The Prenup
My name is Charlotte Spencer and, ten years ago, I married my brother's best friend. I haven't seen him since. Charlotte Spencer grew up on the blue-blooded Upper East Side of Manhattan but she never wanted the sit-still-look-pretty future her parents dictated for her. Enter Colin Walsh, her brother's quiet, brooding, man-bun-sporting best friend, and with him a chance to escape. He's far from Charlotte's dream guy as but they need each other for one thing: marriage. One courthouse wedding later, Charlotte's inheritance is hers to start a business in San Francisco and Irish-born Colin has a Green Card. Ten years later, Colin drops a bombshell: the terms of their prenup state that before either can file for divorce, they have to live under the same roof for three months. Suddenly this match made in practicality is about to take on whole new meaning...

The Prenup Details

TitleThe Prenup
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJul 11th, 2019
PublisherHeadline Eternal
Rating
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Adult

The Prenup Review

  • Rachel K
    January 1, 1970
    I kept waiting for him to grow some balls.It didn’t happen.
  • ~Anna's ƦªϻƁℓℹռg$~
    January 1, 1970
    2.75 Stars
  • Alex ♈
    January 1, 1970
    €100 he wasn't celibate. Is that cheating, or did they find a cool excuse?!Laughing without reading it, a comedy indeed! 🤣🤣🤣
  • Elizabeth
    January 1, 1970
    Not into heroine as a backup and basically second best. If you dont like OW drama this is not the book for you.
  • Blue
    January 1, 1970
    What a deal breaker this book was… me getting to *that* part of the story likeThis is gonna be a very spoiler-y review At 21 Charlotte decides she no longer wants the life mapped out by her parents. Instead she marries her older brother’s nerdy best friend, Colin, to gain access to her trust fund and in turn Colin would gain a green card. No sooner has the ink dried on their marriage license does she jet off to San Francisco to start her own very much successful business. Ten years later after v What a deal breaker this book was… me getting to *that* part of the story likeThis is gonna be a very spoiler-y review At 21 Charlotte decides she no longer wants the life mapped out by her parents. Instead she marries her older brother’s nerdy best friend, Colin, to gain access to her trust fund and in turn Colin would gain a green card. No sooner has the ink dried on their marriage license does she jet off to San Francisco to start her own very much successful business. Ten years later after very limited communication between the married pair, Charlotte receives an email from Colin. She flies back home and sees Colin for the first time in a decade and lo and behold gone is the bearded, man bun with the homeless vibe to be replaced by an eye candy. Colin reveals he wants a divorce; however, much to both their dismay Charlotte’s brother had put a stipulation on their prenup stating that both have to live together for 3 months prior to their divorce (Did I mention Colin is a lawyer, ouch). Charlotte uproots her life and moves into Colin’s apartment. The pair are practically strangers and they mix like oil and vinegar. Rahrah some up&coming closure on Charlotte’s end with her parents. Charlotte is on a mission to break through Colin emotionless robot self and get him to like her because Just when we think things are progressing between the two and Colin showing what may seem like interest DING DONGGGGGG RINGALING BISHES Colin’s fiancée (Rebecca) is at the door. YIKES! Could not have hosed out the non-existent, possibly budding chemistry between the two faster. There’s just so many things wrong here for me to even want to root for Colin&Charlotte. Honestly for a good half of the novel I thought Charlotte was kinda a mess but turns out Colin was the real fk up. If you are gonna wait for Colin to grow a pair, don’t hold your breath. It’s a pathetic enough excuse to tell someone you couldn’t find the right time to drop the I’m engaged bomb... maybe try it in the same sentence when you ask for a divorce. To add insult to injury he was still engaged to OW pretty much up till the last chapter of the book. BLEUGHJumping to Charlotte real quick. I was iffy about her character with her “I’m not going to be the other woman/wrecking a relationship” proclamation cos for a moment I doubted her, given her actions and emotions. I mean there were the almost-moments (AND YA I KNOW IT TAKES 2 TO TANGO SO I’M COMING BACK FOR