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The Marriage Bargain (Billionaire Games #1)

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Camille Chandler is a tabloid journalist whose career is right on track--until her boss sees a curious ad in the L.A. Trades.

Wanted: Single actress for an extended gig abroad.

France's mega-rich playboy Julian de Laurent is up to something and Camille's boss expects her to find out what. Who knew the eccentric gazillionaire was looking to hire a temporary wife?

When Camille
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Published (first published August 5th 2010)
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Carrie Olguin
Aug 23, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemp-romance
DNF. Only read the first chapter before the logic errors and out-of-character issues got to me. Contemporary romance.

Here's the scoop:
Wealthy hero wants to hire an actress to be his wife for five years so that he does not have to be forced to marry a woman chosen for him by the head of his wealthy family.

Heroine is a reporter on undercover assignment to find out what the wealthy playboy is up to. She pretends to be an actress to meet him and hear the pitch. He offers her five million dollars to
Jul 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Marriage bargain by Sandra Edwards

I recommend this read to fans of Jennifer Probst and Melody Anne.

Mega rich and with the world at his feet Julian De Laurent seems to have it all accept the one thing he needs, a wife! His father has arranged him a marriage to a woman he could never see himself with, and so Julian does the only thing he can and places an ad in the newspaper for an actress to play the role of his wife. If he already has a "wife" his father can't possibly force him to marry an
Ineffable Book Blog
I really liked where the book was heading in terms of plot. I liked how it started out and how the emotions were incorporated in the book. I think that the author brought into life an interesting story idea and succeeded in making the story come to life. The flow of the book was nice and I didn’t get whiplash from the changing scenes.

Camille was a character who stood by their morals until they were threatened. I didn’t like how easily she gave up on some things and how she was willing to toss a
Claire Robinson
The Marriage Bargain, is what I would term, as a light, easy, stress-free read.

Camille is a reporter, who is pushed by her boss into applying for a position seen advertised for a single actress to work in an extended job abroad, in the L.A. papers.

She meets your stereotypical tall, dark and handsome, European playboy Julian de Laurent, and is made an offer she wants to refuse. Unfortunately due her initial reaction to refuse and risk losing the biggest tell all scoop on the de Laurent family, s
Sofia Lazaridou
Jul 14, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
After reading Julians line "I aim to please" I could not het out of my mind that this is like a wanna be Fifty Shades. And this is so not like the Shades. It is more like The Marriage Bargain. After some dissapointments in the book department this was better and got a whole star because I did not guessed what will lead our couple to a break up. It was good. I am not sure about Camille's friend who seemed to be a *hore and the best bestie Camille could get.
It was just ok.
Romancing the Book
Reviewed by Rachel
Book provided by the publisher for review
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

I snagged this book because it immediately caught my attention. I love books that have arranged marriages thrown in to a contemporary timeline.

Our heroine, Camille, is a very strong female lead. She’s beautiful, courageous, independent, and stands up to authority including that of her boss, very early on in the story. I liked that she was a beautiful, vibrant girl who was willing to go agains
Camille Chandler answered Julian de Laurent’s ad placed in the L.A. Trades for a refined actress while working undercover as a reporter for a tabloid magazine. Her boss sent her to find out what the French billionaire playboy was up to. When she discovered he was looking for an actress to portray his wife for six months to thwart his father’s efforts to get him into an arranged marriage, Camille tells her boss she wants no part of the scheme to write a tell-all on the family. She’s promptly fire ...more
Phaedra Seabolt
Sep 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What would you do if you had the opportunity to marry a rich and famous person with the agreement that in six months the marriage would be dissolved AND you would become a multimillionaire? Me personally, if I had no other relationship ties, I would so do it. Camille Chandler is put in this exact situation with only one other stipulation. She answers to the wife-seeking ad in order to get a scoop for her magazine. Her dream is to write a column for some prestigious magazine. The problem came whe ...more
Jun 12, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, kindle
Julian de Laurent is a rich French dude and I'm not sure that Camille is the brightest bulb in the box because she just believes everything he says without doing her googling!
Camille is an Stanford educated writer and she is sent out to get a story on Julian but then refuses to complete it because it involves her getting married to Julian for six months.
For five million dollars, it is well worth six months posing as Julian's wife to his family and friends.
I did see the obvious romance for what i
Jun 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ahhh the horrors of technology. My review has yet again gone in the wonder world of i'll review later when im not thinkin of throwning this machine across the room.
Ok here it is..well what I could remember a week later:

Simple but so intresting plot: Julian's family is old very old fashioned the arranged marriage kind. So how does one avoid getting married? By getting married that is. Except Julian de Laurent has a plan, he's going to pay an actress to "play" his wife for six months fo
Delightful, it begins with Camilles interesting interview for hire to pose as a wife for six months in return she'll get payed three million dollars. Obviously, Julian is some hot French guy, spoiled filthy billionaire who opposed his father choice of bride for him, and he wanted to stay single. So, he went to America,and hires Camille as his pretend wife so that his father would leave him alone. Though their supposed "pretend" became real, and gets complicated because Julian ex-girl wanted Juli ...more
Mariela Rmfl
Slow paced but lighthearted read

You have to be really patient with this one because half of the book is quite dragged on and on with so many descriptions and facts that really didn't do much for the story but just being a page filler IMHO but despite that it accomplish its job and delivers a romcom with a plot just devised to take you out of real life for a while.
Feb 22, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ridiculous plot at the beginning. Unfortunately it continued to the end
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amusing and Lovely

Great amusing reading i have enjoy it very much it touched deep my emotions i felt lifted through the air with the growing love of this pair
Jun 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I like the easy read. It may be simple but the book is amazing. It is moving and has a dream like quality that any girl could hope for.
Cynthia Donahey
Aug 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Pretty Woman

This book reminded me way to much of Pretty Woman with Julia Roberts. It definitely was an enjoyable read. Anxious to see what happens to Andre and Tasha
Nov 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Apr 22, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This review was originally posted to Jen in Bookland

*some slight spoilers ahead*

I picked up The Marriage Bargain to read because I wanted something light and fun and maybe a little cheesy to read. This was light for sure, but it was a bit too annoying at times, everything was way too quick, it just didn't work overall for me. Not even for a cheesy read.

