Contemporary Arranged Marriage Romance Novels A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole. First in the Marriage to a Billionaire series, this book features a bookstore owner in financial peril and an unromantic billionaire who needs a wife in order to inherit his fortune. The Fourth Child by C. J. Carmichael 3. Never Let Go: A Marriage In Trouble Romance (The Storm Inside Book 4) Kindle Edition by Alexis Anne (Author) Format: Kindle Edition. Cyrus refuses, unless she agrees to conceive a child with him to carry on the family business. There’s no such thing as too much recommending Sherry Thomas. Can they salvage their marriage? Thanks for all the interesting recs – both blog and comments. I have read a few of them and cried my eyes out at most of them. While the cause Georgie and Thom’s separation is a bit simple, the action-adventure and teamwork in this novella are top-notch. This is the story of two ordinary people attempting to save their marriage in the face of real-life problems, and nobody has ever done it better, before or since. Inevitable Conclusions by Christina C Jones. With themes of PTSD, courage, resilience and deep abiding love, this is a marriage in trouble story with a realistic and hopeful happy ending. No problem! ), AAR Loves… Partners to Lovers romances – Part Two, AAR Loves… Representation of Disability and Chronic Illness in Romance (Part One), AAR Loves… Representation of Disability and Chronic Illness in Romance (Part Two). Books to Read if your Marriage is in Trouble Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links from Amazon and other networks which means I earn from qualifying purchases. Most romance novels are about characters falling in love with each other for the first time. 2. $4.99 . This is a tale involving cheating, which will make it a no-no for many readers, but the author redeems the hero with considerable aplomb and those who take a chance on it will find a well-written, passionate and insightful story, full of heartbreak, hope, redemption and love lost and won. If it’s hard to write the story of a couple falling in love, it’s even harder to write the story of a couple falling in love again after credibly falling out of love, and hats off to Gill because she nails it. Note: This blog post updates AAR’s Troubled Marriages llst, which is a great place to start for lovers of this trope. At forty-two, with their time in the military coming to an end, they are beset with questions about the future. Yes, it’s true – I have a history as a voracious romance novel reader. I love, love, love a marriage in trouble trope in a romance book. Always in My Heart by Catherine Anderson, 1. Thanks for the recommendation! As long as you put a fresh twist on them, they can all inspire unique love story ideas. The List is definitely a tough romance, as there is so much for the couple to work through to get to a happy place. Ravishing the Heiress is so good – and a little different from her other books, I think. A short stint as boyfriend and girlfriend in their twenties went poorly, and the two decided to prioritize their friendship. Matt and Rhys have been married for eighteen months and are blissfully happy, but when Rhys – a musician – goes away on tour for a few months, Matt’s deep seated insecurities – never far away – come back to haunt him in full force, and he starts to fall apart. I love A Civil Contract too. Our hero has, for much of this series, been engaged to a young woman he feels trapped him into marriage, and in the previous book, married her. Our Favourite Activist Heroines, Romancing it Royally – Some of our favourite royal romances, AAR Loves… Historical Romances featuring scientist heroines, AAR Loves… Romances featuring music and musicians, AAR Loves… Romances featuring realistic parent/child relationships, AAR Loves… Partners to Lovers romances – Part One (Military, law enforcement etc. It has been awhile since I read it. ) Rend is heart-breaking and deeply emotional but also uplifting, and quite, quite beautiful. The resolution, which takes place over the last 25% of the book, is one of the best endings to a romance I’ve read. It’s an excellent example of this trope; I also think all of the Fitzhugh books fit nicely into this category too! It’s not hero/heroine meets hero/heroine, flirt, court, say I love you. 1. Jenna, a midwife on location in a transit camp in Turkey, meets Canadian soldier Sean. General Sir John Armstrong couldn’t deny his best friend’s deathbed request to marry and care for his widow, but he deployed to Canada a week after their wedding and has not been home since. There’s no cheating – did someone say there was? What’s great about the marriage-in-trouble trope is that is shows people that those problems don’t necessarily mean the end of being in love or the end of a romance. Another book that I liked, was Anne Calhoun’s, The List. This lovely Valentine’s themed novella by Kelly Jensen explores the changes that happen naturally in long term partnerships and how to rekindle the romance that brings people together in the first place. She’s up against a stubborn Sean, who wants nothing to do with her anymore if he can’t be the happy-go-lucky guy she married. A whirlwind romance ends in a marriage that goes badly wrong in this novel, and the eventual HEA is hard-won. Dear Streaming Services: What to do after Bridgerton. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Separated for a year and on the verge of divorce, Connor and Victoria get a kick-start to their marriage when a night at a party they both attend reveals hidden desires and shatters their illusions of each other. It made my personal Top 100 list. Mr. and Mrs. Wrong by … To get technical, dark romance books are not romances in the strictest sense of the word. I am a total sucker for marriage in trouble trope in romance books. Trusting Him To Lead is an inspirational Christian romance about a struggling marriage. They have, if I remember correctly, six kids together, but this story takes place over a Thanksgiving where (due to a sequence of events) their guests can’t make it and their children are at their grandparents’, and the couple are left fully alone together for the first time in years — and so are forced to deal with all of their hidden resentments and problems at once and see if there’s anything joyful left. I don’t know what happened—she hasn’t published anything since 2017 and someone said she shut down all of her social media accounts too. A Marriage Worth Fighting For by Lilian Darcy, 6. In this AAR DIK, divorced Rand Waddell persuades his ex-wife Kat to let him move into the basement apartment of their British Columbia house to be their children’s new nanny. In a troubled marriage or troubled relationship story, these characters were in love at some point in the past, but now they’ve hit rough waters. You really do believe that these two have done what it takes to make things work. There is so much angst! “The Divorce” by Nicole Strycharz where the hero and heroine were opposites attract, but now it seems that everything “opposite” about the heroine just bugs the hero, leading to the heroine filing for divorce. Read 3 580 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The Painted Veil book. Stranded With Her Ex by Jill Sorenson 4. Kora Oliver, Tony-winning actress turned director, and Tariq Evans, NFL star turned financial advisor, have known each other for over two decades. Many books tellingly end on the “happily ever after button,” leaving the results to the imagination, making it easy for the reader to dream up perfect marriages in which no one fights, cheats, or googles “divorce laws in my state.” Yet there are those books with plenty of real-life marriage … In this steampunk novella from the Iron Seas series, Georgiana Thomas’s husband Thom returns from the sea with a bullet wound and a single gold coin. Rhys and Derek have been married for fifteen years, but are getting divorced after Rhys cheated in a one-night-stand. (Probably written by men.) A very realistic look at how outside family pressures, along with internal issues (such as infertility), can tear down what appears to be a strong, stable partnership. Should they tell their family and friends about their gay relationship? This novella is very nice exploration of both their romance and the connection that has kept it alive and stable for so long, but this short sequel is definitely better if read after the couple’s first story, Before Jamaica Lane. Turning Up the Heat and Snow-Kissed by Laura Florand, 5. This story is sensitive to the stresses infertility can put on a marriage, but readers looking for a true infertility story will probably want to skip the epilogue. In short, this novel isn’t just about a failing marriage, it’s the OG portrait of the failure of the midcentury American Dream. This grounded, character driven historical (with no nobles in sight!) Sherry Thomas has written some wonderful romances with the theme of troubled marriages. Vicki Callaghan walked out on her husband Caleb in a desperate bid to force him to see her as more than the accessory wife to his attorney career. What Peterson sets up is the interplay between two men who’ve had decades to reconcile their differing personalities to the daily grind of military life and who now face a new frontier. See search results for this author. That’s also why some great books, like the legendary Private Arrangements by Sherry Thomas, don’t appear here – they’re on the original list. This is a story that doesn’t underplay the difficulties of a broken relationship, nor does it rush its characters into resolving it. He suggests a marriage in name only to solve both problems—one of the oldest romance tropes in the book! These list are especially for some very fine women on Twitter who just love these kinds of romances. This DIK read is an emotional triumph of realism, emotion, and a relationship so right it may ruin you for all characters who have just met. I just re-read her whole back catalog over the summer and enjoyed every single book. Time for a re-read, I think. Unfinished Seductions: A billionaire bad boy marriage in trouble romance Paperback – February 28, 2019 by Raleigh Davis (Author) › Visit Amazon's Raleigh Davis Page. I’d have private emailed about the typo but Suburban Renewal is remembered as a favorite and thought this