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Peek Inside Not the Marrying Kind

Poppy Collins has kept her side business—planning divorce parties—under wraps, but keeping her sister's company afloat is tough. Beck Blackwood knows Poppy's secret, and he's not afraid to use it to get exactly what he wants—a wife. But they're in the city of high stakes, and Poppy has aces up her sleeve. Now it's time to find out if they're playing to win...or if they're playing for keeps.

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Who said marriage had to be convenient?

LA party planner Poppy Collins has kept her side business—planning divorce parties as the Divorce Diva—under wraps, but keeping her sister’s company afloat is proving tougher by the day. When a new divorce party prospect gives Poppy the opportunity to save the day and boost her bottom line, she can’t pass it up. But this time, she’s about to get way more than she bargained for…

Vegas golden boy Beck Blackwood knows Poppy’s secret, and he’s not afraid to use it to get exactly what he wants—a wife. With his reputation and corporate expansion plans on the line, the only way he can repair the damage is by getting hitched, and fast. And if blackmail is the only way to get Poppy to the altar, then so be it…

But they’re in the city of high stakes, and Poppy has a few aces up her sleeve. Now it’s time to find out if they’re playing to win…or if they’re playing for keeps.



"Absolutely delightful!  Nicola Marsh delivers another great story with well-developed characters, sizzling dialogue and lots of dry wit.  Don't miss this winner!" -award winning author Jane Porter
"Poppy and Beck are the adorable couple at the center of Marsh's fun, fast read. It's perfect for those times when you're looking for something light. Marsh does a great job of building believable tension between the characters in a short amount of time." Romantic Times Magazine
I love a sassy, witty heroine and a sexy, brooding hero. Ding! Ding! Ding! This one is a winner on all counts. A delightful, sexy and fun read." Robin Covington
"Nicola has a flair for creating strong heroines, fun romantic situations and peppering her story with scintillating dialogue...a delightful romance that keeps you laughing out loud and flipping the pages to the happily-ever-after ending." Screenwriter Adite Banerjie
"HOLY GORGEOUS BILLIONAIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Man oh man Nicola I LOVED LOVED this story so much that I read it in four hours!" Diary of a Book Addict
"Not the Marrying Kind had a very Sarah MacLean-y vibe about it and it was rocking. I just loved it and it was a story that was so cute and entertaining!" Erica 

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781622669462
Release Date: Jul 7, 2012
Page Count: 228
Imprint: indulgence
Genre: contemporary
Tropes: blackmail, enemies to lovers, marriage of convenience

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By Saly July 18, 2012

This book had a fun, modern feel to it and was short & I liked the characters. The heroine Poppy had sass and humour, her sister who practically raised her since her plastic surgeon parents were busy moving in uppity circles has been spiralling since her husband walked out , so to make sure h... ...more

By Sheryl July 16, 2012

*LE SIGH* Snarky and sassy with a whole heap of emotion that i ALMOST cried 3/4 through the story! EGADS! I'll write my proper review soon as its after midnight and i seriously need to sleep BUT i just wanted to say; Ms Marsh, i just LOVE your stories, you're an awesome writer AND you're a Melbur... ...more

By Tee loves Kyle Jacobson July 25, 2012

HOLY GORGEOUS BILLIONAIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Entangled has corner the market on Romances! Man oh man Nicola I LOVED LOVED this story so much that I read it in four hours!I have been reading a lot of romances and erotica and Entangled has the market on it right now! With all that rambling let me get... ...more

By Nas August 16, 2012

NOT THE MARRYING KIND is an Entangled Publishing release by author Nicola Marsh.

Beck Blackwood is an alpha hero who is a self made man. But he needs a wife…now! Preferably in name only. Then he collides with Poppy Collins when he decide to throw his friend a divorce party.

Poppy is not interested... ...more

By bokskiee September 16, 2012

I like the book. Except that I couldn't bring myself picturing out Gerard Butler for Beck Blackwood, as the author described his look-alike, I quote her words, "It.Did.Not.Do.Justice." I switched with Rick Malambri instead. (That's what imagination is for!;p) Which also made the read worthwhile.;... ...more

By Mandy November 29, 2014

I really enjoyed this story! I love a good marriage of convenience story and this one was really good. I loved the connection between Beck and Poppy. Even though Beck was kind of a jerk at times, Poppy knew how to hold her own. This was a really quick read but I felt like it was a complete story... ...more

By Heather January 13, 2013

Not The Marrying Kind was sweet, witty, sassy, sexy, heartwarming and completely entertaining! I was smitten with Beck right away, then Poppy wandered into his life and I was totally swept up in their romance. This was my first Nicola Marsh book, but it definitely won't be my last! ...more

By Robin July 31, 2012

I've always been a huge fan of Nicola Marsh's work and this book is another great one! I love a sassy, witty heroine and a sexy, brooding hero. Ding! Ding! Ding! This one is a winner on all counts. A delightful, sexy and fun read. ...more

By Tash September 17, 2014

Reviewed for Confessions From Romaholics

To see review at Confessions

Poppy Collins is trying to save her sister’s business, Party Hard, when she makes the decision to become the Divorce Diva, the anonymous face of Divorce Diva Daily and to host divorce parties against the advice of her best friend... ...more

By Dirty Dayna December 09, 2014

Not the Marrying Kind
*book given via netgalley and the publisher for an honest review. *
4.5 Divorce Diva Stars
divorce Diva Daily recoomend:
Play list: I will survive by Gloria Gaynor
Movie: hes just not that into you
Cocktail: Slow, Comfortable Screw

