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3.65  ·  Rating details ·  3,788 ratings  ·  242 reviews
It was nothing personal, just a business arrangement.

Ryan McKay is a multi-millionaire with a problem. He needs a bride to fulfill the terms of his grandfather's will. Unfortunately, the one he chose just bailed on him and he's hours away from losing his company. Enter Faith Lewis, his demure, devoted assistant. Ryan convinces Faith to step in and marry him, assuring her
Paperback, 208 pages
Published June 1st 2008 by Samhain Publishing (first published 2007)
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If Ms. Burton ever decides to switch genres, moving from writing her current erotica/romantica books to writing Harlequin Presents books, Nothing Personal is testament to her ability to do it.

This book really reads like a HP novel: (1) hero (coldhearted, multimillionaire boss) marries heroine (his shy, virgin assistant) to fulfill the terms of his grandfather's crazy will and save his business; (2) heroine gets a makeover and "blossoms" under hero's influence; (3) hero's iciness thaws under hero
Julie (jjmachshev)
Jul 06, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2008-reads
Really more like 3.25 stars. I'm guessing "Nothing Personal" is one of Jaci Burton's earlier novels. The story is one I would have expected to read in a series romance like Harlequin or Silhouette instead of one published by Samhain. If you're looking for erotica, don't go here. The sex is hot, but the only thing erotic about it is the language used to describe it. Not that I didn't enjoy this book, it was just not at all what I was expecting.

Ryan needs to marry and procreate to keep the company
Jun 08, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Contemporary Romance fans
Recommended to Auntee by: I like the author's books
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Nothing Personal is a standalone, contemporary romance novel written by author Jaci Burton. It features a simple, short story that has been told before. A wealthy career-focused man needs a fertile bride in order to fulfill contingencies in his grandfather's will related to the family business. His assistant who has always worshiped him from afar (and will do anything for him) is spontaneously propositioned to marry him, in name only of course. She gets a makeover for "public eye" purposes. Groo ...more
I think the cover was wrong on this one because it reads just like a Harlequin Presents.

We have:

- Marriage of convenience based on a will to keep an inheritance

- Hero who doesn't know what love is because his grandfather taught him not to value emotions

- Virginal heroine who has no self-esteem due to a mom who put her down so she hides behind lose fitting clothes, big glasses and ties her hair into a bun. She has secretly been in love with the hero so she agrees to the marriage.

- Of course, fee
Timid Faith Lewis has spent the last few years harboring a crush for her boss Ryan McKay. Now Ryan must marry in order to maintain control over the company and his bride has just walked out on him.

Ryan had no intention of marrying now he has to come up with a bride and baby within a year. Now that his latest attempt has fled as if the hounds of hell was chasing her down, he is desperate to find a new bride before midnight. Looking at his secretary Faith, he begins to form a new idea, although s
Oct 19, 2008 rated it really liked it
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Nothing Personal was a short, quick to read book. I really enjoyed this book, which has the theme of many of the older Harlequin Romance and Harlequin Presents books that I read when I was in high school. In this book, the plot of the inexperienced employee entering into a marriage of convenience with her boss was updated and given a little more heat, although I thought it was exceptionally tame to be a book by Samhain Publishing. The hero and heroine were both very likeable characters, and I en ...more
This could easily have been a Harlequin Presents....and since I enjoy category romance, I found this audiobook to be be very enjoyable.
Nice enough story. Narrater quite good but i had to laugh at her terrible English accent!
Sep 25, 2018 rated it liked it
Nothing Personal by Jaci Burton . It seems I’m on a streak of rich guys in the millions. This one has a peculiar twist in that money is at risk on page one. Ryan’s fiancé backs out on the marriage which was mandated by his grandfather’s terms to be settled in 24 hrs in order to save his company.

Along comes Faith, his personal assistant, who accepts an agreement to marry him, bear him a child, and the marriage will be over in a year. Hmmm! How romantic is that!!! Not only with that as a starter
Jan 17, 2010 rated it really liked it
Alright, I've read this before, and I really liked it. Or more like, I liked the premise. Ryan, the attractive boss forced to marry his assistant, Faith on short notice to keep his company. He is also supposed to have a child with her to fulfill the agreement. Did I mention that Ryan doesn't believe in love and marriage? Or that Faith is a 26-year-old virgin? I know, its sappy and the ending is easy to figure out even before reading the book. Still it was nice. Faith is kinda infuriating since s ...more
A fun quick read. Nothing new, but enjoyable with a good hea. I did find Faith to be pretty unbelievable. It's always weird when a main character not only has no family, but no friends either. Was the author too lazy to give the MCs a life outside of the romance? But she was sweet and Ryan's character made up the difference by having more depth and changing over time.
K.M. Keeton
Sep 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
A very cute story. It's simple, straight to the point, and clear obstacles. I also love the end in which everyone got what they deserved.
Eternal-Love78 Michelle Rossi's Reviews
OOOH, La-La, I Absolutely LOVED IT!!

Two lonely people, who noticed each other, and never acted upon it, until fate steps in.

Ryan needed a wife, on the quick of a dime, and he knew "old reliable," (Faith) would bail his behind out. However, he never knew his "plain Jane," assistant would strike up the match to kindle his desire for her.

Faith is unlike any woman Ryan has ever laid in bed with. She's never been with a man before, and is willing to give Ryan one of the most precious and special gift
I’ve had my eye out for this author for quite some time, and I was looking forward to trying out one of her novels. So, when Nothing Personal landed on my Overdrive app, I quickly downloaded the audiobook and dived into this story.

