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Amber's multimillionaire Greek boyfriend, Lucas Karadines, informed her that he was getting married; to someone else....Five years later, Amber has put Lucas behind her; until she inherits half his company. Lucas, who's now single again, knows the only way to keep control is for him to marry Amber. But how can she consider marrying him at his convenience; when five years bAmber's multimillionaire Greek boyfriend, Lucas Karadines, informed her that he was getting married; to someone else....Five years later, Amber has put Lucas behind her; until she inherits half his company. Lucas, who's now single again, knows the only way to keep control is for him to marry Amber. But how can she consider marrying him at his convenience; when five years before, she was worthy only of being his mistress...?...

Title : Marriage at His Convenience (Wedlocked) (Presents, 2196)
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Number of Pages : 192 Pages
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Marriage at His Convenience (Wedlocked) (Presents, 2196) Reviews

  • Marajean
    2018-12-17 18:21

    Hero and heroine get together in what she thinks is a relationship. Really he's just keeping her as his mistress.Heroine lives with one of the hero's relatives, and his boyfriend. Hero thinks that she's really a slut but hasn't had a chance to exercise her slutty tendencies living with two gay men. So sure she was a virgin when he slept with her, but only through lack of opportunity.Hero is going to marry a good little virgin girl who's going to stay at home and be the perfect wife and give him good children. He forgets to the tell the heroine until she's at a party with him and his fiancee.Then he has sex with her one more time because she really is TSTL. After that he gets married to the other woman, who tells the heroine that he's boring, she's had plenty of other lovers and she's just doing it to get away from her parents. He wants her to help his pregnant wife because she's in the bathroom not coming out. And she does, because she's TSTL.Then she spends the next 5 years living only for her job and putting her sex life in hibernation. That's right, she never had another relationship except the Antagonist..I'm sorry, hero, of the story. Finally the relative of the hero that she lived with dies and leaves her stock in the hero's company.She's so TSTL that she decides to just GIFT him the stocks because she doesn't want them. Then she's blackmailed into marrying him, oh yeah, he's divorced now, and she agrees.And the hero treated her like crap and emotionally abused her, called her a slut and tramp and was engaged to someone else while having sex with her. But his punishment is the fact that his dear sweet wife didn't like him, was a drug addict, and the baby that she was going to have less than a year after the hero and heroine part died. And she cheated on him too. Poor baby. In my opinion, that's his payback for cheating on his fiancee/wife. Since he was keeping a mistress and actually introduced the two. And actually asked the mistress to help his wife out. Yes, she wasn't a great person, but really, she deserved some revenge. The heroine? She gets nothing. Then again, she's so TSTL that she probably doesn't even comprehend that she was the second best, punching bag for the hero to feel like a real man. Please don't let these people procreate. Any offspring they have stands a high chance of being a candidate for the darwin awards.

  • StMargarets
    2019-01-09 20:11

    Letters to SantaDear Santa,I’m an aging Greek hero and this is what I want:A hot virgin mistress who still has sex with me after I dump her.A virgin fiancée who helps me seal a business deal and make my dying father happy. This fiancée should turn out to not be a virgin with a drug habit. To get rid of her, I want her to divorce me for her rehab doctor.A hot – only had sex with me – second wife who has sex with me even before I explain myself or even try to grovel.This hot – only had sex with me – second wife should put up with my lying, my insulting mouth, my jealousy, and my arrogance. ThanxHero from Married at His ConvenienceDear Santa,I’m a doormat and I love the financial markets and aging heroes!This is that I want:A hero who dumps me and then returns to insult me and have sex.Two gay bffs – one is evil and the other is an enablerFour years of celibacyA father who finally acknowledges me and a half brother who is a crook, so I am open to blackmail.A sham of a wedding ceremony.A husband who lies, cheats, and never acknowledges my pain.Thank you so much!Doormat Heroine from Married at His Convenience.Dear Santa,I’m a romance reader and I just read Married at His Convenience and I want:A new liverA gallon of brain bleachEar plugs and eye protection for the next trainwreckI know it’s a stretch and these are very, very rare. But I’ve been a good reviewer this year and haven’t thrown my Kindle once or resorted to (much) profanity. A heroine with a backboneA hero with integrity.The last one is a long shot and if I could just have a heroine with a backbone, maybe more heroes would aspire to integrity? Just asking. I know you’re busy and with Kindle Unlimited you must have lots of reviewer requests. *sly wink* I’ll leave some cookies and Captain Morgan out for you. Thank you,St. Margarets

