Marry Me for Money by Mia Kayla: Review

Marry Me for Money by Mia Kayla: ReviewMarry Me for Money by Mia Kayla
on May 4th, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Leaving her small town behind, Bethany Casse moves to Chicago in search of a new life. Working at a top financial bank brings her into contact with two men who are as different as night and day.

Kent Plack, heir to Plack Industries, has no interest in being with a woman for longer than one night. A spoiled and lazy man-whore, he is completely content with his playboy lifestyle, and Beth is surprised when they form an unlikely friendship.

Brian Burcham, a finance banker, is gorgeous and respectful. A man plucked from Beth’s dreams, he is definite husband material. Unfortunately, Beth has a hard rule against dating coworkers, but Brian is determined to change her mind.

When a deadbeat mother and money problems follow her to Chicago, Beth is offered a solution that could fix everything. Marrying for money seems simple enough, but when lines become blurred, Beth faces difficult choices, making her realize that the easy way out just made her life even harder than before.

Stacia Says…

I love when a prologue is so well written that it sucks you in and makes you already feel for the characters and/or the storyline. For me, Marry Me for Money did just that.

Beth, a small town girl with big dreams, is about to walk down the aisle… but this isn’t the wedding of her dreams or as it appears the man of her dreams.

Flashback four months and Beth is starting a new job in a big city, living her dream. On her 2nd day of the job she meets Kent, the rich obnoxious son of one of her biggest clients. You can tell right away that Kent hasn’t wanted for much in life and is one of those “spoiled rich kids.”  After some light flirting, Beth and Kent form an odd friendship and agree that they aren’t going to cross any inappropriate lines.  At first I wasn’t sure about Kent’s character, but he did redeem himself by showing how much he cared about Beth and really being a support system for her.

“When you said you loved me, I got scared, I was scared of the unknown, scared of ever hurting you.”

Beth then meets and connects with her sweet, loving, hardworking coworker Brian. Brian is the kind of guy you would bring home to meet mom and dad, the kind of guy you’ve always dreamed of meeting.  However for me, Brian was a little too cookie-cutter and I kept waiting for the shoe.

Sounds like a love-triangle right. Well it really doesn’t get that far, because Beth is offered a proposition she can’t refuse for many reasons (the title of the book kind of gives it away). But that’s where the conflict comes in…will Beth marry for love or for money or did somehow the line between the two become blurred.

“I’m afraid I’ll fall…” “Don’t worry. If you fall, I’ll always be there to catch you.”

This is a lighthearted, sweet debut novel for Mia Kayla. I did feel that some points in the story were glazed over or left unresolved. But I still think Mia has a promising career ahead of her and I look forward to read more.


About Mia Kayla

Mia Kayla is a New Adult/Contemporary Romance writer who lives in Illinois. On the weekdays, she can be caught wearing a suit, commuting to her corporate job in downtown Chicago and raising three beautiful munchkins in the suburbs, four if you count the husband.

In her free time she loves reading romance novels, jamming to boy bands, catching up on celebrity gossip and designing flowers for weddings.

Most of the time, she can be caught on the train with her nose in a book sporting a cheeky grin because the main characters finally get their happily-ever-after at the end.

She loves reading about happy endings but has more fun writing them.


  1. Thanks Stacia for taking the time to read and review Marry Me for Money. I’m glad you enjoyed Beth and Kent’s journey 🙂