hand, had been totally in love with my best friend.

But, as people say, I’m smart. I wouldn’t do anything so foolish as to fall in love with my fake husband.

Like I said…the verdict is still out.

My Review:

This is such a cute book! I always love the Fake Marriage trope, and if I was going to have a fake marriage, it might as well be to a billionaire! And I always love reading about a brainy heroine, this one, Holly, is an astrophysicist and is adorable.

Holly just lost her fiance, and her research grant money when her secret fiance, George stole some of her research and passed it on as his own, and then got engaged to someone else. Holly was more devastated about the loss of research money than the loss of George.

When Billionaire Colin Fitzgerald proposes a business arrangement where they marry for three years, strictly platonic, in order to save his family home, and in return, he’ll grant her the funds to continue with her research, it all sounds so simple. But, living in the same house, and pretending to be in love and married makes it difficult to keep the relationship platonic.

As I said before, I always enjoy the fake marriage trope, and this one was done very well. I felt the motivations for Holly and Colin to marry were believable, and thier path to falling in love was very romantic and touching. The pace of this book was fast, and I enjoyed the entire book.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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