Marriage of convenience

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Sinful Pleasures

a Retro Review originally published on May 26, 2006 I'm a sucker for tortured heroes and heroines, as well as rich, even intense, historicals, so Mary Reed McCall's latest novel was a must-read for me. Her tale of love and healing set against the violent dissolution of the Templars is absolutely b ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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The Matrimonial Advertisement

Author Mimi Matthews has been on my radar ever since the release of her début novel, The Lost Letter in 2017, but this is the first time I’ve read one of her books.  The Matrimonial Advertisement is the first in her Parish Orphans of Devon series, and as the title suggests, the story is a variat ...

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The Wall of Winnipeg and Me

One of my favorite things about the Top 100 Romances reader poll is all of the suggestions that come in. When I first started reading romance it was my go-to place to find the most beloved books in the genre, and I continue to look forward to it as a chance to hear from our many readers about curren ...

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The Master of Grex

A new book by Joan Wolf is a cause for celebration. Wolf has an incredible backlist - read one of her books and it won’t be your last. Let’s deconstruct the plot of her recent book, The Master of Grex. Daniel Dereham’s entrance into London society is curiously reminiscent of Alexandre Dumas ...