YOUR ASS COLIN) and times she would crave the reciprocation of feelings towards the end. And yeah yeah I get the whole the heart wants what it wants whatever but damn woman. On the other hand, Charlotte does redeem herself by the end unlike a certain asshat. She tries to be the bigger person around Rebecca and ultimately when it mattered most, she made the selfless decision and bowed out early because if you love someone you’d put wanting their happiness above your own. And props to the character development she had, I liked the last convo Charlotte had with her mother where she thought of how she would have responded as a younger-her compared to the matured-her. In a conversation where instead of listening to argue your point and getting your way, you actually took in what is said and considered the other person’s perspective and that maybe it held some truth. So ya, this book wasn’t a total flunk (because of Charlotte) but it still kinda was… LOL BECAUSE STUFF YOU COLIN AND THAT STICK UP YOUR ASS. Honestly, this guy was pretty much a brick wall with the smallest drop of personality. Fake marriage or not, I can’t be rooting for Charlotte&Colin when this bloody idiot is engaged to another (even if it was a result of an ultimatum- you make your bed etc). Maybe before you get yourself into a serious relationship get your marriage sorted out first. Wouldn’t that be the decent thing?? HMM??? I mean there was nothing stopping Colin from ending their marriage earlier and it didn’t even come up until Rebecca gave the engagement-ultimatum (spells like true romance). And maybe tell your current wife who you are trying to divorce about said fiancée so it doesn’t come outta left field and sets some boundaries between the two of you. It makes all the potential moments of Charlotte&Colin growing closer feel icky and gross. Like the times Colin’s stares lingered on Charlotte or when he admitted to temptation like Charlotte needing to stop wearing her silk PJs because “I’m engaged, but I’m not a saint, okay?” Yeah fuck off. That isn’t romantic, that’s just disgusting. In no way, shape or form am I gonna read that line or something about a taken-guy being tempted as swoon-worthy or otherwise. That’s a clusterfuck.To top it off this guy did have feelings for his fiancée and then somewhere in between I’m to believe he also developed some for Charlotte too. WHAT THE FK EVER. Like honestly, can someone even explain to me for certain what it was that made him fall for Charlotte? Because it was done poorly in the book. To me, Colin would have probably married Rebecca given how late he ended it with her. Like what was the turning point for him to realise Charlotte was it. The “you don’t know what you have till it’s gone” cliche? Or? Because P.A.T.H.E.T.I.C either way. All in all, Colin was an indecisive, selfish dickhead. Neither of the two were celibate during the 10 year separation (yay charlotte)And there were no lines crossed by Charlotte&Colin, just toeing the line. No one gets cheated on is what I’m meant to say. WELP I MEAN BESIDES ME BEING CHEATED OUTTA MY TIME FOR THIS STUPID “ROMANCE" BOOK.
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  • Alba and Her Secrets..♥
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 'Turbulent and calm' Stars!This definitely reiminds me lots of Passion on Park Avenue and what I felt after finishing it, especially regarding the writing, the couple and the development of their love story. Again the relationship between Charlotte and Colin is extremely slow paced. Yes, their story together and everything happening between them is sugary sweet and I did enjoy that a lot! Still, I missed more of that sexual tension I know LL knows how to write, having some steamy scenes and 3.5 'Turbulent and calm' Stars!This definitely reiminds me lots of Passion on Park Avenue and what I felt after finishing it, especially regarding the writing, the couple and the development of their love story. Again the relationship between Charlotte and Colin is extremely slow paced. Yes, their story together and everything happening between them is sugary sweet and I did enjoy that a lot! Still, I missed more of that sexual tension I know LL knows how to write, having some steamy scenes and seeing more of these two as an actual couple.Obviously, I still loved it because this is Lauren Layne we are talking about! The Prenup is a sweet, slow paced love story of marriage of convenience in LL's style and if you are a fan of that, surely check this new release out!
