Penny Wylder is always a good, sexy, angsty read. She has taken the familiar theme of marriage of convenience to another level, with "The Convenient Wife." From fake to real. Bolt is given an ultimatum by his father to keep running the family business of distilling whiskey and inherit it he needs to settle down and needs a wife. Starla is looking for her dream job working with whiskey and Bolt is willing to give it to her as long as she plays along with his plan but the more time they spend together the more real feelings come into play...
Only, he's not entirely truthful with Starla, as he chose Starla, because she was dirt poor, and kind of brassy, swears like a trooper and he believed that his family would be appalled, and demand an annulment... what he doesn’t count on his own feelings... ‘That's when it hits me. All this time I’ve been focused on the wrong things. What I thought I wanted, and what I truly need, are two different things. I want to own our family business, but I need Starla too. I need her in my life. I want the real thing. I want it all with Starla Bishop.’
There is plenty of angst on this journey and adored that Bolt went from an all out no to marriage to all in and realised what really mattered to him. Starla was my favourite character she came from humble beginnings and didn’t need money to be happy and showed Bolt what he’s been missing she is that perfect match for Bolt. Good holiday escapist read. Thanks Penny.
Bolt and Starla's story was one of convenience as Bolt tried to adhere to his father's wishe, reluctantly. As soon as he met Starla he realised she would be the perfect person to meet his fathers wishes. Starla on the other hand was under the impression she was going for an internship at the familues business. I liked both the characters and the fact quickly that what started as a convenience quickly became an inconvenience for them both! I recommend this book as it is one of my favourite Penny Wylder novels and I look forward to reading many more.