I Love You Subject to the Following Terms and Conditions

I Love You Subject to the Following Terms and Conditions

27 Dresses meets Bridget Jones’s Diary for the millennial set in Erin Lyon's I Love You Subject to the Following Terms and Conditions.In a world where marriage doesn’t exist—only seven-year contracts—you don’t marry, you sign. You don’t divorce, you breach. And sometimes, you just expire.Kate is struggling to find her footing. She gave up a career she hated to pursue the l...

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Title:I Love You Subject to the Following Terms and Conditions
Author:Erin Lyon
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ISBN:0765386119
Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:336 pages

I Love You Subject to the Following Terms and Conditions Reviews

  • Lisa Mandina
    Jan 13, 2017

    Argh! I can't wait for book 2 and this one just came out this week!! Full review to come this Sunday on Lisa Loves Literature.

  • Megan • Reading Books Like a Boss
    Dec 03, 2016

    Well this book was a complete and pleasant surprise! Erin Lyon's debut is a unique and fresh twist on the "non-committal playboy who falls for the girl" storyline. It's addictive and sexy with a mix of humor! I could NOT put it down!

    The novel is set in a sort of alternative version of our modern world where people don't get married; they sign contracts instead. The contracts run for 7 years and at the end, you can either re-up or cancel the contract and move on. Instead of divorces, there are b

    Well this book was a complete and pleasant surprise! Erin Lyon's debut is a unique and fresh twist on the "non-committal playboy who falls for the girl" storyline. It's addictive and sexy with a mix of humor! I could NOT put it down!

    The novel is set in a sort of alternative version of our modern world where people don't get married; they sign contracts instead. The contracts run for 7 years and at the end, you can either re-up or cancel the contract and move on. Instead of divorces, there are breaches of contract. Sounds interesting, right?

    So we have Kate, a 34-year old, who's just out of law school and happily signed with her partner, Jonathon. She gets passed over by someone else at the law firm where she interned and desperately needs a job. She meets this guy named Adam at a bar one night. He comes on pretty strong and she knows immediately what he is—a contract killer. Contract killers are guys who only go after those already signed. Why? Well, with someone signed they're already taken so he doesn't have to worry about relationships and signing.

    Kate brushes him off but the two fall into an easy conversation and exchange numbers. Then Jonathon drops a bombshell on her by choosing to end their contract, forcing Kate to move in with her parents and reluctantly take a job at her uncle's firm practicing the one area of law she doesn't want to do—signing law.

    Now that Kate's not signed, Adam still wants to hang out with her. And he's not dating anyone else. Things get complicated and there are some sizzling moments. I won't tell you anything else so you can read this book for yourself!

    I really liked Kate a lot! She was funny, smart, and witty, and I felt like I could relate to her. When she made a bad choice, she would totally call herself on it. I really liked that she was totally self-aware, even when she was being an idiot. Adam is ridiculously attractive guy. He's successful, thoughtful, but also sort of mysterious and incredibly freaking stubborn. He has a more cynical view on love, contrasting with Kate's view on the subject, and doesn't really think signing is for him. I really liked his charisma and the protectiveness towards Kate that he really couldn't control. But good Lord, he is the king of mixed signals. I'm still rooting for you though, Adam.

    Adam and Kate have a great connection and effortless way of talking with each other. Their text messages back and forth were really cute, and I just really liked them together. The chemistry was TOTALLY there. This book has one of

    kisses I've read in a long time—super steamy and made me feel giddy with excitement.

    This book did have a small case of "every guy is attracted to this girl" vibe going on, which I did find slightly irritating. However, there's only one guy for Kate in her eyes (thankfully). It's definitely not a situation where Kate is torn between guys, stringing both along, and lying to herself in the process—I don't like that. Also, some of the things Kate said seemed a little immature, both in dialogue and her first-person narrative. Personally, I didn't find these things to be distracting. But I just wanted to let you know in case those things—especially the former—is a dealbreaker for you.

    There are things that I could critique in this book—like how this book probably didn't need to be split up into two separate books—but for me the entertainment value in this book completely outweighed the issues I had with the book. I just really had a blast reading this book!

    If you're a romance reader who enjoys their romance with a side of sharp wit and a whole lot of entertainment, then you need to read this! This book does end on a little bit of a cliffhanger but it was one I saw coming (and could mentally prepare) and it hurt so good! I had so much fun reading this one and am now DYING for the next book.