Julian is a super rich French man in the states looking for an actress to play his wife for six months. His father wants him to marry this girl,
Linda Dunn chilson
Very Enjoyable Book

Julian and Camille really are a great couple. What starts out as deception, a business agreement, has the promise of turning into more. Julian in turn made you like him and sometimes made you want to shake him and tell him to wake to his true feelings. You had to admire (as did Julian) Camille's spunk and definitely feel bad for her for her past. I easily sat and read this in one afternoon not wanting to put it down.
I received this book as an ARC, in return for a truthful revi
Jeannie Zelos
The Marriage Bargain. Billionaire Games: Book 1. Sandra Edwards.

ARC supplied by Netgalley.
I was in the mood for some contemporary romance so this book was on the list and I began it hopefully. Its a decent story, reasonably realistic, and the settings and descriptions are excellent. I love the rags to riches scenario, though Camille isn't quite in the Rags category she has lost her job for a celebrity magazine, as she refuses to take the job of being Julians short term wife and write a scandalo
Emily (Mrs B's Books)
**Provided by Netgalley and Sandra Edwards for an honest review**

A nice light-hearted read perfect for a day lazing about the house at the weekend.

Camille is a journalist who has been sent by her boss to meet Julian De Laurent as he has placed an ad for an actress and she wants the inside story. When she finds out that he needs an actress to be his wife for six months to fool his father she initially refuses.

When she tells her boss she is given the ultimatum that she will take the position or lo
Pat aka Tygyr
Julian de Laurent of the wealthy French de Laurents is interviewing actresses in America. Camille works for a Tabloid and has been sent to find out what the project is that Julian is hiring for. Julian and his papa disagree on many things. His papa has chosen Madeleine as his wife and Julian does not want her. He wants an actress to pretend to be his wife for 6 months or so. Then they can have a splashy divorce and he can be heart-broken until he finds the woman he really wants to spend his life ...more
Rae Ryans
Sep 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**I received a copy of The Marriage Bargain free of charge in exchange for my honest opinion through Promotional Book Tours**

The Marriage Bargain is a story about two polar opposites who meat due to an ad placed in the newspaper. On one hand Camille is striving to be a writer, working as an intern for a tabloid paper. Now on the other hand we have Julian the billionaire seeking to get out of an arranged marriage. What will happen when there fate crosses their paths? A marriage based upon conveni
Apr 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, kindle-own
This is a fantastic story that reads much like a fairy tale. Every so often I crave a little mood-lifter - something 'girlish' that leaves me feeling like the world is a happy place once again. The world inside this book fit the bill perfectly! In it we find the handsome rich cultured man looking for freedom - only to find that he is unexpectedly mesmerized by an average woman whom he hires to excuse him from a family marriage arrangement. We have a beautiful setting - a chateau in France with g ...more
The Marriage Bargain by Sandra Edwards is SE Press publication. This was originally published in 2012 and released in digital format in April 2013. I received a copy of this book from the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

When wealthy Julian de Laurent places an ad in the L.A. Trades looking for a single actress for a job abroad, Margo Fontaine wants the low down for her magazine. She sends Camille Chandler to answer Julian's ad.
When Camille finds out what the job is, she
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Thankyou to SE Press for the ARC
This will have to be quick because Dr. Who is just starting - sorry.

Anyway, in this book, Camille is just ending her trial period at her job, so when she's asked to fill the spot for Julian by her boss, to get the scoop on his life and she refuses, she gets fired.

Now with no prospects and no chance at a future in the writing industry, she is forced to agree to a 6month marriage contract for 5million dollars... So that's all good right? Well, not so much actuall
Thom Swennes
Julian De Laurent is the oldest son of an old and very rich European family. His father, dominant factor in his family, believed in the old customs. One of these customs concerned arranged marriage. Julian wasn’t ready to get married and certainly not with some socialite of his father’s choosing. Placing an ad in the L.A. Trade for a make believe wife he waited for applicants to apply for the position.
An aspiring journalist at the Los Angeles based Disclosure Magazine, Camille Chandler is sent
Mar 01, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
There are a few presumptions in this story that I could not get my head around - the biggest one of which - why would an attractive, successful billionaire who runs the family business go to such lengths to deceive and foil his father's plans? Isn't he man enough to stand up to his father? I had a hard time accepting that. That someone so powerful, so rich would be so afraid of his dad. But then, familial loyalty can skew things, I guess. Once I got over that, I was hooked on the story.
I do admi
Snarky Mom
Sep 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(This review is a segment of a review of all 3 Billionaire Games books & was originally published on SnarkyMomReads.)

The Marriage Bargain (Billionaire Games: Book 1) is a 249 page read for $2.99. This is the first in the "Billionaire Games" series written by Sandra Edwards, and introduces us to the de Laurent family. Julian de Laurent is the heir to the family company, and his father is tired of waiting for him to settle down and produce grandchildren - so he has produced a wife prospect. To
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NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY Bestselling Author Sandra Edwards writes award-winning romance in a variety of subgenres such as paranormal (mostly time travel and reincarnation), contemporary, and suspense. She lives in the U.S. (west coast) with her husband, two kids, four dogs and one very temperamental feline. Sandra's books often push the envelope and step outside the boundaries of conventiona ...more
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