Marriage of Inconvenience was a nice start to The Manning Sisters spin-off series, Those Manning Men. Gay marriage had been debated in the abstract, allowing … I've read and enjoyed any number of Macomber's books, but this is by far the worst one. Yes, it was a romance and part of a series, but the plot is possible and almost believable. Spine may show signs of wear. Jamie and Rich Manning have been best buds for years. This book should have been better. In modern times, the phrase has broadened into an opposition between marrying "for love" on the one side, and for "some reason other than love," for "expediency rather than love," or for … The owner of a marriage bureau, the candid Kong Hoi-chuen (Bobby Au Yeung), has no luck in finding a girlfriend. The plan was that they would anger Ling enough to leave. This is another story that could and should have been longer I felt. An older work by Debbie Macomber and not nearly as good as Cedar Cove or Blossom Street. It was just an average romance that I didn’t gain or lose anything from. Reread of an old favorite romance novel. But all that changed the day Jamie asked him to be the father of her as-yet-unconceived child! SPOILERS AHEAD! After sobbing her way out of her latest boy friend's betrayal, Jamie approaches Rich with a proposition. Debbie Macomber is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today’s most popular writers with more than 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide. In exchange for staying at the house for free, she pretends to be his lover. Ling, believing that she has been wronged, refuses to move out of her beloved house. To see what your friends thought of this book, Marriage of Inconvenience (Those Manning Men, #1), What started out as a great idea plummeted into a "why am I still reading this clap trap", This started out really well but Jamie irritated me so much,i kind off dislike her by the time i finished,keeps turning hot/cold towards Rich hurting him and making matter worse and complicated,anyways even after Jamie's hot/cold fluctuations which lead to misunderstandings they do manage to get their HEA. This Side Quest features different people depending on your sex. Society weddings are … I was on board with a plot beginning with a marriage between platonic friends, but the instant jealousy afterward was a little creepy. Sign in to Purchase Instantly. Not as well developed as some of her other books. I skimmed the last half, just to see whether there was any improvement. NOOK Book. The divorce proceeds almost smoothly, as Cheun and Ling want out as soon as possible. Start by marking “Marriage of Inconvenience (Those Manning Men, #1)” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Misunderstanding after misunderstanding crops up. Mother Jones Bio. Her characters are multi dimensional one … Honestly I needed a hundred pages of Jamie’s pregnancy to be truly happy with this book. This was not a good read. Refresh and try again. The people were nice, had been friends for thirteen years since high school, talked, got along, were kind and supportive to each other over bad romances and life events, and then the second that marriage in some form and eventual sexing got into the act, they were both completely dysfunctional and jumping to conclusions and defensively ignoring the other and yelling and shrieking and accusing and self-condemning and completely self-sabotaging, to the point that I felt like I knew why their exes had dumped them or slept around or whatever if these were the messes they became whenever romance happened in their lives. It is illegal in many countries, including the United States, to have a marriage of convenience such as for immigration purposes. Previous. This is not my preferred genre to begin with (I read it for my book club), and I knew exactly how the entire plot was going to go from reading the book jacket. Be the first to ask a question about Marriage of Inconvenience. Sometimes I wanted to wring Jamie’s neck. The only thing to recommend this book is the interesting premise. Six months later, Ling agrees to marry Chuen. NOOK Book (eBook - Reissue) $ 4.99. They are best friends but they don't realize that they could be more then friends. While Cheun works on angering Ling in the house, she retaliates by hiring Ivan to work in the bureau and patroning his restaurant, which angers Cheun. Marriage of Inconvenience is another winning novel in Penny Reid's Kniting in the City Series. And he loved her--strictly as a friend. Unfortunately it is not as simple as they thought. 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