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Featured tropes from Vivian Arend: Marriage of Convenience/ Relationship of Convenience.

Viv’s Favourite Tropes

There are certain tropes in romance I adore, and I love sharing my favs with you.

If there’s a trope YOU love, let me know, and I’ll see if it’s one I love too, and I’ll find some recommendations to share, because talking about books is always great!


Featured trope: Marriage of Convenience/ Relationship of Convenience.


There’s a reason they have to do this— be together, that is. While I know this plot line isn’t always plausible, it’s still possible. 

And there’s something I love about that.

Digging deeper to figure out why, it might be the fact that when you get down to it, ALL relationships are about making a commitment. You’re agreeing to find a way through your troubles, to find a way to enjoy life together on a daily basis. To find fun and happiness with someone else around.

So while these couples have a reason they MUST stay together, or pretend to be together, or actually get married for real…

Continuing to work things through chaos with another person?

That sounds like a great basis for finding forever to me!



The Cowgirl’s Chosen Love

When his best friend’s sister-in-law approaches him with an urgent plea for help, Zach Sorenson goes with his gut. When they accidentally end up married and have to stay that way? Problem.

Julia Blushing is still reeling after discovering the family she never knew existed. Trusting isn’t easy so this impossible situation needs some clear guidelines. No unnecessary public displays of affection. Absolutely no sex. For 365 days. Good luck on that one.

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The Engagement Arrangement

Brenna Bellini will never get married again. She plans to live out her days as a happy, successful, single woman. When she’s chosen to be a bridesmaid in her friend’s wedding at the Bellini family vineyard, she’s thrilled. That is, until she realizes who else is in the wedding party. Brenna’s going to have to spend four days in the company of not only her ex-husband, but also her high school nemesis. She just knows the fact that she’s single and alone is going to be rubbed in her face all weekend long. Well, not if Brenna can help it. She’s going to find herself a fake fiancé.

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Waking Up Married

Their night on the town is a blank, but when Zora Abbott and Dallas Hamilton awaken in a Vegas hotel room, they’re man and wife. With news of the nuptials spreading virally, the high-profile best friends decide to stay married, temporarily. Maybe under the cover of marriage, Dallas can even make his best friend’s baby dream come true. But can their friendship survive their newly unleashed passions?

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The Marriage Contract

Teague O’Malley hates pretty much everything associated with his family’s name. And when his father orders him to marry Callista Sheridan to create a “business” alliance, Teague’s ready to tell his dad exactly where he can stuff his millions. But then Teague actually meets his new fiancee, sees the bruises on her neck and the fight still left in her big blue eyes, and vows he will do everything in his power to protect her.


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