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  • julia ♥
    January 1, 1970
    Friends..... THIS WAS ADORABLE. 5/5, review to come.
  • Wendy'sThoughts
    January 1, 1970
    When your BlueBlooded Life screams BORING...What do you do...Well, Charlotte Spencer sort of pissed off her Hoity-Toity Family...Was Threaten by being cut off...And with no real employment skills...Charlotte did what any 21 years old would do...Figure out a way to take advantage of the Trust Fund with her Name on it...Thank you, Granny...But in order to get her grabby hands on it...Granny said she needed to be married...With no real boyfriend on the horizon...Charlotte's brother had the answer. When your BlueBlooded Life screams BORING...What do you do...Well, Charlotte Spencer sort of pissed off her Hoity-Toity Family...Was Threaten by being cut off...And with no real employment skills...Charlotte did what any 21 years old would do...Figure out a way to take advantage of the Trust Fund with her Name on it...Thank you, Granny...But in order to get her grabby hands on it...Granny said she needed to be married...With no real boyfriend on the horizon...Charlotte's brother had the answer...Colin Walsh had his own ideas...Irish born but wanting to make his mark in NYC...He was the solution to Charlotte's problem...And Charlotte would be the Wife he needed to claim Green Card Status...Perfect, Right...For 10 Years it nearly was...But now Colin wants out and Charlotte says fine...Only there is one little hiccup... The Prenup- July 9, 2019 For more Reviews, Free E-books and Giveaways
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  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    ***ARC Provided by the Author***I have been a fan of Lauren Layne's from the very first time I read one of her titles. I love the worlds she builds, the characters, the stories she tells, and the way she makes you care about each of the characters and feel like you know them. It's because of how completely she draws you in that I have read all of her titles. I've loved them all. But, there is something about this book and but there's just something about Charlotte and Colin.What I can say, with ***ARC Provided by the Author***I have been a fan of Lauren Layne's from the very first time I read one of her titles. I love the worlds she builds, the characters, the stories she tells, and the way she makes you care about each of the characters and feel like you know them. It's because of how completely she draws you in that I have read all of her titles. I've loved them all. But, there is something about this book and but there's just something about Charlotte and Colin.What I can say, with certainty, is this is absolutely, 100% the best book she has ever written. If you haven't read anything by her, start here. If you have, you are in for such a treat...and, I can't lie, I am a little jealous of those reading this one for the first time...because this book is an example of storytelling perfection. Don't get me wrong, I am not saying I haven't loved all of her other books, I have. There is just something about this story. The way it weaves from one event to another without ever losing the central focus, the way it brings in secondary characters without losing sight of the central characters and telling their story. It all just works, and it works very well.I think it is, as it always is with Lauren Layne titles, the depth of the characters. These are real people. You feel their emotion. You cheer for them, and you want the best for them. You get mad at them when they mess up, you cringe for them when they make bad decisions. But, most of all, these are people and not characters in a story.Without giving too much away, this is the ultimate slow burn. The slowest. But, the tension, the want you feel between them as they get to know one another and slowly fall in love builds to what is possibly the hottest kiss in all of romance. Ever.Charlotte and Colin are married...for convenience. And, it's the ultimate marriage of convenience. But, while this is a familiar trope (he needs a Green Card and she needs a husband to get her inheritance) that is where any feeling that you may have read this before comes to a total stop. You haven't. It feels different, it feels more real and, as you have fallen in love with them, and been there for their journey as they fall in love with one another, your heart is fully along for the ride in a way that I will not be able to adequately describe.I can't say enough about how much I just loved this book. So, I think what I will close with is a recommendation that you read this title for yourself.I absolutely loved and recommend this title.
