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The author of Just Say Yes is back with another sweet and sultry Strictly Business novel about working hard and falling harder into an unexpected romance...   Love doesn’t always follow the same schedule...   Alex Walker doesn’t need a woman in his life. In fact, he doesn’t have time for one. Between his career in the FBI and the demands of being good father, romance is an un The author of Just Say Yes is back with another sweet and sultry Strictly Business novel about working hard and falling harder into an unexpected romance...   Love doesn’t always follow the same schedule...   Alex Walker doesn’t need a woman in his life. In fact, he doesn’t have time for one. Between his career in the FBI and the demands of being good father, romance is an unwanted distraction.    Likewise, Cassidy Mullen is fine on her own. The independent career woman has never had a husband in her plans—forget about kids. But when her friend Alex gets into a bind with his ex over their daughter, Cass finds herself suddenly playing the part of Alex’s stable, child-loving fiancée—and liking it a lot more than she’d care to admit.   Soon Alex and Cass can’t deny the real passion growing between them. But as fake affection turns into real love, Cass and Alex will have to make a choice: say “I Do” to their feelings or give up on happily-ever-after for good...


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The author of Just Say Yes is back with another sweet and sultry Strictly Business novel about working hard and falling harder into an unexpected romance...   Love doesn’t always follow the same schedule...   Alex Walker doesn’t need a woman in his life. In fact, he doesn’t have time for one. Between his career in the FBI and the demands of being good father, romance is an un The author of Just Say Yes is back with another sweet and sultry Strictly Business novel about working hard and falling harder into an unexpected romance...   Love doesn’t always follow the same schedule...   Alex Walker doesn’t need a woman in his life. In fact, he doesn’t have time for one. Between his career in the FBI and the demands of being good father, romance is an unwanted distraction.    Likewise, Cassidy Mullen is fine on her own. The independent career woman has never had a husband in her plans—forget about kids. But when her friend Alex gets into a bind with his ex over their daughter, Cass finds herself suddenly playing the part of Alex’s stable, child-loving fiancée—and liking it a lot more than she’d care to admit.   Soon Alex and Cass can’t deny the real passion growing between them. But as fake affection turns into real love, Cass and Alex will have to make a choice: say “I Do” to their feelings or give up on happily-ever-after for good...

30 review for The Wedding Agreement

  1. 4 out of 5

    ☕️Kimberly

    The writing team dubbed Elizabeth Hayley has fast become a favorite for me in the contemporary romance genre. I was excited for The Wedding Agreement since the “arrangement” trope is a personal favorite. I love watching two adults make a solid plan only to have it all unravel into something more. The Wedding Agreement offered a twist to this trope and I enjoyed watching it all unfold. Alex Walker and Cassidy Mullen are both strong characters. It was nice dealing with stable, independent and well- The writing team dubbed Elizabeth Hayley has fast become a favorite for me in the contemporary romance genre. I was excited for The Wedding Agreement since the “arrangement” trope is a personal favorite. I love watching two adults make a solid plan only to have it all unravel into something more. The Wedding Agreement offered a twist to this trope and I enjoyed watching it all unfold. Alex Walker and Cassidy Mullen are both strong characters. It was nice dealing with stable, independent and well-adjusted characters. He is career FBI, and despite his first marriage falling apart, he is a dedicated father. While he longs for more time with his seven-year old, he is in a good place. Cassidy is independent, loves her career, and is not looking for a picket fence. I loved how snarky and quick-witted Cassidy was. They have a fantastic set of friends and interaction with them added depth to the story. Scenes with all of them together offered hilarious moments and it was obvious they cared for one another. Cassidy and Alex are good friends, who enjoyed each other’s company. Occasionally they tangle between the sheets in a no-strings attached relationship and it works for them. Alex wants more time with his daughter but the ex says he is unreliable. After an argument where he claims he can juggle the demands of work and look after his daughter for the summer duty calls. Not wanting to call his Ex, Alex asks Cassidy to help. When he gets back from the call, he finds he is engaged to Cassidy. The setup was hilarious, sweet and oh boy, are we going to have fun! I loved watching them fall deeper into the scheme. Initially I was concerned about Alex’s seven-year-old daughter, but the authors addressed this and to be honest, we all know where this arrangement is headed. Banter, wickedly delicious romps, and tender moments slowly turned this arrangement into more. Of course, we had a few bumps as these two needed to reevaluate their life plans, but it was all worth it. Their romance was sweet and felt genuine leaving me flipping the pages towards my HEA. Copy provided by publisher. This review was originally posted on Caffeinated Book Reviewer

  2. 5 out of 5

    1-Click Addict Support Group

    Hot FBI Agent who is also a single dad – check Feisty Heroine – check Sassy Daughter – check Friends with Benefits – check Fake Fiancée – check Seriously, this book had so many awesome checks and much more. The Wedding Agreement is the third book in the Strictly Business series and was Cass and Alex’s story. We met them both in the previous books. Alex is an FBI agent and single father to Nina, a sweet and sassy little girl. After his marriage fell apart due to his dedication to his career, Alex Hot FBI Agent who is also a single dad – check Feisty Heroine – check Sassy Daughter – check Friends with Benefits – check Fake Fiancée – check Seriously, this book had so many awesome checks and much more. The Wedding Agreement is the third book in the Strictly Business series and was Cass and Alex’s story. We met them both in the previous books. Alex is an FBI agent and single father to Nina, a sweet and sassy little girl. After his marriage fell apart due to his dedication to his career, Alex just wanted to be a good dad. When his ex-wife Tessa, starts questioning his parenting, Cass jumps in and tells her they are getting married. So, what happens when the two jump into a fake relationship and plan a fake wedding? Do the feelings turn real? Or do they just go back to being friends? You will have to read and find out! This story was fantastic! It was funny, sexy, and real! “He sounds like a drowning walrus,” Alex said. Cass looked at him curiously. “Can walruses drown?” And there were some super-hot scenes! “You’re really going to give it up to me on the street? You are a dirty, dirty girl, Cass.” There was so much that I loved about this book, but the relationship Cass had with Nina was my absolutely favorite! I also loved how much we got to see of all the other couples from the two previous books. I certainly we hope we get Simone’s story next! ~ Tiffany, 5 stars

