THE ARRANGEMENT by Delaney Diamond
Description: With her beloved brother’s business at stake, Alexa has no choice but to ask her estranged husband, Brazilian business tycoon, Leonardo da Silva, for a loan. He agrees, but for a price: Alexa must resume her role as his wife for two months.
The Good: As glamorous as Leonardo and Alexa are, I love that their marriage is bogged down by the most common of problems: lack of communication. It made them feel like a very realistic couple. Leonardo is also very old-school alpha, so it’s great to see his emotional struggle throughout the book. This book realistically portrays the downside of marrying a driven businessman.
The Bad: As much as I loved this couple, their communication issues remain a problem throughout the story and are used to progress the plot, which at times felt like a story cheat. I wished that more time had been spent crafting Leonardo’s and Alexa’s arc as a couple as opposed to their individual arcs.
The Naughty: Remembered sexual encounters, sex tied up, a few fade-to-black scenes. Sensual.
Editing issues: None that I remember
Publisher: Amira Press
Final Grade: B-
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