In Nothing Personal, we meet the CEO of a hotel franchise who is about to lose his position if he doesn’t comply with the terms of his grandfather’s will. Ryan McKay is being forced to marry and have a child within one year, in order to maintain power of his business.
2.5 'Just Okay' Stars

Audiobook Version
Elizabeth Hart, Narrator: E. Hart does a pretty good job, I detected a slight lisp at times, though, and that combined with the babyish voice she used to portray mousy heroine Faith Lewis and several times I was pulled out of the story. She did a much better job with mega rich, bad boy Ryan McKay.

In truth, I put off writing this review and needed to reread the book description and critiques in order to write this. The book was short and sweet, if pretty pred
Around 2.6
Very cliché, very Cinderella, very simple, not developed enough.
It was sugary, not bad per se, but nothing stood up after finishing.
This specific cover is also wrong, since it doesn't translate what the content really is about.
Aug 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Cover: Inviting
My Rating: 99/100

COMMENTS: YAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!! This book had everything I love in romance novels, it was just the absolute best. It's a short read and it's very very intriguing, I honestly feel in love. Pick up this book, it is SOOOOOOO worth it, I loved it to death. Not only were Ryan and Faith so amazing, dude Leland was flipping awesomeness.
Apr 02, 2017 rated it it was ok
It looked like it had potential in the beginning but it got way too sickly sweet towards the end.
Aug 03, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Workaholic CEO must marry as will stipulates or loose company. Dutiful virgin PA steps up at last minute.

Sweet story but fairly predictable right down to coveting devious cousin.

Light read.
Shan ~ A ~
What I liked... Faith. She was a woman who knew that she let the words her mother spewed in the past affect her decision making when dealing with the opposite sex, but at the same time she seemed comfortable in her own skin. I loved finally seeing her let some of that sass out.

What I didn't like...... Faith. Her self-doubt. Her naivete was not cute to me. Her lack of a backbone even less so. Jumping into the marriage with Ryan, especially on the terms that they were marrying, should have left no
Monique Pearson
Dec 17, 2017 rated it liked it
I have very mixed feelings about this book. I enjoyed the storyline and the characters of Ryan, James, and the Butler. But Faith is a perfect example of the worst kind of leading lady. Mousy and self-deprecating; constantly doubting herself and quick to believe the worst. She annoyed me so much it ruined all the good parts.
Oct 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
this was a very cute office-romance, arranged-marriage, ugly duckling-to-swan romance :)

the heroine was a little too clueless and old-fashioned (when was this even written?!), but overall - great!
Oct 30, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nook, i-own, 2011-books
The perfect romance about a man who was raised where love and emotions were not allowed to be shown or felt and a woman who was raised never believing she worth being love.

Faith Lewis has been Ryan McKay's executive assistant for five years. Recently she's been working with him about ways to get out of his grandfathers will that states he must marry and produce a pregnancy within one year of marriage to remain CEO of his company.

Not finding a loophole, his plans to marry Erica and fulfill the
Ania Leth
Mar 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Ryan McKay needs a wife to fulfill the terms of his grandfather's will and remain CEO of his multimillion dollar business. When his fiance slams the door a few hours short of the deadline, Faith, his trusted assistant, steps in. Faith has been in love with Ryan from afar since the day she came to work for him. She think she is plain and doesn't think she could ever be more. Family members stand to gain from the inability of the pair to remain t
May 21, 2014 rated it did not like it
I'm sorry but this book is terrible. i couldn't even feel the characters' emotion. i only got how he was amazed at how different she was compared to other women and how she is sexy underneath all that ugly clothes she previously wore. he hated the time he had to spend with her in hawaii and used it up to keep drinking. everything was an attempt to bed her. how is this love?
then i can feel a bit of his joy after they started having sex. even though the author worded it as making love, i couldn't
Michelle Quintana
Mar 05, 2016 rated it liked it
I would have liked this book better if Faith had not driven me crazy for most of the book. Ryan comes across cold and uncaring, but you get to know him, he turns out to be the complete opposite. Faith's insecurities held her back from communicating with Ryan as to why she was reluctant in consumating the marriage. I can understand the impact of a parent's negative and toxic comments can have on a person growing up. Especially when it is repetitive. Ryan should have also been more honest about th ...more
Apr 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
A quick, short and fairly steamy read, Nothing Personal was interesting and romantic.

Secretary falling the Boss has been happening since forever and yet, we still love this cliche ;). Having that said, Nothing Personal is the story of Ryan and his reliable and faithful personal assistant, Faith.

Now, Ryan has to get married to fulfil terms of his grandfather's will and Faith shortlisted the candidates and finalized someone, who bailed out on him at the last moment. Now, Ryan decides his ever fa
Mar 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
I loved Ryan and Faith! It was so easy to fall for them and want them to get their happy ending! I had a bad feeling about James from the first time we met him. I personally thought he deserved a worse punishment than he got!

My only complaint about the book is that its not longer! I would have loved to have had an epilogue or a sequel. Faith and Ryan were such lovable characters I'd love to read more about them in the future. A girl can dream, right?

I love that Faith and Ryan both did a complete
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Jaci Burton is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of over 70 books. She lives in Oklahoma and when she isn’t on deadline (which is often), she can usually be found wrestling with her uncooperative garden, wrangling her dogs, watching an unhealthy amount of television, or completely losing track of time reading a great book. She’s a total romantic and longs for the hap ...more