Harlequin Comics Special feature Marriage Contract

  • 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
  • A Wife of Convenience
  • Written by Kim Lawrence
  • Art by Yoshiko Hanatsu
  • Published by Harlequin
  • 4
  • “Be my scapegoat!” is what Rosie’s twin sister said to her, begging her to act out a marriage with a man in order to make her boyfriend jealous. The fake fiancé was Morgan Urquart, a stunning, handsome man, who had a need to wed within six months to gain management rights to his company. With the understanding that this is merely a marriage based on contract, Rosie feels relieved, but at the same time starts to feel sweet, heartrending sorrow. Rosie tries to hide her discomposure while trying hard to act as her twin sister, but Morgan detects that she is a scapegoat...!?
A Wife of Convenience-panel (C) YOSHIKO HANATSU
  • 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
  • The Sheikh's Bargained Bride
  • Written by Olivia Gates
  • Art by Ayumu Aso
  • Published by Harlequin
  • 4
  • The daughter of a wealthy businessman, Sabrina falls in love at first sight with Shiekh Adham. The feeling is apparently mutual, as they quickly get married in a dreamlike ceremony. However, just after their wedding, his attitude toward her changes. She ends up stuck in a giant palace with Adham not speaking to her, and even if she sees Adham, he just looks away. She didn't know it, but there was a certain contract involved in this marriage. "You married me in return for me paying off your father's debts. I need you to bear me a child within a year." And from that night on, she has to endure his sweet torment...
The Sheikh's Bargained Bride-panel (C) AYUMU ASO

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