The Billion-Dollar Marriage Contract
Nikos isn’t ready to give up his playboy lifestyle, and Cassia is far from the glitzy socialite their elite circle expects. Events force them to live separate lives. Ten years later, Nikos is ready to make it work with his wife, whom he only sees once a year.
Cassia is also ready to settle down… ju ...more
1. He has sex with his wife on wedding night and the next morning the wife finds him with his naked mistress. Instead of an adult conversation which she was still willing to have he literally kicks her out injuring her. Fuck this guy! That's abuse in at least 4 different level. I would personally like to see him in jail for domestic violence.
2. HE is now tired of his playboy ways, HE couldn't find someone else to settle down with, HE wants a family, and HE wants his "gold dig ...more
In Alyssa Urbano’s (a.k.a. AerithSage) debut novel, The Billion-Dollar Marriage Contract , she teaches us about the most important things in love and in life; trust and courage. TBDMC is a story about taking a giant leap of faith no matter how terrifying it would be. It will take its readers by storm as they wait with bated breath at every t ...more
If you're assuming from the title that The Billion-Dollar Marriage Contract is one of those cliché stories about a normal girl meeting a rich guy then they eventually live happily ever after—it's not, it's much, much more. Besides romance the author, Alyssa Urbano, injected this tale with tons of action, adventure, and even a mysterious sub-plot that w ...more
It takes years, a decade precisely, before they even try to forgive each other and move past their misunderstandings. But then again their lives are threatened and they are again almost rend apart by a maniac who is obsessed with vengeance.
I found the story a bit predictable, and in spite of all, I thought something was missing. Nikos and Cassia's love story is not as romantic or intense a ...more
Nikos thought he could get her back with a snap of his finger, but Cassia made him grovel in the ground and work for it.
A charming and hot hero VS the spitfire and classy heroine, who will win this fight of love and who will lose billions of dollar?
5 Billion Shining Stars for this debut novel!
I watched this person shine, she started posting her stories in Wattpad, an online writing community and since then, I've been in love with her stories. I can still remember whe...more
In all honesty, this author has written books way better than this on the wattpad website. I tried and tried to like this book but every time I start thinking about it I get angry all over again. There was absolutely no genuine remorse, no sincere apology, no groveling whatsoever for treating Cassia like dirt. Nikos is one of the most inconsiderate, unworthy, j*ckass *heroes" I've ever come across. I hated him and how fast the storyline moved didn't help.
I can understa ...more
I feel that the author couldn't make up her mind. There are too many story lines e.g. the conniving grandfather, the shady love interest, the kidnapping, another villain fuelled by revenge. Is it contemporary second-chance romance or is it romantic sus ...more
I've read several books with the same story. Hero marries for duty with heroin to keep company ... idiot heroine and a doormat is in love with a jerk.
He arranges a series of lovers during the wedding of facade and even has a lover with him during the marriage ceremony in which he appears drunk ... I read that before ...
10 years later he decides that he wants to keep the wedding ... oh my God!!!!!
And parallel plots happen with kidnapping and etc and hence the ...more
You know that sore feeling in your heart that you get after reading an amazing book? Well, The Billion Dollar Marriage Contract is the kind of book which connects you to the characters and their emotions. And trust me, not many author ...more
And what's up with the hero? A billionaire, who was suppose to be very smart in business, have unlimited sources at his disposal chooses to believe her grandfather, your family's arch nemesis in business, than his own wife? Hello? Ever heard of PIs or ...more
“She’d remember this day. She’d remember Nikos and the pain he dealt her. She’d remember how much she thought she loved him and how he smashed her heart to pieces. One day, she’d have her revenge.
One day she’d make him pay...”
When Starvo Demakis is loosing his company against Costas Andrade, he vows himself to makes Costas pay. But when Costas presents a proposal that both gives a win-win situations, Starvo can't help as if he is selling his soulto the devil…
But it isn't actually Sta ...more
Cassia is a nobody, she was raised with her poor parents, and when they died she was past down to foster home to foster home, her story will break your heart.
So after the marriage something happens and it leaves Cassia devastated ...more
The Andrades and Demakis. Two wealthy families at war with each other all because in the name of love. So when an opportunity to crush and fulfill a lifelong vendetta against another arises, one simply takes adv ...more
The story reminds me of Pamela Ann's Falling for my Husband so after reading the synopsis, I decided to read it!
It's written in 3rd Person, which I'm not a fan of, but the author did well, I was able to connect with the characters though quite a few times, I thought I was reading the heroine's POV but it was the hero's. I kind of didn't like it, the POV's jumped from one character to another without pattern.
The story was interesting from the start. The heroine's not what we usually read ...more
This is a good debut novel if ever this is her first. My student recommended it to me and gushing about it for the few hours we were together, now I know why she's giving that good praises for this story.
This is not your ordinary forced marriage story that will capture your hearts instantly but it will leave your hearts in a wrenching state after just the first few chapters. The sorrowful pain inflicted upon in every characters has their own deep impacts into the development of characters throu ...more
The hero was a jerk and did not redeem himself or even attempt to.
The heroine was a doormat and never found her spine.
There was no meaningful conversation to enable them to understand each other. Nikos never made any effort to find out where his wife was coming from, if what she said was true. All that money and he couldn't hire a PI? Which his best friend was? And that only one of the plot holes of logic this book has.
He treated her worse than dirt at his wedding, the wedding night, ...more
Nikos Demakis and Cassia Andrade’s grandfathers arranged a billion-dollar contract to merge their companies when the two get married. Cassia grew up in the United States as a normal middles class girl while Nikos grew up rich in Greece. When Cassia’s parents died her grandfather brought her to Greece and made her life miserable. Cassia is very shy and innocent at the time she met Nikos and she fell in love at first sight.
Meanwhile Nikos was fooled by Cassia’s grandfather and made Cas ...more
When I first read it I thought this one was a common romantic story, you know, with unoriginal plot, marriage of convenience, one of them finally feel the urge to settle down and well, the usual in romance books.
So I was a lil bit surprised with all the actions this story have. lol. I won't give any spoiler because that's the surprise element. Frankly, I'm not a big fan of novel like this, but strangely this book ...more
It was a really nice book. The action w ...more
Seems like its not a debut novel but a book written by a well-experienced writer. Alyssa Urbano in this book empasised t ...more
Anyways, no spoilers here! The book got me hooked! I was mad at Nikos, and then I felt happy with how Cassia became a stronger woman and then it made me feel pity and mad at the same ...more
I really love it when a book is able to genuinely take me by surprise and keep me guessing like this one did. The more I think about all the layers, the more impressed I am with the way it all came together. I loved that the book leaves you thinking. I'm still running sections of it over and over in my mind processing it from all the different angles. It's really very well done!
“Am I ...more
|Chick Lit and Con...: The Billion-Dollar Marriage Contract by Alyssa Urbano||2||44||May 12, 2014 01:31AM|
And to her, he would always be her infatuation gone horribly wrong.”