  3. 4 out of 5

    Danielle

    This is the 3rd book in this series by Hayley but the second book I have read of hers and I liked it. I didn't really remember what the one I read before was about but once this story got going the characters started to feel more familiar. Alex is a divorced FBI agent who has a daughter. His marriage didn't work out because he always working but now his ex wants to travel and support her new husband in his business adventures and plans to leave their daughter with her parents for 2 months instea This is the 3rd book in this series by Hayley but the second book I have read of hers and I liked it. I didn't really remember what the one I read before was about but once this story got going the characters started to feel more familiar. Alex is a divorced FBI agent who has a daughter. His marriage didn't work out because he always working but now his ex wants to travel and support her new husband in his business adventures and plans to leave their daughter with her parents for 2 months instead of Alex. Alex knows that work calls him away sometimes but not often enough and he loved his daughter more then anything. He will do whatever it takes it have his daughter for those two months even if that means going along with Cassidy's crazy plan. Cassidy is an independent career woman and never figured a husband and kids would be in her future. She is okay with hooking up with Alex when time permits but when Alex tells her what's going on she jumps at the chance to help him out because he is a good father. Cass makes up a fake engagement and these two have a few months to pull it off but the more time they spend together the more it starts feeling real and emotions start to grow. I liked Cass and Alex and how easy their friendship was. They both liked each other and had some fun but they never thought they would become more. While in their fake relationship Alex is one who starts to have feelings he can't explain first but continues to go with it and he actually wants to get to know Cass better then he does. Although the plot wasn't original the characters definitely stood out and I liked how their friends to relationship starting developing. They even planned a fake wedding with deposits and details to make it seem real which I thought was great that Hayley did that. That really made this book stand out from other ones out there. I thought this was a cute funny romantic read that left me wanting more. I was completely satisfied with the ending and how the story played out. This book includes some humor and hot scenes that made these characters stand out and made them more realistic. If you love friends to lovers stories even when they don't plan it I would definitely give this one a try.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Red Cheeks Reads

    'All night he'd felt it - a quiet, steady thrum of desire. It crackled through him, made his blood boil. He couldn't take it anymore. The need to act on it - to take what he craved - was too overwhelming to be ignored.' The Wedding Agreement is book three in the Strictly Business series by Elizabeth Hayley and I have loved each one. In this book we have Alex a single dad and FBI agent who is struggling to balance his time allotted in his custody agreement with his demanding career in the FBI. 'All night he'd felt it - a quiet, steady thrum of desire. It crackled through him, made his blood boil. He couldn't take it anymore. The need to act on it - to take what he craved - was too overwhelming to be ignored.' The Wedding Agreement is book three in the Strictly Business series by Elizabeth Hayley and I have loved each one. In this book we have Alex a single dad and FBI agent who is struggling to balance his time allotted in his custody agreement with his demanding career in the FBI. When his ex threatens to take away some of that time he knows something must change. Cassidy is perfectly happy focusing on her career and doesn't necessarily see herself as a mom in the future but when put in front of her friend (and sometime hook up partner) she lets her mouth get ahead of her brain and suddenly she has made up a fake engagement that might be more trouble than Alex was already in. Now these two friend (who are clearly attracted to each other) are spending more and more time together and starting to find out that not everything is as easy as hooking up but some things are worth it. 'If she was being honest with herself, it was a bit overwhelming for her. Cass had always been one to like her space, but Alex had infiltrated every aspect of her life. And she liked him there. Isn't that some crazy shit?' The duo Elizabeth Hayley is one I can always count on to give me a book that is hilariously funny but with the with amount of drama and angst mixed it. Not a hard read but not just bubblegum either. Alex and Cass were friend first and I think that base made their inevitable relationship feel deeper and just more. This entire cast of characters has been a delight to read and natural wit that Elizabeth Hayley writes with made the book occupy my entire day unable to stop reading. This friends to lovers story hit all this right notes but honestly that was no surprise for me. I have yet to find a book written by these two that I didn't love reading. ~miranda

  5. 5 out of 5

    Codi Gary

    I freaking loved this book! This is my first book by Elizabeth Hayley and she sent me through all the feels. I laughed. I cried. I wanted to scream in frustration. I cried some more. And I did a freaking happy dance at the end. This is a fantastic friends to lovers story with an adorable little girl and a group of friends that are completely realistic and fun mixed in. The sex is HAWT, so be prepared and Alex is totally Swoon-Worthy! Totally recommend and I'm going to go back and read the first I freaking loved this book! This is my first book by Elizabeth Hayley and she sent me through all the feels. I laughed. I cried. I wanted to scream in frustration. I cried some more. And I did a freaking happy dance at the end. This is a fantastic friends to lovers story with an adorable little girl and a group of friends that are completely realistic and fun mixed in. The sex is HAWT, so be prepared and Alex is totally Swoon-Worthy! Totally recommend and I'm going to go back and read the first two books in the series!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Megan ~The Never Ending Book Basket

