Friday, 28 September 2012
Book Review... A Husband of Convenience - Jacqueline Baird
A Husband of Convenience - Jacqueline Baird
Reissue - Harlequin Treasury, 2011
From the back cover:
"A father for her unborn baby...
Josie's husband, Conan Zarcourt, was tall, dark and handsome. Yet Josie could only look, not touch, because theirs was a marriage in name alone. Conan had stepped in as father to his brother's child—the baby Josie was carrying.
But when an accident left Josie with amnesia she naturally assumed that Conan was her husband, her lover and the father of her baby. And until she remembered the truth, Conan was more than happy to have Josie in his bed...."
Another Treasury book and another classic trope - marriage of convenience - and one that is done very well by Jacqueline Baird.
There is a lot of reality to this story, such as the heroine regretting her mistake of sleeping with her ex and the difficulties two people face learning to live with one another, and that makes this an enjoyable book to read.
The heroine is nicely independent as well as a but prickly - for the most part I liked her.
The star of the show here though is the hero... right for the first he fell hard for the heroine and spent the rest of their time trying to show her despite having so many obstacles. I love this kind of story and hero.
I could have done without the small amnesia part - or have had it introduced earlier in the story - as it was, it felt a little crowbarred in.
Overall this is a well written, classic story with a pretty much perfect hero!