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  • dani
    January 1, 1970
    this was EVERYTHING.loved charlotte and colin's characters, both successful, hardworking and focused. the situation that they were in at the beginning was quite hilarious to be honest, him being super uptight and her being super eccentric. their chemistry was undeniable and their personalities were perfect for each other, it was inevitable.though i have to say i was not satisfied with the final chapters. i expected an incredible scene when they finally got together after all that happened yet i this was EVERYTHING.loved charlotte and colin's characters, both successful, hardworking and focused. the situation that they were in at the beginning was quite hilarious to be honest, him being super uptight and her being super eccentric. their chemistry was undeniable and their personalities were perfect for each other, it was inevitable.though i have to say i was not satisfied with the final chapters. i expected an incredible scene when they finally got together after all that happened yet i was unfulfilled even with the 4-5 supposed epilogues, but it does deserve a 4/5 rating (not focusing on the end) 😣
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  • Aisha
    January 1, 1970
    I really want to give this book a four star but I can’t. Yes, it’s fictional but this isn’t romance or romcom. Collins is like a brick. Charlotte deserves better—up until the last page this guy was with his “so called fiancée”? How can you be in love with another woman when you’re with another? Rebecca showing up with the ring too is weird. She knows of the relationship, she knows that they’re separating soon. That’s a bad filler.
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  • Jessica Lemmon
    January 1, 1970
    Freaking LOVED IT. Here's my official quote: Your #1 fun summer read is here! With its easy banter, sharp humor and toe-curling sexual tension, The Prenup is guaranteed to satisfy.
  • Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
    January 1, 1970
    Lighthearted and fun... deliciously angsty and sexy and all the feels. This is my first book to read by this author and certainly not my last. <3
  • justine
    January 1, 1970
    what i loved: charlotte. we never got to see 21 y/o charlotte but the slight mentions of her maturity over the years were a delight. we love character development! same goes with her relationship with her parents, i loved the progression and it warmed my heart.what i'm iffy about: it was a slow burn but it didn't feel like it?? which is weird bc i love slow burns, you can never do them wrong but i wasn't completely sold with the romance. i don't know how to explain it but there was just somethin what i loved: charlotte. we never got to see 21 y/o charlotte but the slight mentions of her maturity over the years were a delight. we love character development! same goes with her relationship with her parents, i loved the progression and it warmed my heart.what i'm iffy about: it was a slow burn but it didn't feel like it?? which is weird bc i love slow burns, you can never do them wrong but i wasn't completely sold with the romance. i don't know how to explain it but there was just something missing there. i think it could be the fact that we never get colin's pov.what i didn't love: rebecca and the whole ~love triangle~ (using that term loosely) shtick. i didn't want to hate her but her whole existence was made to pit her and charlotte against each other. kinda didn't like that. the ending could've been better as well but that's just me *shrugs*
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  • Romantic Critic
    January 1, 1970
    The Prenup by Lauren Layne was such a disappointment – nothing really seemed to happen. There were all these mundane scenes between the protagonists that did not develop the romance in their relationship (at best, they were friendly/tolerated each other). Nevertheless, both characters proclaim their love for one another in the last 5% of the story and decide to remarry (!). Needless to say, the lack of chemistry and romantic development made this scene feel like it came completely out of left fi The Prenup by Lauren Layne was such a disappointment – nothing really seemed to happen. There were all these mundane scenes between the protagonists that did not develop the romance in their relationship (at best, they were friendly/tolerated each other). Nevertheless, both characters proclaim their love for one another in the last 5% of the story and decide to remarry (!). Needless to say, the lack of chemistry and romantic development made this scene feel like it came completely out of left field.Desperate to flee her parents’ control, Upper East side born and bred Charlotte Spencer needed to gain access to her trust fund in order to live the life that she wanted to live. Realizing that she had to marry someone to inherit her trust, she enlisted the help of her brother’s best friend, Colin Walsh. As luck would have it, the