Marriage Made on Paper was an amazing romance written by Maisey Yates. From the very beginning I knew that Gage Forrester and the Lily Ford, a PR professional were going to be dynamite together. Not just the chemistry, the dynamics of their relationship would be sensational and that's putting it mildly.
Gage was sexy, rich, handsome and a huge success. He owed the praise to himself. At a young age he removed his sister from the family home. His parents had been selfish and because of that his younger sister had suffered so he raised her himself. As for Lily, the same held true. She grew up in a trailer park with a mother who went from man to man. In fact when she was sixteen, her mother's boyfriend lusted after her and when she could get away from her mother and all of that mess, she went as far away as she could. Lily was a much sought after "image" maker and Public Relations person. However, once Gage had turned her down in representing him. However, now he wanted her to come and work for him at any cost.
Gage radiated power, was a ruthless business man and had the reputation of a playboy. When a scandal broke out concerning his little sister, he needed a plan or let's just say a distraction. So he or should I say they announced that he and Lily were getting married. Lily was stunning, smart and extremely sexy. However, first and foremost, she excelled in her job and Gage was determined to bed her. In order to make themselves the subject of the press and take away the spotlight from his sister's problem, Gage took her to Thailand resort. He wanted her available 24/7.. So he set them up apart from the other guests, in a suite of their own. Sparks, lust, sexual tension......all of the above for both of them. They seemed like a "power" couple and complimented each other. Would Gage be able to "thaw" Lily and get her in his bed?
In some things there were alike. Gage avoided relationships with flings. Lily avoided relationships completely. For Lily, Gage was so much more than any other man she had ever met. She tempted him and Gage definitely lusted after her. Would they be able to keep their hands off of each other? No, no a thousand times no. However, Lily had actually never been in a relationship. Yes, she casually dated, but nothing more than that. She liked to be in control and not depend on a man for her happiness like her mother had. As for Gage, his career was important and he had put it on hold for his sister Maddy. A wife and a child didn't deserve to be second. Just like he and Maddy were to his parents. Gage just wanted fun and uncomplicated. He was sure with Lily that would not be possible. His body wanted Lily, even though his head said no and I honestly held my breath because I knew when they finally made love, their relationship would become complicated and that was putting it mildly.
Have you ever known something you really wanted could be bad for you? Well it was like this for Lily and Gage. Lily had strange thoughts about what it would be like to have someone care enough about you, like Gage had for his sister Maddy. Her childhood tugged my heart strings and I wondered how all of these feelings they both felt, how they would be affected and what would be the outcome? Upon returning back to the States, it was business as usual. Yes, they tried and failed several times. It was pitiful to read because one just knew they belonged together. They were not only a "power" couple they were so good for each other but when would they realize it?
The charming Maisey Yates gave this couple their happy ending and oh what an ending. This is the perfect romance for those of you who believe in falling in love. It's about trust, love and respect and Lily and Gage had more than enough of that to give each other. Honestly, I've read this book twice it was that wonderful.
Back of the Book
Pretend marriage…real wedding night!
When ambitious public relations expert Lily Ford signs a contract with hotshot property tycoon Gage Forrester, she inadvertently signs her life away! A tough taskmaster, he wants Lily at his beck and call 24/7.
Gage expects employees to go above and beyond. So, when he needs to generate some positive PR, his solution is completely unexpected: he proposes to Lily! All in the name of business, of course.
This may be a deal struck on paper, but Gage is a stickler for tradition when it comes to their wedding night!
Maisey talks about Marriage Made on Paper at I(Heart) Presents