I think everyone has at least one plot that they can't pass up. For me, it's a marriage of convenience with a particular soft spot for mail order brides. I love that part where the couple grapples with not marrying for love, but finding it anyway. Two of my all time favorite books, ones that I have re-read too many times to count, are marriage of convenience stories. Sunset Embrace by Sandra Brown and Susan Carroll's The Bride Finder. I highly recommend both if you love the marriage of convenience story line, too.
However, I fear I may have over-read my favorite plot. Each one I read is
starting to feel the same. Even when they're well written, they're getting old.
The reasons behind the marriages seem to be getting more and more far fetched.
Do two millionaires really need to marry due to an unplanned pregnancy in this
day and age? Can a crazy old man really change his will so his son must marry
in order to inherit?
So I'm taking a
marriage of convenience break. Going into rehab, if you will. Anyone know of a
twelve-step program? No more until 2014. And, if I have a relapse, Anne and Kay
get to pick out a book for me to read. *shudder* But if I'm giving up the
marriage of convenience, I'll need something else to distract me. What's your
poison of choice? The one story line you can't resist?