Maddy Wainright has given up on marriage - and men. After dating way too many losers who aren't capable of appreciating her for who she is, she's about ready to resign herself to a life of spinsterhood. Until her insanely rich boss Daniel Thorne comes along with an offer she simply can't refuse.
He proposes a marriage of convenience - one that would allow Maddy to live in the lap of luxury for a year, and Mr. Thorne to stay in the country that has become his home. At the end of their arrangement, Maddy will walk away with a cool two million dollars. All she has to do is move into his mansion, put on a convincing show in public, and endure a few INS interviews, for which she will be thoroughly prepped. It's a big risk, but one Maddy might just be willing to take, considering the payoff.
At first, it's all business. But when the gentle touches, passionate kisses, and lingering looks they have to give each other in public start spilling over into their private life, Daniel and his devious mind take Maddy to heights of pleasure she's never experienced. And the more she gets to know him, the more she feels that wistful tug in her chest every time he puts his arm around her in public. Before long, she finds herself wishing it were real.
As time goes on, Maddy finds herself wondering if two million dollars will be enough to cover the cost of repairing a broken heart. But Mr. Thorne may have yet another secret in store...
I Married a Billionaire begins when Maddy's boss asks her to his office one day. She's seen him around, but hasn't ever actually spoken with him before. It scares her half to death when he invites her to his office, and what he actually asks her freaks her out all the more. But she's just crazy enough to do it. Well, maybe.
After she agrees to the crazy idea, Maddy isn't so sure she made the right choice. And now with her ever confusion of the man she married, and all of the other obstacles, she just wants to make it through the next year and see how it goes, but that may not be an option when things get rough.
This was a pretty short story with a interesting plot line. But I felt the characters sort of fell flat towards the middle and end of the story. I was excited about the beginning. It felt really interesting, and I enjoyed the characters. But then towards the middle and end of the book there wasn't much of a change between the characters, and I couldn't ever really understand who they felt about each other. That made it not so enjoyable.
I don't really see myself reading the next book, but this one had a nice plot line, so I did like the book.