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 law, and now she’s buried in debt and unemployed. At least she’s signed to an amazing guy—hot, sweet, and committed.
Enter the contract killer, the man who pursues only signed women. No commitment, no hassle, all the fun. But Kate has enough fun on her plate… until her partner doesn’t re-up their contract.
After an epic but well-deserved meltdown, Kate gets practical. She accepts a job with her uncle’s law firm, practicing signing law—the one type of law she swore she’d never do. And the contract killer? Now that Kate is single, she’s no longer his type, but he still wants to be friends. Yeah, that’ll work. Kate may be heartbroken, but she’s not impervious to this sexy, smart, and complex man. But hey, it looks like he may not be impervious to her either—signed or not.
With biting wit and charm, I Love You Subject to the Following Terms and Conditions is hilariously relatable, for the millennial set.
At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Lyon's clunky debut, the first in an anticipated series, takes place in an alternate contemporary California where the word marriage is replaced with contract, and the religious aspects are swapped for legal ones. People enter seven-year legal contracts that can renew, expire, or be breached. Kate Shaw is a 34-year-old recent law grad without a job. She's in a loving contracted relationship, but her partner, Jonathan, decides not to renew it, because he never saw himself as a signed man for the rest of his life. After Kate grudgingly accepts a job at her uncle's contract law firm, she befriends Adam Lucas, a man who's notorious for going after contracted women. Within a week of separation, Jonathan wants Kate back. Kate must choose whether to go back to him or venture forward. Though she claims to love Jonathan and has only a crush on Adam, she never tries to repair the earlier relationship. Lyon tries to create a self-aware and socially perceptive protagonist, but Kate instead becomes presumptive in her intuitions. She assumes Adam's a "broken toy" throughout the novel despite the lack of any communication divulging Adam's backstory. A failed love triangle and a tiring protagonist undermine a noteworthy central idea.