What a great marriage of convenience story! It is book two of the Frontier Vows series, yet can be read and enjoyed even if you have not read book one, Romancing the Bride.
This novel has a lot to recommend it. There were some humorous moments, yet the struggles and difficulties that Nolan and Corinne both carried around with them were things that weighed on them and made committing to another person very difficult. Corinne had huge trust issues and Nolan, while strong and capable, felt inadequate much of the time because he lost his leg as a child.
I thoroughly enjoyed this story and thought that Corinne and Nolan had really good chemistry together, even as they were both trying to remain only business partners. I loved the way Nolan recognized how smart and creative Corinne was. Pretending to Wed was a book I enjoyed from the start to the finish!
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
It’s a match made in heaven, as long as they don’t fall in love!
The ranch Nolan Key has spent decades working for, even lost a leg for, is now his—or at least it should be. But an absurd clause in his father’s will means he’s in danger of losing the place to his lazy, undeserving cousin. Nolan finds himself scrambling to save his home—by proposing marriage to the town laundress.
Corinne Stillwater’s hands have betrayed her. Numb from hours of doing the same work over and over, her hands will only heal, according to the town doctor, if she gives up the laundry and marries. But she’s been stung repeatedly by love before, so that is one remedy she can’t swallow.
When Nolan offers Corinne a marriage in name only, how can she refuse? Such a partnership could give them the security they seek, but what if the ranch isn’t as secure as they believe, and their lives—and dreams—aren’t quite as compatible as they thought?
Pretending to Wed is the second book in the Frontier Vows Series by award-winning Christian romance author Melissa Jagears. If you like marriage-of-convenience stories that deal with the nitty-gritty of making a relationship work, you’ll love this authentic romance set in a time gone by that tackles issues still relevant for today.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Award winning author, Melissa Jagears, is a homeschooling mom who writes Christian Historical Romance into the wee hours of the night. She lives in Kansas with her husband and three children. Her ebook novella, Love by the Letter, is her ACFW Carol Award winning novella and free to try.