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The Marriage Effect

(Washington Wolves #3)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  11,929 ratings  ·  1,001 reviews
Logan Ward doesn’t want any more women in his life.

Being a football player and legal guardian to his four younger sisters means his playbook is full. However, one of them just landed in the hospital, which gives his brother the shot he needs to challenge Logan for custody.

Legal counsel says there’s only one thing Logan can do—find himself a wife.

Paige McKinney doesn’t alwa
Kindle Edition, 300 pages
Published June 12th 2019 by Dutch Girl Publishing
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Val ⚓️ Shameless Handmaiden ⚓️
DNF @ 75%

I had high hopes for this…the blurb sounded like one of my favorite jam combos (marriage of convenience AND sports), it had high ratings, and it was from an author unknown to me (meaning huge backlist potential).

But alas, I was bored out of my mind.

The writing didn’t grip me at all and the hero was basically running away from the heroine the whole time, despite the fact that there were allusions to previous fox in the henhouse behavior, if you catch my drift. In fact, there was specif
Aug 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
After reading the Ward Sister's series, I HAD to go back and read Logan's story. I loved how this was a marriage of convenience and Logan was this cold, hardened football player who was just trying to raise his sisters. He agrees to marry Paige so that he can keep guardianship over his sisters, but he is determined to keep things platonic. I love a good single parent romance, so I was swooning over his relationship with his sisters and how close Paige grew to them as she lived with them. Then, t ...more
Arini ~ Miss Casually Reading
2.75 stars

the way the heroine kept chasing and throwing herself at the hero while him running away . . .

was giving me secondhand embarrassment. but we gotta love her tenacity—especially because . . . i could never. 🙈 that said, i didnt really see the love blooming between these characters apart from the physical aspect of it because i feel like their objective (at least the heroine’s) was merely to reach sexual gratification. after they finally did the business, then it was HEA. i mean, so why .
Melanie (mells_view)
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I can’t quite remember who recommended the first book in this series (The Bombshell Effect) to me, but I want to thank them, because without them I wouldn’t have been blessed with Karla’s magical ability to make me feel all the feelings while reading a flipping sports romance. The Marriage Effect was everything I was anticipating and so much more. A perfect combo of swoon-y, steamy, real, and emotional. Logan and Paige were just two people who needed the same thing at the same time, so they deci ...more
Sep 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
From all the books in this series, I like The Marriage Effect the best. Mostly due to Logan. He is that perfect hero who always done the right thing, always putting other needs first before his. He is also burn out emotionally taking care his 4 sisters plus managing his career. The story is marriage convenience. Between an athlete and super model.

I do like the characters development and characters chemistry between Logan and his bride, Paige. I am very impress with how Logan and Paige fits each
Oct 23, 2021 rated it really liked it
Another football sports romance? I hear you asking.

Well, yeah. Because when good, they’re the best and this was so good, with four little sisters I want for myself 🥺
Oct 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2021-audio
4 stars

The Marriage Effecet was a marriage of convince romance that was not only fun, but gave me feels.

I met Logan Ward when I read ‘Focused’ last month and I was intrigued. Focused is about Logan’s sister Molly and takes place years after this book. Logan is a NFL player but his most important job is being the guardian to his four younger half sisters. He would do anything for those girls, including getting married.

Paige McKinney has her reasons for needed to get married, and Logan Ward seem
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Jun 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!

THIS BOOK SWEPT ME OFF MY FEET! I absolutely loved Logan and Paige’s story! I don’t know what it is about a hard-ass, broody, moody hero (who’s a bit of a jerk), but GAHHHHHHHHH! Logan RUINED me! I’m so obsessed with that man! So obsessed with the dynamic between him and Paige! I really adored this story! Read it in one sitting. And now that it’s done I’m just a puddle of swoony, mushy, feel good emotions. So sooooooooo sooooooo good! An absolute must read!

PS: you can read this as a t
Dilek VT
Jun 12, 2021 marked it as nope
The heroine keeps throwing herself at the hero although he pushes her away. Nope, not my type of romance.
Jun 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Love me kids - this book is all kinds of AWESOME!!!

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Jun 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
❤❤ 4 STARS ❤❤

I love this series and this characters a lot!I can't hide that the first book is my favorite
but still I enjoyed this one a lot!What I loved in this story is how realistic it was!It has one of my favorite tropes marriage of convenience and the romance was the best part!

I adored Logan and Paige. They just fit together and I loved every minute they have together.I loved the dynamic between these two, they have an amazing connection.Also their relationship was full of emotions and som
Rochelle ♡
Jun 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

When Karla Sorensen releases a sports romance, I know a sure, beautifully written narrative full of belly-aching humour, delightfully sweet moments, heated chemistry and heartfelt emotions is guaranteed. The Marriage Effect doesn’t fail to ensure your mind is enamoured; your heart bursting with so much warmth and enchantment from this faultless marriage of convenience between two seeming opposites.

