Friends with Benefits: A Marriage of Inconvenience Romance

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A Cinderella story about a pregnant waitress who marries her boring next-door neighbor for his health benefits... only to realize he's the man she should have been with all along. 

What Kaylee Carter needs, is a friend with benefits. 

Health benefits, that is. 

An accidental pregnancy has left her jobless and broke, with no money to cover her car payment or rent, let alone prenatal care and childbirth. 

When next door neighbor Owen Taylor offers a marriage of convenience – room, board, and medical insurance – it’s an answer to prayer. But as they settle in together, Kaylee can’t help but wonder what Owen gets out of the deal. 

What Owen Taylor wants, is Kaylee Carter. 

Nice guy Owen has been quietly pursuing Kaylee for months, but she’s never given him the time of day. Now that he’s gotten her into his life and his bed, he’s not about to give her up. 

But when Kaylee’s baby daddy comes knocking, what will Kaylee do? Does she choose her husband, or her baby’s father? The man who knocked her up... or the one who put the pieces together afterwards? 

Genre: contemporary romance, new adult romance (marriage of convenience, friends with benefits, pregnancy, family life, love, humor, comedy, funny)

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About the author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jenna Bennett (Jennie Bentley) writes the Do It Yourself home renovation mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime and the Savannah Martin real estate mysteries for her own gratification. She also writes a variety of romance for a change of pace. For more information about her doings and undoings, please visit her website, 

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Magpie Ink
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May 1, 2014
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Family & Relationships / Love & Romance
Family & Relationships / Marriage & Long Term Relationships
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / New Adult
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
Humor / Topic / Marriage & Family
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