Comic > “HQ-Marriage_without_Love”(Order by Newest First)
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Elaine's father chooses Marco, a legendary figure in industry, as the successor of his company despite his daughter's business acumen. Elaine, passionate about her father's business, offers a yearlong marriage deal to Marco in order to get him to give her the business after they divorce. Marco, who frequently brings a buzz to gossip magazines, needs to rebuild his reputation by settling down and marrying. It should have been just a marriage of convenience, but Marco is blindsided when he sees a new side of Elaine. And innocent Elaine is swept away by Marco's charms!
(c)KANOKO YAMAMOTO/MAISEY YATES
Meg, an innocent and cautious woman, finds herself seated next to handsome millionaire Niklas on an airplane. Feeling marvelously attracted to the man, Meg allows herself to share a few kisses with him, and they even get a little action in under the blanket on the dimly lit plane! When their magical passion doesn't abate in the slightest after they come down to earth, they exchange wedding vows the very next day. But the following morning, her husband gives her the cold shoulder and disappears from her life. A year later, Niklas's lawyers show up to meet Meg, who has completely closed off her heart, to inform her Niklas is being imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit. On top of that, the only way to meet him is to show up there as his wife and request a meeting-a conjugal meeting!
(c)TAKAKO HASHIMOTO/CAROL MARINELLI
In sixteenth-century England, Lady Margaret was just eleven when her father died. He designated Christopher, a pirate, as her guardian, and decreed in his will that they were to marry. But Margaret, still young, was scared of Christopher, so he kept his distance. They lived a marriage in name only for years, which was never a problem for Margaret before. But now that she's eighteen, she desperately wants to consummate their marriage! Unfortunately, even though she's grown up, Christopher doesn't feel the same way...
(c)YUKAKO MIDORI/MERLINE LOVELACE
Tess is taken aback by her arrogant father's will. Unless she marries Alec, an English entrepreneur, she won't be allowed to live with her beloved younger sister, and Alec won't be able to get his mansion back. With no choice, they carry through with the marriage, but Tess is hurt by Alec's cold stares at first. As time passes, the distance between them lessens. She can't stop thinking about him and the attraction she feels can't be denied. At this rate, it's only a matter of time before she falls for him completely!
(c)TOMOKO TAKAKURA/BRITTANY YOUNG
What did I do to deserve this? Engaged to be married at an early age, Anna devoted her life to becoming the future queen of Santina. Little did she imagine that her fiance would fall in love with another woman and announce his engagement on TV... To avoid embarrassing her parents and the royal family, Anna attends her ex-fiance's engagement party, where she is humiliated in front of the crowd and the media. But she is saved when gorgeous billionaire Leo appears in front of her. He then spirits Anna away from the palace and tries to seduce her...with a date that goes terribly wrong!
(c)KEIKO OKAMOTO/HARLEQUIN BOOKS S.A.
Mallory took in her nephew, Matthew, after her brother and his wife died, and she vowed to raise the child with all the love she had. But Matthew's uncle, the wild Jordan, said that he was going to sell their house, and she had to get out. He was the owner, and he had been against his sister's marriage to Mallory's brother. When Jordan learned about little Matthew's existence, he started fighting for custody, but Mallory wouldn't give up on Matthew that easily. Maybe Jordan's surprising proposal of a loveless marriage of convenience is the answer all three of them need!
(c)KAKUKO SHINOZAKI/GRACE GREEN
Madison Archer's life is in a tailspin. After confessing her love to Viktor Beck half a decade ago to no avail, she's become the scandal siren of the gossip rags. Stories about how she's into S and M, polygamy and other activities that the board of her father's company would question have led to an ultimatum. She is to marry a suitable man, have his kids and groom them to take over the company. If not, the company will ruin her best friend's family's business. Maddie decides to play by their game for her friend's sake and at the cost of her own love life, but when her cold and calculating groom enters the room, Maddie's conflicted. She can save her friend, but she must marry the man who turned her down so coldly six years prior: Viktor Beck. Does the man she once loved truly love her now, or is all this just a power play for her company and her obedience?
(c)MOTOKO MORI/LUCY MONROE
Rena's father has demanded that Rena marry Ford and leave home. She is at a loss for words. Her father, a Texan ranch owner, has never forgiven her for her mother's death in childbirth. She's always felt unloved. His land gripped by a drought, Ford, the owner of a neighboring ranch, has offered to buy a fertile piece of her father's land. Her father agrees, but on one condition-Ford must marry Rena. To be a pawn in her father's plans doesn't sit right with her. She can't even imagine marrying under such circumstances...but perhaps Ford can stoke her imagination!
(c)SENA KUREBAYASHI/SUSAN FOX
Helena agreed to marry a wealthy elderly man in order to save her parents from poverty after they gave everything they had to support her. On her way to the wedding, she has a near-death experience and is rescued by Mason Knight. In order to feel alive, she grasps her last chance at passion before committing herself to a loveless marriage, and she gives herself to her savior for a single night of lovemaking. After going their separate ways, Helena and Mason never thought they would run into each other again...and certainly not at Helena's wedding! Mason was mortified to find out the woman he had saved the night before was his boss's bride-to-be. Twelve years later, Helena's husband has passed away and his company is on the verge of bankruptcy. Helena needs Mason's help in order to save it. Mason sees Helena as nothing more than a coldhearted gold-digging woman. Helena suffers under Mason's hateful glares. Will he take this opportunity to get back at Helena for using him, or will they finish what they started all those years ago?
(c)KYOKO SAGARA/DOLCE VITA TRUST
In order to save her family from their desperate situation, Poppy gives up her dream, instead working as a housekeeper at a manor...until one day her mother sells a scandalous story to the press and upsets the lord of the house where she works. He orders the entire family to vacate immediately. Poppy begs her him for forgiveness-she has no other place to go. The next day, Gaetano makes an odd offer: he will save her family, if she becomes his fake bride...
