"Jack Woodward has it all - wealth, power, and prestige, but discovers a contract stating he must marry within three months or his legacy will go to his cousin, a man he loathes. He leaves England and disguises himself a gardener, intent on finding a woman who loves him for himself, and not his money and title."
Published: Red Sage Publishing on February 2012
Pages: 96 Pages
Form: E-book (from a tour for an honest review)
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance (18+ Only)
Amazon: Buy / $6.61 (Kindle) ( EU price, click to see US price )
Barnes & Noble: Buy / $3.75 (Nook)
Excerpt: Chapter 1 & 2
"Julianna Elizabeth Waters promises her dying father to save the family estate at all costs, even if it means marrying for money, and not love. After years of taking care of her sick parents, she's become afraid to push past the walls of her Newport mansion and live.
Jack Woodward has it all - wealth, power, and prestige, but discovers a contract stating he must marry within three months or his legacy will go to his cousin, a man he loathes. He leaves England and disguises himself a gardener, intent on finding a woman who loves him for himself, and not his money and title.
When he spots Julianna on the cliffs, he vows to claim her at any cost, but she is intent on marrying a wealthy husband. He may be disgusted with her values, but he craves to initiate the spinster into the dark world of pleasure. They strike a bargain: she will belong to him every night and do anything he commands. Lust turns to love as the nights unfold, and suddenly the terms change.
But when his cousin comes to town, disguising himself as the perfect husband with a plan to steal Jack's legacy, Jack forces her to choose: love or money. A wrong choice throws a startling chain of events in action. Can love and truth triumph or will it be too late?" ~From Goodreads
Sex, Lies and Contracts is a contemporary erotic romance with an interesting plot of lies and deceit and money and lack of it. The plot was entertaining with enough lies to mix the characters right up, which it did too, and made the novel an interesting read, even just to know what happened with Jack and Julianna. It was missing a little bit of reality I think and warmth of character but still a good read.
The romance was both dominating and sweet, the bedroom scenes had plenty sizzle and control and the sweet side of romance was evident in the way Jack and Julianna got to know each other. The romance was missing just a bit of reality and some sweetness, but it seemed to build up to it.
Probts writing was good and her ideas interesting which contributed to a generally good book, with some really steamy love scenes and one horribly twisted villain and one heroine breaking out of her shell.
You'll like this if... you like rich guy pretending being poor to catch true love, and if you like your heroines coming out of their shell emotionally and sexually - and having one twisted villain hunting the heroine!