Monday, June 13, 2016

The Contract Blog Tour +Giveaway +Review

  Title: The Contract
By: Melanie Moreland
Publication Date: May 24, 2016
Genre: Romance



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?


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I tilted my head. “I apologize. I’ll try to do better. Is there anything else you want since we’re putting everything on the table?” She hesitated, her fingers worrying the ugly shirt she wore. “Spit it out.” “You can’t, um, you can’t mess around while we’re doing . . . while we’re together.” “Mess around?” She looked everywhere but at me. “You can’t sleep with other women. I won’t be humiliated like that.” “So what you’re saying is: I can’t fuck anyone?” Her cheeks were so red I thought her head would explode; however, she straightened her shoulders and looked right at me. “Yes.” This was too fun for me. “Yes, I can fuck around?” “No!” “No fucking,” I enunciated the last word. “No.” “You expect me to remain celibate the whole time?” I asked, now incredulous. “I will be, so I expect you to do the same.” I snorted. “I doubt it’s anything new for you.” She threw up her hands. “That’s it. You want to fuck someone? Go fuck yourself, VanRyan.”


This book was different than I thought it would be.  Based on the synopsis I figured another Alpha male who learns to love but this book was so much more.  It was so moving and emotional.  Richard was such an arse in the beginning.  He hated Katharine because he thought she was weak and a push over.  He had no idea who the real Katharine was.  He had a horrible childhood and basically didn't know any other way to be.  Katharine also had her fair share of troubles during her childhood but instead of turning out like Richard she was always giving.  She bit her tongue at work because she needed the job not because she was a push over or weak.  Richard needs Katharine to get a new job he wants.  He had no idea when he asked for her help that his whole life would change.  He wasn't ready for it to change in the way it did and found that as the changes were happening he didn't feel the way he expected to feel.  Katharine takes the job because she could do so much with the money he is offering and because she sees something in Richard; a different Richard probably the real Richard.  Will she be able to help him find the real Richard or will he stick to how now.  Will he continue to fight against the change?  I found this book to be so emotional; I teared up a few times and I don't cry.  Everyone likes Katharine; she is kind, loving, and always looking to help whoever needs it.  All the characters in this book are wonderful.  They all help Richard see how different things could be.  I would love to read more about all the characters in this book.  I have read one other book by Melanie Moreland and loved them both so much.  I look forward to reading her other books.

Melanie Moreland lives a happy and content life in a quiet area of Ontario with her beloved husband of twenty-six-plus years. Nothing means more to her than her friends and family, and she cherishes every moment spent with them. Known as the quiet one with the big laugh, Melanie works at a local university and for its football team. Her job, while demanding, is rewarding as she cheers on her team to victory. While seriously addicted to coffee, and highly challenged with all things computer-related and technical, she relishes baking, cooking, and trying new recipes for people to sample. She loves to throw dinner parties, and also enjoys travelling, here and abroad, but finds coming home is always the best part of any trip. Melanie delights in a good romance story with some bumps along the way, but is a true believer in happily ever after. When her head isn’t buried in a book, it is bent over a keyboard, furiously typing away as her characters dictate their creative storylines to her, often with a large glass of wine keeping her company.

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