    • I have an Interview with Erin Lyon on the blog tomorrow (January 10th)! Though, some of you may have already read it yesterday since Wordpress was super drunk and published it!

    • If you want a laugh, you MUST read the article Erin wrote here on "

    She explains why her method of marriage would have saved these couples in classic literature a lot of grief. So funny!

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  • Liz
    Jan 21, 2017

    3.5 stars

  • Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
    Dec 28, 2016

    In this book, the first in the Contract Killers series, the world is the same as today, but with one big difference; there is no such thing as marriage, instead people “sign” with someone. This is basically the same as marriage only it has an end date; 7 years. After the 7 years is up you can either part ways or reup the contract for another 7 years.

    Kate is at the end of her 7 years with Jonathan, the love of her life, and assumes they are going to reup…until he tells her otherwise. No

    In this book, the first in the Contract Killers series, the world is the same as today, but with one big difference; there is no such thing as marriage, instead people “sign” with someone. This is basically the same as marriage only it has an end date; 7 years. After the 7 years is up you can either part ways or reup the contract for another 7 years.

    Kate is at the end of her 7 years with Jonathan, the love of her life, and assumes they are going to reup…until he tells her otherwise. Now she is a broken hearted newly qualified and unemployed attorney in her 30s living with her parents. And just to make her life more complicated she may be falling in love with a contract killer, a person who only “gets involved” with people who are signed.

    I know titles are supposed to be short and snappy…but I find I am attracted to the long and snappy ones, historical romance seems to do this especially well. I can’t wait for someone to finally bring out: The Day the Duke Tripped Over the Fence & I Fell in Love, I’ll be all over that! Which, is why I had the burning urge to pick up this book, with the rather cumbersome, yet eye catching title of: I Love You Subject to the Following Terms and Conditions.

    So, my thoughts on this…the big one is: I thought this had a HEA! I figured each book was going to be a different character in the series finding their one true love and all the drama that that encapsulates. Instead it ended on a bit of a cliffhanger with me screaming “Noooooooooo!” to the ceiling. Does Kate figure which of the platoon of guys chasing the lucky biatch she’s going to settle on and they fall madly in love? No. That doesn’t happen. At least not yet.

    The amount I enjoyed this book did surprise me, one because of the above and two because there is some kind of weird love triangle/square thing going on. Which is something I normally avoid at all costs, it ends up bugging the life out of me. It still might with this series, but at the moment I’m okay with it and I can’t wait to read the next book and see what happens next.

    I liked this book because of another triangle it had; My Golden Triangle (yes it deserves capitals), and everything contained within that triangle I am bound to at least like. My Golden Triangle: humour-that-actually-makes-me-laugh; sexy-alpha-male-I-don’t-want-to-kill; heroine-I-can-stand, it also upgraded a little to The Golden Square (yes more capitals!) and had an interesting idea.

    The reason I didn’t give it more than 3.5 stars is because although I could stand the heroine, I did find her a little irritating at times, but I believe that stems from it being told in first person, the pressure to make every sentence witty must be intense and yet I often find, with UF being the exception, that this leads the book to seem like it’s trying too hard. Also, love triangles, I am naturally an impatient person and so I spend most my time during love triangles irritated that people won’t just make up their bloody mind and get on with it. And those feelings started to come out by the end of the book.

    Will I continue to read this series? Hell. Yes. I need to know what happens next, I’m pretty sure my “Nooooo!” is still echoing off my ceiling.

  • Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
    Dec 25, 2016

    I Love You Subject to the Following Terms and Conditions was a fun, fast and unique read. The concept behind the book was different and not done before which is what intrigued me. This book came highly recommended from my friend Megan from Reading Books Like a Boss. And while I enjoyed aspects of the story, I was left at the end with a feeling of being left hanging.

    Kate is in a 7 year "contract" with Jonathan until the day that he decides not to re-up the contract. Left devastated, Kate opens up

    I Love You Subject to the Following Terms and Conditions was a fun, fast and unique read. The concept behind the book was different and not done before which is what intrigued me. This book came highly recommended from my friend Megan from Reading Books Like a Boss. And while I enjoyed aspects of the story, I was left at the end with a feeling of being left hanging.

    Kate is in a 7 year "contract" with Jonathan until the day that he decides not to re-up the contract. Left devastated, Kate opens up to the thought of men as "just friends" and begins to relearn who she is again as a single woman and not a part of a relationship.

