The Contract

Melanie Moreland
The Contract
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Publisher
Enchanted Publications
Release Date
May 2016
ISBN
9780993619878
Genre
Chick-lit, Contemporary Romance

SUMMARY
A tyrant by day, a playboy by night. That is the reputation that precedes Richard VanRyan. He lives life the way he wants, no concern for the opinion of others. He cares for no one, is completely unrepentant, and he has no desire to change his ways.
Katharine Elliott works under Richard as his PA. She despises him and his questionable ethics, but endures all the garbage he sends her way, because she needs the job. Her end goal is far more important than the daily abuse and demands she tolerates from her nasty tyrant of a boss.
Until the day, he asks her for something she never expected. A new role with a personal contract— fiancée instead of PA.
What happens when two people who loathe each other, have to live together and act as though they are madly in love?
Sparks.
That's what happens.
Can the power of love really change a person?
Will they survive the contract?
What do you do when the one person you hate the most becomes the one person you can't live without?












Book Review by Ashia (reviewer)
Jul 22, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
96 people found the following review helpful
THE CONTRACT is a heartwarming, romantic story. It mainly focuses on Richard VanRyan, and is told mainly from his point of view, though occasionally, we'd see things through the heroine's eyes.

Richard VanRyan is a cold, egotistical, selfish, maybe cruel boss to Katharine Elliot, and when he was passed over for promotion, he's had it with the company. He determined to move on to its rival, The Gavin Group, but in order to be accepted, he had to change his ways, i.e., be more of a family man. Enter Katharine, who, for reasons of her own, agrees to play as his fiancee. Richard has always looked down on Katharine for her doormat ways, but who knew that she would affect him in ways he thought impossible?

The story basically chronicles Richard's growth and development to a more sympathetic human being. His original personality/character was not without reason, and it was great to see him change, brought about mainly by Katharine's influence, as well as what he sees from the interactions of the Gavin family. His romantic development with Katharine was a slow build and believable, and the sex scenes were done tastefully.

That said, I think this book could've been tighter. While I like that the issues are all resolved and answered, I thought the scenes after Richard and Katy got back together went on a bit long.

Overall, THE CONTRACT is a wonderful, page-turning read.
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