About the Book
Book: Dual Power of Convenience
Author: Chautona Havig
Narrator: Christa DelSorbo
Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance
Release date: March 4, 2021
All they wanted was a happily-never-after.
When Richard Danforth inherits the family estate on Merriweather Island, he doesn’t have time to deal with it – especially not from halfway across the globe. He’s too busy working to become the world’s newest billionaire and avoiding the women who would detract him from his goals.
Enter Lyla Santana. Fresh out of Oxford University with a degree in antiques and a relationship that nearly killed her to leave, she’s eager for the isolation and treasure trove that is Danforth Hall. Lyla also is determined to avoid men at all costs. Forever.
It was supposed to be a match made on paper. With him halfway across the globe, they’d never have to see each other again.
So, what’s Richard doing on Merriweather just weeks after the wedding? And how will his arrival test Lyla’s faith, not to mention stretch their so-called relationship?
In a twist on billionaire romance and marriage of convenience, this Merriweather book kicks off a new series featuring five islands, six authors, and a boatload of happily-ever-afters.
The Independence Island Series: Beach reads aren’t just for summer anymore.
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In My Opinion
Last month, I reviewed the prequel to the Merriweather Island series and mentioned it wasn’t quite the romance I was expecting. Well, Dual Power of Convenience by Chautona Having made up for it. Not only does it combine two romance tropes (marriage of convenience and billionaire), it is also a great beach read (or road trip listen is you grab the audiobook).
Layla and Richard are worlds apart, but necessity and circumstance brings them together. Lyla needs to learn to trust. Richard’s drive to prove he lives up to his name needs to take a back seat. When they are both living under the same (large) roof, they gravitate toward each other while also fighting their attraction.
The first full-length book in this series satisfied this romance-loving heart while also giving us more insight into island life. Christa DelSorbo’s narration pulled me right into the story and I had no problem following the three points of view.
And that prequel? I’m glad I listened to it because Mallory also has a voice in Dual Power of Convenience.
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About the Author & Narrator
Author of the bestselling Aggie and Past Forward series, Chautona Havig lives in an oxymoron, escapes into imaginary worlds that look startlingly similar to ours and writes the stories that emerge. An irrepressible optimist, Chautona sees everything through a kaleidoscope of It’s a Wonderful Life sprinkled with fairy tales. Find her at chautona.com and say howdy—if you can remember how to spell her name.
“The voice of a friend.”
Christa has a great sense of humor and extensive experience with accents, particularly those of the Southern United States and Great Britain. Her most recent credits include: local live musical theatre actress and choreographer, regional radio commercial voice actress, and speaker for national business
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