Marriage of convenience

B-
A Lady's Guide to Deception and Desire

Manda Collins’ A Lady’s Guide series adds another chapter with the romantic historical mystery A Heiress’ Guide to Deception and Desire, which gives us Caroline and Val’s story.  The memorable heroine and fun mystery helped put this one above a C for me, but a lack of true originality holds ...

B
Isn't It Bromantic?

So this is the Russian’s book. When I read the first two books in Lyssa Kay Adams’ The Bromance Book Club series, the humor involving this guy quickly wore out its welcome. I felt it was crass and narrow-minded for the only foreigner in the gang to not even have a name and to be the comic rel ...

B+
Winter's Orbit

I’m not usually drawn to Science Fiction/Fantasy or Space-Opera Romance but I may have to rethink that after reading Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell. Kiem, Prince Royal of Iskat, has been asked to marry Count Jainen, the Thean representative to the federated empire ruled by Iskat. Jainen wa ...

B+
The Work of Art

What made me pick up Mimi Matthews’ The Work of Art was the simple fact that the rich, powerful duke with the dark past was the villain rather than the hero. What kept me reading, though, was a well-crafted story with a compelling hero and heroine. It has a couple of issues which I’ll mention la ...

A-
First Comes Scandal

First Comes Scandal is just the sort of light, sweet-natured romance I – and likely the world – needs right now.  With a marriage of convenience at its core, it’s a little traditional and a lot witty. It’s a lighthearted and enjoyable ride that will please most Bridgerton/Rokesby fans, even ...

B-
Temporary Wife Temptation

There’s nothing wrong with the plot of Temporary Wife Temptation, which is probably why it’s been used by a lot of other authors in a lot of similar books. Almost-CEO Garrett Song needs to win the approval of the board of Hansol, Inc - including, most importantly, his grandmother - to get tha ...

B+
Christmas With His Wallflower Wife

Christmas With His Wallflower Wife is the sixth and final book in Janice Preston’s two trilogies featuring two generations of the Beauchamp family, and it focuses on Alex, younger son of the Duke of Cheriton and his struggle to find out the truth of his mother’s death almost two decades earlier. ...

B
The Landowner's Secret

Set in New South Wales, Australia in 1885, The Landowner’s Secret provides a slow-moving but captivating tale of a marriage of convenience between classes. Alice Ryan is awakened in the night by intruders lurking outside her modest cabin. Her parents are dead and her brother, currently absent, ...

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An Infamous Marriage

Susanna Fraser's An Infamous Marriage has a not-unusual marriage of convenience premise, but what I really liked about this book was that at least a third of it is taken up with showing us what life is like for the protagonists after they have made a go of their marriage and admitted their love for ...

A
A Wife Worth Investing In

I know when I pick up a book by Marguerite Kaye that it’s going to be something different and A Wife Worth Investing In - the second book in her Penniless Brides of Convenience Series – is no exception.  It can be read as a stand-alone but I know I am definitely going to go back and read book o ...