Reyde’s Reads: Terms and Conditions


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Terms and Conditions by Lauren Asher


“How about ten words then?”

 I laugh. “I’d like to see you try.” 

“I am falling in love with you, Iris Elizabeth Kane.”


Right before he died, Brady Kane changed his will. He inserted special clauses that required his beloved grandsons to do a “special project” in order to receive their inheritance. Rowen just had to go work as park director for six months, but Declan has to do something much harder.  To get the inheritance his grandfather left him and become CEO of the family business, Declan has to get married within the year. This would be no easy feat for anyone, but this is especially hard for someone like him. 

Declan Kane has a reputation for being a major jerk. He’s cold, abrasive, and a bit of a loner. Turns out he just needed someone who understood him to break through that stone exterior and find the charming man underneath. Turns out, he just needed Iris.

Iris, Declan’s trusted assistant of three years, has been tasked with the impossible, finding him someone to marry. After multiple failed attempts at finding a bride, Iris does something absolutely insane; she decides just to marry him herself. Her decision shocks herself as much as it does him, especially since she has been harboring a secret crush on him for a long time. 

The two become closer as they spend more time together, mostly due to Declan’s eye-opening realization. After spending nearly his entire life thinking that love makes you weak, he has finally realized that this just isn’t true. In a predictable turn of events, the two fall in love for real and begin their lives as a true married couple.

I truly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who wants to read a classic marriage contract romance. This book is full of will they or won’t they moments that leave readers on the edge of their seats. Lauren Asher, you’ve done it yet again.