Alice and Jake have come to a time in their lives where they believe they are ready for that next step of getting married. Alice was once a singer in a band but now is settling into her career as a lawyer while Jake has been busy setting up his practice with his partners as a psychologist. The pair had planned on keeping the wedding somewhat small and simple but at the last moment Alice invites a wealthy client and his wife on a whim.
Once invited to the wedding Alice’s client sends a mysterious package to the couple as a wedding present. After the honeymoon it’s explained to Alice and Jake that the present is an invitation to join an exclusive and mysterious group known only as The Pact. The Pact is supposed to be a group that helps couples succeed at marriage and keep them happy and intact so Alice and Jake don’t see the harm in joining but had no real idea of what they would really be in for.
The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond is one of those thrill rides that I find myself unable to put down once I’ve started reading because I honestly could see this happening in real life. Alice and Jake while both successful at their careers are both a bit worried about married life so it seemed logical for them to jump at a chance to help make sure they succeed. Once the story gets into the depths of just what they have agreed to I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see just what would happen to them next.
My one complaint leading me to rate this book at 4.5 stars would be I so wish the author had added an epilogue to the story. I suppose though when I want to to continue reading when a book is over that is somewhat of a good thing though as I was clearly hooked on Alice and Jake’s story. The ending after all that had happened just didn’t seem as satisfying to me as I would have liked and felt it needed a bit more.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.