    Elizabeth Hayley is probably my favorite writing duo around, and they have given me some pretty fantastic reading experiences over the past few years with their phenomenal books. Their writing is so seamless, so vibrant, and so fun, and they never fail to deliver a story with the perfect level of heat, connection, and feels that has me loving it all. They also never fail to make me laugh my butt off with their dynamic and distinctive humor, and by the end of their books my cheeks usually hurt a Elizabeth Hayley is probably my favorite writing duo around, and they have given me some pretty fantastic reading experiences over the past few years with their phenomenal books. Their writing is so seamless, so vibrant, and so fun, and they never fail to deliver a story with the perfect level of heat, connection, and feels that has me loving it all. They also never fail to make me laugh my butt off with their dynamic and distinctive humor, and by the end of their books my cheeks usually hurt a bit because that’s how much they’ve made me laugh. The Wedding Agreement is the third and final book in their Strictly Business Series, and I have to tell you that I absolutely loved every word of it. It was fun, meaningful, and it packed a story that just didn’t quit with two characters I loved instantly. With their trademark writing style that created an undeniable connection to these characters and this story, I was immediately swept up into it all, and I truly could not get enough. This book filled my heart with all the feels, made me blush in the best possible way, and it had me laughing and smiling and feeling all the way through, and I honestly could not have asked for more. The Wedding Agreement gave me everything I’ve come to love and expect from a book by this fantastic duo, and the more I read, the more and more I realized how fantastic this book was, how much I was falling for Alex and Cass and their story, and how much I could not get enough of the vibrant charm bursting from this books pages. This was just an honest to goodness good book, and even though I could use a million different positive adjectives to describe how much I loved it, I still wouldn’t be able to fully capture how much I loved it and just how good it was. I have to say the first thing that drew me into this book was the actual premise of the story. I was immediately hooked into it all with how Cass saves Alex in a pinch, the friendship that Alex and Cass already shared, and how she offers to help him in more ways than one with spending more time with his daughter Nina. I found the plot to be so interesting and fun, and that really pulled me into the book because I was eager to see how those pretend feelings that Cass and Alex were sharing would soon turn into something more. I thought Elizabeth Hayley brought this story to life in the best possible way, and they really invested me from the start in everything that was happening between Alex and Cass. The actual plot of the story unfolded seamlessly over the course of this book, and it was never to fast or too slow, it was just right for everything that happened, which just made this book even better to experience. So I am a major sucker for stories with single dads, and The Wedding Agreement was no different. I absolutely loved Alex’s character, and I really loved getting to experience and see his relationship with his daughter Nina, as he tried to fit family, job, and love into his life. What I loved about Alex was that he really tried in this book. He tried with his daughter, he tried with Cass, and he tried with himself, and sure sometimes it wasn’t always easy for him, but he sure as hell tried. Alex fought with all he had to spend time with his daughter and to make her happy, and there was no doubt in my mind while reading that that man would do anything for his kid. That fierce determination in him one me over in a nanosecond, and at the same time I loved how charming he was with Cass. I absolutely loved being in Alex’s head throughout this book and getting to be there when things started to change with him and Cass. Seeing that man fall, understanding his hesitancies and doubts, and getting to experience him try and fight through it all had me loving him to pieces. Cass is an independent, sassy, and fun loving female character that will have you laughing and smiling in no time. She’s also a girl with a heart of gold that will shine through every page of this book. What I loved about Cass’s character in this book was that she really goes on a journey of self-realization in this book. At the start she is fine being alone, fine being all about her career, and she is sure as heck fine without the white picket fence and all that that might entail, but as this book progresses she soon starts to feel and think differently. I thought Elizabeth Hayley did an extraordinary job showing how her character comes to realize so many things about her wants and dreams, and how she might just be able to actually have it all if she only lets herself be open to it. Going along with Cass in this book as she comes to realize all of these things was fantastic, and I found her to be such a relatable and easy to love character because of all of that and just because of who she was. Cass is fun, real, and so easy to connect to in this book, and that is just part of what made her such a phenomenal character. Alex and Cass certainly share the best kind of banter with one another, and that not only had me laughing like crazy, it had me feeling that undeniable spark between those two. The closer these to get and the more they pretend to have feelings for one another for the sake of their fake wedding, the more they both start to realize that they just might be feeling more for one another than they bargained for. Elizabeth Hayley gives you the outstanding opportunity to jump into both of these characters heads to experience the true connection and feelings they share. Those feelings are certainly real and a tad bit scary for Alex and Cass, and you will love every second with them in this book as they try to make sense of it all. And have no doubt, that through all of that you will be blushing from the heated connection they share, laughing and smirking at their hysterical banter, and really just falling even more for those two as they simultaneously fall for one another. Elizabeth Hayley never fails to deliver a story with the best balance of everything, and The Wedding Agreement was no different. It had the feels and emotions I love to get when I read, it had the romance and heat that just made it all the more intense and spark filled, and it had the laughs and the banter to bring it all home. All of that combined to give me such a fulfilling reading experience that left me completely satisfied. I laughed, I melted, and my heart even hurt a bit for these characters as they tried to figure it all out, and most of all it fell like crazy for Alex and Cass and all they were sharing. That is a true testament to what Elizabeth Hayley’s thoughtful storytelling and writing creates in this book, and it made reading The Wedding Agreement so undeniably phenomenal and fulfilling in every way. The supporting characters of this series are some of my favorite around. They are so fun, so wonderfully distinctive, and they just made reading this book even better. I loved every single interaction with them, and getting to see how Cass and Alex interacted with all of their friends made this book feel so real and so enjoyable. I loved too that their friends were never afraid to call them both on their crap and tell them how it was, while at the same time being there for them in ways only real friends can be. That just made me love them all the more because it showed that the fantastic characters of this series makeup one helluva crazy good family. The Wedding Agreement was a story that gave me it all in one exceptionally written package. This book was fulfilling, it was fun, and it gave me a story that I felt every word of. Throughout every page of Alex and Cass’s story I fell harder and harder for those two and all that they were sharing, and I couldn’t help but hope with all that I had that they’d be able to figure out a way to make it all work. I was wholly invested in them and their laugh out loud banter, and I truly couldn’t have asked for more with them and their story in this book. This is a vibrant, lively, and oh so enrapturing read that will have you feeling and experiencing it all with these characters, and in the end you will love every single moment you get with them within the pages of this wonderful book. Elizabeth Hayley sure knows how to write a book I love with all that I have, and this one was no different. As sad as I am to say goodbye to all of these characters and this series, I can’t help but be so thrilled with every single word I got with all of them. This book just exemplifies the talent this writing duo has, and I for one can’t wait to read whatever they come up with next. I have no doubt it’ll make me laugh, and smile, and feel a helluva lot, and I can’t freaking wait. The Wedding Agreement is a surefire must read, and I am telling you, you will love it.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Nancy Brady

    A fake engagement turns into love...who says 'first comes love, then comes marriage' is the right way to do it? This contemporary romance in the Strictly Business series brings together two of the characters from the other two stories. This time it is Cass Mullens, independent career woman, and Alex Walker, divorced dad of a young daughter. Good friends, yes, yet neither wants a long-term commitment: however, in a rash moment Cass tells Tessa (ex-wife and Nina's mother) that she and Alex are eng A fake engagement turns into love...who says 'first comes love, then comes marriage' is the right way to do it? This contemporary romance in the Strictly Business series brings together two of the characters from the other two stories. This time it is Cass Mullens, independent career woman, and Alex Walker, divorced dad of a young daughter. Good friends, yes, yet neither wants a long-term commitment: however, in a rash moment Cass tells Tessa (ex-wife and Nina's mother) that she and Alex are engaged. The pair then are willing to fake plan a wedding so that Nina, his daughter, and he can spend more time together over the summer. But can they remain friends after they split up from their 'fake engagement' as planned? What about the chemistry between Alex and Cass? Can feelings be stifled, and can feelings be trifled with? Lots of steamy scenes are interspersed with scenes of domesticity make for a contemporary romance that is a worthy successor to the others. All of them are very different, but each brings different issues to forefront (and the chapter names are always relevant to the couple).

  8. 4 out of 5

    Miranda Elaine

    4.5 Smooches review coming at Red Cheeks Reads

  9. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth H.

    This review was written by Marie for a guest review post on Ever After Book Reviews blog: 5 Stars THE WEDDING AGREEMENT was a cute, fun and surprisingly sexy romance that had me laughing, cheering, and anxiously waiting for the final page and HEA. The story introduces us to two friends, Alex and Cassidy. Both of them are independent and not looking for a relationship by any means. But when Alex’s ex starts questioning his parenting choices and whether or not he’s fit as a father with his job as an This review was written by Marie for a guest review post on Ever After Book Reviews blog: 5 Stars THE WEDDING AGREEMENT was a cute, fun and surprisingly sexy romance that had me laughing, cheering, and anxiously waiting for the final page and HEA. The story introduces us to two friends, Alex and Cassidy. Both of them are independent and not looking for a relationship by any means. But when Alex’s ex starts questioning his parenting choices and whether or not he’s fit as a father with his job as an FBI agent, Cassidy jumps in to save him by telling his ex that the two of them are engaged to be married! Playing the happy couple to keep Alex’s ex at bay, Cassidy and Alex discover that they really do have feelings for one another, and have to decide whether to give in to those feelings, or give up the game of playing house. Alex and Cassidy are perfect for one another. They’re both smart, tenacious people with big hearts, and I just loved their interaction. You can tell from the get-go that while they both are oblivious to the feelings they harbor; they care for one another. Their relationship is tender, sweet, and eventually…extremely hot! There was also the relationship between Alex’s daughter, Nina, and Cassidy. It was adorable, and you could really tell that Cassidy loved the girl just as much as she loved Alex. The pairing was perfect in this book, the setting was picturesque, and the plot was brilliant. Another shining star for Ms. Elizabeth Hayley! ***I read and reviewed a paperback copy of the book gifted to the blog, from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are my own***

