Thursday, 15 June 2017

CAN'T BUY ME LOVE by Marie Force

CAN'T BUY ME LOVE by Marie Force is the 8th title in the Green Mountain/Butler, Vermont Series!

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Mary Larkin was hard at work as the office manager at the Green Mountain Country Store when Cameron Murphy brought her dad, Patrick, in to visit. That fateful first meeting, which took place in You’ll Be Mine, sets the stage for Mary and Patrick’s long-awaited romance in Can’t Buy Me Love

Mary enjoys her predictable, satisfying life in Butler. If it’s a little lacking in excitement, well, that’s okay with her. But after meeting Patrick and getting to know him better at his daughter’s wedding, Mary is intrigued by the well-known, sexy billionaire businessman. 

Patrick is equally intrigued. For the first time since he suddenly lost his wife thirty years ago, he has met a woman who makes him feel less lonely, and all he wants is more of his Sweet Mary from Vermont. Flirty phone calls become a weekend away together that takes his relationship with Mary to the next level. 

But with six hours and two vastly different lives standing between them, can Mary and Patrick find happily ever after together? And after telling her father to keep his hands and everything else off Mary, will Cameron approve of her father’s new romance? 


Can't Buy Me Love (Butler, Vermont #2)Can't Buy Me Love by Marie Force
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A digital copy of this book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.

"Sweet" Mary believes she has her life in order. A trifle touching the twilight years, she doesn't have too many regrets, except maybe a couple. Not having been able to find permanence in romance, she has clearly steered her focus on her stable and steady job and helping people around in her quaint little town. Enter Patrick, and her mind and heart literally take a somersault. It's not love at first sight, but oh, it could almost be! They're both instantly drawn towards each other. Patrick is the copy-book example of a billionaire who has all the money he needs in life, with nobody to add meaning to it all. His loneliness is something that he himself hasn't acknowledged all these years, but Mary makes him question his stance. Will Mary and Patrick have their own fairy tale, although they've started out slightly late? What will they tell the world and more importantly, Cameron, Patrick's grown-up daughter who clearly did not approve of Patrick's overtures towards Mary earlier? That's something I'll leave for you to find out.

This was the first book of Marie Force's that I had the opportunity, and it surely made me regret not having read more of her books. The story is a stand-alone, so although it had its premise set in an earlier novel, someone can pick this up and read it afresh without having any qualms about the characters' traits and motives. The characterization is so adorable - be it Patrick's sudden uncertainly and boyish charm, or Mary's school-girl blushes whenever she encounters Patrick, you can't help but get charmed by them. The credit goes to Force entirely. Cute settings, witty lines, enjoyable characters, and an oldish romance - what else could one ask for?!

If breezy, light-hearted romance is your thing, don't miss this!

My rating: 5 stars

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Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 contemporary  romances, including the Gansett Island Series, which has sold nearly 3 million books, and the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books, which has sold 1.5 million books. In addition, she is the author of the Butler, Vermont Series, the Green Mountain Series and the erotic romance Quantum Series, written under the slightly modified name of M.S. Force. All together, her books have sold more than 5.5 million copies worldwide!

Her goals in life are simple—to finish raising two happy, healthy, productive young adults, to keep writing books for as long as she possibly can and to never be on a flight that makes the news.

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