    Enter the contract killers (aka Adam and Dave) - men who look solely at these women in contracts as someone to have an affair with, never wanting to be in a serious relationship or wanting something more. Please note that this is not a threesome or love triangle. These are men who don't do relationships but pursue women who are in relationships for some fun. Adam and Dave become good friends to Kate our heroine.

    While I thought Adam and Dave both delicious in their own right, I found the way that the behaved in almost a complete 360 of being a "contract killer" a little unrealistic. I loved the idea of them wanting something more with Kate or the thought of either of them pursuing her for more than just fun but the whole jealous, protective, caveman type attitude seemed out of character than what the author initially intended. Almost like it was too fast for someone to just fall instantly for another person and change their whole persona. I loved seeing their jealousy streaks, but they were always around coming to her rescue for various reasons and I got almost annoyed that rather than being a players, that it seemed that almost every guy in this book was falling at her feet.

    So would I read the 2nd book - Yes because I want to know what happens and who she chooses. Because of course now ex Jonathan is back in the picture realizing the error of his ways (so a third guy wanting to sweep her off her feet). But I would have preferred for this book to be a standalone - a full complete story so that when I closed my kindle I was left feeling satisfied rather than left open ended up not knowing where it would all go and if I would be interested in picking up the 2nd book with the crazy that is my TBR.

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    Jan 09, 2017
  • Tina Manuel
    Jan 11, 2017

    Not my cup of tea. Could not stand the heroine!

  • Jordin (A Bottomless Book Bag)
    Feb 12, 2017

    My rating: 3.5/5 stars

  • Stacey Kade
    Feb 14, 2017

    So much fun! A fresh take on contemporary romance. Eager for the next book. (It IS a series, not standalone.)

  • Hollis
    Feb 14, 2017

    I don't want to say to say this book was a disappointment but.. well.

    Don't get me wrong, I LOVE YOU SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS is not only a great premise, with a great title, and with some really entertaining and funny moments but.. it was just too much. And not enough. But I'm going to break it down into my major issues to try and keep this short.

    First

    I don't want to say to say this book was a disappointment but.. well.

    Don't get me wrong, I LOVE YOU SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS is not only a great premise, with a great title, and with some really entertaining and funny moments but.. it was just too much. And not enough. But I'm going to break it down into my major issues to try and keep this short.

    First of all. There were just too many men circling Kate after the termination of her seven year contract (which is what exists instead of marriage in this world). Each served a purpose but.. (seeing a trend with these buts?) no. And maybe I was extra annoyed because each of the men were stupid in one way or another.

    There was Jonathan, who had ended the contract with Kate, and then later decided he'd changed his mind when he can't be single and yet still have her around, made worse by the sudden appearance of other men in her life, so must now woo her back despite breaking Kate's trust. The fact that she is still so in love with him makes all these interactions really painful because anyone else can see just what a total douchebag he is for trying to have his cake and eat it too and yet Kate struggles to resist his desperate and bumbling overtures in the first 75%.

    There was Adam, a devastatingly handsome contract killer, who had been attracted to her when she'd been taken and then was suddenly only friends the moment she became single, despite his possessiveness and inability to stay away from her and the mixed signals sent due to cuddling, kisses and aforementioned possessiveness.

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    And then there was the ending. Maybe I'm mostly annoyed about that. I mean, when you have forty pages left in a book and nothing is resolved you know something has to give, and yet the fact that this was not a standalone completely blindsided me.

    Adam is definitely my favourite of the three suitors but after that ending even he's on thin ice with me. Which I know is just what Lyon is doing to make the eventual turn around worth it (if Adam is even end game which, I mean, come on he has to be) but still. Arg.

    I'm going to read on (because of course) however the only thing I was truly happy about during the course of this read were the lawyer-y scenes and related shenanigans (seriously funny) and the female friendships. Kate might be a little all over the place for me, yet none of the love interests seem to truly deserve her at this point, but Logek (I know, there's a whole story about it) was amazing and Mags was a late-addition to the female friend posse and was just adorable.

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    The beginning was strong enough to weather the results of the not-so-wrapped-up wrap up so while I'm definitely tempering my expectations for the sequel I'm still hoping for better in the book (books?) to come.

    3 "as if a Kardashian ever could have lasted under contract for the full seven years" stars