  10. 5 out of 5

    Danielle Urban

    The Wedding Arrangement by Elizabeth Hayley is an emotional journey. It pulls me in deeper. The lives of the characters feels real. I got lost within their emotions, thoughts, and actions. Strong, sad, funny, and sweet. Cassidy aka Cass and Alex are best friends. They also sleep together at times. Cass is a working woman but cares deeply about helping her friend Alex. Alex is having issues with his ex-wife about taking care of their seven-year-old daughter. Sometimes, he gets called for a specia The Wedding Arrangement by Elizabeth Hayley is an emotional journey. It pulls me in deeper. The lives of the characters feels real. I got lost within their emotions, thoughts, and actions. Strong, sad, funny, and sweet. Cassidy aka Cass and Alex are best friends. They also sleep together at times. Cass is a working woman but cares deeply about helping her friend Alex. Alex is having issues with his ex-wife about taking care of their seven-year-old daughter. Sometimes, he gets called for a special investigation seeing as he's an FBI agent. His ex makes him feel like the worst father ever. He loves his daughter. Cass sees that. So, out of the blue she ends up fibbing to Alex's ex about them being engaged. At first he's even more frustrated but then as Cass explains her reasoning, he goes with it. Neither one thought of love. But life is messy, complicated, and charming. Alex is this super sexy alpha that has a good heart. He even has a good sense of humor. Cass lacks the normal humor as an adult but she has a good heart too. She can't cook but she does make a good fake stepmom and fake fiancée. Only here...the fakeness starts to become real for both. Neither realizes it at first. Overall, I enjoyed reading this entertaining contemporary romance. Sexy as hell and engaging. I recommend The Wedding Arrangement to readers everywhere. 4.5-stars

  11. 5 out of 5

    Karen

    Definitely one of the craziest “fake relationship” stories I’ve ever read. Cass and Alex spend most of the book planning a fake wedding that is never intended to occur. It was engaging to read about them as they work things out.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Emma

    I really like how Cassidy's character develops throughout this story. I really like how Cassidy's character develops throughout this story.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Tricia

    A fun, whitty story that keeps you reading and wanting more.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Cherie Clark

    Loved this book and series. I really enjoyed this Author. 🌟💝⭐💜🌟🧡🌟💛⭐💚⭐💙

  15. 5 out of 5

    OpenBookSociety.com

    http://openbooksociety.com/article/th... The Wedding Agreement Strictly Business, #3 By Elizabeth Hayley ISBN: 0451475542 (ISBN13: 9780451475541) Author’s Website: http://www.authorelizabethhayley.com Review brought to you by OBS reviewer Andra Synopsis: Love doesn’t always follow the same schedule… Alex Walker doesn’t need a woman in his life. In fact, he doesn’t have time for one. Between his career in the FBI and the demands of being good father, romance is an unwanted distraction. Likewise, Cassidy Mu http://openbooksociety.com/article/th... The Wedding Agreement Strictly Business, #3 By Elizabeth Hayley ISBN: 0451475542 (ISBN13: 9780451475541) Author’s Website: http://www.authorelizabethhayley.com Review brought to you by OBS reviewer Andra Synopsis: Love doesn’t always follow the same schedule… Alex Walker doesn’t need a woman in his life. In fact, he doesn’t have time for one. Between his career in the FBI and the demands of being good father, romance is an unwanted distraction. Likewise, Cassidy Mullen is fine on her own. The independent career woman has never had a husband in her plans—forget about kids. But when her friend Alex gets into a bind with his ex over their daughter, Cass finds herself suddenly playing the part of Alex’s stable, child-loving fiancée—and liking it a lot more than she’d care to admit. Soon Alex and Cass can’t deny the real passion growing between them. But as fake affection turns into real love, Cass and Alex will have to make a choice: say “I Do” to their feelings or give up on happily-ever-after for good. Review: The Wedding Agreement is the third book in Elizabeth Hayley’s Strictly Business series. Having read book one and two previously, I was looking forward to this newest installment of the series. I was not disappointed. This third book is the best so far, in my opinion. I quite enjoyed getting to be a part of all the characters again: Lauren and Scott (best friends to Cass (Cassidy Mullen) and Alex (Alex Walker) respectively), Quinn, Simone, Xavier and Tim. Alex and Cass are friends. They are actually more than friends…they are friends with benefits (though this little tidbit is not generally known among their group of friends). The premise is that Alex’s ex-wife (Tessa) is going away for 8 weeks in the summer and is shipping their child (Nina) off to her parents. Thus Alex would not be able to see his child for the entire summer. Over drinks one evening, Alex and Cass concoct a pretend engagement to show Tessa that Alex is stable and has changed his workaholic ways and would be able to put their daughter first. This plan works and Alex gets Nina for the eight weeks. During this time, Alex and Cass are continuing on with the engagement charade. Picking venues, bands, food and the engagement ring – this engagement is moving ahead. And with this forward momentum, the relationship between Cass and Alex (and Nina) continues to grow. Will this turn into a real engagement? I loved when Cass and Alex had a falling out and of course their buddies each stepped in to tell both Alex and Cass that they were being stupid! I knew a falling out had to occur to add suspense to the love story, but the way that the good friends handled this was priceless. The guys (Scott especially – Alex’s best friend) certainly read Alex the riot act and in no uncertain terms called him an idiot. Guess it just takes some guys longer to realize they are in love! The whole guys talking to Alex sequence was well done and I loved how Scott pushed Alex until he came to the appropriate conclusions about his feelings and what he should do going forward. The gals staged an ‘interfriendtion’. The gals knew something was up and were worried because Cass had been avoiding them for over a week. “Busy trying to heal a broken heart without your best friends. And without this.” Quinn reached into a bag she’s brought and pulled out a carton of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. “And these,” Lauren added as she pulled a stack of chick flicks out of her purse. Simone got up and came to sit beside her. “And, of course, this.” Simone wrapped her arms around Cass. I quite enjoyed the way the split was resolved and in the end, true love seems to shine through. The supporting relationships were well defined and inclusive. The co-parenting relationship between Alex and Tessa grew in a way that gives one hope that ex’s can co-operate and do what is best for their child (civilized co-parenting). I found the relationship between Cass and Nina delightful and a true testament to being a good step parent to be. All in all, I enjoyed this third book in the Strictly Business series. As I read books written by Elizabeth Hayley, I appreciate her style of writing more and more. I do hope there is a book four to this series. Or I could branch out to her Pieces series. *OBS would like to thank the publisher for supplying a free copy of this title in exchange for an honest review*

