It was nothing personal, just a business arrangement.Ryan McKay is a multi-millionaire with a problem. He needs a bride to fulfill the terms of his grandfather’s will. Unfortunately, the one he chose just bailed on him and he’s hours away from losing his company. Enter Faith Lewis —his demure, devoted assistant. Ryan convinces Faith to step in and marry him, assuring her their marriage is merely a business deal. Ryan is certain he can keep this strictly impersonal. After all, he’s the product of a loveless marriage and for years has sealed his own heart in an icy stone. Despite Faith’s warmth, compassion and allure, he’s convinced he’s immune to her charms.
Faith will do anything for her boss, but — marry him? The shy virgin sees herself as plain and unattractive, a product of a bitter mother who drummed into her head that she wasn’t worthy of a man’s love. But she agrees to help Ryan fulfill the terms of his grandfather’s will, hoping she doesn’t lose her heart to him in the process.
But love rarely listens to logic, and what follows is anything but business.
I really liked Nothing Personal. That’s the excerpt that originally hooked me, Presents-ish plot and all.
What made Ryan as a hero for me was that he would sign away his rights to any child of their union because he thought he wouldn’t be a good father. A great change from the typical “Man Insists on Custody blah blah blah” routine.
As for Faith, I think that she developed, both as a character and as a woman, over the course of the book, but it bugged me that what her mother did to her wasn’t dealt with.
This rates 4 out of 5 and has been awarded the miladyinsanity Really Fun Procrastination Stamp of Approval.