a good opportunity to rep it. My only quibble with the book was some really bad proofing & editing (more than once, Aarons used the construction, “Theo and I’s”—as in “Theo and I’s house”)—if you can handle that, the book is a good, weepy one. The difference, I believe, is that romance novels are only dangerous if you’re looking for something in them that you can’t get in your marriage, but I can’t say there’s any case when a husband can look at porn and claim it’s not causing any difficulties to his marriage. The novel is divided into three parts: first, flashbacks both from Jack’s and Elizabeth’s points-of-view tell the events that led to their marriage and how their relationship developed after that; second, Jacks’ return to Yorkshire, and third, the history of 1815 intruding on their fragile new equilibrium. I second the endorsement of His At Night. Making It Last by Ruthie Knox (forgot this one is a Loveswept--an utterly wonderful read), These list are especially for some very fine women on Twitter who just love these kinds of romances. The arranged, convenient and forced marriages in contemporary romance novels offer a slightly different experience for the reader, but they all share unwritten agreements between the hero and heroine, the high emotions of being in close quarters and the promise of falling in love. The book is interesting because it makes it clear that no amount of faux-kidnapping and assault is going to repair the marriage—hard emotional work is going to be required. I love this series. I too miss Calhoun. I hope she’s ok. I love Molly O’Keefe and I haven’t read this one yet. I’m the one who put it on the list and I was momentarily panicked that I misrepresented it. It starts out in a marriage counselor’s office and goes over their year of meeting, marrying and filing for divorce. The author does a great job of showing the effect of betrayal on a relationship and of painting a portrait of a marriage in trouble – and then showing the work needed to fix it and make it work long-term. Read 2 299 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. More romance novels are tackling arranged marriage in South Asian, Muslim cultures The new books are dismantling … The resolution of the love story is one of my very favorites. He wants to prove he’s changed and win back his family; she’s skeptical and wants to avoid raising false hopes in their two kids. Love in a Small Town by Curtiss Ann Matlock, 7. They are each others’ best friend and closest confidante, and also their greatest lover (yes, they’re sleeping together). I believe if THE LIST were written as, say, women’s fiction or just plain fiction, it would not have had a happy ending. Rend is a superbly crafted portrait of a marriage in trouble that encompasses incredible highs and incredible lows as it charts the downward spiral of one of its protagonists and the way it affects his marriage. Also, as opposed to the couple in Cara McKenna’s WILLING VICTIM/BRUTAL GAME duet (always my benchmark for consensual rape role-play scenarios) who are crystal-clear about the line between fantasy and reality, the couple in HARD WAY don’t always know where one ends and the other begins, sometimes reality provokes fantasy. Agree that Sherry Thomas’ is a favorite writer; and she does this trope so well. (This book was also featured in our Seasoned Romances list). Julia Quinn's beloved Bridgerton series follows the siblings of a sprawling family in Regency England. You know the ones: with the cover featuring a scantily clad lady and a Greek god slowly tearing her dress off her shoulder. Despite thinking I don’t really have favorite tropes (see other blog post), I think this might be one of mine. 3. Bridgerton on Netflix. Fitz is a particularly interesting character. To me, this book was essentially the hero’s journey to understanding the role he has played in the mess his marriage has become and the steps he must take to repair it. The Unwanted Wife book. The supporting cast is a nice touch, especially because Kira and Ethan’s relationships with their friends reflect back some of the same mistakes and bad habits they have with each other. Amber and Tony have ten, eight, and six year old boys, financial troubles, and not enough time for each other. This is what happened when I attempted to read something in small font from my phone, first thing out of bed! Do they even want to? She has explored the tensions between couples who work through misunderstandings and antagonism toward forced marriages or marriages of convenience, His at Night is a personal favorite in this category, a book that abounds with so much hostility as well as sexual tension. But they’re different people now – maybe they can make it work? 2. This is a very angsty, emotionally charged read that won’t appeal to everyone, but it’s a journey worth travelling. The Marriage in Trouble Trope. The wife’s announcement that she’s met another man precipitates an avalanche of (consensual) abduction-and-rape role-play sex. Writing to a Soundtrack: A Guest Post by Alexandra Y. Caluen. They lived on a ranch and before the story starts, there young son died in an accident which precipitated the demise of their marriage. Unfinished Seductions: A billionaire bad boy marriage in trouble romance (Bad Boy Capital Book 2) 4.5 out of 5 stars (13) Kindle Edition . I really enjoyed Florand’s, Snow-Kissed. Do Philippa and Lymond count in Dunnett’s Lymond Chronicles? Do you want your troubled marriage story to also feature sky pirates, a kidnapping, explosions, and enormous mechanical sharks? I want to re-read it now, and I should also give Not Quite a Husband another try. What they aren’t is a couple, at least not in the conventional sense. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. And the ending was perfection! A couple who married very quickly now have time to repent in leisure. --Sheri Meyers, a marriage and family therapist in Los Angeles Get "Make Love Last A Lifetime" by Barbara De Angelis A struggling wife who is battling insecurities and a husband who had lost his way. Her best in this trope (IMO) is still Not Quite a Husband. Who: Naledi Smith, STEM grad student and epidemiologist-in-training, definitely doesn’t have time for hoax emails claiming that she’s betrothed to an African prince. Making It Last is the actual, realistic epilogue, a novella sequel to How to Misbehave (which you should read first). I just read a really enjoyable marriage in trouble story – A Passionate Reunion in Fiji by Michelle Smart. The Marriage Bargain by Jennifer Probst. Their story is a gem, full of mistrust that, grudgingly, turns to trust and lust that turns to lust AND love. Romance romance flourishes quickly, and the two get married on a short holiday. North American Wordcat: Romance Reader Reviewer, Romance List Maker.Twitter @Catsbookrom, Cat's Books Romance Novel Theme Park catsbooks.net Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cats-Books-Romance/. Be inspired by this great Christian romance about spouses turning their hearts and focus back to God. After years of infertility and misunderstandings, Libby McKay sought a trial separation from her husband Quinn. It’s a short novella, but one of the best-handled versions of this trope I’ve ever read is “A Midnight Feast” by Emma Barry and Genevieve Turner. Apologies in advance if either of these appeared on the original Marriages in Trouble list: Katie Porter’s HARD WAY, part of her Vegas Top Guns series, is about a couple, married for eight years, on the verge of divorce. Over the course of the book, the couple’s dreams — of fulfilling jobs, moving to Paris, or simply having a life filled with passion — remain ever out of reach. This is the kind of book I want Sherry Thomas to write more of. Like delicate flowers, relationships have a way of dying if not cared for properly. It’s a quieter story and mostly focuses on the two leads working through their internal stuff (including a lot of very well-written angst, which is my catnip.) Haha, it’s fine. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Unfinished Seductions: A billionaire bad boy marriage in trouble romance (Bad Boy Capital Book 2) at Amazon.com. All three are wonderful examples of the authors ability to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles in a ‘bad’ marriage and deliver believable, romantic, and unique happily ever afters. —Annie’s Wild Ride by Alina Adams, about two highly competitive personalities with communication issues. We like those stories. He’s a Blueblood, she’s a human and, when the novel begins, he wishes he never gave her a second thought. No. I loved Anne Calhoun’s The List and thought it was an intense romance between a troubled young woman and her devoted husband. It definitely had a lot of angst. Anyway, back to the question here, one of my favourite tales of a marriage that is troubled – and arranged – is the great Georgette Heyer’s A Civil Contract which is one of my favourite books by her. August 5, 2013 by Mandi 22 Comments. The Santangeli Marriage by Sara Craven 2. The final tale in a fabulous long-running series was completely worth the wait. Never mind! If you’ve got any suggestions for titles that fit the bill, please let us know in the comments. Not sure if this qualifies – the marriage doesn’t take place until a while into the story, but The Duke I Tempted certainly features a troubled marriage and is in my Top 5 all-time favorites. I just love it. At one point, I had 2 whole bookshelves (not 2 shelves of a bookshelf, 2 whole bookshelves) filled with romance novels. Never Let Go: A Marriage In Trouble Romance (The Storm Inside Book 4) - Kindle edition by Anne, Alexis. If you want a book that doesn’t ask “How can we get together” but rather “How can we stay together,” this list of relationships and marriages in trouble is for you! I thought this was a very moving story about a couple who divorced after the loss of child. It’s also on Audible Escape! Maybe it’s struggling with work-life balance, adjusting to milestones like retirement or the arrival of a child, managing financial stress, experiencing a health crisis, or simply getting stuck in a rut – can our protagonists find their way through and reach an HEA? Seconding this! I can’t remember a cheating scene, though, and I would’ve remembered it as I can’t abide cheating storyline. A fifteen year committed