Irishman needed a green card to stay in the US and start his own practice. After a short trip to the courthouse, she took off to San Francisco on a one-way ticket and didn’t look back. Fast forward 10 years later, Charlotte is now the CEO and founder of a multimillion-dollar social media consulting firm. A surprise email from Colin leads to the discovery that they have to live under the same roof for 3 months before being able to initiate any divorce papers. When Charlotte moves back to New York and into his apartment, she soon realizes that the guy she barely noticed a decade ago is now a successful, delicious hottie… I was baffled at how she fell in love with him. Even more so, how he fell in love with her was completely inexplicable. They did NOT have any romantic scenes together and any moments that they did share were of them bickering – not playful banter but exasperated-with-each-other fighting. It was exhausting to read. Their relationship was such a slow progression from distant-roommates-to-kind-of-friends that the jump from Colin tolerating her to suddenly proclaiming his undying affections in that final scene felt like whiplash. They were too many missed opportunities where something would start to happen but would end before it even began. For example, when he surprised her with the antique ring that she had admired on their trip, the moment was interrupted by the doorbell. (Although, I did appreciate that he never initiated anything with her while he was with someone else). The novel just seemed to wrap things up too quickly for their “love” story and that happily-ever-after epilogue to feel believable. Moreover, I couldn’t root for a hero who clearly didn’t know what he wanted. He even proposed to someone else, despite feeling lukewarm towards her. The novel was written solely in Charlotte’s perspective so his stoic nature never gave any indication on how he felt about her or his fiancée, Rebecca. If Colin truly loved Charlotte as he so proclaimed, he would have broken up with Rebecca long before the end of the 3 months (it was only revealed that they broke up in that final scene). Instead, he was stringing her along all whilst enthusiastically counting down their 3 months timeline to Charlotte. It was incredibly selfish of him and it never seemed like Charlotte was a priority in his life, which made me question why she was so gung-ho over him. I was also disappointed in that final scene that ended up with Colin proposing. He said that he could barely resist her in her short pajamas and when she wore his t-shirt/boxers to bed. But what was it, outside of her beauty, that made her the one for him? Was it the fact that she challenged him, made him feel like he could open up to her? Nada. He didn’t mention any other attributes that drew him into her. His entire speech was so superficial and for that, I was frustrated by yet another missed opportunity.As always, I enjoy Lauren Layne’s writing style and it made this book really easy to read. Another thing that I liked was the progression of Charlotte’s relationship with her parents and how they addressed the underlying issues that drove her to escape to San Francisco. That was actually realistic. Despite these two small wins, the concept and execution didn’t work at all. Perhaps if it was in dual POVs or if there were an additional 200 pages to fully explore the romance, then I would have enjoyed The Prenup a lot more. However, the pathetic hero and lack of any romantic development made the novel – especially those last few pages – completely unpalatable.
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  • lucie
    January 1, 1970
    I want to inform you that I have serious crush on Colin.Objectively speaking the story is not so amazing, I really missed the two main characters to fall in love, the process of it, and there were things I usually don't like and roll my eyes over BUT I felt butterflies in my stomach while reading, squeeled out loud two times because of Colin doing or saying things and I overall enjoyed it a hell of a lot.
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  • Stephanie
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this. It did take me a little while to get into it. The story is told completely from Charlotte's first person POV and I was expecting (hoping) to also get Colin's point of view. However, once the story hooked me, I didn't want to put it down and I completely got on board the sole POV. Both Charlotte and Colin were likable and I shipped them hard. A big thanks to Deanna for lending me her copy to read!
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  • Ann
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 stars. Very cute and very sweet. Flew through this book, stayed up late to finish, and trying to get a review in before my tablet dies. There was a very long wait for this stubborn couple to finally get together but very much worth the wait. Especially enjoyed the numerous HEA epilogues.Love this author's writing style, can't wait for her next one.
