I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Cowboy's Convenient Marriage by Mary Sue Jackson
Published by Independently Published on December 20, 2020
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Charlotte Kennedy needs a husband—yesterday. Her entire life she believed she was a U.S. citizen, but it turns out she isn’t. Now, to claim her inheritance and continue running the company her late father just left to her, she has no choice but to get married—especially with her brother threatening to expose her non-citizenship and take over the company. If only she had someone in mind… And then she remembers sexy cowboy Emmett Sawyer, who as a teenager proposed to her, just to make her laugh. She never gave him an answer then, but now it’s a definite yes!
Emmett’s reaction to marrying Charlie is an immediate and definitive no. She may be gorgeous, but getting married to a woman he’s barely seen since high school is not something he wants. That is, until he sees the conditions of his frail mother’s new nursing home and begins to rethink Charlotte’s impulsive proposal, which includes a nice cash influx for him and his struggling ranch.
This fake marriage would give him enough money to take care of his mother and maybe even help lift his ranch out of debt. But when his and Charlotte’s fake kisses turn into the real thing and Emmett starts letting his heart get in the way of common sense, he realizes he’s in real danger of falling in love with his pretend wife…
One of my favorite tropes in romance is a marriage of convenience, so when I read the blurb of Cowboy’s Convenient Marriage by Mary Sue Jackson, I was just itching to read it. Who can resist a sexy cowboy rancher entering into a fake marriage arrangement? I know I certainly can’t!
So, I got myself real comfy and settled in to read all through the night. While I enjoyed the story for the most part, I don’t think I ever really connected to the characters which made me in turn not really care about their happily-ever-after. I liked the characters, don’t get me wrong, but I just felt their love story was just okay. I wouldn’t necessarily say it was insta-love, but their falling in love really didn’t have enough roadblocks or enough angst where they try to fight off their attraction. It is probably just me and maybe I just didn’t really connect with the story. It never really became deeper than just surface level for me.
I guess I am just middle of the road here. I am sure though that many others will enjoy the story way more than I have.