Title: Marriage Claws
sassy, sexy debut about a young woman who agrees to marry her billionaire playboy nemesis to save her business, only to find out he's also a werewolf and that her problems are just getting started.
There are two things Kate Affetto will do anything to protect: the younger brother she's raised ever since their father walked out, and the small diner she's managed to start from nothing in New York City. Things might not always be easy, but at least she gets to call all the shots and follow her own heart. That is until Jack Pensione, irritatingly gorgeous billionaire playboy and CEO/heir to the family empire shows up at her diner with an ultimatum: find $3 million to purchase the space, or vacate so it can be turned into condos.
But Kate isn't going down without a fight. So when Jack offers a third option—marry him, and he'll gift her the space—she agrees, knowing it'll save the life she's built for herself and her brother, and that the marriage will be over practically before it's begun. After all, it's not as if she actually likes Jack, or as if he's actually attracted her at all... Little does she know he's also a werewolf, that he's vying to be the alpha of his pack, and that her problems are just getting started.
Author: Paige Cuccaro
Published by Swerve Source: Publisher
Published: June 27th 2017
Genres: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Pages: 227 pages
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Kate is a hard working single gal who has taken care of everyone in her life including her younger brother. She owns a restaurant and all of her adopted family work there. When Jack Pensione is renovating her building and is not renewing her lease, she’s panicking. She doesn’t have the money to pay for it outright, but she also doesn’t want her “family” to be without jobs. Jack offers her an alternative.
Jack is set to take over the family empire. He belongs to a pack of werewolves and he is due to take over as alpha. Unfortunately, the pack is old fashioned in the respect of wanting the pack leader to be mated. Jack looks to Kate to solve two problems in one agreement. She marries him and help him get to be the alpha he wants, and she gets her restaurant paid in full. The deal is set.
Kate clearly bit off more than she can chew when she agreed to Jack’s deal. There is the insane attraction amongst them they both are trying so hard to fight against, and the bit that Jack is indeed a werewolf. Wha What?? Kate was embroiled in the family drama before she even had a chance to meet everyone! She never knew this world existed and although she’s very open-minded, she’s very overwhelmed! She does seem to accept Jack rather quickly though. I liked how the author used some historical werewolf background to justify in her head what she was learning. Everything was a whirlwind of emotion, it boggled my mind!
Even though we know how this story will go, I loved how Paige Cuccaro takes us on a rollercoaster of a ride! Drama and back stabbing and love…
There’s tales being told all around, some true and some lies, and we don’t know what is what! I especially enjoyed the wolf battles! They were wonderfully written!
Overall I liked the story and read it straight through! Although I felt Jack needed to be a stronger alpha at times, he was believable. All the characters seemed like a misfit of society, in one way, shape, or form, and they banded together to call themselves a family. Kate felt their successes laid firmly on her shoulders. I liked how she grew to realize she didn’t have to control everything, and they could spread their wings a little and fly too!
Marriage Claws was well worth my time reading! I will watch for other books by Paige Cuccaro! I liked her characters and hope to see them in other books!