  • Preeti ♥︎ (Romance She Reads)
    2019-01-12 21:24

    Typical Jacqueline Baird fare with a bona fide douchebag H and a beautiful naïve h who just cannot tell him to FO (at least not effectively). I picked up this book in my rubbernecking mode, as I enjoy a good trainwreck now and then, and the bad reviews were persuasive. So yes, while I was getting more and more revolted by the minute, I just couldn’t put this book down. His grovel cannot be called satisfactory (as he did behave quite unforgivably imo) but he did turn into a new smitten leaf in the last quarter.So definitely a 3 or a bit more for holding my interest so thoroughly.This H was BAD even by JB’s standards. He was an abusive, angry (for no reason), cheating jerk of a H and dint fit into my idea of a H for most of the book. He takes the unforgivable stand of ‘good enough to bed but not wed’ to a new level and keeps grinding her face in it by getting engaged to a ‘suitable’ Greek girl for business reasons while still living in with the h.And it’s not just his lying cheating ways but his revolting slut shaming the poor h that was so sickening. The amount of misogynistic rant we get from him is unbelievable! And please, the mommy-issues excuse doesn’t really cut it. The h makes you cringe with her downright doormat tendencies. All her pride and self-respect go up in smoke whenever he is within touching/smelling distance. And this is a h who is a supposedly strong independent career girl, but who lets him grab her by the p***y any time he likes!

  • boogenhagen
    2018-12-21 20:16

    I know everybody hates this one but srsly peeps - a girl has gotta do what a girl has gotta do to get her some, the poor thing was withering under the lash of celibacy and wanted at least one more time before death - it wasn't like the HP fairy was going to bring her anybody else. Remember this is HPlandia and HP rules apply - she was a virgin, she was dumped, she had no hope of new romance - the girl was normal in her drives too, so I totally get she had to take the lurve club while it was available, I supported that choice.There was no need to actually go around declaring true lurve forever tho, she should just kept him as her boy toy and pimped him out for female clients occasionally. That is why I only gave it four stars.

  • Lu Bielefeld *read.laugh.love*
    2018-12-21 15:20

    Paixão Inesquecível - Bianca Dupla 775.2 portuguese edition - paperback----------The hero kicks to curb our heroine as yesterday's trash and marry another. The other woman would be the perfect woman for him to marry and he considered the heroine unworthy of being his wife and mother of his children. A real prick.She discovers that he's marrying someone else at a party where our heroine is presented to the bride-to-be. He didn't even finish the relationship with her and he is already with another woman. It was a humiliating situation because she loves him and thought she was loved too. But he never intended to marry her, she served only for sex.After being treated as second-rate human being they are reunited 5 years later and he resorts to blackmail to make our heroine to marry him.If I were her I wouldn't give to him the time of day. But in Hpland the woman always ends up accepting the cheater back.

  • Fre06 Begum
    2018-12-17 23:02

    The worst book by this author I actually felt embarrassed as a woman because this female had no shame or pride for herself. Will never read this awful degrading book again!!

  • Alexis-Morgan Roark
    2018-12-16 22:14

    Let me get this straight...five years earlier, he dumps you in public as he announces his engagement to little Miss Perfect Virgin Wife apparently forgetting the fact that you were a virgin when he made love to you for the first time. Smashes your heart to smithereens as he deems you not marriage material and you have to be around the happy couple as she's preggers with the child you wanted? Now, he has to have you 'cause his life was empty and he's a tad disallusioned? Uh huh...sure.Kiss my...Okay. Let me finish the book first. Maybe there's redemption.NO redemption worthy of note!