Paige and I were the same. Whatever fire burned inside her, I had it in me too. I’d just ne
Aug 20, 2019 rated it liked it
The Marriage Effect is a quick and cute marriage of convenience romance. Paige and Logan were great and so were his four sisters he was taking care of. The story itself wasn’t unique and nothing much happened beside Paige trying to convince Logan to let go of the control and just give in to his desires. The four kids played pranks on Paige which was sweet. The chemistry between Paige and Logan wasn’t quite there for me and maybe it’s because of the lack of intimacy between them for more than hal ...more
Halle Reads
Aug 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook
4 Stars 🌟

This is probably my favourite book in this series. I loved Logan & Paige 😍❤ so much fun and super easy to read. I love me a grumpy Hero and I love me a sassy Heroine add in a marriage of convenience and this was just right up my alley. I absolutely loved all the scenes with the Ward sisters also.
Jun 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019-read
tbh, this was a bit disappointing for me. i felt like paige gave so much of herself to logan and the girls, but logan really only gave in to her, and mostly just for the physical. he kept waxing on about how he’s either indifferent to you or all in, but once he decided to finally be all in for paige, all we got was that they had a lot of sex. and at the first sign of trouble as a family, he wrote her right off as less important than his sisters and threw it all on her face; we didn’t see him fig ...more
Crystal Cook
Jul 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2021
This was adorable. Modern day marriage of convenience sports romance with a beautiful found family aspect. Low angst, sweet, funny, and swoony. If you're looking for a fast, happy comfort read this is it. ...more
Reread in preparation for Molly's book, just as good as the first time!


My favorite the series so far!

First of all kudos to this author for delivering NON manwhore heroes. These guys are football stars worth millions but not a single manwhore so far! (I think I'm in love!!) Sports romance author's please take note!

I liked the first, unfortunately the second book didn't work for me but I adored this one. Logan and Paige were both likeable mcs, I loved his relationship with his sisters he trul
May 07, 2022 rated it it was amazing
This is a TOP TIER grumpy sunshine, marriage of convenience, sports romance. Logan and Paige had me smiling my booty off and I wish I could read this for the again first time!

Karla is an author who knows how to write heroines after my own heart—seriously, Paige and Allie both speak so deeply to my soul and who I am as a person, it means the absolute world to me.

I loved Paige’s sunshine to Logan’s grump, but also that Paige wasn’t perfect, she had her fears and flaws but still came out strong an
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Jan 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
I love paigelogan and the ward sisters sooo much 🥺
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fav-romance, 2020
4.5- i love them hunnies
Kandi Steiner
Jul 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
HOW. How does Karla Sorensen get better with every. single. book?! HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE? Seriously, just when I think she can't outdo herself, there's no way she can write a better Hero, there's no way her heroine can steal my heart more than the last one did, there's no way her character and world development can make me fall more in love than the last one did... SHE DOES IT. It's absolutely incredible. The Marriage Effect completely knocked me off my feet, and then swept me up into its arms an ...more
shirley ♡
Jan 25, 2020 rated it really liked it

“Paige, you’ll be my real wife. You’ll have a ring on your finger, and not that fake one that got us here. One I’ll buy for you. One I’ll give you in front of a very real judge, in a real courthouse, in front of real witnesses. In the eyes of God and the law, you and I will be husband and wife. You’ll be here, helping me take care of those girls, and none of it will be fake.”

Why is the fake marriage trope so good?
I loved the characters. Their story. The kids y’all 😭.

Logan always
Nov 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
one day i’ll reread this book and write a review that can express my endless love for paige, logan and the ward sisters.
niki ☾
Grumpy/Sunshine + marriage of convenience + single parent (kind of) + football romance skyxhxhsh

One Bed Trope
Forced Proximity
Single Parent
Marriage of Convenience
Dual POV

I love marriage of convenience books so much and this did not disappoint one bit.

Paige and Logan find themselves in a situation where they both need to get married asap. Paige has been left an inheritance by her aunt but there is a clause that she can’t access the money unless she is married whereas Logan has custody of his four younger sisters but his brother wants to remove Logan’s guardians
Aviva’s Library
May 27, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved every second of reading this book. It was the perfect recipe for my favorite type of story - single parent (basicly) to a bunch of devil children, marriage of convenience, pro football payer, slow burn, tension, angst and a grumpy sunshine - literally what more could I have asked for? Nothing.

Don’t ask me why I’ve read all of the books about the Ward family completely out of order but this is my third book that involves this family and it’s the third 5 star I’m giving out. Id
Amy | Foxy Blogs
Oct 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
I read the 1st book in the spin-off of this series before I realized the brother, Logan, mentioned in 'Focused' had his own book & series. So, I did it backwards by reading the spin-off before reading this book.

A double marriage of convenience where both the hero and the heroine need to marry: one to gain an inheritance and the other to show an established family life to keep his sisters. I really enjoyed the concept of them both needing this marriage to meet their needs.

Logan's sisters, who h
Somewhere along the way I stopped writing reviews. Everything is the same. Another rant and another dnf.

Grumpy silent asshole hero.
In this case he wasn't a whore but in most books he is. Boring again and again 😴

Heroine mooning and drooling over the hero and does all the chasing while the hero shows a lot of of restraining and stubbornness and zero chemistry towords her.
Make it an apic love story doesn't it??

Most of the heroines needs a backbone transplant. They always meant to be strong but mo
3,5 ☆

I first met Logan Ward in
Forbidden Review and a young man who takes his four sisters in because their mother needed to find herself where they share a father, well that is a book I just had to read you know. And I loved every moment of this.

Logan doesn't have time for anything other than his four younger sisters, Molly the eldest at the age of sixteen, Isabel who is fourteen and the twins Lia & Claire who are twelve. The one time he decides to take more time with his team mates is the one
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