  16. 5 out of 5

    Kristine GPI Bookblog

    Cassidy Mullen has a great life, she has a job she loves most days and is exceptional at, wonderful friends, a loving family and a casual but mutually beneficial relationship with sexy FBI agent and friend Alex Walker, life for Cass is exactly how she wants it, uncomplicated. On the surface Alex's life is pretty spectacular, he's got good friends, a job he loves as an FBI agent, a daughter her adores, an ex wife who stays largely out of his way, and a casual hook up partner in Cass, she's feisty Cassidy Mullen has a great life, she has a job she loves most days and is exceptional at, wonderful friends, a loving family and a casual but mutually beneficial relationship with sexy FBI agent and friend Alex Walker, life for Cass is exactly how she wants it, uncomplicated. On the surface Alex's life is pretty spectacular, he's got good friends, a job he loves as an FBI agent, a daughter her adores, an ex wife who stays largely out of his way, and a casual hook up partner in Cass, she's feisty, confident, and sexy as hell and only wants friendship and the occasional hook up when it suits them both, it's the perfect relationship for relationship shy Alex, one failed marriage is enough under his belt, his career is unpredictable, settling down again isn't in the cards. When Alex's ex wife Tessa announces that she'll be travelling over the holidays with her husband for work without their daughter, Alex thinks he has the chance to spend weeks with his daughter Nina, instead Tessa has plans to send her to her grandparents as Alex's schedule is too unpredictable to factor in the care of their young daughter, despite Alex's claims that he can take care of his daughter, Tessa is proven correct once again when his work interferes and Cass is caught child minding. Cass, in her haste to protect Alex, introduces herself as his fiancée, without thinking of the possible consequences, in a split second Cass is no longer a card carrying member of the single and happy about it league, instead for all intents and purposes Cass is now madly in love, planning a wedding and getting to know her future step daughter Nina, while Alex is just trying to catch up, while ensuring to the outside world, especially to Tessa that he can't wait to tie the knot. The Wedding Agreement is equal parts laugh out loud funny, deliciously sexy and heart warmingly tender, the struggles that both Cass and Alex face are both raw and touching, their epiphany's throughout made me grasp my chest as I feel their uncertainty, their fear, their triumph wash over me. From the self destructive belief that one failed marriage was a sign that he would never be able to make marriage work again, to the belief that it's all or nothing when it comes to having a career or a family, that in order to have one, you would have to sacrifice the other, that one would choose motherhood and a family of their own volition, that you were saddled with it and would ultimately resent it in the years that followed. There's a childlike wonder to their budding connection, the deeper they fall, and the more they become intrinsically entwined in each others lives the more real the game they're playing becomes, pretending the chemistry that draws them to one another is no match for what is building between them. The look that passed between them was the realest and rawest moment they had in almost two months. The Wedding Agreement ticked all the boxes for my perfect light hearted read, friends with benefits...check, snarky humour and witty dialogue .... check, characters that you can feel through the page.... check, a story that pulls you in from the very first page...check....Elizabeth Hayley have hit their stride, giving the reader a story that they truly want to read, want to devour, want to lose themselves in, every moment here had me glued to the page, their characters make you feel something, make you cheer for them, make you swoon and smile and pump your first in the air, make you want to draw them into your arms and console them, it's a testament to their talent, that almost a week after finishing Cass and Alex's story I'm still smiling, still reminiscing, still desperate for more of the Strictly Business band of friends. Http://glasspaperinkbookblog.blogspot...

  17. 5 out of 5

    Andra Weis

    http://openbooksociety.com/article/th... The Wedding Agreement is the third book in Elizabeth Hayley’s Strictly Business series. Having read book one and two previously, I was looking forward to this newest installment of the series. I was not disappointed. This third book is the best so far, in my opinion. I quite enjoyed getting to be a part of all the characters again: Lauren and Scott (best friends to Cass (Cassidy Mullen) and Alex (Alex Walker) respectively), Quinn, Simone, Xavier and Tim. Al http://openbooksociety.com/article/th... The Wedding Agreement is the third book in Elizabeth Hayley’s Strictly Business series. Having read book one and two previously, I was looking forward to this newest installment of the series. I was not disappointed. This third book is the best so far, in my opinion. I quite enjoyed getting to be a part of all the characters again: Lauren and Scott (best friends to Cass (Cassidy Mullen) and Alex (Alex Walker) respectively), Quinn, Simone, Xavier and Tim. Alex and Cass are friends. They are actually more than friends…they are friends with benefits (though this little tidbit is not generally known among their group of friends). The premise is that Alex’s ex-wife (Tessa) is going away for 8 weeks in the summer and is shipping their child (Nina) off to her parents. Thus Alex would not be able to see his child for the entire summer. Over drinks one evening, Alex and Cass concoct a pretend engagement to show Tessa that Alex is stable and has changed his workaholic ways and would be able to put their daughter first. This plan works and Alex gets Nina for the eight weeks. During this time, Alex and Cass are continuing on with the engagement charade. Picking venues, bands, food and the engagement ring – this engagement is moving ahead. And with this forward momentum, the relationship between Cass and Alex (and Nina) continues to grow. Will this turn into a real engagement? I loved when Cass and Alex had a falling out and of course their buddies each stepped in to tell both Alex and Cass that they were being stupid! I knew a falling out had to occur to add suspense to the love story, but the way that the good friends handled this was priceless. The guys (Scott especially – Alex’s best friend) certainly read Alex the riot act and in no uncertain terms called him an idiot. Guess it just takes some guys longer to realize they are in love! The whole guys talking to Alex sequence was well done and I loved how Scott pushed Alex until he came to the appropriate conclusions about his feelings and what he should do going forward. The gals staged an ‘interfriendtion’. The gals knew something was up and were worried because Cass had been avoiding them for over a week. “Busy trying to heal a broken heart without your best friends. And without this.” Quinn reached into a bag she’s brought and pulled out a carton of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. “And these,” Lauren added as she pulled a stack of chick flicks out of her purse. Simone got up and came to sit beside her. “And, of course, this.” Simone wrapped her arms around Cass. I quite enjoyed the way the split was resolved and in the end, true love seems to shine through. The supporting relationships were well defined and inclusive. The co-parenting relationship between Alex and Tessa grew in a way that gives one hope that ex’s can co-operate and do what is best for their child (civilized co-parenting). I found the relationship between Cass and Nina delightful and a true testament to being a good step parent to be. All in all, I enjoyed this third book in the Strictly Business series. As I read books written by Elizabeth Hayley, I appreciate her style of writing more and more. I do hope there is a book four to this series. Or I could branch out to her Pieces series. *OBS would like to thank the publisher for supplying a free copy of this title in exchange for an honest review*

  18. 5 out of 5

    Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)

    Cassidy Mullen is focused on her career and has made no secret of the fact that she has no plans to ever settle down in suburbia with the husband, 2.5 kids and dog, but she can't resist stepping in to help a friend when he finds himself in a tight spot and her impulsiveness lands her in the starring role of a devoted fiancée, planning a fake wedding. Alex Walker has two priorities in his life: his job and his daughter, in exactly that order. His foray into marriage convinced him that relationshi Cassidy Mullen is focused on her career and has made no secret of the fact that she has no plans to ever settle down in suburbia with the husband, 2.5 kids and dog, but she can't resist stepping in to help a friend when he finds himself in a tight spot and her impulsiveness lands her in the starring role of a devoted fiancée, planning a fake wedding. Alex Walker has two priorities in his life: his job and his daughter, in exactly that order. His foray into marriage convinced him that relationships are stressful and while he doesn't mind the occasional booty call or friends with benefits relationship like the one he has with Cassidy, he has sworn off commitment except to his job and his daughter. Unfortunately, if he wants custody of his daughter over the summer holidays, he has no choice but to go along with the fake engagement to Cassidy and in fact, actively go through the motions of planning a wedding that would not be taking place. Sometimes, all that is needed to change a relationship is close contact and that is exactly what happens with Cassidy and Alex. They have always had a good friendship but with the time they spend together, their feelings for each other grow and they find themselves questioning everything they've always believed and their choices/decisions about relationships. Cassidy especially finds herself emotionally bonding with Alex's daughter and rethinking her prejudices about marriage, family and motherhood. I really enjoyed how the authors gave the characters depth, let readers see their personal struggles and played around with the usual stereotypes. Nothing about them is exactly what you would expect and they have enough edges that they won't fit into a box. Alex was a good father to his daughter when he was present, but his dedication to his job meant that she got the short end of the stick most of the time. Cassidy came from a family straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting, but wasn't interested in having one of her own. Even Alex's ex-wife who did him dirty, was hard to dislike because she was genuinely and rightly concerned about her daughter's well-being. THE WEDDING AGREEMENT is an entertaining and fun read and perfect for a lazy day. I especially love that the drama and angst level is low and even the conflict is resolved satisfactorily. P.S: Ms. Hayley, for the record, I share your sentiments about Adam Sandler:) Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Want more? Subscribe to my Newsletter on The Sassy Bookster. Follow me on Twitter | Tumblr | Bloglovin’. Like my page on Facebook.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jules