This book is about Beck who is trying to cl... ...more

By Lynsey September 10, 2012

As you may know, I’ve started intermingling reading YA with adult books and this is of course one of the latter. Mostly, Not the Marrying Kind by Nicola Marsh is pure, unadulterated entertainment and a fun and easy read. I really enjoyed the story and the writing was good, the dialogue was superb... ...more

By Maria Rose March 31, 2015

This delightful marriage of convenience story (not always my favourite but really worked for me here) is the story of Beck and Poppy. Poppy is going out on a limb to save her sister's party planning company by anonymously becoming the Divorce Diva, helping newly divorced people plan parties to ce... ...more

By Jennifer (random jendsmit) August 15, 2012


In a nut shell:
Funny as Shit | Sexy as Hell | Sweet like the best fudge you’ve ever had | References Gerard Butler, need I say more?

My Rating:
4.5 stars

Ok – first off I just have to say I love the names of these characters!! Beck & Poppy... ...more

By Ellen April 20, 2015

Loved it!

This reminded me of the type of romances I used to read a long time ago, the best part of them anyway. Of course it is all definitely up to date. Beck is an Alpha male billionaire determined to get what he wants no matter the price. Poppy is trying to do what she can to save her sisters... ...more

By Bette November 29, 2014

A very good marriage of convenience story. While the storyline was typical of this trope, the writing and interesting characters made this an excellent read. The author's very descriptive writing made the Vegas strip and surrounding mountainside vivid, and the feelings from the characters ring tr... ...more

By Stella August 23, 2012

And Nicola Marsh did it again! I just love her fluent and witty writing style and the characters were delightful in Not the Marrying Kind as well! A very entertaining story, my detailed review will be posted soon, until then put it on your wishlist, I'm sure you'll want to read it! ;-) ...more

By Tamar May 22, 2015

Really enjoyed this one. Good pacing, electric chemistry, and fun characters with witty banter. ...more

By Rachel July 23, 2012

Excellent read. Just LOVE marriage of convenience stories and this one's lovely. Suggest you just slide into that sunlounger and enjoy. Yum. ...more

By Maria September 26, 2012

Imagine finding yourself in love with your own husband? Is that so strange? It was for Poppy Blackwood nee Collins.

Why did Beck Blackwood ask Poppy Collins to be his bride when they'd only just met? Why didn't he even have an engagement ring ready? And why didn't she mind?

Well, business arrangeme... ...more

By The BookChick September 23, 2012

My Rating: ★★★★

Book Description:
Who said marriage had to be convenient?

LA party planner Poppy Collins has kept her secret side business – planning divorce parties as the Divorce Diva – a close secret, but keeping her business afloat is proving tougher by the day. When her sister’s divorce party g... ...more

By Melinda November 17, 2014

What a fun read! It was a perfect mix of feisty and real characters with a unique story line.

Poppy has taken over her sister's party planning business while her sister recuperates from a nasty divorce. To spice up the business, Poppy begins a Divorce Diva side and plans her first divorce party, d... ...more

By Kelly October 28, 2014

The Marrying Kind by Nicola Marsh
I really, really, really enjoyed this book!!
This is the story of Poppy and Beck. Poppy is a LA Party Planner who is trying to help her sister's business stay afloat while her sister is struggling to get her life back on track. Poppy has a secret side business goin... ...more

By Mickey September 24, 2012

See full review here!

Nicola Marsh has done it again - with less food this time, thankfully. It was all I could do not to gnaw my arm off with hunger while reading her previous novel, Busted in Bollywood. This novel is charming, sexy, and just plain HOT. I enjoyed every page of this romantic story... ...more

By Lynne October 30, 2014

A great, fun read with characters you can't help but like.

Poppy Collins is trying to save her sister's party planning business, while trying to keep her new website, the Divorce Diva, anonymous. The anonymous part isn't working as well as she'd like, and she's blackmailed into a face to face mee... ...more

By Desere August 22, 2012

Reviewed by Desere

Nicola Marsh always manages to dazzle me with her fantastic novels and this time around it was the same only far better ! Yes the brilliant author really blew me away this time.

Not the Marrying Kind was fantastic. The characters of Beck and Poppie were fun,fresh and entertainin... ...more

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Nicola Marsh

About the author

USA Today Best Selling Author

Nicola Marsh

USA TODAY bestselling author Nicola Marsh writes flirty fiction with flair for adults and riveting, eerie stories for young adults. Based in Melbourne, she has published 45 books and sold over 5 million copies worldwide. She writes contemporary romances for Harlequin Mills & Boon, Entangled Publishing and is self-published. Her first indie release, Crazy Love, was a 2012 ARRA (Australian Romance Readers Award) finalist. BANISH, a thriller with Harlequin Teen Australia, is her young adult debut (August 2013), closely followed by the release of a paranormal YA series starting with Scion of the Sun (Month9Books, November 2013) She's also a Waldenbooks and Bookscan bestseller, a 2013 National Readers' Choice Award and RBY (Romantic Book of the Year) winner, a multi-finalist for awards including the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, RBY, HOLT Medallion, Booksellers' Best Award, Golden Quill, Laurel Wreath, More than Magic and has won several CataRomance Reviewers' Choice Awards. A physiotherapist for thirteen years, she now adores writing full time, chasing after her two little heroes, barracking loudly for her North Melbourne Kangaroos footy team and her favourite, curling up with a good book!

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