The Paradise Problem (Hardcover)

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“A fake marriage trope with hints of Succession, all of the spice, and set on a beautiful private island? Sign me up! This had the predictability of a romance with enough intrigue to entertain. Christina Lauren just keep getting better!”
— Amy Dickinson, Book Ends Winchester, Winchester, MA

Description


Christina Lauren, the instant New York Times bestselling and “reigning romance queens” (PopSugar), returns with a delicious new romance between the buttoned-up heir of a grocery chain and his free-spirited artist ex as they fake their relationship in order to receive a massive inheritance.

Anna Green thought she was marrying Liam “West” Weston for access to subsidized family housing while at UCLA. She also thought she’d signed divorce papers when the graduation caps were tossed, and they both went on their merry ways.

Three years later, Anna is a starving artist living paycheck to paycheck while West is a Stanford professor. He may be one of four heirs to the Weston Foods conglomerate, but he has little interest in working for the heartless corporation his family built from the ground up. He is interested, however, in his one-hundred-million-dollar inheritance. There’s just one catch.

Due to an antiquated clause in his grandfather’s will, Liam won’t see a penny until he’s been happily married for five years. Just when Liam thinks he’s in the home stretch, pressure mounts from his family to see this mysterious spouse, and he has no choice but to turn to the one person he’s afraid to introduce to his one-percenter parents—his unpolished, not-so-ex-wife.

But in the presence of his family, Liam’s fears quickly shift from whether the feisty, foul-mouthed, paint-splattered Anna can play the part to whether the toxic world of wealth will corrupt someone as pure of heart as his surprisingly grounded and loyal wife. Liam will have to ask himself if the price tag on his flimsy cover story is worth losing true love that sprouted from a lie.

About the Author


Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of longtime writing partners and best friends Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, the New York TimesUSA TODAY, and #1 internationally bestselling authors of the Beautiful and Wild Seasons series, Autoboyography, Love and Other Words, Roomies, Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating, The UnhoneymoonersThe Soulmate EquationSomething Wilder, and The True Love Experiment. You can find them online at ChristinaLaurenBooks.com or @ChristinaLauren on Instagram.

Praise For…


"There are just as many emotionally charged moments as sizzling sex scenes and readers will adore down-to-earth Anna, who's the perfect match for uptight Liam. Readers will be swept away."
Publisher's Weekly

“THE PARADISE PROBLEM is Christina Lauren at their very best—which also happens to be very best of the romance genre! The steam sizzles, the setting dazzles, the humor sparkles, and the characters give us no choice but fall head over heels for them. Another masterpiece from the queens of romance!“ 
New York Times bestselling author Ali Hazelwood

“THE PARADISE PROBLEM is Christina Lauren at their very best—which also happens to be very best of the romance genre! The steam sizzles, the setting dazzles, the humor sparkles, and the characters give us no choice but fall head over heels for them. Another masterpiece from the queens of romance!“ 
New York Times bestselling author Ali Hazelwood

“Every time I read a new Christina Lauren book I swear it is my favorite…but I suppose that’s what happens when each novel is even more delightful than the last. I loved THE PARADISE PROBLEM so much I found myself procrastinating just so I wouldn’t reach the end.” 
— Jodi Picoult

"If Succession was a rom-com: Fake dating, steamy romance, and a family you’ll want to throw into the ocean, The Paradise Problem is sure to be a new fan favorite!"
— Julie Soto, author of Forget Me Not

"Another Christina Lauren book to absolutely inhale like a breath of the freshest, funniest air, this one had me laughing in delight even as I clutched my chest for all the emotion it made me feel. Splashy, summery, deliciously swoony--The Paradise Problem is the book I predict everyone will be reading this season"
— Kate Clayborn, author of Georgie, All Along
Product Details
ISBN: 9781668017722
ISBN-10: 1668017725
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication Date: May 14th, 2024
Pages: 352
Language: English