The Resilient One: A Billionaire Bride Pact Romance by Cami Checketts
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Book Description: Alyssa Armsworth, a world-renowned photographer, has no intentions of honoring the Billionaire Bride Pact she made at girl’s camp to avoid getting whipped cream smeared on her face while she slept. Marriage is the last thing on her to-do list and when her father forces his wealthy friends on her, she runs to Maui.
Her plan to jog on the beach, take some great pictures, and avoid men works—until Beckham Taylor arrives. Spending days on the white sand with the handsome ex-NHL star is ideal, but Alyssa's guilt for past transgressions begins to consume her. She doesn’t think Beckham could ever forgive what she’s done to him and his family. Before she can confess her misdeeds are thrust onto the front cover of the tabloids. Now, Alyssa must face her past or lose her future.
My thoughts: This is part of a cute series that follow a group of friends who make a pact at camp to marry a rich man. Of course, they were girls and didn't understand how shallow that pact really is.
Alyssa had not intention of fulfilling the pact, even when she made it as a youth. She comes from a wealthy home and knows that not all wealthy men are honorable. She has issues with trust and doesn't feel the need to be in a relationship.
Beckham is wealthy. He tries to hide the fact because he knows that many women who seek a wealthy husband are shallow. That is why he finds Alyssa intriguing. She is a genuine person.
The two have misunderstandings, miscommunication, trust problems, threats, etc that they have to overcome. The book has several issues that it deals with. It makes for a very interesting story to read.
I look forward to reading more from this series. I didn't feel that I needed to read the books in any specific order.