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  • Anahita
    January 1, 1970
    2.5-3 Stars :( This book could have been better than this. I liked the idea of the plot but many things happened without any good reason. I would like it more if Colin could've been more transparent at times and know more about what he was thinking. I didn't feel the chemistry between them as much as I wanted but I can't deny that I laughed a lot with it and actually had some good time with it and I didn't put it down until the end so I can earn more from it before the end though that didn't ha 2.5-3 Stars :( This book could have been better than this. I liked the idea of the plot but many things happened without any good reason. I would like it more if Colin could've been more transparent at times and know more about what he was thinking. I didn't feel the chemistry between them as much as I wanted but I can't deny that I laughed a lot with it and actually had some good time with it and I didn't put it down until the end so I can earn more from it before the end though that didn't happen. Overall I just can say it was an ordinary read.
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  • Renee
    January 1, 1970
    Really liked this one!!!
  • Bindi Boo
    January 1, 1970
    3.75 starsThis book had a GREAT plot, something I devoured in one night.The angst, intensity and attraction between the main characters were SPOT ON! However,there was not ONE SCENE where this couple actually gets together for some sexy time. One kiss, one suggestion they finally "did it" and we reach an epilogue. I would have LOVED some more time with this couple when they actually get together after all the angst. I love this author, and I know her writing capabilities however I feel this one 3.75 starsThis book had a GREAT plot, something I devoured in one night.The angst, intensity and attraction between the main characters were SPOT ON! However,there was not ONE SCENE where this couple actually gets together for some sexy time. One kiss, one suggestion they finally "did it" and we reach an epilogue. I would have LOVED some more time with this couple when they actually get together after all the angst. I love this author, and I know her writing capabilities however I feel this one ended with a bit of a rush. Boo!
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  • Lien
    January 1, 1970
    5 STARS!I don't care what others say. This is my kryptonite, my guilty pleasure and I absolutely loved it!If you're on the fence, read other reviews, there is another woman involved, so definitely not for everyone.
  • Anne OK
    January 1, 1970
    ABSOLUTELY FELL IN LOVE WITH THIS BOOK AND THE TWO MAIN CHARACTERS! Gotta be blunt here for a minute -- the $8.99 Kindle pricetag caused me to pause and really think about that one-click button -- but every minute of this book was worth the bucks. I'm not regretting it one tiny bit!FULL REVIEW TO FOLLOW SOON.
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  • Isabel Jolie
    January 1, 1970
    Cute, loveable, page-turning fun.  The Prenup by Lauren Layne is a film screen worthy romantic comedy.   Seriously, I could easily see this as a romantic comedy with one of the hot thirty something Irish actors.Before they ever even kiss they're in love.   Yep, these two thirty something professionals fall in love without ever kissing.   It's like Charlotte never ever watched Sex and the City and didn't learn anything at all from her namesake.On the bright side, for anyone wanting a "clean" roma Cute, loveable, page-turning fun.  The Prenup by Lauren Layne is a film screen worthy romantic comedy.   Seriously, I could easily see this as a romantic comedy with one of the hot thirty something Irish actors.Before they ever even kiss they're in love.   Yep, these two thirty something professionals fall in love without ever kissing.   It's like Charlotte never ever watched Sex and the City and didn't learn anything at all from her namesake.On the bright side, for anyone wanting a "clean" romance, this is it!  No sex.  Nada.  My 12 year old could read this.  Not that she's into thirty somethings falling in love.  If she gets a chance to read something off the required reading book list, it's gonna be a junior high or high school romance.  But, the point is, she COULD read this.   Which also means if you're looking for a romance to read while on a flight sitting beside your kid, this is a great one to pick.  No need to snap "don't read over my shoulder."I really did love this book.  I really did.  But I would have loved to see a little of what was going on from Colin's side.  I mean, he's engaged to a woman he's dated for 18 months.  Really longer, because I think his thirty something fiance laid out the marriage ultimatum after 18 months together.  Then he had to get off his duff and research how to end his fake marriage.  And, I'm gonna guess the L word was exchanged.  She doesn't seem to be the nicest, but you know, the man she wants to have children with has a hottie living with him in order to end the marriage he claims was fake, so you kind of have to cut her some slack.   That clock ticking thing is real, people.So, how far into the two months of living with Charlotte and falling in love with her was he still having sex with his fiance?   This point kind of bugs me.  He's fighting for his relationship with Rebecca well into the two months of living with Charlotte.  Won't even so much as kiss Charlotte.   There's no way to be sure about the sex, but it does seem he ends his engagement a few weeks (at most) before proposing (for realz) to a woman he's never even kissed.   That's one little thing that makes me scratch my head.   But, you don't have to think too much about that.  The whole engagement to another woman is kind of more undercurrent to the story.I'm sure if they make this into a movie, the screenwriters will make Rebecca horrid and who knows, maybe she convinced Colin to agree to marry her for some reason other than love.  I'd say to advance his career in the law firm, but he owns the law firm.  No worries though.  Hollywood can sell it.
