Comic > “HQ-Marriage_without_Love”(Order by Newest First)
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Eighteen-year-old Deborah ran away from home and now makes a living as a street performer. One day, she receives a proposal involving ten thousand pounds and a contract marriage to a doctor named Baxter. It's a wild plan, but to Deborah, who is struggling to pay for everyday essentials, the money is very attractive. Baxter seems like a levelheaded person who's only interested in mature women. Being young and daring, she accepts his offer, but then she finds out what's really behind his plan, and her heart aches with unrequited love...
(c)RYO ARISAWA/ALISON FRASER
It has always been Christina's dream to wear a wedding dress. She looks at her beautiful form in the mirror and her heart pounds. Her nickname as a child was the ugly duckling and her parents were cold and distant with her, so she had always thought that she would never get married. But now she is, and her fiance is the man she's always adored...the crown prince of Halencia, Antonio! She is marrying him to divert attention from a scandal involving Antonio's little sister. Their marriage is one of convenience and she knows Antonio will never love her. Why does that thought make her heart ache?
(c)TOMOKO TAKAKURA/HARLEQUIN BOOKS S.A.
Three months after her vacation on the Greek island of Santorini, Serena noticed her body changing. She's pregnant and the father is the man she broke up with when her trip ended. She doesn't want to make poor fisherman Nikos take responsibility... But when she visits Santorini again, she is shocked to learn that Nikos is the CEO of one of Greece's leading marine transportation companies! What on earth is going on? Nikos is stern, a completely different man from the Nikos of three months ago. He says he doesn't want his child to be born out of wedlock, and Serena has no idea how to respond!
(c)SARA NAKAYAMA/RACHAEL THOMAS
Jewelry designer Tamara once again finds herself face-to-face with the Earl of Melton at a party. He's the CEO of a hugely successful company, with a strong build and masculine features, not to mention her father's choice to be her husband! With the confidence of a conquering hero, once again he asks for her hand in marriage. Although she refuses him right away, in order to save the business she has worked so hard to start, eventually she agrees. They hatch a plan to become husband and wife for half a year, each pursuing their own business goals-him, a successful merger with her father's company, her, a steady list of clientele-but can Tamara resist his passionate act?
(c)TAKAKO HASHIMOTO/ANNA DEPALO
Maggie, while working for a nanny temp agency, visits a luxurious penthouse. There she meets successful business owner Jason and his month-old boy, Brady. She is awed by the painfully gorgeous entrepreneur, but she hides her attraction to avoid a repeat of a past failed relationship. Maggie is speechless when Jason makes a shocking offer to give her a million dollars if she marries him. Maggie agrees so she can save her old orphanage from closing, but she doesn't yet realize just what she's signed up for!
(c)SARA NAKAYAMA/TERESA ANN SOUTHWICK
When Damien comes to pick Gabrielle up, it's been five years since he last saw her...five years since she dumped him. Gabrielle thought she'd forgotten Damien, but when she sees her gorgeous ex-boyfriend, memories come flooding back. Damien brings her news that that father has collapsed and her mother, who left him long ago, has come back to look after him. Gabrielle decides to go back home with Damien, where she finds out that her father's company is at risk because of her tyrannical cousin! To prevent the company's collapse, Gabrielle agrees to marry Damien and regain control of her family's company...but she doesn't love him. Or at least that's what she tells herself!
(c)MOTOKO MORI/MAXINE SULLIVAN
Olivia works as a housekeeper at an estate in Paris. The estate keeps only the bare minimum of employees, and the master of the house is nearly always absent. She has never met him face-to-face. For Olivia, who prefers to live quietly and do her work in peace, this is perfect, but then she's told that the estate's owner wants to speak with her, and, before she knows it, she's flying to a desert kingdom. She's surprised to learn her boss is Sheikh Aziz! He has decided, based on the quality of her work, that he can rely on her, so he asks her to stand in for his fiancee, a queen who has been kidnapped, and play the part of his betrothed!
(c)TOMOMI YAMASHITA/KATE HEWITT
At her father's request, Rose agreed to a loveless marriage with Leon, a millionaire with sexy black eyes. She's been secretly in love with him since she was a little girl, yet though it's been two years since their wedding, he hasn't touched her at all. Instead he goes out often, leaving Rose all alone. Feeling lonely and miserable, she decides to divorce him. That's when he gets in a car accident and loses his memory. Now he acts like a totally different person and seems to desire her company...
(c)MITO ORIHARA/MAISEY YATES
High school counselor Ginny was asked to give a school tour to Dominic, the visiting high prince of Xaviera. He asks her to show him the town afterward, and the two spend a dreamlike night together. But the prince is from a different world...and their beautiful union must end after one night. One month later, Ginny realizes she's pregnant, so she travels to Xaviera to tell Dominic, only to find him cold and distant, a completely different person. Now they must enter into a contract marriage just for the duration of the child's infancy, a contract that ensures their eventual divorce.
(c)MOTOYO FUJIWARA/LINDA SUSAN MEIER
Queen Elena of the island kingdom of Thallia is set to marry the new sheikh of Kadar. However, as soon as she sets foot in his country, she is captured by a mysterious man named Khalil. He fixes Elena with a golden-eyed glare and declares that he is the rightful ruler of Kadar. He then takes Elena to a desert village, where she is touched by his kindness. Things aren't always what they seem, he tells her, and she can sense the truth in his words. But though Elena's heart has begun to open to Khalil, she believes that to him she's nothing more than a pawn he can use to take his throne.
