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The CEO & The Christian Girl: A Christian Arranged Marriage Romance

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"What the heck is wrong with you?" He was breathing hard, his face white and shocked, his hair dishevelled.

My heart raced. I was both scared and oddly excited to see him in such a state, so unlike his typically controlled self. "I-I don't know."

"You hate me," he said firmly, as though trying to make it true. "You-you hate me. So why the hell would you risk your life for mine?"

"Because," I stammered, and of course he was asking questions I had no answers for. "I might not love you. You might be an awful, despicable person, but... that doesn't make it right for me to stand by and watch you die, not when I could do something about it, not when-"

There were no answers, no words left in my mind or my mouth when he crossed the room and kissed me.


ALEXANDER STEELE: Cold-hearted. Hard-headed. Absolutely jaded. And he doesn't believe in love - or expect that any of the above will change with the marriage contract he signs.

KATERINA DEVEREAUX: Gentle. Selfless. Just as stubborn as her future husband. She doesn't know if she can change him - but she has faith that God will.

280 pages, Kindle Edition

First published April 15, 2018

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Nicole Lam is a romance author who loves nothing more than, well, love. In her books, you’ll find emotional twists, heart-rending drama, and two broken people who find each other and choose happily ever after in spite of their problems. Her books feature heartwarming, relatable characters, swoony kisses, and no explicit scenes.

When she’s not writing, you can find her staying in her house for three-quarters of the year to avoid the Canadian winter, curling up with a good book, or learning yet another language.

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16 reviews
April 16, 2022
The CEO and The Christian Girl by Nicole Lam
This book follows two people, Katerina Deveraux- the sweet, kind, polite, honest, church girl and Alexander Steele- the cold, stubborn, rude heir of Steele Industries. They found themselves stuck inside an arranged marriage with no way out. "Hating" one another, they have no choice but to let down their walls and trust in God.
My Opinion: I LOVE THIS BOOK!!! <3
I've said this a thousand times throughout the book- Katerina Deveraux is my role model!!! She's everything I want to be when I'm older. I admire her for her strong faith in God and strength to do His will despite her fiancé's unacceptable behavior towards her. I love her humbleness and meekness (which I am reminded everyday that I need to work on!!!). Her calmness in the middle of her storm amazes me. I could go on and on!! Point is-she made it into my top 10 of favorite characters.
I fell in love with Alexander Steele, regardless of his cold and rude front. He is actually a good person, he just didn't have anyone to tell and teach him the truth. I love how his fake mask would drop around Katerina and how she pulled him closer to God (I really want to be that someone to a person someday!).
I never read a christian romance before this one, this was my first. I never have the need or wanted to read one, until now, simply because I thought it will be boring. But this book had me thinking otherwise. Nicole Lam had changed my opinion of christian romance forever, and I love her for that!!!
I love this book so much because: It is beautifully and professionally written, it has just the right amount of heat and romance to make me smile until my cheeks ache, it has a lot of inspirational prayers, it has wonderful characters that makes an icon for me, it has a great plot and ending, and I love the angst between the two character, I just love everything about the book.
I especially love the part from the excerpt, to be honest, I wasn't interested at reading this book at first, I just wanted to check it out, but when I read the excerpt, I knew I was going to love this book! And I was right! I was head over heels in love with the book <3 I'm sure if you read the excerpt you will also can't wait to start reading the book!
Highly Recommend book and author *<3*
This is the first book from the author and it is certainly not the last!!!
^Sweet and Clean Christian Romance^
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396 reviews13 followers
January 28, 2023
hmm so at first it seemed like things were progressing all too fast... and it did. this was a really fast-paced romance. but the chemistry between them + banter made it all so worth it.. loved both characters immensely acc way more than the side characters... loved the Christian content too.

Also there were some REALLY swoony quotes that I was disappointed to see werent in the quotes section of the book on gr so I couldnt like them:/ but yeah - they're there lol
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13 reviews1 follower
May 18, 2022
For clean and wholesome romance you can never get it wrong with Nicole lam books
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44 reviews5 followers
July 20, 2022
I'd like to rate this a bit higher because it really was quite touching in places, especially finding out and doing God's plan. It didn't mesh so well with me personally, though, due to the characters drinking alcohol, using words I wouldn't, and wearing certain types of clothes. I know that plenty of Christians do these things, but it was really confusing when the main character especially was indicated to be conservative (several times).

I would also have to disagree with one of the most popular quotes from this book: "I refused to submit to a man who would not submit to God." Sure, you shouldn't obey your nonchristian husband if he asks you to something wrong. And maybe she shouldn't marry one if she feels that way. But it's his position as husband that needs to be respected, and you don't get off of that just because he's not a believer.

