I’m not sure how I feel about Contract for Marriage. While the characters were well developed and the leading man had sex appeal the storyline seemed to be lacking a serious undertone.
Ruby and Christo, ex lovers, brought back together by the untimely passing of Ruby’s mom in New Zealand are “forced” to live together in order to claim ownership of Ruby’s family home. Ruby’s mom left the house to both of them, with the intent that Ruby sell her share to Christo.
Ruby and her mom had been estranged so for her mom to do this was probably a bigger slap in the face than just handing the house over to Christo with the instructions of giving Ruby money.
These two come together with no grieving process for Ruby’s mom. It’s cat and mouse fighting throughout the day with uber amounts of sexual tension at night.
While I love a good romance, I wanted to slap both of them silly for being incredibly pig-headed.
And for a story to take place in New Zealand and for Christo to be from Greece there was absolutely no accent, foreign words or hint that these characters were from anywhere other than the States.
Pregnant and alone after her ex-lover’s death, magazine editor Ruby Fleming’s not about to give up her home to the man who broke her heart—until she discovers her mother left half of the estate to somebody else, and she realizes she’s trapped.
Property tycoon Christo Mantazis wants the one thing his riches can’t buy—the villa where his mother has lived and worked as housekeeper for forty years. That it’s the same house he was banished from after being caught making love to the owner’s irresistible daughter stirs up old memories, and now he wants her more than ever.