  • Becky
    2018-12-26 18:18

    Proving everything that is sick and wrong with the virgin heroine, abusive hero trope. It is not romantic when a woman gives her virginity to a man who is using her for sex and treats her like garbage, it is disgusting and abusive. His coldness, vicious treatment, the way he broke up with her and flaunted a fiancé in front of her face was not just cruel....this "hero" was actually a mentally disturbed sociopath. Core story is a virgin heroine celibate for years but treated like a whore and left for another woman for no good reason by disgusting hero...we are supposed to admire heroine but she was also disturbed as there was nothing loveable about hero, I don't believe she really loved him either....she was just looking for the emotional version of a red room of pain. Her giving her virginity to him and staying faithful was obscene...heroine with emotionally battered woman syndrome...nothing sexy about this. I almost wondered if this was a parody and the author was making fun of HP readers or the publishers with their absurd, sexist guidelines. If it had been a parody...5 stars. As a romance, no stars at all.

  • Shari Kay
    2018-12-17 23:26

    I guess I'm just an unforgiving person because...nohttps://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

  • Tracie
    2019-01-16 18:00

    This was a quick read. I found the blurb to be very interesting. I was hoping for a fiesty h and a groveling H. Unfortunately I got neither.The author did a really good job of portraying the angst and emotional aspects of the story. The H is a real bastard. His treatment of the h was ruthless. I don't have a problem with that if there is sufficient groveling and the h doesn't just fall into line with him. I found myself being irritated with the h because she made things way too easy for the H. In the end I couldn't buy that he ever loved her because he never really made up for the way he treated her both in the past and in the present.

  • Lynsey A
    2018-12-30 15:18

    This is really a two star but I upped it because of the angsty goodness at the beginning. Man, it was very heart-wrenching reading about Amber realizing that Lucas, the man she loved, was marrying another woman, one he claims to love. The two star comes from the fact that Lucas was a total ass in the beginning of this book. He treated Amber horribly! My goodness, he ripped her heart out and barely apologizes for it in the end. He says, "I know I hurt you" but really? He should've been on his knees begging and pleading for her to take him back. Which he didn't do. He tricked her into marrying him, even if it was because he loved her and didn't want to lose her. Too little too late.As for Amber, I wanted her to tell him how badly he hurt her but she never really did. In fact, she almost seemed to shrug it off when he was apologizing for hurting her.Anyway, it was pretty good at the beginning, so-so in the middle, and better again at the end.

  • shms
    2019-01-04 16:30

    This would be a one star if I based it on the H or even the usual gripe about no grovel. If ever an H needed to grovel, crawl over hot coals for forgiveness, this guy is it. And if ever an h needed to grow a pair, she was it. "His assumption he only had to kiss her and she would give in was an insult to her pride, her self-esteem". But that's exactly what she did time and time again, though she talked tough that's all it was. So much hot air.Yet, the angst and the cruelty kept me hooked. Wow..I must have a strong streak of masochism in me.

  • JennyG
    2019-01-04 20:07

    I re-read this last night and yet again couldn't put it down. JB can really write some cruel, ruthless heroes, but she doesn't always quite manage to show how much in love the hero is with the heroine. Not showing that he suffered because he missed the heroine and realised his mistake makes it harder for me to forgive his behavior. I gave this book four stars because it made me go through a roller-coaster of emotions and it is memorable. I love it and I hate it!

  • Fanniny Moreno Zavaleta
    2018-12-28 20:21

    I hate you Amber!After the way that bastard left her she should have payed a really good psychiatrist or something to get over it and never fall into his trap... but then after those 5 years she falls easily but instead of showing backbone she becomes some bitchy creature that I hate even more.

  • Diane
    2018-12-23 22:28

    the hero is an S.O.B., the heroine, at least at first, isn't a doormat. what is with these heroines staying chaste for 5 or more years, especially when the hero dumps them for other, more suitable (ha-ha) women?