    I was in for quite a surprise all around when I picked up this book. I did not realize that it is the third and final book in a series, nor did I realize that Elizabeth Hayley is actually two authors. Finally, I was delighted to find that The Wedding Agreement is NOT another take-the-pretend-girlfriend-to-the-wedding romance. It’s a let’s pretend to get married romance! Alex and Cass are happy with their individual lives and with their friends-with-benefits arrangement. The premise that Cass spea I was in for quite a surprise all around when I picked up this book. I did not realize that it is the third and final book in a series, nor did I realize that Elizabeth Hayley is actually two authors. Finally, I was delighted to find that The Wedding Agreement is NOT another take-the-pretend-girlfriend-to-the-wedding romance. It’s a let’s pretend to get married romance! Alex and Cass are happy with their individual lives and with their friends-with-benefits arrangement. The premise that Cass speaks without thinking is funny and lighthearted. What could go wrong when you introduce yourself as the fiancé of their ex? There are plenty of humorous and sentimental moments that arise from this ongoing farce. I enjoyed all the characters in The Wedding Agreement. Clearly, most if not all, had been introduced in the previous two books, but it is easy to get a feel for the characters and their make-shift family. Alex is the strong sensible type whose work as an FBI agent usually takes precedence over everything else in his life. However, in this book, he is making a concerted effort to be present for his daughter, Nina. Their sweet, loving relationship is adorable. I love a dad who will play dolls with his daughter! Cass is an independent, confident woman. She comes from a big, loving family, yet she has decided that she’d rather stay single and focus on her career (the reasoning might be explained in prior books). Just like Alex, she is on call for work 24/7; she sees marriage and family as something that would limit her personal growth or restrict her ability to pursue her goals. As Cass and Alex go through the motions of planning a wedding so that Alex’ ex-wife doesn’t figure out they’re faking it, they naturally form a deeper bond. The time spent together has each of them appreciating the other more. While Alex is the first to admit (to himself) that his feelings for Cass have changed, it is Cass who questions her feelings and her prejudices about marriage and family the most. The authors did a fine job showing Cass’ exploration of her goals, wants and needs in terms of her career and a relationship. I really liked Alex and Cass together. The banter between the two is fabulous and clearly shows the foundation of their friendship. The chemistry between the two is undeniable. The Wedding Agreement is a fun read with minimal drama and angst. Sure there is a conflict and the story culminates in its resolution, but it is not overplayed and doesn’t overtake the story. Overall, the authors’ wit, vibrancy and humor shine through in this lighthearted read that will leave you smiling from ear to ear. I received a complimentary copy of this book via The Book Nuts in exchange for an honest review.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Krissys

    Alex Walker doesn’t need a woman in his life. In fact, he doesn’t have time for one. Between his career in the FBI and the demands of being good father, romance is an unwanted distraction. Likewise, Cassidy Mullen is fine on her own. The independent career woman has never had a husband in her plans—forget about kids. But when her friend Alex gets into a bind with his ex over their daughter, Cass finds herself suddenly playing the part of Alex’s stable, child-loving fiancée—and liking it a lot m Alex Walker doesn’t need a woman in his life. In fact, he doesn’t have time for one. Between his career in the FBI and the demands of being good father, romance is an unwanted distraction. Likewise, Cassidy Mullen is fine on her own. The independent career woman has never had a husband in her plans—forget about kids. But when her friend Alex gets into a bind with his ex over their daughter, Cass finds herself suddenly playing the part of Alex’s stable, child-loving fiancée—and liking it a lot more than she’d care to admit. Soon Alex and Cass can’t deny the real passion growing between them. But as fake affection turns into real love, Cass and Alex will have to make a choice: say “I Do” to their feelings or give up on happily-ever-after for good.. My Review: A group of people who shouldn't have been parents who finally shift their priorities and grow up enough to have a positive influence and relationship with one another to put more than themselves to the front of the line. I liked this. There were a few things I didn't care for but all in all I enjoyed reading this book. My Rating: Reviewed By: Krissys Bookshelf Reviews Booklikes Goodreads Twitter Google Plus Blogger Pinterest Amazon Disclaimer: Krissys Bookshelf Reviews received a print copy in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own. Source: Received a print copy in exchange for an honest review from Berkley Publishing. Note: If any of Krissys Bookshelf Reviews has been helpful please stop by to like or let me know what you think! Thank you!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Leone (She Reads too Much Romance)

    In the beginning of my reading of, “The Wedding Agreement”, I had very high expectations for the story. In fact I was more than ready to finish the previous novel that I was reading and leap into the boundaries of the pages of book three in the Strictly Business series written by author, Elizabeth Hayley. Well, so much for being overly anxious because this book was a major letdown for me. The writing of this book was very cheesy from the start. I often find that certain contemporary romances are In the beginning of my reading of, “The Wedding Agreement”, I had very high expectations for the story. In fact I was more than ready to finish the previous novel that I was reading and leap into the boundaries of the pages of book three in the Strictly Business series written by author, Elizabeth Hayley. Well, so much for being overly anxious because this book was a major letdown for me. The writing of this book was very cheesy from the start. I often find that certain contemporary romances are written in this light to add brief encounters of humor to the characters, but I don't personally consider it a positive. I thought that both Casey and Alex didn't know how to properly act like adults and ran around more like hormonal teenagers rather than a man and a woman brought together by the aid of one another. The sex between the characters literally leaped off the page before the story could begin to move forward into the actual plot. A minor detail to some readers, but such sensual nature has an impact on me as a reviewer. I need to know the characters as individuals in order to actually be able to grade honestly before the author moves onward to sensual conduct. I didn't get a chance to meet Alex nor Casey prior to this or at least in a proper introduction because I witnessed the sensual action first and that is a large flaw. The only positive that I can think of when writing this review has to be the fact that Alex was willing to do anything for his daughter including having Casey portraying the role of his soon-to-be-wife. I thought that this characteristic of Alex showed his true character better than any other portion of the book could have done. -Copyrights of this review belong to Night Owl Reviews. To read more of my review please click on the link that has been provided: https://www.nightowlreviews.com/v5/Re...

