Terms and Conditions by Lauren Asher | Book Review


Terms and Conditions by Lauren Asher
Publisher: Piatkus
Publication Date: July 2022
Genre: Romance, Contemporary
Add to Goodreads
Source: Pansing
Rating: 10/5


I’m destined to become the next CEO of my family’s media empire.
The only problem? My grandfather’s inheritance clause.
Fulfilling his dying wish of getting married and having an heir seemed impossible until my assistant volunteers for the job.
Our marriage was supposed to be the perfect solution to my biggest problem.
But the more we act in love for the public, the more unsure I feel about our contract.
Caring about Iris was never part of the deal.
Especially not when breaking her heart is inevitable.

My plan to marry Declan was simple in theory.
Move in together. Throw a wedding. Have a baby.
We set rules to prevent any kind of issues.
Ones that were never meant to be broken, no matter how much Declan tempts me.
But what happens when our fake relationship bleeds into our real one?
Falling in love was never an option.
At least not for me.


This is the first book in "Dreamland Billionaires" I read. I haven't read the first book, so I'm a bit worried, but it is a relief to know that it can be read as a standalone. Yay! Oh, my goodness! I think I have my favourite romance book for this year! I'm obsessed with the book. I loved everything about this book. It's everything that I want in one story.

The story follows Declan, who wants to be the CEO, but in order to do that, he has to fulfil his grandpa's will, which is to get married and have a child. For that, he is on the lookout to find a wife; however, the woman who should be his wife bails out. Hence, Iris, who has worked with him for three years and knows much about him, decided to step in to be his future wife. However, falling in love is never part of the deal, but fate says otherwise.

Iris is definitely a badass. I love her character. She can be sweet, daring, sarcastic, and loveable. Her friendship with Cal is wonderful. While Declan is focused on becoming the CEO, he falls hard for Iris without realising it.Their development is everything. Their chemistry, angst, love, and sarcastic remarks are just amazing! It begins as a forced marriage and evolves into a loving one. Yeap, sign me up. Not to forget, their word games are the best because I learn new words as well. That is the bonus part of this book.
"If hearts could melt into puddles, mine would be liquified right about now."
I thoroughly enjoyed the entire story. No, I'm hooked on it. For sure, I'm looking forward to reading Cal's story. But first, I really need to get my hands on the first book. I can't put the book down. There is nothing else I want to say other than pick this book up and enjoy your reading!
Grumpy x sunshine, please I need more book like this! Recommend me more if you have one.