  • Megzy
    2019-01-11 19:25

    Story line from the back cover:The ideal husband -- if only it were for realAmber's multimillionaire Greek boyfriend, Lucas Karadines, informed her that he was getting married -- to someone else....Five years later, Amber has put Lucas behind her -- until she inherits half his company. Lucas, who's now single again, knows the only way to keep control is for him to marry Amber. But how can she consider marrying him at his convenience -- when, five years before, she was worthy only of being his mistress...?I am a big fan of Jacqueline Baird writing style so it is with great regret that I have to give this book a one star. I actually had to stop reading and check 3 times to make sure this book was really written by this author because frankly It did not have any of the elements that separates this author from the rest. It was more what I see in a fan fiction story written by an amateur want to be writer. Two lead characters slave to their libido. The male lead character's actions and words were harsh and unacceptable. The female lead character had no respect for herself. There was no redemption. There was no accountability. There was no emotion. I was to a point that seriously stopped caring. It would have been a wallbanger if I was not trying to find any clue that gave this book a way as one that was penned by Jacqueline Baird.

  • Linda Sims
    2019-01-16 20:27

    ABSOLUTELY AWFULSPOILERS......Amber and Lucas had been seeing one another for a year. She's in love with him, she thinks he's in love with her, but she's stupid, and gets more stupid as the story progresses. Then without telling her he gets engaged to another woman. When confronted by Amber he tells her the girl he's marrying is more suitable as wife material. He marries the new woman but the marriage only lasts 5 years. He then goes back and blackmails Amber into marrying him. He also lets Amber believe his first wife is dead, when in reality she's happily married to someone else. Amber is one of those characters whose actions don't match her thoughts, for example she thinks all the time how much she hates him, but on the other hand falls into bed with him at the drop of a hat. As one of the other characters says to her, have a bit of pride. Unfortunately she never did.

  • Jenny
    2019-01-14 16:25

    Eww the heroine was a cold vicious bitch. I hated her with a passion and for once I thought the other woman was a more decent woman who didn't deserve such contempt and criticism by the bitchy hypocritical heroine. No wonder I avoid this author.

  • Debbie
    2018-12-30 20:14

    Either you love this one or you hate it. I am in the minority of those who like this one. The H is a huge jerk and sees things in black and white (especially in how he thinks things are and/or should be.) When he dumps h in the most arrogant/callous manner, she retaliates (view spoiler)[she cuts the crotch out of all his business suits (hide spoiler)]. While trying to live up to his Greek heritage, his father's expectations, etc., H marries a young, virginal Greek heiress. H did not anticipate h finding out the way she did and soon learns to regret his decisions. H did suffer (all of his own making). While not a true grovel, I do believe in the HEA. 3.5 rounded stars.

  • Ezrela
    2018-12-28 20:18

    There are various of romance stories but this book has an interesting plot which attracts me when i first read it. I love how this story starts and the flow keeps going. I just love the woman character here and also the man. these two tell me indirectly lots of things. It'd be even better if the story has more complicated problems and plots so it has long plot and more words. I just wish that Harlequin Presents has longer stories and make the stories continuing from this part to another part because we know that the marriage part is just only the beginning of life itself :).

  • Mlleelizabeth
    2019-01-14 16:00

    This is a book.For a full review, please go to: http://mlleelizabeth.booklikes.com/GoodReads's policies no longer comply with my review policy. Therefore my reviews will be posted at BookLikes going forward. Thank you for following my reviews here. I hope to continue discussing books with you on BookLikes.

  • Jey
    2019-01-10 20:10

    This is exactly the sort of book that we ladies should pray is never used as an indicator of a woman's feelings. I admit that I have read more than my fair share of Harlequin novels, and by this author as well, but this is a book that struck me as harsh.Harlequin books have always been a guilty pleasure, a quickie on a weekday night when I don't have the patience to start/resume anything else. And thanks to my cravings, I've read most of the plots offered by M&B. Yup. 'Read 'em all.But this book is honestly disturbing. The fact that the hero considers it perfectly normal to dump his 'girlfriend' who's good only for 'sex' to marry a supposed virgin- good-Greek-girl is offensive. Especially because I know that such attitudes can prevail in the modern world as well. While one of the charms of a story is how the character redeems himself, that didn't happen in this book at all. When will the authors of these books learn that their heroes need to be something other than a rat-bastard just because of mommy issues? I mean, sure, you can't love if you don't know what love is, but isn't a sense of honour independent of all that? How is the behaviour of such a character morally acceptable, and if so, how does he redeem himself?I'll let you in on a secret: He doesn't.I'm abso-fucking-lutely tired of books where the hero thinks it's normal to hurt everybody around him because HE had been hurt once. Whoopsie there. Since when did lack of love make lack of principles and honour acceptable???

