Book Review: The Contract

Happy Monday, friends!

Thanks for being patient as I took a vacation last month. I needed the rest and now I’m rejuvenated and ready to bring your more reviews and other blog posts. To start off, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on Jess Mastorakos’s The Contract. It’s book five in the Brides of Beaufort series and can be read standalone.

Grab your cup of tea (or coffee) and read along!

About the Book

It started as a marriage of convenience, then turned out to be anything but.

Zoe Katsaros is one of my best friends. She’s also a fellow Marine who has my respect as well as my admiration after what we went through on deployment together.

The one thing I never thought she’d have? My last name.

But my family will lose everything if I don’t find a way to pull in some extra money, and her dad is trying to push her into an old-school arranged marriage with a guy she doesn’t even like, let alone love.

Thanks to dual-military benefits and my willingness to embrace her Greek family’s traditions, a contract marriage between friends might be the perfect way to solve both of our problems.

But married life might not be all its cracked up to be, even when it’s with your best friend. We come from different worlds and even though that’s never mattered before … it matters now.

She can teach me to Greek dance and how to pronounce the names of their favorite foods, but how can I be the husband her family wants me to be when my own family has only shown me what not to do?

One thing’s for sure: being married to Zoe might have started as a means to an end, but I’ll stop at nothing to make it so much more.

Fans of My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Netflix’s Purple Hearts will love this military marriage of convenience book with tons of Greek flair!

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My Thoughts

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Jess Mastorakos earned a spot on my auto-read authors list when I read her first military romance. Now it’s only a matter of waiting until the next book publishes before I’m pikcing up a book.

The Contract was on my must-read because it has my favorite trope: marriage of convenience. Add friends-to-more, hints of My Big Fat Greek wedding, and a Marine wedding, and I was so there.

Since I’ve read the other books in the series, it was also fun to see those characters play the secondary role and get a little caught up in their lives as well. I enjoyed this book and can’t wait for the next Jess Mastorakos read.

*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. My review was not required nor influenced.

About the Author

Jess Mastorakos writes clean military romance books that feature heroes with heart and the strong women they love. She is a proud Marine wife herself and mama of four. The happy family is currently stationed in Hawaii. She loves coffee in a glitter tumbler and planning with an erasable pen.

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