As a reader, we might read any book that we see, but we also can’t deny the fact that sometimes there are certain tropes that are so special to us that we won’t even think twice before picking up a book. For us, it’s the marriage of convenience and fake marriage trope. Add it to your books, and we are sold, no questions asked. Recently, Purple Hearts was released, and we didn’t even think twice before watching it.
In hindsight, we should have listened to all the reviews and gone to bed instead of staying up late. When we heard that the movie was based on our favorite MOC trope, we shrieked with excitement, but after watching the movie, we yelled out of frustration. To clean our minds and to prove to ourselves that books are, as usual, better than movies, we went in search of books that had this absolutely amazing trope.
These are our favorite books that we have read and reread, and would totally recommend them to all readers. If you are also looking for something to read after that movie, then pick any book out of these. However, we warn you that we might be particularly partial toward Marriage For One written by Ella Maise.
Marriage For One by Ella Maise
This book has done something that no book has managed to do to us. We found our favorite book, boyfriend [read husband], in this book which has now become a favorite of ours as well as millions of readers. The book follows Jack and Rose, who pretend to be a married couple, obviously. But it’s difficult for both of them since Rose is a sunshine girlie and Jack; is a grumpy man who doesn’t know how to smile.
Throughout the book, Jack and Rose will learn to live in this fake marriage, a business deal, while also stealing readers’ hearts. We could talk about this book and these characters without even getting tired, but if that will mostly annoy you so we’d just say, please read this book if you like grumpy-sunshine tropes because Jack and Rose do it better than any book couple out there.
The Kiss Thief by L.J. Shen
Francesca Rossi really wants a kiss. She was promised to Angelo Bandini, the heir to one of the most powerful families in the Chicago Outfit. But then Wolfe Keaton steals this kiss, and everything in Francesca’s life changes. Suddenly she is asked to pack her bags because she will be marrying Wolfe soon. Hence, a tale of the marriage of convenience between two people who couldn’t dislike each other more begins.
Forever After All by Catharina Maura
Out of options, Elena tries to do something drastic to save her mother’s life, but she didn’t expect to meet Alexander Kennedy where she was heading. And, she most certainly didn’t expect the man to propose a marriage of convenience. She could have walked away, but she needed the money to save her mother, so she accepted the offer. The book has heart-wrenching, crying, and yelling level of groveling scenes, which will make reading this book so worth it.
The Favor by Suzanne Wright
Vienna owes Dane a favor for the one time he helped her. He saved her life, and now he’s back to take what she owes her. A favor should have meant something like borrowing a car or giving out cash to him when he needed it, but his favor was strange for all sorts of reasons. The successful and ruthless CEO, Dane, wants Vienna to be his wife for twelve months. She can’t refuse to help, so she agrees to fake marry Dane. There’s a lot of drama in the book, so if it’s your thing, then you would enjoy this book thoroughly.
I Temporarily Do by Ellie Cahill & Liz Czukas
Emily and Beckett were supposed to get married and live in the student housing they had chosen. While Emmy was supposed to move across the country to start a graduate program. However, Beckett’s fiancée calls off the wedding, and Emmy has no money to move.
A girl without money and a house and a guy without a wife that’s required to get his house, getting married seem the perfect solution for these friends. A romantic comedy based on this wonderful trope, this book has the friends-to-lovers trope but in a MOC setting.
These are a few books that you can read after watching Purple Hearts. They have MOC trope with such cute scenes that will melt your heart like butter on a scorching summer day and leave you screaming and crying for sure. If you want our help in picking one book for you, we’d highly recommend you start off by picking up Marriage For One.