  22. 4 out of 5

    Rough Draft Book Blog

    The Wedding Agreement by Elizabeth Hayley Cass & Alex FUNNY, CUTE, AND JUST OK FOR ME 3 Stars So, this is the third book in the Strictly Business series and I must say I kinda liked it. It's funny, it's sexy, and it's full of some kick ass banter. Not to mention some pretty funny main characters! Cass is all kinds of cray cray! She blurts shit out without thinking of the consequenses. I'm pretty sure this whole story could have been avoided if Cass woulda just kept her mouth shut... but where's the f The Wedding Agreement by Elizabeth Hayley Cass & Alex FUNNY, CUTE, AND JUST OK FOR ME 3 Stars So, this is the third book in the Strictly Business series and I must say I kinda liked it. It's funny, it's sexy, and it's full of some kick ass banter. Not to mention some pretty funny main characters! Cass is all kinds of cray cray! She blurts shit out without thinking of the consequenses. I'm pretty sure this whole story could have been avoided if Cass woulda just kept her mouth shut... but where's the fun in that, right? Well Cass is dead set on being single, staying single, and dying single... Until... she sticks her foot in her mouth and puts herself in a situation she only thinks is temporary. Yeah right! Alex is a single Dad whose marriage ended because he made the wrong choices when it came to family or work. He's adamant about not making the same mistake again, but with a demanding job and a daughter who needs him, Alex find himself at the mercy of Cass and her crazy ways. Trust me, it's really not that bad! The supporting characters are pretty much the same people we've already read about in previous books but still pretty cool to see them again. We get to meet Alex's ex-wife, Tessa who you'd think would be the bitch on wheels most ex's are, but nope... she's actually pretty cool and seems to be up for sharing parenting with Alex and Cass. So, this is the third in the series and definitely a nice addition, just not my fave. The pacing is pretty good, the storyline ok, but I found not enough tension in the middle to make the climax anything special. I still liked it, but didn't love it. For me it was just ok.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Once

    Cassidy a.k.a. Cass is a hard worker and has put her career ahead of everything. She has never been the the type of woman who wants to get married or even have children. She has watched her mother and sisters take care of their families but feels they'd to have given up everything. Even those important things to them. Alex is divorced and has a young daughter and like Cass, Alex is all about his job. Which is the reason for this divorce. So, in order to get Alex his daughter for the summer, Cass Cassidy a.k.a. Cass is a hard worker and has put her career ahead of everything. She has never been the the type of woman who wants to get married or even have children. She has watched her mother and sisters take care of their families but feels they'd to have given up everything. Even those important things to them. Alex is divorced and has a young daughter and like Cass, Alex is all about his job. Which is the reason for this divorce. So, in order to get Alex his daughter for the summer, Cass makes up this lie about the two of them getting married. Little do they know the end results. What I enjoyed most about The Wedding Agreement is reading two people go from not wanting any sort of relationship outside of the bedroom, to being in this fake engagement and having things change between them... to finally ending up in love. They create a beautiful bond and although they run into some bumps on the way, they make the perfect family. I loved how both had to face their fears and open up more with themselves, to figure out if this relationship was worth being miserable alone. At the end they learn that life is more than just work. And the ending was my favorite part. I loved reading every minute of The Wedding Agreement! There are a lot of LOL moments yet with a charming little girl, this story will make you swoon. This story is about a couple of hard working people who just see themselves as alone and not get into any commitment with anyone. As one was hurt and the other feels like it would require giving up everything up to become a wife and mother. Not realizing that at every turn and decision in life can do eventually end at that path. Take a leap of faith with The Wedding Agreement. http://www.onceuponatwilight.com/2016...

  24. 4 out of 5

    Jaime Fertal

    Cassidy or Cass which is what she goes by is a hard worker and has put her career ahead of everything, she has never been the woman who wanted to get married or even have children. She has watched her mother and sisters take care of their families but feels they had to have given up something important to them to do that. Alex is a Divorcee and has a young daughter and like Cass Alex is all about his job and always has been and that is what ruined his first Marriage. So in order to get Alex his Cassidy or Cass which is what she goes by is a hard worker and has put her career ahead of everything, she has never been the woman who wanted to get married or even have children. She has watched her mother and sisters take care of their families but feels they had to have given up something important to them to do that. Alex is a Divorcee and has a young daughter and like Cass Alex is all about his job and always has been and that is what ruined his first Marriage. So in order to get Alex his daughter for the summer Cass makes up this lie about the two of them getting married, little do they know how they end results will be. What I enjoyed most about The Wedding Agreement is watching two people go from not wanting any sort of relationship outside of the bedroom, to being in this fake Engagement and watching things change between them and leaning towards love. To them spending every free minute they have together and when Alex's daughter is with them they spent it together, like a little family. They both had to face their fears and open up more within themselves to figure out if it was worth being miserable alone or happy together. This book was Amazing, I loved reading every minute of it, there are alot of LOL moments, alot of other book references in this story that makes it work really well with the situations. This story has a couple of hard working people who just see themselves as alone and not get into any commitment with anyone, as one has been hurt and the other just feels she would be giving up something in life that she wouldnt get back if she were to become a Wife and Mother, not realizing that at every turn and decision in life can do that, that if you picked another fork in the road at any moment something else could have turned out differently. If you like stories like this, then The Wedding Agreement is a must!!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Twinsie Talk Angie J

    Check out this review and others at www.Twinsietalk.com www.Facebook.com/Twinsietalk www.Twitter.com/Twinsietalk www.Tsu.co/Twinsietalk Newsletter : http://eepurl.com/brwkPv The Wedding Agreement by Elizabeth Hayley I received this book from publisher for an honest review. This is the 3rd book in the series and as with all their books they crack me up. Somehow I SEE Cass as both of the ladies who write these stories. Cass and Alex have hooked up before casually and are both happy with the arrangement. Check out this review and others at www.Twinsietalk.com www.Facebook.com/Twinsietalk www.Twitter.com/Twinsietalk www.Tsu.co/Twinsietalk Newsletter : http://eepurl.com/brwkPv The Wedding Agreement by Elizabeth Hayley I received this book from publisher for an honest review. This is the 3rd book in the series and as with all their books they crack me up. Somehow I SEE Cass as both of the ladies who write these stories. Cass and Alex have hooked up before casually and are both happy with the arrangement. Neither is really looking for a “commitment”. Alex is still pretty bitter after his divorce from his cheating ex-wife. Cass never really saw marriage, family and all that as HER Lifestyle. Doe she love kids, sure but she doesn’t want any kids. Alex is not happy that his ex is going to be taking his daughter to her parents for the summer. He knows that because of his job and being called away we doesn’t really have much help sooo what can he do but accept it. When he does need a sitter in a pinch he calls his friend Cass to help. Cass and Nina have a great time. When the ex finds out that a STRANGER watched her daughter Cass, comes up with a simple lie…I am his fiancée. How much trouble can it cause??? Cass tells Alex that this lie will help him keep his daughter over the summer and then she can go home in the fall and they will break up. Alex agrees and so fake wedding planning begins. With the planning of the wedding and wanting his ex to believe this is a legit marriage, Alex and Cass spend a lot of time together. Pretty soon they are both feeling a little different toward their friend/fake fiancée. Alex is beginning to miss spending time with Cass and Cass is beginning to realize that maybe she does want more…………

