Audio Book Review & Giveaway: Dual Power of Convenience by Chautona Havig

dual power of convenience

About the Book

Book:  Dual Power of Convenience

Author: Chautona Havig

Narrator: Christa DelSorbo

Genre: ChristianContemporary Romance

Release date: March 4, 2021

All they wanted was a happily-never-after.

When Richard Danforth inherits the family estate on Merriweather Island, he doesn’t have time to deal with it – especially not from halfway across the globe. He’s too busy working to become the world’s newest billionaire and avoiding the women who would detract him from his goals.

Enter Lyla Santana. Fresh out of Oxford University with a degree in antiques and a relationship that nearly killed her to leave, she’s eager for the isolation and treasure trove that is Danforth Hall. Lyla also is determined to avoid men at all costs. Forever.

It was supposed to be a match made on paper. With him halfway across the globe, they’d never have to see each other again.

So, what’s Richard doing on Merriweather just weeks after the wedding? And how will his arrival test Lyla’s faith, not to mention stretch their so-called relationship?

In a twist on billionaire romance and marriage of convenience, this Merriweather book kicks off a new series featuring five islands, six authors, and a boatload of happily-ever-afters.

The Independence Island Series: Beach reads aren’t just for summer anymore.

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My Review

This was a fun and very original marriage of convenience story. I was a bit confused at first regarding who Mallory was and why we were hearing from her point of view as well as Lyla and Richard’s. However, I quickly got used to it.

I was slow to warm up to Lyla. She was a fairly prickly character at first. Even though I knew of the trauma she had gone through, the walls she built up to protect herself emotionally almost had me not liking this heroine. Almost!

Richard was a great guy and I was so happy when he finally came onto the scene and into Lyla’s life for real. This man was the real deal and it was great to see the way things began to work out between these two characters. There were still many, many, many hoops to jump through and plenty of miscommunication, however, my heart was a lot happier for the second half of the book. I enjoyed this unique story which truly did include many fun romance novel tropes!

I listened to the audio version and found it nicely narrated. The author worked to provide different voices for the various characters, so I was able to discern who was speaking and I appreciated that.

(4 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

About the Author & Narrator


Chautona Havig

Author of the bestselling Aggie and Past Forward series, Chautona Havig lives in an oxymoron, escapes into imaginary worlds that look startlingly similar to ours and writes the stories that emerge. An irrepressible optimist, Chautona sees everything through a kaleidoscope of It’s a Wonderful Life sprinkled with fairy tales. Find her at and say howdy—if you can remember how to spell her name.


Christa DelSorbo

“The voice of a friend.”

Christa has a great sense of humor and extensive experience with accents, particularly those of the Southern United States and Great Britain. Her most recent credits include: local live musical theatre actress and choreographer, regional radio commercial voice actress, and speaker for national business

More from Christa

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To celebrate her tour, Christa is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book in reader’s choice of format!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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7 Responses to Audio Book Review & Giveaway: Dual Power of Convenience by Chautona Havig

  1. Lelia “ Lucy” Reynolds says:

    Sounds good. Thank you for sharing. Blessings

  2. Lori R says:

    This sounds like an interesting book.

  3. Rita Wray says:

    Thank you for the review.

  4. megan allen says:

    I’ve never been a huge audio book fan. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Debbie P says:

    This sounds really goods!

  6. Roxanne C. says:

    There are many tropes in this one story, but that is what will make it a fun read.

  7. carylkane says:

    Brittany, Thank you for sharing,

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