Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Release Date: March 15, 2012
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
My Copy: Purchased from Amazon
Some deals were meant to be broken…
Cynical billionaire Daniel Martinetti works hard; plays harder and has one ironclad rule. Never trust a woman. Bad news for historian Charlotte Doherty who shows up at exactly the wrong time. Like every other woman in Daniel’s life, Charlotte wants something from him–the deed to her family farm. Daniel agrees, but only if he gets something in return: Charlotte’s company for the weekend!The property is Charlotte’s only link to the mother she never knew. Desperate to keep her history alive, she’ll accept Daniel’s indecent proposal, but not without a few terms of her own. Namely, a propriety clause. No flirting. No kissing. No sex.Daniel has no intention of honoring her conditions, but after one weekend with Charlotte leaves him hungering for more, he can’t help wondering if she could be the exception to his unbreakable rule.
I am seriously in love with Entangled Publishings Indulgence contemporary series. I've read a few more from this line since I finished this book and I have yet to read one that that I've not liked. The premise of Weekend Agreement reminded me of The Marriage Bargain, in which the heroine goes into an agreement with a drop dead gorgeous billionaire in order to save her family home. Love stories with billionaires has sort of been my "thing" lately so when I read the synopsis for this book I knew that I just had to buy it.
Daniel Martinetti is jaded, cynical and tormented. Being an extremely successful business man, Daniel is well-aware that people are always wanting something from him, including his own family and the beautiful professor who had just walked into his office. Professor Charlotte Doherty is desperate to get her old family home back. After her brother sold the property to Daniel Martinetti behind her back, Charlotte was determined to get it back. Even if that meant escorting Daniel Martinetti to Nantucket to attend his parents lavish wedding anniversary party in exchange to get the only link she had left to her deceased mother. Daniel and Charlotte embark on this weekend trip and discover that their little arrangement just might not be as bad as they'd figured it to be.
I wished the male and female protagonist could have been a little more developed but they were still enjoyable. Charlotte was easy to like but honestly I didn't form that connection that I usually do with characters. Her backstory didn't catch my interest and I wish this was something Wallace could have spent a little more time on. The character that really grasped my attention was Daniel Martinetti. Daniel's brash and egotistical behavior was typical and expected in this sort of story. His behavior is unwarranted but then you'll feel a little more empathetic towards him especially after seeing his relationship with family, mainly with his mother. She's a self-absorbed, needy, attention-seeking socialite. I was disgusted by how she used her son for his money and spotlight it brings to her social status. Witnessing his encounters with his family also brings to light why Daniel is so guarded. You just can't help but feel sorry for the guy and understand why he reacted and jumped to conclusions when a "misunderstanding" occurs.
All in all, Weekend Agreement was an enjoyable read. It was a fast, simple and delightful read that'll fulfill your romantic read needs for the weekend. And if you're into the tortured billionaire type hero's then Daniel Martinetti will be just your type of guy. He's troubled enough that he even talks to antique paintings. LOL.
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