(c)TOMOMI YAMASHITA/KATE HEWITT
Leonie has traveled to an island in Greece to meet her great-grandfather for the first time. After her deceased parents eloped, Leonie lost contact with the Caprel family and any right to inherit their fortune. Still, knowing he doesn't have much time left to live, Argon Caprel wants to reconnect with his great-grandchild. Leonie also meets her second cousin Paul, a well-known playboy. Heartbroken from a recent breakup, Leonie is sick and tired of playboys, but she has trouble ignoring his dashing good looks. And that's before Argon decides to make Leonie the head of the family...but only if she marries Paul!
(c)NAMI AKIMOTO/CHARLOTTE LAMB
After Ariadne's parents' death, she was adopted by her uncle and aunt. She never once doubted their love, so she's shocked and betrayed when her uncle kicks her out of his house and tells her to marry a Greek entrepreneur. Heartbroken, Ariadne meets the stranger who will soon be her husband. He's more beautiful that she could have imagined, but his eyes are as cold as ice.
(c)CHIKAE IDE/ANNA CLEARY
Ella can't believe her domineering father has ordered her to marry Australian businessman Donato Salazar. Her father orchestrated the marriage in order to receive financial support to save his company from the brink of bankruptcy. Now that her gorgeous older sister has run away, Ella is being made to take her place. She thinks there's no way a billionaire like him would ever accept plain Ella after being promised her sister. But as soon as Donato meets her, he falls head over heels and wants to make her his wife! Surprised and bewildered, Ella soon uncovers his dark, hidden past, a past that will change her life forever!
(c)RIEKO HARADA/ANNIE WEST
Amaya disappeared the day after her engagement ceremony. Her mother had called to warn her that her fiance, Sheikh Kavian, kept a harem of women. She was shocked and determined not to repeat her mother's painful experiences-her mother, unable to accept her husband's harem, had decided to forfeit a life of luxury to raise Amaya on her own. But six months after Amaya's disappearance, Kavian has tracked her down...and he's determined to show her the harem she fled.
(c)MISAO HOSHIAI/CAITLIN CREWS
Lara works as a personal assistant for an executive in London. She's a modest girl, but people always assume from her looks that she's easy... When her boss, hoping to sleep with her, invites her on a weekend trip, it's the last straw. In order to be rid of her virginity, Laura decides to sleep with a wealthy, well-to-do Italian man that she meets that very night. And he has an outrageous proposal for her. He needs someone to be his wife for six months...ut he doesn't want to fall in love. Lara feels the magnetism pulling them together and she just can't resist...
(c)MASAMI HOSHINO/KIM LAWRENCE
With her father in poor health and his company on the verge of bankruptcy, Dione has only one option left-visit multimillionaire Theo Tsardikos to ask for help. But Dione did not anticipate the deal this dangerously charming hotel tycoon would try to strike-he will help her if she agrees to marry him...right now. Dione is stunned, but does she have any other choice? With her father on the brink of a heart attack and his company about to go under, will she hand herself over to Tsardikos?
(c)RIE NAKAMURA/MARGARET MAYO
After her distraught sister told her that her fiance's older brother, Santos, wouldn't give them his blessing to marry, Georgina decided to speak with Santos herself. The brothers' father left a will saying the first son to marry would inherit the family business, which is why Santos won't support their marriage. Georgina asked Santos to allow her sister's marriage anyway, but Santos turned her down flat. That's when she decided to propose to him. "Why don't you and I get married so that you can inherit your father's business? Then we can get divorced."
(c)KEIKO OKAMOTO/RACHAEL THOMAS
Nicole, a journalist, was intrigued by a newspaper ad her roommates were discussing. Her roommates said the person who placed the ad to find a wife must be either very ugly or very old. Nicole told them not to pass judgment. She was curious about the mysterious ad, so she called the number to make an appointment. Figuring the meeting would make for an interesting article, she showed up at the address provided only to find herself in front of a mansion! And the man who'd placed the ad wasn't ugly at all-he was an incredibly attractive man with demons in his past.
(c)ATSUKO NAKAMURA/MARGARET MAYO
If she wants to inherit her aunt's farm, Peta must get married this week, but it's looking like her horrible cousin will inherit it instead. Feeling hopeless, Peta visits her cousin's office in New York, but when she gets there, she collides with a man she's never met. His name is Marcus Benson, and when he hears her story, he asks to marry her. Peta has no idea why a gorgeous billionaire wants to marry her, but he's her last chance to save the farm and her only means to provide for her family.
(c)EMIKO INOUE/MARION LENNOX
"Marry into the working class before the age of thirty, or your inheritance be donated to charity." Courtney, born into a wealthy family, is struggling with her father's will. She has just one month before she turns thirty, and so-under pressure and with few options-she approaches a carpenter named John, who has come to fix her guest house. She offers him two hundred thousand dollars if he'll marry her for two years. Although offended, John accepts in order to pay for his daughter's surgery. Thus begins their sham marriage, but neither of them is prepared for what will happen next!
(c)FUYUKI MIZUHARA/MARIE RYDZYNSKI-FERRARELLA
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