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  • Sam
    January 1, 1970
    Here we are again, it’s 3:53 am and I finished a book. I loved this so much. More thoughts tomorrow.I feel so happy after reading this. I laughed, I smiled, I swooned. It was a great time. This was so funny I can't stress this enough. The part with Danny Boy? I died. This was just so much fun to read and I'm so glad I did.
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  • Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    4-4.5 stars. I was hoping there was a specific reason for Colin initiating the divorce process. And I was right. I liked the added angst that contributed. I wouldn’t have minded if Colin could’ve been more transparent at times, though, and revealed more of what he was truly thinking at the end just because I wanted more of him (he was so sparing with what he would share as it was that it was hard to read him). And it would've been icing on the cake if he had more of a grand gesture or declaratio 4-4.5 stars. I was hoping there was a specific reason for Colin initiating the divorce process. And I was right. I liked the added angst that contributed. I wouldn’t have minded if Colin could’ve been more transparent at times, though, and revealed more of what he was truly thinking at the end just because I wanted more of him (he was so sparing with what he would share as it was that it was hard to read him). And it would've been icing on the cake if he had more of a grand gesture or declaration so I could be certain of how he felt. But since he was on the quiet and introspective side, that was likely as much of Colin as the reader was going to get in contrast to Charlotte, his exact opposite. As for Charlotte, I liked her exuberant personality and maturity growth as the heroine. She always took the high road despite her past as being a spoiled brat and she really demonstrated what it took to put someone else's happiness above her own.
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  • konstantina
    January 1, 1970
    4.5/5The way I loved both characters and I would 10/10 die for them
  • Dini Kamayana
    January 1, 1970
    I was so pleasantly surprised by this book! I admit that when I first started it I thought I would be too annoyed with the first person narrative and the MC to continue reading. Charlotte's personality is pretty full on and when the book opens up you are thrown straight into the thick of her character-isms, but I told myself to give it at least a few chapters. I'm so glad that I did!I ended up loving Charlotte. She had such a chatty and vibrant personality, her character exuded so much life! But I was so pleasantly surprised by this book! I admit that when I first started it I thought I would be too annoyed with the first person narrative and the MC to continue reading. Charlotte's personality is pretty full on and when the book opens up you are thrown straight into the thick of her character-isms, but I told myself to give it at least a few chapters. I'm so glad that I did!I ended up loving Charlotte. She had such a chatty and vibrant personality, her character exuded so much life! But what surprised me most was that I was not expecting for her to fully own up to her mistakes and to accept responsibility for her immature actions from her younger years. I was impressed and immediately taken. I find that a lot of the females in romances, while having "grown up", aren't really grown up in terms of owning their shit and trying to be a better person. Charlotte was the opposite of that and it was this obvious maturity in her character that made me enjoy this story so much. Being the same age as her, I found myself admiring her success, how unapologetic she was for going what she wanted, but also her willingness to admit that she could've handled many things better. It was enjoyable to follow Charlie's journey of discovering what love meant to her and what she'd do for someone she'd love. It was sweet!And speaking of friendships, what made me enjoy this story even more were the healthy and supportive friendships and sibling relationships. There was so much positive energy between the friends and everyone was just being