(c)YOKO HANABUSA/LYNNE GRAHAM
Phoebe's best friend, Bianca, had a child she kept secret from the world...and now that she's gone missing, it's up to Phoebe to take care of Bianca's daughter, Nina. With her back against the wall, Phoebe is forced to confront Nina's father, Kyle, a member of the famous Landis family. She explains the situation and asks him to marry her...because if she can't gain legal custody of Nina, she'll be forced to hand her over to Child Protective Services. At first Kyle doesn't know what to do, but after DNA testing shows that Nina is his daughter, he agrees to her plan.
(c)MEGUMI TODA/CATHERINE MANN
Some like It Wicked [Total ch. 2] Completed
Pandora lost her husband in a duel a year ago, and ever since rumors have circulated that she is a wicked woman who leads men on. Invited by a friend to a party to cheer her up, Pandora meets Duke Rupert, also known as the "Devil Duke." Though known to be an ill-mannered lord, he is still a gentleman, and he comes to her aid when she is attacked by a brute. And afterward he pursues her relentlessly. He needs a bride, and he has set his sights on her...
The "back of the cover" mentioned in the afterword is not included.
(c)SATOMI TSUYA/CAROLE MORTIMER
The day before her wedding, Stefanie finds out her fiance eloped with her best friend, Noelle. In shock, she quits her job and leaves her hometown. Then one day, she runs into Noelle's ex-fiance. Needing a wife for his job, he surprises Stefanie by asking her to marry him. Despite some hesitation, she accepts his offer. His kindness helps her begin to heal her broken heart, even as she realizes that their makeshift marriage is more than a little confusing.
(c)YUKO ICHIJU/DAPHNE CLAIR DE JONG
Lizzie desperately wants a baby, but she doesn't have a partner. When she decides to use artificial insemination, her friend Allie suggests that she use one of Allie's three brothers as the donor. The truth is that Lizzie has had a crush on Allie's brother Quentin for years...which is exactly why she doesn't want to get him involved in this. Quentin isn't interested, either, and stubbornly rejects Allie's suggestion. Yet, for some reason, every time Lizzie finds another candidate father, Quentin butts in to voice his disapproval. Lizzie tries to tell Quentin not to worry about her choices and then, out of nowhere, he swoops in for a passionate kiss!
(c)YOKO YOKOTA/ANNA DEPALO
When she lost her little sister at the age of eight, Liana's heart froze. Since then, she has devoted her life to charity. One day, Liana visits King Alessandro of Maldinia for an arranged marriage proposal. On first meeting the attractive King Alessandro, Liana felt her icy heart warm a little. Yet his cold gaze is puzzling. Why does he look at her with spite after asking to marry him?
(c)AYUMU ASO/KATE HEWITT
Helena swears an oath of eternal love in front of the priest, as does her groom, Flynn, but these are sinful vows. This is a fake wedding. Helena's sister was supposed to marry Flynn, but she ran away with her first love right before the ceremony. Helena wants to help the her sister's shunned groom, who is to be the next CEO of a big corporation, save face. But more than anything, she wants to get her childhood crush out of trouble... Sweet Helena has yet to learn about the humiliating contract behind the wedding and the inevitable disclosure of her secret from the past.
(c)MACHIKO OCHA /SOPHIE PEMBROKE
Rosy is in a terrible predicament. According to her grandfather's will, if she doesn't marry, the historic mansion she lives in will fall into the hands of her greedy uncle. In order to fulfill the requirements of the will, her lawyer strongly recommends a contract marriage with her childhood friend Guard. Rosy is hesitant at first, but it's the only option she has to protect her grandfather's beloved mansion. She finally proposes to Guard, who also accepts in order to save the mansion. He's arrogant, ill-tempered and far from her ideal man, but as time goes on, she finds herself swept away by his charm, even though she knows he's only marrying her to get his hands on the mansion... Or is he?
(c)MEGUMU MINAMI/PENNY JORDAN
Ella is shocked to find out that her older brother has borrowed a huge amount of money from Zarif. Who's Zarif? He's the king of the desert country Vashir and someone who just happened to propose to Ella three years earlier. Ella loved him, but after realizing that he just wanted a physical relationship to create an heir, she turned him down. After her father's business received a bankruptcy notice, Ella's mother collapsed. Feeling disgraced and humiliated, Ella goes back to Zarif for help, but he has one condition...a limited-time love affair! In order to preserve the king's image, the two pretend to be married for a year. Is this Zarif's revenge for her rejecting his proposal?
(c)MAO KARINO/LYNNE GRAHAM
Wealthy business tycoon Nick has a proposal for Sasha Blake, and when she hears it, she can't believe her ears. If he doesn't get married soon, his father will sell the house his family has called home for generations...and he wants Sasha to enter into a marriage of convenience so he won't have to lose it. She answers his proposal with a swift, indignant rejection...until her parents beg her to marry Nick in a last-ditch effort to save the Blake family business. Now she's left with no choice but to tell Nick she'll marry him after all. There's just one problem: he was her first kiss seven years ago, and she's been saving herself for marriage ever since...but she can't let him know that!
(c)NANAMI AKINO/MAXINE SULLIVAN
Katie was involved with her Greek boss, Alexi, but when she thought she might be pregnant, she decided to end the loveless relationship with him and quit her job. Fortunately, she found a new job in no time and was ready for the next chapter in her life. On the first day of her new job, she's gobsmacked when she meets her boss-it seems her new company was secretly acquired by Alex, and the arrogant man still thinks he can dictate her life!
(c)MIO NATSUKI/KATHRYN ROSS
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