Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Wildfire Spotlight + Review: The Boyfriend Contract by Victoria James

Victoria James
Entangled Amara
September 23, 2019

Emily Birmingham has had it up to here with men.

Growing up with an overbearing father and then her brother inherits everything she’s worked her whole life to build. Now she’s living in her grandmother's dilapidated house in the middle of nowhere Canada, jobless, and dealing with the most annoyingly sexy contractor on the planet. Exactly when did her life become an anti-Hallmark movie?

Cooper Merrick learned the hard way that love is definitely not worth the risk. He’s happy running the family contracting business alongside his well-meaning but overly-opinionated brothers...happy enough until polished and perfect Emily enters his world. Nothing prepared him for the ways she turns his life upside down and reaches the parts of himself he’s closed off from the world.

But when he finally gets up the nerve to ask Emily out, she says her next date will need to come with a written contract and some very particular ground rules. Yeah, it sounds crazy, but why does he find himself wanting to sign on the dotted line?

My Thoughts:
Okay it has been a while since I read a Victoria James book, and you know what... I have totally have missed her stories. Seriously, they are an amazing sappy read. A feel good kind of read for sure. You will not be disappointed with The Boyfriend Contract. We have Emily Birmingham who believes that she meant nothing to her father, so she leave the city for small town living to pick up the pieces of her life. Yet, nothing goes according to plan. She meets Cooper Merrick who has an emotional wall. You don't find out right away why he has his barriers so high, but she comes in like a wrecking ball. She manages to knock it down, but he's pretty quick to patch the damages. 

Anyway, this was an enjoyable read. You might need a few tissues as you watch Emily trying to patch up her life, and fight her attraction to Cooper. You might want to smack Cooper in the back of the head for being stupid when it comes to Emily. However, you will cheer them both on to find a happy ending with one another. I like the ending, but I wish they did something to her awful brother, but the epilogue made it a cute ending. Okay, it's like a Hallmark kind of ending, but a still good read. 

Copy provided by Entangled. 

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I always knew I wanted to be a writer and in grade five, I penned my first story, bound it (with staples) and a cardboard cover and did all the illustrations myself (if you’ve ever seen my drawings you’ll know how horrible they must have been. I still draw stick figures). Luckily, this book will never see the light of day again.

In high school I fell in love with historical romance and then contemporary romance. After graduating University with an English Literature degree, I married my own hero, pursued a degree in Interior Design and then opened my own business.

After the birth of our first child, I knew it was time to fulfill the dream of writing romantic fiction. I’m a hopeless romantic who is living my dream, penning happily-ever-after’s for my characters in between managing kids and the family business. Writing on a laptop in the middle of the country in a rambling old Victorian house would be ideal, but I’m quite content living in suburbia with my husband, our two young children, and very bad cat.

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