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The Wedding Game by Amy Matayo


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Also by Amy Matayo:

The End of the World, February 2016
Paperback / e-Book
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The Wedding Game, November 2013

The Wedding Game
Amy Matayo

Reality Show #1
Author Self-Published
November 2013
On Sale: November 13, 2013
Featuring: Ellie McAllister; Cannon James
ISBN: 1493774131
EAN: 9781493774135
Kindle: B00GP841JC
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Cannon James has a plan: Sign on as a contestant for his father’s new reality show, marry a blonde hand-picked by the producers, and walk away two million dollars richer. It’s all been arranged. Easy. Clean. No regrets. Until Ellie McAllister ruins everything by winning the viewer’s vote. Now he has to convince America that he’s head over heels in love with her. Not easy to do since she’s a walking disaster.

Ellie McAllister has her own problems. She needs money, and she needs it now. Despite her parent’s objections and her belief that marriage is sacred, she signs on to The Wedding Game…and wins. Now she’s married to a guy she can’t stand, and if she wants her hands on the money, she has six months to make voters believe she loves him. Not easy to do since he’s the most arrogant man in America.

It doesn’t take long for Ellie and Cannon to realize they’ve made a mess of things…even less time for their feelings for one another to change. But is it too late for them? More importantly, can the worst decision they've ever made actually become one of the best?

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84 comments posted.

Re: The Wedding Game

i dont know if i would or not it all depends if i was
attracted to him and also how he treated me if i would marry
him also i would have to be in alot of debt to marry for money
(Denise Smith 12:05pm November 24, 2013)

If I was single with no prospects in sight, sure. It might turn out fun! ;)
Sue Galuska 12:07pm November 24, 2013)

Sounds like a fun read, but I don't believe I could marry a stranger for money.
Lynne Mauro 12:51pm November 24, 2013)

I sound interesting
Barbara Studer 2:08am November 24, 2013)

I could, look how many people know each other for some time
and get married and really dont know each other.
Felicia Lockamy 2:18am November 24, 2013)

Pretty sure I'd give it a try. Six months isn't that long, and
the payoff is huge. Who knows, it could actually turn into a
love match.
Sandie White 3:09am November 24, 2013)

Yes I would - desperation is a terrible thing.
Beth Elder 7:45am November 24, 2013)

I used to think no...but, now I'm probably a little more open
to it because it would seriously ease the financial burdens of
Robyn Roberts 8:30am November 24, 2013)

For 6 bet I would. Now a days that money comes in handy!!
Bonnie Capuano 8:48am November 24, 2013)

I don't think I would. It is kind of scary to think about! The book sounds good, though!
Sharlene Wegner 10:28am November 24, 2013)

I would do it for 6 months then see where things were then
Patricia Wagner 11:09am November 24, 2013)

With today's society the way it is, I don't think that I could marry a stranger. Sure, I could use the money, but when you look at the big picture, you're taking a big chance. For starters, if you want to consummate the marriage, there's the chance of disease. You don't know if he's a felon, or an abuser of any sort. Those are just a couple of things that I can think of off the top of my head. On the other hand, things can work out for the best, but I'm the type of person that's old enough to look at all angles before I make a final decision, and I'd prefer to struggle than to sit around with money and a communicable disease!! There has to be an underlying cause why someone has to put out money to get married, when you think about it. As for your book, perhaps I'm missing the boat on this altogether, and I'd love to read it to see your slant on this dilemma. Whomever did the cover for your book did a wonderful job. I think the cover is beautifully done!! Congratulations on your book!!
Peggy Roberson 11:24am November 24, 2013)

I would not marry for money. You ever think how they got it?
Barbara Wells 11:34am November 24, 2013)

I might joke about it but I really wouldn't marry for money.
Pam Howell 12:09pm November 24, 2013)

Yea I think I would especially at my age and not already
married, but if I were single oh yeah
Jeri Dickinson 12:56pm November 24, 2013)

In today's economy, 2 million dollars? Maybe...
Richard Proctor 1:17pm November 24, 2013)

It sure does make you think...
Maria Proctor 1:22pm November 24, 2013)

I wouldn't marry for money, not even sure if I want to marry at all as of now.
Courtney Haas 1:55pm November 24, 2013)

First marriage for love the second for money.
Sheila True 2:28pm November 24, 2013)

If he wasn't REALLY and could kiss OK. No worse turnoff than bad breath
and bad kisser.
Susan Falkler 3:03pm November 24, 2013)

It would depend on the circumstances and requirements.
Mary C 3:23pm November 24, 2013)

I'm not sure--but I certainly would give it some consideration.
Sue Farrell 3:57pm November 24, 2013)

For 5 months probably would since don't have anyone.
Leslie Davis 4:07pm November 24, 2013)

I dont thinkI would. But I would think about it.
Tami Amiott 4:09pm November 24, 2013)

Hi, Amy! I definitely wouldn't marry a stranger for any amount of money. You never would know who you'd end up with. It could be someone that is cruel and/or abusive.
Cathy Phillips 5:01pm November 24, 2013)

