The Marriage Effect, by Karla Sorensen is a 282-page contemporary romance novel and is the third book out of a three-part series in “The Washington Wolves”. And since this is a three-part series, you can expect reviews by this author pretty back to back for the next few weeks as I go through the books. It is written from a first-person POV, two-side.
The sex scenes are about a level four.
Spoilers Ahead ***
First of all, I love reading Ivy Layne, but I just needed a break from all the crazy and intricate plot lines and just have something light. I stumbled across this author, and I’ll be honest…I was skeptical because it’s a Sports romance, but I thought, “What the hell?” I am SO glad I did.
The author created a fictional football team based in Seattle, WA called The Wolves.
Paige had a cameo in the first book, The Bombshell Effect and was revealed to be the best friend of Allie and former model. Paige is the kind of girl where grass won’t grow beneath her feet, she grows bored quickly, and no matter where she moves or how happy she seems, she’s never satisfied. Then one day she gets a call about her aunt who passed away. To get the inheritance her aunt put a stipulation in the will that she has to be married within a time period. Paige isn’t even dating someone, how in the hell is she going to find someone to marry her within 6 months?
Logan was introduced in the first book in this series as well as someone who refused to be in the media. And now we know why. He is in charge and is doing a fine job taking care of his four younger sisters of ages 16, 14, and twins that are 12. In the beginning of the book his oldest sister gets into a car accident and is taken to the hospital. Logan’s older brother shows up and threatens to take the girls away since he can offer them a stable home as he is married, whereas Logan works crazy hours since he is training all the time.
Well, here comes Paige to the “rescue”. She arrives at the hospital with Logan’s cell phone that he accidentally left at a party they both attended. To get into the ER the guard said that he needed the name of the person she was visiting, but hell, she barely knew Logan, let alone one of his sisters’ names! Instead, she decided to lie and say that is Logan’s fiancee. And who hears this? None other than Logan’s brother.
Blah, blah, you know how it is, fake engagement, leads to real marriage, leads to L-O-V-E. This book is just as solid as the other two in this series. I had a lot of fun reading it and immediately looked for other books from this author.
In summary, I give this a 4 out of 5.
There are upcoming books that spin off of this last one that are around the Ward sisters after they’ve grown up. I am reading those as well and will post reviews later. The series is called, The Ward Family
Reviews of other books in this series:
- The Bombshell Effect (#1)
- The Ex Effect (#2)