relationship for Evan and Paul is on the rocks as they’ve fallen into a rut (as many couples do) with no clear sense of how to get out of it. If you want to vote for the Marriage in Trouble Romance, go to the Goodreads list: Trouble: Marriage on the Rocks Romance. Thirding/fourthing the recs for His at Night as well! It was very well written. Sounds like a good one, so I’ll give it a try. Love it? Gunner Sergeant Gunther Duchene and Special Ops Sergeant Macalister Jones have spent twenty-two years keeping their relationship secret. They’re brought back together when they become guardians of the children of hero’s brother. I’ve read Ruthie Knox’s ‘Making It Last’ years ago and it’s a good story, and very realistic. A Marriage Worth Fighting For by Lilian Darcy 5. Miley Cyrus' New Romance, Reese Witherspoon's Marriage Trouble, And This Weekend's Gossip G Griffin Matis; 1:00 pm, January 11, 2021. And the sympathy you feel for both of them. Most romance novels are about characters falling in love with each other for the first time. arts entertainment Books. She is an author I don’t know. The resolution of this troubled marriage novella is gorgeous, moving, and utterly believable. One nit in the original list: Pamela Morsi’s 2004 title is Suburban Renewal (not Urban Renewal). The Best Book of 2020? Not wanting to be around Poppy – who has confessed to being head of a secret supernatural society – he leaves England, but the pair are reunited a few months later when Poppy seeks him out, determined to protect him after she receives a threat against his life. The Santangeli Marriage by Sara Craven, 4. A lovely book. Mr. I love the great differences between the couple, the interference of parents on both sides, particularly hers, and the way that they both mature and develop and eventually finding happiness in a marriage that is loving and strong and not so overly passionate that you can’t take it seriously. Kira Weston left Ethan Rourke because their relationship had plenty of physical intimacy, but Ethan kept himself emotionally closed off and distracted with work. She has an interesting perspective and each book feels different from others she’s written. This kind of romance always makes me ache and even though I know there will be a happily ever after again and love that has been tested is sweeter. Once a Ferrara Wife... by Sarah Morgan, 10. But when Sean returns to duty and suffers a brain injury, he stops contacting Jenna. Six months after their breakup, Ethan tries to win Kira back by asking for help with a harassing female boss, by asking for work advice, and by playing off their intense chemistry – but not by opening up, the one thing Kira asks for. A fun as heck take on True Lies in which our – formerly retired – hero and heroine spies unite (and compete) to foil the bad-guys while at the same time starting to forge a new appreciation for each other. I was interested in the review here on AAR of An Infamous Marriage by Susanna Fraser enough to order it. My favorite is also Earth Bound which is just amazing. Are you tired of epilogues in which couple blissfully picnic surrounded by tooth-meltingly cute offspring, gazing into each other’s eyes as if they’re in that Doctor Who episode where statues will get you if you blink? Lawyers Nate and Live Sawyer were happily married, but are hitting a major rut in their relationship and decide to take a second honeymoon to recharge their batteries. It’s just a part of working to keep the relationship and the love alive. @Blackjack: one of the things I find so interesting about THE LIST is that you can almost feel Calhoun fighting against the conventions of the romance genre—and I say this as someone who loves romance and thinks THE LIST is one of Calhoun’s best books. Arouse (Spiral of Bliss, #1) by Nina Lane (Goodreads Author) (shelved 3 times as marriage-trouble) … I reviewed a book recently that reminded me a little of that – The Landowner’s Secret by Sonya Heaney – two people who find themselves conveniently married and a past love interest in the picture – with the wife not at the same social level as the husband. There is as much sex in most romance novels as there is in Jerry Maguire, Titanic, Match Point, etc. Seconding Zoe York’s “Love in a Small Town” and would recommend these as well (sorry if they’re already on one of the lists and I just missed them): “Back to You” by Jessica Scott where the Army wife heroine files for divorce because she discovers that the hero lied and voluntarily signed up for continued deployment, leaving her home alone with two small children. Bonus for well-written kids. Angie: My favorite marriage is in trouble book is The Ground Rules by Roya Carmen, or really any of the books in this trilogy (The Rule Breakers). They’re on the original list linked to in the introduction!!!!! Erm… I think I’ll be waiting for it to go on sale. Carrie Aarons’s DOWN WE’LL COME, BABY involves a married but separated couple who have struggled with infertility (CW/TW) and miscarriage, along with the fact that the heroine is from a very wealthy family and the hero is a Nantucket “townie” construction worker. 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