Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 337 p.
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Jessica Wild isn't big on commitment. But after inheriting millions
from Grace, a sweet old lady she met in her grandmother's nursing
home, the situation seems to have changed. To put an end to the
many questions about her nonexistent love life, Jess had led Grace
to believe she had a boyfriend-turned-fiancé-turned-husband: her
glamorous boss, Anthony Milton. But Jess's fantasy to keep Grace
happy has backfired-Grace has passed away and left her fortune not
to Jessica Wild but to Mrs. Jessica Milton.
Having weighed all legal options, Jess comes to the realization
that there's only one thing she can do: get Anthony to fall in love
with her and pop the question for real. With help from her feisty
best friend, Helen, Jess reluctantly learns the art of flirting,
seduction, and playing hard to get. But just when it appears that
Anthony is about to ask the (literal) million-dollar question, Jess
finds herself wondering if it's right to say "I do" for all the
The first novel in Gemma Townley's exciting new Wild trilogy, The
Importance of Being Married introduces an irresistible heroine
caught up in a scheme that could change her life forever.
"Gemma Townley writes with such charm and humor that it's
impossible not to get swept up in The Importance of Being Married.
This sweet, funny novel takes on love and marriage from a whole new
-Holly Peterson, author of The Manny
"Is it really 'Just as easy to marry for money'? Gemma Townley
provides a how-to-as well as a hilarious and heartfelt answer. A
fast-paced, fun read."
-Lynn Schnurnberger, co-author of The Men I Didn't
"Warm, witty, and always entertaining, Gemma Townley leads us on a
fun romp that pays homage to Mr. Wilde himself."
-Alexandra Potter, author of Me and Mr. Darcy