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The Marriage List
Jean C. Joachim
November 7, 2011
Can happily ever after start with a list? Grey Andrews thinks so. After ten years of working, saving and investing, Grey finally achieved a level of wealth that allows him to do what he wants with his life. He needs a woman to share it with, but not any woman, the perfect woman. A woman who has the three essential qualities on his marriage list. But after three years of searching he isn’t any closer to finding her than he was when he started out.
Carrie Tucker, an aspiring mystery writer and divorcée struggling to make it in the world of advertising, turned her focus from men to her career after dating too many creeps and losers. She’s finally earned her big break, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become the first female creative director in a hot New York ad agency. So what if it means working nights and weekends? It’s not like she has a social life anyway.
Is the marriage list a failure or will a chance meeting at a fiction-writing conference prove the list to be the key to Grey’s happiness after all?
I always enjoy stories that are told from a predominantly male perspective. It's refreshing, and I wish there were more out there.
Grey is your typical playboy, having no problem with finding a lady to keep him company when he wants it. But seeing his close friends grow up and settle down, the urge to join the ranks of the married is there. Problem is, his buddies have relationship problems that he wants no part of. So, at his sister's suggestion, Grey composes a list of qualities that his ideal partner must have. When the ladies don't make the grade, Grey hits the road.
A chance meeting at a writing conference leads to what could be the ideal relationship for Grey. But the question is, is he looking for a Stepford Wife, or is he looking for true love?
The Marriage List is a read I'd qualify as cozy. If you're looking for high drama and angst, you won't find it here, but if you want a solid romance, The Marriage List will definitely fill the bill.