Marriage For One by Ella Maise: Review

Hi, everyone, welcome back! I’ve decided I’ll dip my feet into reviews again, just for Ella! I’ve been dreaming of reading Marriage For One ever since Ella posted on Instagram she was writing it. I’ve been fangirling over since.

This was the collage I came up with by the way. And if this doesn’t make you want to dive right in, I don’t know what will! But, just in case this helps, I will be sharing my feelings about this book too. Just enjoy this summary first:


Jack and I, we did everything backward. The day he lured me into his office-which was also the first day we met-he proposed. You’d think a guy who looked like him-a bit cold maybe, but still striking and very unattainable-would only ask the love of his life to marry him, right? You’d think he must be madly in love.

Nope. It was me he asked. A complete stranger who had never even heard of him. A stranger who had been dumped by her fiancé only weeks before. You’d think I’d laugh in his face, call him insane-and a few other names-then walk away as quickly as possible. Well…I did all those things except the walking away part.

It took him only minutes to talk me into a business deal…erm, I mean marriage, and only days for us to officially tie the knot. Happiest day of my life. Magical. Pop the champagne… Not. It was the worst day. Jack Hawthorne was nothing like what I’d imagined for myself.
I blamed him for my lapse in judgment. I blamed his eyes, the ocean blue eyes that looked straight into mine unapologetically, and that frown on his face I had no idea I would become so fascinated with in time.

It wasn’t long after he said I was the biggest mistake of his life that things started to change. No, he still didn’t talk much, but anyone can string a few words together. His actions spoke the loudest to me. And day after day my heart started to get a mind of its own.

One second he was no one. The next he became everything.
One second he was unattainable. The next he seemed to be completely mine.
One second I thought we were in love. The next it was still nothing but a lie.

After all, I was Rose and he was Jack. We were doomed from the very beginning with those names. Did you expect anything else?

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This gave me all the feels! Rose is a dream gal and I wanted to be her best friend. She’s funny and witty and her coffee shop is where I see myself in whenever I think of a magical, welcoming café. Jack was Jack – an alpha male but with the right traits and not forceful.

The story advances slowly and gives you all the details you need to cosy up with it on a cold afternoon with a cup of tea next to you. I can already imagine re-reading this later in the year and fall in love all over again with Jack and Rose. It’s a story that will keep your heart warm long after you’ve turned the last page.

Just a little warning: it might make you hate your boyfriend or partner because no one can live up to what Jack does and how he is around Rose. I mean, c’mon, Ella! Give us a break with these amazingly-perfect-and-flawed-all-at-once male characters! It’s just not fair…

Have you read this book too? What did you think? And if not, do you feel like it now? I sure hope so because if you don’t, you’ll be missing out on something quite special!

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