Wednesday, April 6, 2016
What I'm Reading Wednesday
I've been reading Jennifer Griffith's new book Legally Wedded. Today was the sort of day where I needed a fluffy romance and this fit the bill perfectly.
Morgan Clark can't get any scholarships or financial aid for her senior year at Clarendon College. Everything seems to be working against her when all she wants to do is finish her accounting degree so she can put her little sister through school. With time running out, Morgan is getting more desperate to find something, anything, that can help her situation.
Enter that something in the form of Josh Hyatt. Josh is the disinherited son of Bronco Hyatt, wanting to stand on his own two feet and have the career that he wants, not the one his father would force him into. But, without his father's money to back him up, he can't start that dream. And to top it all off, his girlfriend has finished her degree and is starting her career overseas, without him. He's really got to get things going if he wants to join her and begin their life together.
Things get complicated when Morgan and Josh realize that they may be the solution to each other's problems. But could a marriage of convenience truly be the answer?
There's something fun about marriage of convenience stories in historical fiction, but this was a well-written, believable contemporary one. There were laugh out loud moments, sigh-worthy kisses, and all the angst you could really ask for in this sort of story. I really enjoyed how the author made it so easy to really get to know the characters and experience all the ups and downs of the complicated situation they're in. I kept turning pages long after I should have just so I could see how they would work this all out! It's a sweet and touching romance that really gets you in all the feels, not to mention it made me want to visit the Oregon coast. As the author says, her books are cotton candy for the soul and she definitely delivers an entertaining read that romance fans will enjoy.
Here's the back copy:
Morgan Clark is desperate. With just her senior year to go at Clarendon College and her scholarship up in smoke, she suddenly finds she can’t qualify for financial aid. Until Morgan finishes and can work full time to pay their rent, her sister can’t even start school.
Josh Hyatt is desperate. Without his degree from Clarendon he won’t be able to join his girlfriend in their dream career which she’s already begun, and he can’t qualify for government grants thanks to his wealthy estranged father’s interference.
Morgan, meet Josh. Josh, meet Morgan. Are they desperate enough to get legally wedded?
Get wrapped up in the knots that new adults Morgan and Josh create for themselves in this marriage of convenience story with legal, ethical, and emotional consequences. You won’t be able to put down this inspirational, clean and wholesome read set on the beach of the beautiful Oregon Coast.
You can get your Kindle copy here for $3.99