Harlequin Comics Special feature Contractual marriage Selection

  • Ruthless Magnate, Convenient Wife
  • Written by Lynne Graham
  • Art by Ayumu Aso
  • Published by Harlequin
  • 5
  • Alyssa becomes the wife of a Russian oil tycoon who seeks a temporary wife in exchange for a large sum of money. Although doubtful that she can go through with marrying a stranger, she must alleviate her mother's financial troubles. She will soon move to a country where she can't speak the language and will be the wife of a man who will constantly be unfaithful. Her husband is a famous playboy who says, with pride, that he's never fallen in love with a woman. Just as Alyssa finally decides to give her virginity to him, she discovers a shocking new secret in their marriage contract...
Ruthless Magnate, Convenient Wife-panel (C) AYUMU ASO
  • Never a Bride
  • Written by Diana Hamilton
  • Art by Nanami Akino
  • Published by Harlequin
  • 4
  • A year ago, Claire entered into a purely contractual marriage with her boss, Jake. All he wanted was a capable private secretary, but they both ended up becoming the perfect partner for each other. Then one day, a scoop hits the papers about Jake's romance with the daughter of an aristocrat. Claire's ready to break up with Jake, but for some reason makes no signs of ending the charade. Is Claire merely the accommodating wife while the mistress is his one true lover? She can't bear the thought! After all, she's fallen for him with all her heart! She can't keep on pretending to be the perfect husband-and-wife team. If that's what her fate is, then she'd rather…
Never a Bride-panel (C) NANAMI AKINO
  • A Paper Marriage
  • Written by Jessica Steele
  • Art by Saemi Takahashi
  • Published by Harlequin
  • 4
  • Lydie visits Jonah’s office, when her father’s business is about to go under, to ask him to pay back the money her father lent him. She is about to meet her first love in this awkward manner. Suppressing the hesitation, she explains the situation. He then hands her a check. However, she learns that the money she thought he had owed her father was already returned. Now that she’s the one who owes him money, she signs a contract with him to agree to do anything he demands. Lydie has no means to resist his demands, even if that means marriage.
A Paper Marriage-panel (C) SAEMI TAKAHASHI
  • Written by Emma Darcy
  • Art by Yuko ichiju
  • Published by Harlequin
  • 4
  • After Jack Maguire’s stepmother turns him away from his father’s estate, he vows to seek revenge. He turns the tables by making it on his own and becoming a billionaire. After his father’s death, Jack inherits everything, leaving his stepfamily with nothing. Still, Jack isn’t satisfied with his revenge so he offers his stepsister Sally, the only one among them who’s showed him any kindness, a chance to keep some of the property by becoming his mistress. As they spend more time together, Jack realizes that he is falling for Sally. Will he be able to follow through with his revenge and throw Sally aside when he’s done with her?
  • Written by Kathryn Ross
  • Art by Naoko Yuzawa
  • Published by Harlequin
  • 3
  • Kelsey works as an attorney at her grandfather’s law office. Brant begins working there, too, as a partner. Kelsey is smitten by his charm, but she decides not to pursue him after witnessing his playboy nature. The will of her grandfather is read after he dies, and it states that the business is to be transferred to Brant…on the condition that he marry Kelsey!

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