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Marry Me, Maddie (The Bachelor Pact Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Rita Herron
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Praise for Marry Me, Maddie

“Marry Me, Maddie is a charming, humorous and flat-out fun ready. Rita Herron is an author to watch.”
Jill Smith, Romantic Times

“Rita Herron’s lovable, laughable style…will keep the reader in stitches.”
C. Penn, WordWeaving

“Get set for an entertaining read with a lively set of characters.”
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Overview

One sassy southern girl looking for the right man…
Two sexy men after her heart:
Bachelor # 1 – the long term boyfriend she just dumped
Bachelor # 2 – her overprotective brothers’ best friend
When the competition heats up, who will win her heart and her hand?

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“Fresh, funny and a joy to read!”
Stephanie Bond, author of Body Movers

If you’re a fan of Jenni Cruise, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, or Julie Ortolon, you have to


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"Rita Herron is an author to watch."
Jill Smith, Romantic Times
 

About the Author

USA Today Bestselling author Rita Herron fell in love with books at the ripe age of eight when she read her first Trixie Belden mystery. Although she wanted to be a writer then and actually scrawled her first novel at age twelve, she didn’t think real people grew up to be writers, so she became a kindergarten teacher instead. Ten years ago, she traded her classroom storytelling and puppets for a computer and now writes so she doesn’t have to get a real job. Having sold over fifty books to date, she enjoys spinning spine-tingling romantic suspense tales filled with murder, mayhem, and spicy romance as well as sexy romantic comedies. Rita Herron currently writes romantic suspense for Harlequin Intrigue and she’s writing dark, gritty romantic suspense thrillers for Amazon Montlake. If you want to know more about Rita or have a question for her about her books, or writing in general, email Rita and she’ll be happy to answer your question.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1463 KB
  • Print Length: 363 pages
  • Publisher: Beachside Reads; 1 edition (November 21, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006C7M4PO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #70,041 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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40 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovable and laughable -- Highly recommended August 5, 2001
By C. Penn
Format:Mass Market Paperback
When Maddie Summers challenges her boyfriend of four years to "Marry Me or Move On," on her best friend's talk show, plans backfire and she finds herself single once again. Maddie refuses to forego her own dreams to serve cocktails to any man's business partners in order to elevate him on the social pedestal. So now she plans to play the field, maybe date twenty or thirty men, and have fun. And when she marries, she wants someone who is hot, and someone who won't ask her to trade her independence for his goals.
Chase can't help appreciating the changes in Maddie, from her curvaceous figure to her newly single status. But Maddie is his best friends, heck, his blood brother's kid sister. Which means she's practically his own sister, and he has to keep his hands off. Worse, Chase considers himself a jailbird's son, and doesn't believe he should ever marry.
Chase had some pretty good pointers on boys when Maddie was twelve, and she tells herself that she's supposed to be forgetting men, not fantasizing about her brothers' best friend. Despite both of their best intentions, however, circumstances throw them together in business and in private. Include Maddie's interfering, yet well meaning, brothers and the result is humorously delightful!
Rita Herron's lovable, laughable style sparkles in MARRY ME, MADDIE. From talk shows to a nudist colony, this irrepressible heroine and her over-protective brothers will keep the reader in stitches. The multi-layered plot lends depth without becoming too serious, keeping the pace moving smartly along. The depth of characterization presents believable, imperfect people with big hearts and way of stepping into heated trouble. Without a doubt, Rita Herron's rising star boldly shines in MARRY ME, MADDIE. Highly recommended.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great read March 16, 2012
By j
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This story was a pretty great read. There was also some humor in the story too which made me laugh. Although the end seemed a bit rushed to me, in terms of how feelings got resolved and everyone reconciled.

I thought the relationship between the two main characters seemed pretty realistic, and there was good chemistry between them. I really liked Chase's character. You can really see some of his struggles with not wanting a relationship because of how his childhood had been. Maddie seemed like a modern woman that I could relate to and I could find respect for her.

Some things that I didn't like/thought could have been better about the story...

