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Marriage for One

Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Jack and I, we did everything backward. The day he lured me into his office - which was also the first day we met - he proposed. You'd think a guy who looked like him - a bit cold maybe, but still striking and very unattainable - would only ask the love of his life to marry him, right? You'd think he must be madly in love.

©2019 Ella Maise (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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  • 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹
  • 13-08-2019

THIS WAS SOOOO DAMN GOOD

In the romance genre there are so many ‘fake’ relationship books out there.. however it doesn’t stop me from buying them, happily eating them up and love, love loving the good ones. And I’ve got to say that I think this weighty sweet slow-burn is absolutely THE BEST of the bunch because it’s got hours and hours of yummy feels as Jack and Rose both enter their fake marriage for very different reasons. Two total opposites.. Rose was fun, talkative, friendly, open and kind.. Jack was closed-up, dark, unfriendly and was definitely hiding something. The pace of this dual POV slow-climb relationship was absolutely perfect as the anticipation for fireworks grew and grew. The ‘secret’ grenade tantalizingly hovered in the background waiting to be detonated at the worst possible time bringing heartbreak in its wake. The chemistry sizzled and sparked as they grew closer and closer. The light humor was always there adding warmth. The character growth was subtle and solid as they learned to navigate character flaws, a medical crisis, a new business and their blossoming relationship. And the passion, romance and heat was well-placed, not rushed and beautiful. The narrators were the perfect choice to bring the story and the characters to life and they definitely made this, IMO, a flawless audiobook.

Worth a credit? Well that’s the third absolute best thing about this listen along with Ella Maise’s well-crafted story and the choice of wonderful narrators.. this gem is absolutely free in the Audible Escape Package.. so grateful thanks and much love.

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  • AudBookLv
  • 05-08-2019

Amazing Slow Burn!!

Such a great slow burn! 🔥 This book is such a gem.
This was my first book by Ella Maise and she did an amazing job! Such a sweet story is a marriage of convenience turning into something more!! The narrators did a fantastic job bringing this book to life!
Jack and Rose had such a sweet story!

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  • mary
  • 12-08-2019

Sex

It was almost like someone else wrote the sex scene....it should have been sexy not nasty. Just did not fit the story...

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  • bookbruin
  • 05-09-2019

Your Heart Always Has A Home With Me

Marriage For One was such a wonderful surprise! I really enjoyed this marriage of convenience/enemies to lovers slow burn romance. I'm such a sucker for the prickly and gruff hero who is a giant softie on the inside, and Jack did not disappoint. He was so ornery and grumpy that it only amplified all the thoughtful and considerate things he did for Rose. I loved their banter and back and forth. Jack's "compliments" and Rose's reactions always made me laugh out loud. They balanced each other well, but also helped the other grow. Rose's playful and friendly personality contrasted so starkly with Jack's aloof and standoffish behavior, but I felt it really worked for the story.

Lance Greenfield and Stella Bloom did a wonderful job bringing Jack and Rose to life. I thought Stella Bloom's comedic timing was perfect for Rose's snarky comments and come backs. I did feel like Lance Greenfield was sometimes too intense (even during the tender moments), but otherwise he embodied grumpy Jack. The book was on the longer side and probably could have been a bit shorter, but I enjoyed Jack and Rose so much I didn't really mind. There was a scary event that tested and brought our couple closer towards the middle/end of the book that I was not expecting, and could be a potential trigger for some readers/listeners. One scene in particular (dealing with Rose's claustrophobia) brought tears to my eyes as I felt all the fear, helplessness, and pain of our characters. The big reveal made me a bit unsure of Jack and I felt like it resolved a little too easily for him. The resolution felt consistent with our character's personalities though and I appreciated that it wasn't drawn out. I would have loved to see a bit more into the future for our characters, but I was happy with how things wrapped up in the end. Overall, this was a wonderful slow burn romance!

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  • Liana
  • 16-08-2019

Feminist grade: B

The best way to describe this book is meh on all levels. But as it seems like I've ran out of books to listen to here, and I do go through roughly 1 book every day or every other day and I prefer long novels (over 7 hours)... it was good enough to keep me entertained and it was not as problematic like some other books around here. All in all- Nothing to write home about.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-09-2019

Juvenile

If the setting had been in a small town would have been a believable coffee shop but her success on Madison Ave just doesn’t cut it. A dishonest and harsh hero negates the heroine... lost interest did not finish

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  • B. D.
  • 22-08-2019

WOW!

I loved this story. Jack was, interesting in a brutish kind of way, and Rose was strong, smart, fun and lovable. It was a love story from beginning to end. My only criticism is about the last 2 chapters. While I love a steamy sex scene, Chapter 29 was a total waste of my time and not needed. The last chapter started out so great, then just abruptly ended. Seriously? Maybe a short epilogue would have helped. In any case, it’s still a good story, and I liked it a lot.

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  • Daniele Bender
  • 18-08-2019

My favorite book

I wish this book was in a series form or at least considered to be a movie. Anyway, I relate with the marriage issues this couple had and the way the wife focused on the positive side of things. The resolution and mutual understanding in between characters was right in. I actually felt inspired on doing different things in my own marriage, such as having meetings with my husband and be honest with what I wish my marriage to be alongside with his own wishes.
Great read.

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  • Rose Helg
  • 15-08-2019

WOW!! A MUST READ

WOW! Let me say, I never read or listen to this author before. I'm a new Fan, of hers. This book is about a fake Marriage but, it was different. It was AWESOME. The narrations brought this Book to life. I don't usually buy Audible, I have one credit left. I'm buying this one. I will never get tired of listening to this book. This is a deficient a Must Listen to Audible book.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-08-2019

wow

1 I love the narrator's.. I tend to follow them. 2 good well written story with plenty of up and down and tear jerking pages that where followed with laughs.

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  • Book addict
  • 15-08-2019

2.5 stars

I have absolutely loved this author’s other books, and was excited when this one came out. Unfortunately, I didn’t really like either main character, and they only seemed to be together because they wanted to be with someone, and didn’t really want the other person in particular. The book dragged and I found myself frequently bored. Also, the narration got frustrating and slightly annoying (Kristen Ashley uses the same narrator duo for some of her books and I find the same problem with them). The writing still had a good style to it (which saved the book from getting 2 stars) and I can see why I like this author usually, so I will try again next time she releases a book.