  26. 5 out of 5

    Tiffany

    Reviewed on Behalf of Give Me Books Hot FBI Agent who is also a single dad – check Feisty Heroine – check Sassy Daughter – check Friends with Benefits – check Fake Fiancée – check Seriously, this book had so many awesome checks and much more. The Wedding Agreement is the third book in the Strictly Business series and was Cass and Alex’s story. We met them both in the previous books. Alex is an FBI agent and single father to Nina, a sweet and sassy little girl. After his marriage fell apart due to Reviewed on Behalf of Give Me Books Hot FBI Agent who is also a single dad – check Feisty Heroine – check Sassy Daughter – check Friends with Benefits – check Fake Fiancée – check Seriously, this book had so many awesome checks and much more. The Wedding Agreement is the third book in the Strictly Business series and was Cass and Alex’s story. We met them both in the previous books. Alex is an FBI agent and single father to Nina, a sweet and sassy little girl. After his marriage fell apart due to his dedication to his career, Alex just wanted to be a good dad. When his ex-wife Tessa, starts questioning his parenting, Cass jumps in and tells her they are getting married. So, what happens when the two jump into a fake relationship and plan a fake wedding? Do the feelings turn real? Or do they just go back to being friends? You will have to read and find out! This story was fantastic! It was funny, sexy, and real! “He sounds like a drowning walrus,” Alex said. Cass looked at him curiously. “Can walruses drown?” And there were some super-hot scenes! “You’re really going to give it up to me on the street? You are a dirty, dirty girl, Cass.” There was so much that I loved about this book, but the relationship Cass had with Nina was my absolutely favorite! I also loved how much we got to see of all the other couples from the two previous books. I certainly we hope we get Simone’s story next!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Katie

    Alex Walker is an FBI agent who tracks down serial killers. To say his work is stressful is putting it mildly. When his ex-wife tells him she’s going to be traveling for the summer and can’t take their seven year old daughter, he assumes he’ll get to spend some much needed quality time with her. Due to his erratic work schedule, though, his ex is planning on leaving their daughter, Nina, with her parents. In an attempt to help her friend keep his daughter through the summer, Cassidy Mullen announ Alex Walker is an FBI agent who tracks down serial killers. To say his work is stressful is putting it mildly. When his ex-wife tells him she’s going to be traveling for the summer and can’t take their seven year old daughter, he assumes he’ll get to spend some much needed quality time with her. Due to his erratic work schedule, though, his ex is planning on leaving their daughter, Nina, with her parents. In an attempt to help her friend keep his daughter through the summer, Cassidy Mullen announces their engagement, hoping that the stability will make Alex look good to his ex. Things start getting really complicated when their pretend engagement and relationship starts to feel very real for both of them. The Wedding Agreement was such a fun novel! It’s the third in the Strictly Business series but it can be read as a stand-alone book. I hadn’t read any of the others, but now I want to because of how much I enjoyed this one. Alex and Cass have been friends for a while. They met through their mutual friends, and over time, they became more friends with benefits that just friends. Despite sleeping together regularly, they both keep their lives pretty separate. Full review at We So Nerdy!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Palabasalibro

    Don't you just love it when the book centers on friendship? Especially when that friendship is on the line and friends are crossing their boundaries? Alex and Cass were friends ever since their friends started dating each other. Then they started their no strings attached agreement. Toss in an adorable little girl and a doubting ex, they found themselves engaged! And it was a blast! I really loved the book. It was centered on two career headed people who then realizes that life has more to it tha Don't you just love it when the book centers on friendship? Especially when that friendship is on the line and friends are crossing their boundaries? Alex and Cass were friends ever since their friends started dating each other. Then they started their no strings attached agreement. Toss in an adorable little girl and a doubting ex, they found themselves engaged! And it was a blast! I really loved the book. It was centered on two career headed people who then realizes that life has more to it than just their careers. It was definitely a page turner and down right hilarious too. Then, when that little girl finally let loose, your heart will break into all the right places. Adorable and heart-rending. I only wish that Alex groveled more, in the end. Also, is it too late for an epilogue part 2? LOL I definitely will look forward to the next book, hopefully we get a glimpse of the couple in there. This one is a must read for those who like reading about pretend-boyfriends or pretend-fiancée and for friends who turns into lovers. It is a part of a series of standalone's. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 engaging stars

  29. 5 out of 5

    Eboné

    Alex Walker is a workaholic and a family man for his daughter Nina. With a strained relationship with his ex, co-parenting is difficult. Mainly, she makes co-parenting difficult for him. Cassidy ‘Cass’ Mullen is a party girl working in a PR firm. She is anti-relationship and down to be a FWB. With career goals in mind she is not looking to fall in love with anyone…especially not have FWB Alex. The two find their ‘release’ in one-another which is all either of them wants. With summer looming and a Alex Walker is a workaholic and a family man for his daughter Nina. With a strained relationship with his ex, co-parenting is difficult. Mainly, she makes co-parenting difficult for him. Cassidy ‘Cass’ Mullen is a party girl working in a PR firm. She is anti-relationship and down to be a FWB. With career goals in mind she is not looking to fall in love with anyone…especially not have FWB Alex. The two find their ‘release’ in one-another which is all either of them wants. With summer looming and a decision made without Alex’s input Cass devises a plan to win over his ex, ensuring a summer full of fun. That is until their FWB arrangement turns into more. This final installment of the Strictly Business series continues with the theme of business arrangements becoming affairs of the heart. With obstacles to overcome and scenes to drool over. Once again Elizabeth AND Hayley do not disappoint with TWA. And some of us are hoping for a fourth book to round out the stories of this quartet of friends. But we’ll have to wait for Elizabeth AND Hayley to surprise us.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Linda Rea

    What a romantic story even though the main characters were as far away from romantic as possible. Cassidy or Cass has a friends with benefits thing going with Alex and it works out pretty good for both of them, Cass doesn't want the wife and mother role and Alex is so married to his job he barely had time for his daughter. When Tessa his ex wife says she is sending Nina his daughter to her grandparents for the summer because she and her new husband have to travel Alex argues that she should stay What a romantic story even though the main characters were as far away from romantic as possible. Cassidy or Cass has a friends with benefits thing going with Alex and it works out pretty good for both of them, Cass doesn't want the wife and mother role and Alex is so married to his job he barely had time for his daughter. When Tessa his ex wife says she is sending Nina his daughter to her grandparents for the summer because she and her new husband have to travel Alex argues that she should stay with him. Tessa tells him that he gets called away to much and when she picks up Nina at party that Alex took her too and he's not there Cass invents a story that they are engaged and that's why he left his daughter with Cass. Alex is a little miffed that Cass did that but she says they could go through the motions and once Alex has her for the summer they could break up. A lot more than friendship develops over the summer but can two workaholics find a compromise or a relationship? I just loved how conflicted they both were. Great story. Reviewed on behalf of Once upon an Alpha

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