#5 – Arranged – Catherine McKenzie

Anne Blythe is lucky. She’s got a brand new book contract, a great newspaper job and a steadfast best friend, and she can land just about any man she sets her sights on — and the ones that appeal are typically tall, dark and handsome.

Problem is, the men she chooses never last. Shortly after yet another relationship goes down in flames, Anne comes across a card for what she believes is a dating service, and pockets it just in case. If she’s so unlucky in love, maybe she could use a little assistance. Then her best friend announces she’s engaged, and envy gets the better of Anne. Now’s the time, she decides, to give the service a try — and she is shocked to discover that what the company specializes in are exclusive, and pricey, arranged marriages. After learning of the company’s success rate, however, she overcomes her reluctance and signs on. After all, arranged marriages are the norm for millions of women around the world, and she’s not done so well selecting a mate on her own. So why not use a professional service that claims it can produce the perfect match?

Some time later, Anne is travelling to a Mexican resort, where in one short weekend she will meet and marry Jack, the man they have chosen for her. And against all odds, it seems to be working out, until Anne learns that Jack and the company who arranged their marriage are not what they seem at all. – Publisher’s Website

This was a good book.  Between the writing which is always great, wonderfully plotted, and gives you a good entertainment value.  It is a good and interesting aspect nowadays with everyone either online or trying new and different things to find a partner.  Arranged marriages are primarily in some cultures, where you don’t have a choice.  It is your parents or family members who make the decision for you.  Now, my question to you is, would you go through this process?  Are you just so inundated with all of these online dating sites that you are tired of the same old thing, just a different day type of thing? Or are you willing to go out on a limb?

I will be posting a giveaway as well as a Q and A I recently have done with Catherine, so stay tuned for more information!

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