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Legally Wed [Kindle Edition]

Ciara O'Neill
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Business professional Mia Lombard is faced with the ultimate test: marry her boss to save his employees’ jobs or risk losing her own job and much loved home. Max Dylan isn’t exactly Frankenstein and when he discovers his UK work permit has expired, the wealthy American financier could call on any number of models or starlets to marry him so he can stay in the country. Knowing that a marriage to a greedy social climber could bleed him dry, he agrees to his colleague’s suggestion to get married for appearances only.
Mia and Max invent a convincing cover story for their supposed secret romance and sudden marriage. Initially, Mia has no difficulty with the pretence as she’s had a crush on Max for years but after discovering they have to stay hitched for three years, she wonders if she can commit that much of her life. It would mean shelving any chance of meeting someone else and postponing her plans to have a family.
Then the unexpected happens. Max, who’s always kept his work relationships professional, seems to fancy her.
Can Mia commit to three years, living with Max on a platonic basis? Or is she brave enough to jump in and enjoy a ‘no strings’ sizzling fling with while she can?

Product Details

  • File Size: 2197 KB
  • Print Length: 315 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008VS9RA2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #330,642 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I want to own this in paperback May 3, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I had this book on my wishlist and to be read list for a long time, and when I won a voucher from the author on a chicklit blog, I was ecstatic. Of course it took me a long time to actually get around to reading it, but once I got started, I didn't want to stop. I even delayed dinner by at least 90 minutes to make sure I finished the book before going to eat.

Now if you're looking for a serious book or one which gets every single technical nuance correct, then skip over this one. If you're looking for something flirty, fun, hot, and a wonderful escape, then this book is definitely for you. Having said that, I really enjoyed the book, if you can't already tell. I think the chemistry between Mia and Max was off the charts and I loved them. I think this is a wonderful debut book. I hope to own a copy of this in paperback and can't wait to see what the author's next work is.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A completely charming book May 26, 2013
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I downloaded this book for free, which meant that I ran the usual risk that comes with a free book: you get what you pay for. This book, however, was just delightful. The characters felt like real people, instead of plastic figures being forced into some romantic formula. I was charmed and thoroughly enjoyed reading. As an added bonus, the book didn't have any of the grammar and typographical errors that too often litter Kindle freebies.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! May 25, 2013
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This was a beautifully written book. It was so sweet and a great read. I just couldn't put it down. I absolutely fell in love with the characters. Such a great story.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Liked it, but too much telling, not enough showing. August 29, 2013
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Well, I liked the premise of the story, liked the characters, even liked the storyline. It was an enjoyable read on average, and I wanted to like it more, except I found myself skimming often once I passed around the 25% mark. My main problem was the author "telling not showing." I don't want to hear about their interactions, I want to read them and have feelings and perceptions about them myself. I don't want to hear about what they talked about and did, I want to read their dialogue and actions alongside it. When these moments happened, I liked them; unfortunately there just weren't enough of them. I genuinely liked the two MCs (and even the secondary characters) but my connection with their story was stifled by the fact that I was being told about things instead of seeing/reading them for myself. Yes, there was dialogue, but it just felt too sparse. I also felt like the author should have included their wedding vows, since it seemed at the moment to be a really important part of their interaction (an example of telling us about it but not actually showing it).

I also felt bogged down by too many descriptions of their daily dry life dealings or descriptions. This is where my skimming came into play. But perhaps these scenes wouldn't have felt monotonous or dry had it not been for the sparse dialogue (which improved only toward the end). Now with the improved dialogue toward the end, I was finally enjoying more of their conversations, but then the story ended. I could have used an epilogue, not because the ending was necessarily bad. I liked how things ended. I would have liked an epilogue just to make up for the lack earlier in the book, because I was finally feeling like the "showing" of the story was coming together. But the story itself had a lot of potential, so with a little work and editing, I can see the author's future books being better and more enjoyable.