Last thoughts: The happy ending dragged on too long. The additional POVs were needless. Some plot twists still don't make sense, and the whole thing was a bit unresolved. Rather like my rambling review. 😉

I received this book for free. Everything I've written, good and bad, came entirely from my own head while or after reading.
33 reviews
October 27, 2022
I wanted to like this book more, I kept trying but unfortunately it was too religious for me. Probably should of known that from the title.
As well the main FC didn’t seem to fight about anything at the beginning. She just gave up on her life before hand which drove me crazy. She didn’t once ask to go back home before the wedding, could of tried arguing to come back up for weekends to stay in school.
20 reviews
October 26, 2022
Even with the complete 0% spice this book was extremely good. Well written and the story made sense. Only 4/5 stars cause of the lack of spice.
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120 reviews5 followers
October 29, 2022
Saw this on TikTOk. And fell . Should have read the reviews. Before I went in.
Pretty much almost the safest read I have ever read. It was just not for me. at all. It is well written I think in away. But was just not for me. There for 2 stars.
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1,806 reviews68 followers
August 4, 2023
I really liked this book. The growth this characters went through was enormous and beautiful to see. Alexander was used to pushing everyone away but he couldn't push her. She was there, no matter how many times he hurt her, she did not left him because she knew he was hurting too. Katerina was a really beautiful woman, inside and out, she kept her loved ones close to her and showed the love she felt for them. They were a couple that shoudn't work at all but they did, and I'm so glad they did. I just wish we had Georgia and George's story but I can't find anywhere so yeah
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Author 2 books8 followers
August 24, 2022
The CEO and The Christian Girl. The name is enough. The title of this book was the first thing that got my attention and attracted me, and it was worth it! Definitely my favorite Christian romance I've ever read, and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU TO TRY THIS OUT! YOU'RE GONNA LOVE IT! An icy Alexander and a sweet Katerina; see how God changes everything.
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116 reviews
December 31, 2022

The writing was okay, but I really liked reading/understanding how another woman views her relationship with the Lord and how she puts God first.

I always struggled understanding that, and this was one of my first books to read with religion, and I loved seeing how people balance that. Therefore, I gave it 4 stars.
5 reviews1 follower
December 21, 2022
Loved this story.

Faith based, it has twists and turns, ups and amazing insights regarding a Faith filled life. I highly recommend reading this story, it was truly enjoyable on so many levels.
37 reviews
December 6, 2022
DNF I got to the 50% but it's not my kind of book
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164 reviews21 followers
February 2, 2023
This had a lot of potential to be a better story but it just started to bore me. I was excited for this because of the faith aspect tied into the story. However, things just progressed at an odd pace and besides their arranged marriage, the other characters just had no personality.
49 reviews
June 23, 2023
The book is amazing
Alexander and Katrina are amazing
Kind of slow paced
But overall the story is amazing
And also the characters are amazing
170 reviews2 followers
February 12, 2023
Heavy on Christian slant

The basic story is very good but for me Katerina came across as a bit sanctimonious. This book is heavily religion slanted from the Middle to the end, not to my taste but other than that it is a good story.
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402 reviews1 follower
June 27, 2023
Gotta be honest, I read this book solely based on the description of the shooting part that was on BookTok. This was my first religious love story and it really felt lacking. Obviously there was no spice, except for some kissing. I've read similar books before so that wasn't a problem. The issue was the blind faith. At one point Alexander is rushing to save Katerina (I really skimmed through the book) and of all the things he could do to help her, he says they can just pray. I believe in a higher power and seek Him out like everyone else does, but come on! Katerina was in nursing school but gave it up, no issues, because God put Alexander in her path and he's her new purpose. Are you kidding me? She didn't have to give it up, she could have found a solution - transfer to a new college - but she didn't. The only way Katerina was portrayed, even for herself, was in relation to Alexander. Her life's mission was to get him to God. You can still do that, and still be your own person.
17 reviews
September 7, 2023
2.75 stars
this was definitely an experience. However I will deny anyone who call this a romance book cuz where Is It this so called romance they kissed like 3 times and hugged once , I'm truly disappointed because I was really exited for this book being clean but just because It's clean doesn't mean It should be clean of any romance. and It wasn't the topics that actually bothered me but the writing style was weak and she kept repeating the same sentences over and over again It annoyed the shit out of me . all I have left to say Is that It was a good just not a ROMANCE book hence I won't be reading this author's books anymore
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20 reviews
July 24, 2023
This was such a wholesome and clean read... Fast paced yet so beautifully portrayed with the banters, the reveals, the understanding, the underlying emotions, the buried pasts, the reconciliation- I just loved all of it.....

Definitely gonna go for a re-read sometime later!!!!

You can never go wrong with Nicole Lam if you want a wholesome, God fearing character, clean read.....
July 10, 2023
Alexander and K Steele...
Interesting but wasn't my taste in books ... but nice storyline though alot of questions In the book I wish I had answers to, like whats up with George and Georgia and also where was Alexanders sister ..
1 review
September 7, 2023

Great book for Christians looking for romance books w/o explicit scenes. It was surprisingly interesting and fun to read! Too many grammatical errors though.
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