You may have noticed I’ve been having some fun with romance tropes throughout the Montana Ranches Christian Romance series, so it seemed inevitable that this series would provide the backdrop for my first marriage-of-convenience romance! I won’t lie. It’s a tricky trope to pull off in a contemporary setting. The typical Oregon Trail style historical romance lends itself to the trope far more. If something happened to derail a woman’s options, a marriage-of-convenience might well have seemed to be her only option.
In today’s society, that’s much less likely to be true, but a variety of possible reasons exist. I blogged about this recently at Inspy Romance: Convenient… Or Not So Much? It was fun reading other authors’ takes on the trope, and it was definitely entertaining to write my own! Although I’m not convinced I’ll do it again any time soon.
When Spencer Haviland receives registered mail from his great-uncle’s attorney, he figures he’ll sell his inheritance after the old man dies. After all, he’s anything but a cowboy. But when Spencer’s life suddenly unravels, he retreats to the rundown Montana ranch only to discover his cousin’s widow and child firmly entrenched.
The Rocking H is the most secure home Carmen Haviland has ever known until Spencer arrives, claiming to be Great-Uncle Howard’s heir. But with the attorney’s revelation that his client is considering bestowing the ranch to charity instead, Carmen reluctantly agrees to Spencer’s rash plan for the sake of her daughter.
Will a marriage of convenience offer them both what they seek, or will their vows become anything but convenient?
The Cowboy’s Convenient Marriage is currently available only on Amazon and in Kindle Unlimited for the foreseeable future.