mature, which was honestly so refreshing lol! While Charlie had a rocky relationship with her parents at the start, their relationship grew a lot throughout the story and in the end became quite positive too. It was very heartwarming!Now onto the man of the show... While I found the idea of Colin very attractive, his character was so one dimensional and I found myself getting just as frustrated as Charlotte when every single time she'd try to get to know him, he'd rebuke or ignore her. He could've been given a bit more of a personality--even a smidge more than what was shown in the last few chapters would've gone a long way to make him more likeable! That said, I'm a sucker for Irish men and while I amused myself by trying to read his parts in an accent, I also found my imagination of it very hot. I wished the story was also written from his POV because I would've liked to know more of what was going on in that brain and behind that stoic facade! I think it would've added a nice varied element to the story.I've never read a Lauren Layne novel before but so many contemporary romances have a lot of steamy scenes in them these days, so I thought that this would be the same. So color me surprised that everything was kept above the belt! I'm actually glad that it was a traditionally 'chaste' romance because I feel it added to the build up. Let me tell you, just because it was chaste doesn't mean that the chemistry and tension was non-existent. Oh no, not. at. all! It was an incredibly slow-burn and the build up of sexual tension honestly had my heart racing as I read. It was intense and I was 100% there for it! Overall, a quick, fun and heartwarming read that you won't want to put down. Perfect for the summer!
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  • Genesis Sheli (Whispering Chapters)
    January 1, 1970
    I adored Charlotte so freaking much! At the beginning, I wasn't sure I would like her, because she seemed superficial and is very materialistic. But she soon showed me just how wonderful she truly is. My heart kept breaking for her so much 😭 It's not always that a book has me feeling this much ( Marriage for One and Breakdown), but I shouldn't have doubted Lauren Layne. I almost didn't pick it up. I'm glad my love LL pushed through!The arrangement was working just fine for everyone until my bro I adored Charlotte so freaking much! At the beginning, I wasn't sure I would like her, because she seemed superficial and is very materialistic. But she soon showed me just how wonderful she truly is. My heart kept breaking for her so much 😭 It's not always that a book has me feeling this much ( Marriage for One and Breakdown), but I shouldn't have doubted Lauren Layne. I almost didn't pick it up. I'm glad my love LL pushed through!The arrangement was working just fine for everyone until my brother thought it would be hilarious to force us to live under the same roof and prove it in order to get divorced. Until Colin decided he wanted a divorce.The Prenup was filled with easy and light banter. I enjoyed a lot the interactions between Charlotte and Colin. She'd say anything and everything to get that man to at least smile. And Colin was almost always a vault. He'd barely say anything, much less of what he was feeling. It was interesting to see these two come to terms with the fact they were falling one another.One thing I absolutely loved about this novel was the falling in love part. It wasn't force at all. It just came natural from spending time together. It felt genuine! I don't know if this is entirely a romance novel since the romance was barely there but it is still so very enjoyable!Follow Me:Blog ❃ Instagram ❃ Twitter ❃ Bloglovin ❃ Facebook ❃ Goodreads ❃ Pinterest
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  • Nerdy girl
    January 1, 1970
    This might not be the typical love story but it was amazing all the same. I loved Charlotte!! She was fun, sensible(okay, not ALWAYS) and living life to the fullest girl. Colin was quite, sexy lawyer. The way Charlotte upends her life and handles Colin and every situation is goals. I'd recommend it if you love some dry sarcasm with bantering.
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