Usually when you read a marriage of convenience story, it's a historical novel. After all, why would someone have to get married these days? But Denise Hunter does a great job pulling it off.
Layla blames Seth "Murphy" for her fiancé running off with her cousin. So, when they're thrown together and Murphy says their engaged to save Layla some embarrassment, it opens the door for a huge job opportunity for Layla....if she can just pretend to be in love for a few weeks.
Murphy is a fantastic character. I wish he was the main character in a full-length novel. He's steady and calm, balancing Layla's frantic desire to build her company on her own.
Although it was short, the story didn't feel rushed or the characters un-developed. It's the perfect holiday quick read.
Fans of Denise Hunter as well as fans of contemporary Christian fiction will enjoy this novella.
I was given this book in exchange for my review. My thoughts are my own.