"An amusing contemporary romance"
Recently receiving her doctorate, Taylor McGuire
believes that a successful marriage depends on
compatibility. Media darling Jonathon Kirby feels
relationships can only succeed through hard work. Taylor
and Jonathan debate their position on marriage on the
popular cable show, Psychology in the News. Jonathan
challenges Taylor to put up or shut up. He offers a
contest in which the two will match up twenty couples each
for one month to see whose grouping has the most
survivors. To sweeten the pot, one of the pairs can win a
million dollars. Unable to gracefully back down, Taylor
accepts the gauntlet especially coming from the person who
dumped her seventeen years ago.
As Taylor and Jonathan renew their acquaintance, the
attraction reheats between them. The unceremonious ending
to their teen dalliance keeps them apart as well as a
beloved reminder that Taylor never told Jonathan about, one
that even love might fail to overcome.
MARRIED FOR A MONTH is an amusing contemporary romance
though the hiding of his child from him is an overdone
device that adds unnecessary strain to a humorous plot.
The story line engages the audience as the sexual tension
between the delightful lead characters augments the
professional debate and the contest between them. The
support cast adds depth to the tale by making the contest
seem real or by shedding light on the two doctors. Susan
Mallory provides a jocular novel that will please sub-genre
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 15, 2001