Definitely would. I could use the money, lol.
Vicki Hancock 5:59pm November 24, 2013)

Not sure, but would certainly think about it.
Carol Woodruff 6:28pm November 24, 2013)

No, never...if he has to pay for someone to marry him, then surely he must be damaged in some manner.
Susan Coster 6:41pm November 24, 2013)

Marry someone for money--not me.
Lin Berda 6:50pm November 24, 2013)

I think I'd have to be in pretty dire straits to do it. But I
love reading about people who do!
Margay Roberge 6:52pm November 24, 2013)

I'm not sure. I'd have to ask my hubby first. LOL
Marcy Shuler 7:41pm November 24, 2013)

No way, Marriage is hard enough sometimes without it being a stranger. Money is not everything.
Mary Branham 8:57pm November 24, 2013)

Great concept for an entertaining story. I would love to read it!
Melanie Backus 8:59pm November 24, 2013)

I'm pretty sure my husband (and kids) would have a problem
with that. Even if that weren't the case, I'd have a lot of
conditions and I think I'd be a little more greedy depending
on the guy.
Glenda Martillotti 9:44pm November 24, 2013)

What a delicious premise!! OK, I'm a total romantic schmuck, been married 35 years to the same guy, but this just sounds like a great book!
Marcia Berbeza 10:07pm November 24, 2013)

This definitely sounds like a fun read. I wouldn't marry someone from reality TV but I might marry someone my brother picked out.
Laura Gullickson 10:07pm November 24, 2013)

If I were her I would try to be a little more optimistic, it can't all be bad can it? Although if he really was the most arrogant guy around I can see why that would be hard. Can't wait to read it.
Mariah Oyondi 10:25pm November 24, 2013)

gosh, think of all the good that money could do! sure, I would!
Beth Fuller 11:04pm November 24, 2013)

I don't think I can marry anyone for a million dollars even if it is an reality show. It would be difficult if there is no common ground for communication or interest.
Kai Wong 12:49pm November 25, 2013)

I couldn't marry someone for money. It's not enough to make and keep a
relationship. The Wedding Game sounds fun, though! Thanks for the
chance to win!!!
Linda Brennan 4:54am November 25, 2013)

Absolutely no way! But it would be fun to read about the
pitfalls of someone who does!
Marguerite Guinn 2:56pm November 25, 2013)

Hello there,Amy. How are you? Well,I must say,you are a very busy lady!
A mother of four children,a husband,and a full time writing career. WOW!!!
Anyhow,I love the title of your latest book,and it should be a good read.
Thank You,Amy,for giving all of us,the opportunity to win a copy!
Elizabeth Calligan 2:00am January 31, 2014)

This book sounds so very interesting, just as interesting as your personal life does. I love weddings, cake and the thought of happy ever after. Please keep writing so we can enjoy your books
C Culp 7:01am January 31, 2014)

Thanks for sharing a bit of your life with all of us. I'm in awe of your ability to balance everything!

I'd love to read THE WEDDING GAME. I can see Ellie desperately needing the money. 6 months doesn't seem too long. I'm curious why Cannon would do it for 2 million. He sounds alpha, independent and you mentioned arrogant too. I'm sure he works as hard as he plays. Women must find him attractive. I'm looking forward to reading your book to find out why he needed the money.
Laurie Gommermann 7:16am January 31, 2014)

Would love to win and read this book as weddings are so romantic. Thanks for the giveaway.
Kathleen Beale 7:49am January 31, 2014)

Wow--The Wedding Game sounds like an amazing book. I'd love
to see what they do to mess it up--and how they try to fix
Robyn Roberts 8:15am January 31, 2014)

I am intrigued by this one and can't wait to read it. Thank you for the
Melanie Backus 8:40am January 31, 2014)

I love weddings too. Especially because each one usually is so unique to the couple. And it is always a great way to see friends and family. The wedding game sounds interesting, especially in the world of the bachelor.
Pam Howell 8:49am January 31, 2014)

Who doesn't love weddings? I would love to read this book, it's a great giveaway!! Thanks
Bonnie Capuano 9:18am January 31, 2014)

I love weddings too. Thanks for a chance to win your books.
Linda Hall 9:36am January 31, 2014)

The Wedding Game sounds just like the right kind of book to read with Valentine's Day being here soon.
Kathy Morrison 9:42am January 31, 2014)

sounds like a great book for valentine's day.
Carolyn Overholser 10:04am January 31, 2014)

This novel sounds unique and compelling. Thanks for this
Sharon Berger 10:14am January 31, 2014)

Sounds like a great read!
Richard Proctor 10:28am January 31, 2014)

