One moment I’m the forgotten daughter of one of the most wealthy families in the country, and the next I’m the blushing bride in an arranged marriage. My fate is sealed in my wedded union with a complete stranger.
In public, Perry Constantine is the life of the party. Easygoing. Adored. In private, he’s brooding. Dark. Angry. But so am I. It’s a contest of wills to see who will break in the bedroom first, and while I try to remain strong, I find myself craving the very man I swore to hate.
Series: Arranged Marriage #1
My Rating: ★★★
I’m a little late to this book party. I love me a good crossover book and this Midnight Dynasty world has been a hit and miss for me, but when I tell you I’ve been waiting for this book I mean it.
If you’ve read any of the Constantine kids’ books, then you should know Perry. He’s the fun loving, mackdaddy, dare I say the one Constantine who is damn-near normal. But he is known to be a momma’s boy. He does anything and everything to please her. Her latest request…marry a total stranger. Will he do it though or will he finally grow a backbone and say no to mummy?
Charlotte like Perry is thrown into this marriage by her parents. She is riddled with guilt and shame over a mistake her family won’t let her forget. She made a mistake, and her penance is to marry a total stranger. But honestly, this could be a blessing in disguise. But what will she do when her mistakes of her past resurface?
This is a slow burn between two people who are pawns in a game their parents only know about. There are so many secrets in this book that I can’t wait for answers to. I enjoyed seeing Perry grow a little backbone when dealing with his mother too. I enjoyed the barbs and banter that did a great job glossing the chemistry between the two.
I do however feel there was a lot of repetition in their narrative. And honestly the storyline could have been a bit more dramatic. Charlotte was all “I don’t want to marry him, I’ll marry him to get out of here, I don’t trust men, I can’t trust him, men are shit, I don’t want to marry him, actually I really might love him”. Meanwhile Perry was “I don’t want to marry her, I don’t know her, I can’t sacrifice my future for the family, I’m tired of people dictating my life, okay mummy I’ll marry her, I want to fuck her, she’s mine”. Seriously, they just could make up their minds and it did me in.
However, once they decided what it is they wanted to do, it got better. It seems like a good foundation for what I expect to be some serious furniture moving book two. And I can’t wait for book two.