What happens when you marry for
convenience but then fall in love… with your own wife? In
A Bride for His Convenience by Edith Layton, the
couple at the heart of the story are in for a rocky
beginning to their “bought” marriage.
Lord Ian Sutcombe is looking for a
woman of substantial money among the commoners, as no one of
the higher classes would marry someone as penniless as he
is. Reduced to a poor state of finances due to a horrid
stepmother, Ian must find someone willing to exchange money
for his title.
Hannah Leeds has just had her
heartbroken when marriage to Lord Sutcombe is suggested.
Wealthy, but common, she fits the requirements – someone
with money, a family that would benefit from her new title
and isn’t atrocious.
What starts off as a very polite, if
boring marriage, gradually changes into more. Sizzling sex,
confusion as things are said and not said, as well as the
return of Hannah’s heartbreaker, make for a fiery romance.
I thought ’A Bride for His
Convenience’ was well written, with a realistic
pacing of the feelings between the two protagonists. The
action moved along and the characters were enjoyable. There
were times I wanted to smack the couple and make them come
to their senses, but that is what makes for an enjoyable