  • Roub
    2019-01-12 21:16

    the book was definitely a 5 star at the beginning bcoz then amber had a backbone and it was so good so entertaining. it lost one star when the story continued 5 years later. amber dear what happened ? u gave in so easily !? u want a 2nd chance ?? after the abominable way he treated u. u gave him ur best ur virginity ur love n he pissed on u !! just a whore he used.not good enough 2 be his wife. he even had the knack 2 present u 2 his ideal future little wife. then after 5 years he wants u back..bcoz he was disillusioned by his perfect little marriage haha !! n what do u do ?? oh lucas lucas the only man i've ever loved, can't just can't refuse him !? where's ur damn pride girl ?? but then dats what we call harlequin present. the alpha male gets everything easy n happens as he wants 2. u were pitiable then amber. i never wish 2 be in ur place then. at the start even though u suffered the worst possible kind humiliation n ur heart broke, u hurt so much..i would have liked 2 be in ur place bcoz u moved on wid ur life, u were brave u stood up 2 him n even if u begged him not 2 leave n told him i love u lucas, it was perfect. u were right then 2 fight 4 him bcoz he's the man u love. but 5 years later !? after he rejected u !? told u in so many words u're just good at being a woman men used !? no !!n it does not suit amber's character either. she should have made him sweat. n she should have had sex wid clive n a normal relationship bcoz life goes on. he moved on after u amber.he had a wife n even tried having kids wid her. if it had worked, where would dat have left u !?

  • Booked
    2019-01-03 17:00

    A Marriage of his convenience: I really want to more than like the book. It is well written and it has all the elements that tugs my heartstrings. I'm not so sure he was worthy of redemption. I just can't get over that part. He reduced her to state that even the scraps of his affection was something she could settle with. The "betrayal" spanned more 5yrs and I think to that point he should have been man enough to leave her be. I didn't think he had a strong reason or rather excuse for his behavior.

  • Sneha Jaiswal
    2019-01-02 21:14

    this book was soo bad that it deserves negative marking.!!hero is a dirt bag and heroine is plain stupid doormat with no self respect..they deserve one another!I can't believe that the author has the audacity to call this a romance!!

  • Tia
    2018-12-28 20:28

    The whole book could be summed into this statement:The hero was an idiot, not just an idiot, an absolute idiot. He spent over three years regretting his decision and then he lied, cheated and manipulated to get the heroine back for he realized he loved her.

  • Jacqueline
    2019-01-16 17:15

    I'm calling this one crazy old school even though it's newer because of the plot. If you're looking for an asshat hero and a whackadooddle plot this one is for you.

