By Stacy Henrie
June 1st 2018 by Love Inspired Historical
Groom by Agreement
A real home–it’s what Vienna Howe dearly wants for her young daughter. Yet the ramshackle property she just inherited hardly qualifies. She can’t afford the repairs–until foreman West McCall suggests they start a dude ranch together. For propriety’s sake, they’ll need a marriage in name only…a practical solution for two wary hearts.
Years ago, West convinced Vienna to marry a man of means, never realizing how cruel her husband could be. Guilt-ridden, he intends to secure the lovely widow’s future. But despite his reluctance to get close to anyone, this union might do more than fix Vienna’s ranch. It could open the door to a warm, loving future…
If you enjoy marriage of convenience stories, like I definitely do, then A Cowboy of Convenience is a sweet tale that you will want to pick up for yourself! It is the second book in the series. I had not read book one in the series, but was able to jump into this novel with the background information that the author provided in chapter one.
A Cowboy of Convenience actually combines multiple things I love in its premise. Marriage of convenience stories are some of my favorites. However, another plot that I really like is the “friends fall in love” storyline. This book nicely combines both of these setups. Vienna and West were friends who decided to come together in an arrangement that would be mutually beneficial. The gentle way these two fell for each other was very sweet. I also loved the Wyoming setting! This was the first book that I have read by this author, but I look forward to reading more in the future.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
By Stacy Henrie
USA Today bestselling author Stacy Henrie is the author of western romances and the Of Love and War series, which includes Hope at Dawn, a 2015 RITA Award finalist for excellence in romance. She was born and raised in the West, where she currently resides with her family. She enjoys reading, road trips, interior decorating, chocolate, and most of all, laughing with her husband and kids.