I like weddings too, but don't get out to enough of them. I live too far away, and it would be too expensive for my Husband and I to come into town for one. There's so many variables in my life that really make it next to impossible, anyway, and I miss seeing the family!! Anyway, your book really sounds like a fun read!! Where I live, we only get Canadian tv, and they don't show the Bachelor programs, so I don't keep up on the latest couples. Your book, however, would make for a fun read to break up my stack of books that I have for the rest of the Winter!! I have some good romances, and a book like yours would be a welcomed change!! It's a great cover, too!! Congratulations on your latest book, and on your future book. With 4 kids and everything else on your plate, I don't know where you find the time!!
Peggy Roberson 10:42am January 31, 2014)

I love weddings. I have planned several for my sons and
friends (my daughter eloped!). Your book sounds very
Mary Hay 10:52am January 31, 2014)

I love the title! Can't wait to read it!
Maria Proctor 11:15am January 31, 2014)

love great book
Kent Cook 12:28pm January 31, 2014)

Wow! Not sure how you balance it all. It is a huge job with
Four children, husband and writing.
Barbara Wells 1:04pm January 31, 2014)

Weddings can make you happy or sad. I have felt both at weddings. I would love to win this book and have a chance to feel the words come through. Thanks for the chance.

P.S. Our intellectual pursuits are similar.
Lin Berda 1:48pm January 31, 2014)

The Wedding Game sounds great... thanks for sharing and for the chance to win a copy of your book!
Colleen Conklin 2:08pm January 31, 2014)

I just want to say "Good Luck" to everyone. Who ever wins I
wish joy and happiness with your prize.
Therese Abdali 2:42pm January 31, 2014)

I love weddings, too. Your book sounds like such fun! Congratulations,
and thanks for the chance to win!!!
Linda Brennan 3:05pm January 31, 2014)

Sounds fun! Who doesn't love a wedding. Thanks for the contest - I'd love a shot at this!
Lisa Grant 4:12pm January 31, 2014)

My son got married in May. It wasn't the wedding I had hoped for but he's happy & that's all that matters, isn't it?
Susan Coster 4:40pm January 31, 2014)

I love the premise. Nothing is quite as fun as watching two people who can't stand each other fall in love.
Allison Moyer 5:36pm January 31, 2014)

I also enjoy watching tv with my feet propped up!
Denise Austin 5:58pm January 31, 2014)

I'd love to have a real wedding one day. I was married at the county clerk recorder's office ... and later divorced, so I have another chance!
Christine LaRue 7:13pm January 31, 2014)

I love weddings and The Wedding Game book sounds like an AMAZING read! I can't wait to read it and Thank You so much for the contest!
Courteney Moore 7:24pm January 31, 2014)

Wow, Congrats on your new book: THE WEDDING GAME. I like the
book cover and title too! Yes, Weddings are Fun and we have
been married for 25 years now and would love to win and read
it this New Year in 2014. Thank You very much. Cecilia CECE
Cecilia Dunbar Hernandez 8:13pm January 31, 2014)

Thanks for sharing. I am looking forward to reading your book.
Amy Kincade 9:51pm January 31, 2014)

Sounds like the proverbial comedy of errors. Would love to
see how they clean up the mess. What fun!
Irene Menge 10:05pm January 31, 2014)

Your book sounds very good. I would love to read it.
Cynthia Cook 10:20pm January 31, 2014)

Thanks for a chance to win.
Judy Ferguson 10:25pm January 31, 2014)

I like weddings and reality TV, so your book sounds like something I'd love. Thanks for the chance to win a copy. :)
Marcy Shuler 11:43pm January 31, 2014)

I like watching people at weddings too.
Maureen Emmons 6:08pm February 1, 2014)

Good books make me happy. Thank you for the giveaway!
Melanie Backus 9:49pm February 1, 2014)

I love weddings. I like examine the decorations, gifts, dresses and even the venues of will work.
Kai Wong 12:53pm February 2, 2014)

I have a fascination with weddings too...I can't wait to read Cannon and Ellie's story! Thanks for the chance to win! :-)
Anita H 4:14am February 2, 2014)

I love weddings. They're each different and so romantic and beautiful. It's such a happy time, just like reading a romantic story about a wedding is joyful. Would very much love to read your book!
Linda Luinstra 5:51pm February 2, 2014)

I love weddings too. I don't see any more family weddings on
the horizon though.
Mary Preston 6:09pm February 2, 2014)

Love the premise of this book and would love to win it.
Carol Woodruff 7:07pm February 2, 2014)

I love attending weddings and being close enough to the bride and groom to meet with them ahead of time and remind them to simply breathe. There can be so much stress when you're arranging your own wedding that they get completely overwhelmed. I think every bride should have candid photos done and at least one video tape of the reception so she can laugh and smile and even cry about it if she wants, then move on into the happy marriage.
Donna Holmberg 10:14pm February 3, 2014)

I do love weddings - and crying at weddings! It has been so wonderful to watch my daughter's childhood friends get married and remember when they were all so young. I hope my children also get married so I can cry at their weddings too! I'm on the marriage counseling committee at church and have loved meeting the couples before they marry....
Beth Fuller 6:52pm February 7, 2014)

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