Title: The Deal (Arranged Series #1)
Author: Stella Grey
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Standalone: No- Book 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Fiction, Arranged marriage series
Narration: Dual POV
Primary Characters: Stefen Zoric and Victoria (Tori)
Source: Courtesy of Author/ Publisher – ARC
One time entertaining – Deal
This is my first time reading this author and I thought the plot was intriguing.
Tori is the daughter of a senator. She’s just graduated from high school and wants to go to this elite college program, but her father won’t pay for it. She is too rich to earn full scholarship. Stefen is ready to pay, however he wants to marry her, to control his family business. The marriage is all to help his father’s business and Tori’s father’s next run for senate. Initially it looks like win- win for both of them.
Stefan was an interesting character. I felt like he barely spoke. Tori is a young, kind of naive girl. Now they both will have a deal to get what they want from the marriage. Once they are married, Tori gets to know that Stefen has his own secrets. With Stefen being the in one of the highest position in Modelling industry(His father runs, international modelling agency) and always surrounded by beautiful models, Tori is not sure to trust about Stefen’s fidelity. Will their marriage survive? Will they overcome all the problems surrounding them?
The style was easy to read and follow and I liked the luxury descriptions and how little they did for Tori. The relationship building between the both is good as author has not focused on one day and one dialogue in detail. No intriguing secondary characters in this book.
As this is only book one in this series, try to be prepared for the cliffhanger. Over all, this book has an intriguing plot, secrets, emotions, drama, and chemistry which makes it a good one time read.
I voluntarily read an ARC of this book in exchange for honest review.