The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck by Kathleen Y’Barbo

charlottebeckGenre: Romance
Publisher: Multnomah Books
Publication Date: June 2011

Charlotte Beck has plans a galore for her life. She knows exactly where she’s going and where she wants to end up. Marriage is not on the list, especially to Alex Hambly. Though handsome, he is as annoying as they come. Definitely, not her type.

Alex couldn’t agree more. He’d rather marry anyone other than this girl who barges through his life with the force of a hurricane, leaving nothing but disasters in her wake. However, he needs money—fast. When Charlotte’s father, tired of her embarrassing public displays, sees Alex and Charlotte together, he presents an offer the young man has to consider. Marry Charlotte and his financial troubles will disappear forever.

What starts out as a marriage of pure convenience, for both Alex and Charlotte, later complicates when he develops feelings for the independent and free-spirited young woman. But winning over his wife’s stubborn heart might be Alex’s greatest challenge yet.

Kathleen Y’Barbo delivers a fun and light-hearted romance in The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck. While I believe Mr. Beck overreacted quite a bit—Charlotte’s behavior though a bit impulsive and naïve at times was never bad and certainly didn’t warrant being pushed into an arranged marriage—I did enjoy the conundrum Alex and Charlotte faced. Watching them squirm and fight their ever growing feelings and conflicting emotions was very amusing.

At times, I mentally slapped my forehead and wondered what in the world was Charlotte thinking. She could single-handedly get herself into some pretty ridiculous (and extremely laughable) situations, but then who doesn’t know a person like that in his/her own life. I can think of a few in mine. I recommend this book to anyone wanting to take a break from the “real world” and immerse him/herself into a few hours of fun and uncomplicated reading.

Review copy provided by publisher.

**Originally posted on Fiction Addict.


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