The Marriage Pact by M.J. Pullen

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Photo Credit: St. Martin’s Press- 11/3

This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

The Marriage Pact

Marci Thompson, like many women, had her life envisioned for what it would look like by a certain age. Marriage, kids, happy career.

But on her 30th birthday- not only has she not achieved any of her dreams- her life path is so far from what she wants- it’s not even funny.

She’s a temp. She lives in a small apartment. Her best friends live in another state. She is in love- but he’s married. And one of her bosses.

On her birthday, though, a reminder from the past comes fluttering through her email- a pact that she and her best friend, Jake, made on a night long ago. A marriage pact!

As Marci’s current situation takes another unsavory turn- the idea of Georgia, Jake and even the marriage pact makes Marci wonder- so home she goes!

The path to love, though, is not easy- and even though she has a man who is wanting to be her man- she wonders and wonders…… And wonders some more.

What will Marci do?


Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

Confession: I’d not heard of this book till it mysteriously showed up in my mailbox.

The cover appealed to me, I liked the blurbs, summary and thought it would be a cute book.

Second Confession: The plot reminded me of a My Best Friend’s Wedding meets a Sex and The City episode. I seem to recall in the late 90’s/early 2000’s this was a plot point that was making the rounds- and it’s a cute idea. It really is. Plus, on a more emotional side- having a marriage pact with someone like your best friend- well- let’s just all “Awwwww!” Because it’s sweet.


Third Confession: I’m a little older than the character of Marci. While there are many things about Marci’s current situation that I could understand- I, sometimes, felt a disconnect from the book. I haven’t quite put my finger on what disconnected me from the book at times- maybe it’s the “marriage pact” angle and I’ve seen it done before. It was a fast read and overall enjoyable- but I didn’t get that “OMG I LOVE THIS BOOK” feeling.

What I liked:

The cover.


Marci (overall) Sometimes she waffled too much for my liking.

The overall story. There were predictable parts, there were parts that dragged. Overall, though, the story gets a thumbs up.


Bottom line: This is a cute story. While some characters are better fleshed out than other and the story drags a bit at times- it does not impact the overall level of enjoyment much. This is not an emotional story- although M.J. Pullen does put an emotional depth in one of the angles of the storyline that is touching. Perfect for light reading or a vacation.


*The Marriage Pact was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*


Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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