  • Victoria
    2019-01-03 22:28

    I didn’t enjoy this book. I felt most of it was rather disjointed and the two characters spent an inordinate amount of time having sex. It was like they built their relationship upon sex rather than mutual respect and love. And when it came right to the end, I really really could not see the ‘love’ both of them claimed to feel. It seemed to me to be something more like lust. Or rather, purely lust.This is one of the rare books where I dislike both the main characters. Lucas was a not very nice person. To put it simply, he was a jerk. Amber was better than Lucas, yes, but I just don’t understand why she always took whatever Lucas was doing to her without really standing up for herself. I mean, when he left her the first time, she practically begged him not to. For me, the moment a heroine begs the hero like that, I lose all respect for her. The beginning of the book was still ok actually. I could feel the hurt emanating from Amber when that jerk Lucas left her. I mean, seriously. He couldn’t have the courtesy to tell her earlier before actually engaging himself??? Gosh. What a jerk.Uhm, the storyline was pretty simple. Usual thing of guy wants to go get married, then girlfriend not good enough, so break up. Few years later, get back together. Fall desperately in love. The end. Really. That’s what the book was about.It wasn’t the storyline that made me dislike the book. It’s the dialogue and the behaviour of the characters. Both of them were unlikable. I was just bored reading the book. You know, I really don’t know what to say about this book. It just isn’t to my tastes. When the confession of love part came, I was very skeptical about Lucas’ words. I mean, not even a bit of his actions showed that he loved her. Ok fine, maybe just a little bit. But I simply could not believe he loved her. As for Amber, let’s not even talk about her. She’s like trying to be strong, yet she simply can’t resist temptation. I mean, you’re freaking annoyed with the guy. He broke your heart five years ago. And you can’t even resist him? Gosh. There was little to no character development within the book. Sure, the book wasn’t rushed, but most of the time, I couldn’t figure why a character did what he/she did. It just wasn’t believable. The pace was alright but I need to see the characters at least having a little bit of an epiphany or something. Its like, after 5 years, nothing changed. They were no different from before. Sigh, I think this review has gone on far longer than it should have. Needless to say, I didn’t like the book. Yes, it aroused some feelings of anger and ‘omg he’s such a jerk’ kind of feelings in me. But other than that, I really didn’t feel anything for this book. Halfway through, I almost stopped reading. This book was really a disappointment. The blurb looked so so good. Oh well!

  • Caro
    2019-01-11 23:13

    Mientras leía esta novela, me atravesaron muchos sentimientos. Ganas de matar y de insultar a los protagonistas, principalmente, y luego de put3ar con ganas a J. Baird por hacer a una mujer TAN TAN sumisa y estúpida.El argumento es una porquería: Amber está enamorada de un griego con el cual convive que la quiere embarazada y descalza en la cocina, pero ella es una empresaria que quiere seguir así hasta tener un hijo. Entonces, él decide que ella no es material de esposa y aunque fue virgen deduce que sólo permaneció así porque vivía con dos gays (...), pero que en el fondo era demasiado sexy para su gusto. Así que, ¿qué pasa? Que descubre otra mujer mucho menor que él y griega que sí puede ser la esposa ideal, de forma que arregla todo para comprometerse con ella.Amber va a la fiesta para sacarse la duda y verlo con sus propios ojos, y sí, él decide casarse con otra y que no haga tanto escándalo. WTF. You, malparido del ort*, protagonista imbécil. ¿Un año conviviendo y sin cortar con ella antes de comprometerse con otra? ¿Y pretende que se lo tome bien? Lo cierto es que ella al otro día se acuesta con él como si nada para tratar de "recuperarlo" pero él la deja y se va insultándola como si tuviera la conciencia limpia.Pasan cinco años y él vuelve a buscarla, porque se dio cuenta de que la griega con la que se casó no es tan pura ni tan ideal como él la creía, y con excusas baratas le exige a Amber que se case con él para no perder el control de unas acciones de la empresa.Y ella va derechita y accede como si nada, porque te quiero Noelia, te quiero. Como si él no la hubiera dejado y ENCIMA, ¡¡ENCIMA!! fue célibe durante todos esos años separados. Este héroe se merecía una heroína de Caitlin Crews, caraj*.Qué novela de mierda.

  • Cheesecake
    2018-12-18 19:06

    Lucas and Amber. Lucas is a douche bag. I didn't feel that he redeemed himself by the end. It seemed like the author thought we should feel sorry for him, but no, as far as I'm concerned he made his bed and he can lie in it. Lucas had an affair with Amber many years ago. But his father was dying and he didn't think that Amber was 'wife' material because she liked sex with him too much, despite her being a virgin when they first met. So he dumps her to marry, what he thought was a good little wifey, but turned out to be a selfish (view spoiler)[ lying drug addict. But really she was a sweet person after all... roll-my-eyes(hide spoiler)] shallow twit. Toooooo many years later/wasted, Lucas' brother died and left his company shares to Amber. Lucas uses this as a excuse to finagle himself into Amber's life again. Lucas is single again and figures he can strong arm Amber back into his life. I liked Amber. She doesn't weaken, although they do renew their affair, she will not let him have her heart again. Then yadda yadda yadda. The ending was too quick for the amount of grovelling that asshat needed to do still.