*Note: I got this as a Kindle freebie on Amazon*
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why I liked this book August 13, 2013
By Maggie
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I love it because it kept my attention and I never wanted to put it down. I read this book in one day
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great characters and nicely done story June 24, 2013
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I realize the premise has been done before, but also think the author did a good job of it. A couple of readers panned the love scenes but I felt they were well done, sexy and sensuous, which romance writers often make into painfully literal marathons. I enjoyed the various characters, noted some miscues in Max's English, such as referring to his mom as mum, but that's a bit petty. I feel, for a first novel that it's well done, could've used a bit of tightening up, but kept me interested all through, and the characters family relationships added depth. I'll definitely watch out for Ms. o' Neill's next novel.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Loved This Sweet, Loving Romance June 5, 2013
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This is what I call a gentle book. It was an easy read that I simply could not put down and stayed up half the night to finish. I have been reading some pretty heavy books lately and this was a marvelous change. Some word descriptions of this book from my perspective: Sweet, Loving, Romantic, Altruistic, Passionate, Family, Caring. I just loved it, what else can I say?

I read 300+ books a year and I very seldom, if ever, reread one, but this will be one of the three or four I will reread during next summer's respite.

Legally Wed was very well written and it held my attention throughout. I highly recommend this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun June 3, 2013
By Kathyv
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Good read enjoyed. Light hearted love story. Characters were great loved the families. Mother of the bride was fun to read about.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my all time favorites
I read a lot of books, and I've revisited this one a few times. It is a feel good, fast-paced book with two excellent main characters and a good supporting cast.
Published 12 days ago by Ty
5.0 out of 5 stars Legally Wed fantastic
You are a amazing writer and I really liked this book, it was exciting, romantic and entertaining. I can't wait for the next book.
Published 1 month ago by Patricia Collins
4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet
Well this is your typical romance book. That said I immediately feel in the with the characters and thoroughly enjoyed their story. Would read again
Published 4 months ago by Bacharleston
4.0 out of 5 stars Legally WED
Easy read, lighthearted fun! The story line was pretty predictable,a little suspense here and there and the best part of the book for me was the realization for Mia that family is... Read more
Published 4 months ago by D.Snyder
5.0 out of 5 stars fabulous story
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The author wove a wonderful tale of Mia and Max. I really wanted all the best for both of them! I hope she writes a sequel!
Published 6 months ago by Julie
4.0 out of 5 stars Legally Wed
First book I have read by this author and will be looking for another. Great story line, nice romance and enable characters.
Published 10 months ago by Debra Finnigan
5.0 out of 5 stars True gem of a book
I really loved this book! It was fun, flirty, hysterical and emotional. The author did a fantastic job of creating characters that were real and that we could love. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Time to Read
4.0 out of 5 stars Legally Wed
Getting married can some times make people love each other when they didn't think they even knew each other enough to be in love.
Published 10 months ago by rainbowwoman
4.0 out of 5 stars A fun read!
I confess my first thoughts were it was similar to 'The Proposal', a movie I very much enjoyed with Sandra Bullock. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Andrea Holmen
4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet..
The premise of this book is similar to the move "The Proposal," but the story was sweeter and less comical. It was somewhat predictable, but enjoyable. Read more
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More About the Author

Ciara O'Neill is a new writer emerging onto the contemporary romance scene. Hailing from Ireland, she has spent most of her life living in England and working in the Financial industry.
Ciara currently lives in North London with her husband and daughter. Her grown-up son runs his own marketing company.
Her debut novel, Legally Wed, has earned great praise for style, humor and characterization as well as realistic dialogue. The story hinges on a dilemma between the main two characters. Max Dylan, the wealthy American owner of a company in London, finds out that the only way to keep his company and staff employed is to marry. Should he take up the offer of Mia Lombard, his steady business partner who offers to help him out? They would have to convince friends and family they've been conducting a secret affair and then stay married for three years. Will they do it? A sexy and well-paced plot will keep you eager to turn the page.
A paperback version due be released in early 2013.

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