The Marriage Ultimatum by Charlotte O’Shay

The Marriage Ultimatum by Charlotte O’Shay
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (239 pages)
Heat Level: Hot
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Camellia

Dead-end job? Dreary apartment? Disastrous love life? Check, check, and check. Toddler who makes it all worthwhile? Absolutely. Juggling work, college, and the care of young Alex was never Sabrina’s plan. But Sabrina’s dreams are bigger than any curve ball life can throw at her. Her top priority is keeping her small family together, no matter what the cost.

Vladimir Grigory doesn’t believe in dreams. He earned his position at the top of New York’s corporate ladder with his own sweat. His empire is his baby, and he’ll destroy anyone who threatens it. Even the sexy employee who challenges him on every level. When the New York tabloids and the world call him the baby daddy of Sabrina’s son, Vlad believes Sabrina is part of a plot to expose the secrets of his past. He threatens to destroy her future. But since Sabrina has secrets of her own, she has no choice but to agree to Vlad’s marriage ultimatum.

Instant chemistry and sex sets this story racing along, titillate and heat the blood. However, the deep undercurrent of what truly drives twenty-three year old Sabrina Boyd and billionaire mogul Vladimir Grigory, is the gripping element of the story—want to cry for both of them.

Life had not dealt kindly with either of them, but each had taken what was there to work with and built a life.

When Vladimir’s actions threatened to wreck Sabrina’s efforts to make a better life for her and three-year-old Alex, she lashes out in the only way she knows how. In doing so, she, unknowingly, sets off the tabloids and gossip columns around the world. What people saw and assumed, in reality, had no truth in it. But the tabloids didn’t care.

The fall out of the gossip threatened things near and dear to Vladimir—nobody did that to him—he had power and used it. His damage control plan set Sabrina and baby Alex’s lives on a path that astonishes.

The hurricane that battered Sabrina and Vladimir at the onset of his scheme to defuse the damaging gossip seemed symbolic of the storm to come in their relationship. How caring, protective, all-consuming love wiggled its way into the mix and brought joy, contentment, and a happy-ever-after for Sabrina, Vladimir and baby Alex, makes captivating reading, kept me up WAY passed my bedtime.

Charlotte O’Shay uses back-story in a remarkable way to give the reader insight into the characters, to create empathy, and to build characters that meet and beat the odds with determination. She has a smooth, very readable writing style.


  1. Thanks for your review! So glad you enjoyed my story. A Model Engagement,(Book 2) which tells Sabrina’s friend Lacey’s story, is contracted and in edits. Have a wonderful weekend.

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