1) not knowing the age of Chase and the brothers. Maybe just me, but having ages helps me to put some interactions into perspective
2) the family secret that the siblings were trying to protect. That didn't really add to the story for me, besides explain why Lance would be wary of Sophie. But it still seemed like some random thing added in. Maybe the other books with the characters will add more to this.
3) the bachelor pact. I'm not too clear why the men decided on the bachelor pact. I can see how Chase might not have wanted a family because he believes people can't love him, but for Reid and Lance I didn't see a reason for it.

Anyways, overall a pretty good book. The plot wasn't that creative as I've read several other stories about the best friend's little sister, etc. But the writing was pretty good and I liked the characters. Even how the brother's were super protective was fine for me and that made sense as they raised Maddie so they want to keep seeing her as a child.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Marry Me Maddy April 17, 2012
By marge
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I loved the story line. For them to be freinds and then fall in love with each other is amazing/
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Had It's Moments September 10, 2012
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Marry Me, Maddie was a quick, fluffy romance that was good for passing a lazy Sunday. Maddie gives her boyfriend Jeff an ultimatum on live television which ends with them parting ways. For the best since Jeff is pretty unlikeable and there seemed to be zero chemistry between them! Newly single Maddie realizes she's attracted to her brothers' childhood best friend and business partner, Chase. What unfolds is pretty predictable (down to the villain who was sabotaging their development project). There were some confusing family secrets, behavior from all parties that was frustrating at times, and some downright ridiculous scenarios. Maddie's behavior was implausible for her character given her limited sexual experience. I enjoyed this book for what it was. I thought the chemistry between Maddie and Chase was great. It had a sweet, happy ending.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Herron never disappoints! March 13, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I've read Rita Herron's romantic suspense, paranormal, and contemporary novels. She always creates a great plot and more importantly a hero and heroine that I can truly root for! Talk about a woman willing to take matters into her own hands to make sure she gets the HEA she deserves. With a brave heart, good friends, a great sense of humor and the right guy, Maddie totally deserved finding love in the end. Another wonderful story!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!!!! April 2, 2012
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Really loved this book it had me in tears and it had me laughing out loud. REally enjoyed everything and the Chemistry of Chase and Maddie. Chase at times had me really upset, but I understood his reasons. Maddie felt bad for her because of her feelings for Chase and then her brothers in the middle. Wish to read more of Chase and Maddie.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Journey into the past
The writing was bad, like the author had hibernated for 30 years and suddenly woke up and wrote about a virgin, who is stupid enough to participate in a live television program and... Read more
Published 6 days ago by Raingirl
2.0 out of 5 stars somewhat cute but so juvenile
Incredibly stupid book--the writing was OK--besides some vocabulary mistakes that should make the author blush. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Getting Older But Not Dead Yet
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Great read. Funny. I enjoyed reading it and suggest you read this light hearted love story. awesome love story that makes you keep reading until it is over.
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, entertaining, heartfelt read
Rita Heron does a great job creating likable characters with an engaging story that grabs the reader. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Priscilla A.Kissinger
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
It was a fun and exciting book to read. I didn't want to put it down until the end.
Published 1 month ago by Scarlet Walker
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it, it was so sweet!
This was such a cute, fun read! I love romance novels and this didn't disappoint. There was laughter, fun, family, sex and most importantly, love. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Domonique E. Burke
5.0 out of 5 stars funny
This is a funny and heart warming story...one of the best fun romances I've read in a long time. Read it!!!
Published 2 months ago by Sandra Schanck
3.0 out of 5 stars So many misunderstandings, so many secrets, a bachelor's pact plus...
I need to be truthful. I started out doing my usual speed of reading. About halfway through I began to speed read so I could get to the ending quicker. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Unknown
5.0 out of 5 stars Marry Me, Maddie review
Another delightful book by Rita Herron. It is full of interesting characters that include the Summer siblings, Maddie, Lance, and Reid.
Published 3 months ago by Bernie
3.0 out of 5 stars Standard Romance
A typical romance featuring a bad boy who succeeded and flighty younger woman, the sister of the bad boy's best friends.
Published 4 months ago by Lillian Ammann (Lillie)
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Multi-award winning author Rita Herron fell in love with books at the ripe age of eight. But she didn't think real people grew up to be writers, so she became a teacher instead. Now she writes so she doesn't have to get a real job.
She is the author of over sixty books, writes sexy romantic comedies and steamy romantic suspense stories set in the South. For more on her titles and other releases, visit her at www.ritaherron.com.

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