Marci is turning thirty and her life is not what she expected. Living in Austin, Texas near no one she knows and working temp jobs is her sad reality. Her only relationship is an illicit affair with one of her bosses, who is married.
On her birthday she gets an email from one of her best friends from college, Jake. They had made a pact that if neither of them was married by the time they turned thirty, they would marry each other. Not that he’s pushing.
Marci is so involved with Doug and being at his beck and call around all his marital obligations that she has no time for anyone else and it is starting to wear on her. Eventually things take a turn as they often do in these sorts of relationships, and Marci quits her job and moves back home. Her best friends are there to help her muddle through and there is always Jake to the rescue. But Marci is torn; should she marry her friend while she’s still in love with Doug?
I had a hard time with this book. I know I was supposed to root for Marci to find her happy ending, but as a child of divorce with a father who was a cheater, I have a real problem with infidelity. I was tempted more than once to just put it down and forget about it, but I finished it. If you don’t have a problem with the other woman storyline, then go for it.
11/15 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch™
THE MARRIAGE PACT by M.J. Pullen. Thomas Dunne Books; First Edition edition (November 3, 2015). ISBN 978-1250070937. 304p.