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And The Award Goes To… Challenge
The King’s Speech (2010) — Read a romance in which a main character leads a country, a government, or a company; a romance involving a long term friendship between the leads; a romance featuring a lead character with a disability; and/or read a romance set during the WWII era, anywhere in the world.
The Trouble with Cowboy Weddings by Nicole Helm — h/h have been friends since childhood:
The heroine had been severely injured in a fire just over a year prior to the start of this story. Her grandmother wanted one of her granddaughters to marry before she’d turn over control of the family ranch or she planned to give it to her deadbeat son. The heroine reluctantly accepted the hero’s idea of a marriage of convenience though neither of them liked lying to their families. The external conflict was pure set up, but their internal conflicts made the story work. They each had self-worth issues and wanted to help the other. The hero had been in love with the heroine since they were fifteen, but once she’d chosen to date someone else he’d convinced himself he’d moved on and they were just friends. Though still attracted to her he didn’t want to lose their twenty-year plus friendship. After the frustrating, could-have-been-solved-with-one-simple-conversation shenanigans with the hero’s mother in his eldest brother’s book it was refreshing that the h/h each valued communication. Even when they misunderstood one another or came to a wrong conclusion they were at least trying to talk. I loved the h/h both individually and as a couple. A nice blend of complicated family dynamics, humor, and angst with an endearing couple. My favorite book in this series.

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