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- His Convenient Husband made my heart pound and my pulse race while defying odds and shattering stereotypes. I was up all night turning pages because I was desperate for the moment when Isaiah and Victor would realize their marriage of convenience is something neither of them can do without. - Santino Hassell, RITA nominated author of Illegal Contact
- "His Convenient Husband is sweet, sexy, and an empowering story about being true to who you are. Robin packs a lot of feels into this romance!" ~ USA Today Bestselling Author Megan Erickson
- "Oh goodness, this story is just so touching! I was definitely tearing up while readingIsiah and Victor's love story! Such a cute story!" -Fern S., Goodreads
- "I LOVED this. It was very emotional and I was so rooting for them to make it in the end." -For What It's Worth Reviews
- "I laughed, cried, smiled a lot, got all tingly and was overcome with joy at the end!" -Kara, Two Book Pushers
- "His Convenient Husband is the first book I've read by Robin Covington and what an introduction to her writing.This book knocked my socks off and I can't wait to read more stories in the Love and Sports series. Did I mention that this book is HOT, HOT, HOT?" -Susan R., Goodreads
- "I LOVED this book deeply. I thoroughly enjoyed the fact that this wasn't an easy, immediate love between the characters. The way they had to work for it was real and added some depth to the characters and series both. The supporting cast of characters were also delightful. I also highly enjoyed the way neither character compromised their beliefs and who they were but instead found a way to work together and as a family. I highly recommend this story!" -Rachel C., NetGalley
- File Size : 757 KB
- Publication Date : October 9, 2017
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 192 pages
- Publisher : Entangled: Indulgence (October 9, 2017)
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B075QJPSDJ
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #650,299 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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ETA: a couple of other reviews mentioned that it was sometimes hard to tell who was speaking, and I went "Yes, I thought so too and forgot to mention it." So, here I am mentioning it. So many uses of "him, he, his" that were floating in space and I couldn't tell who they were attached to. At one point, Isaiah says that his son is "with his mother" and I spent several chapters thinking that Evan's birth mother was going to show up. Finally realized it was ISAIAH'S mom, Evan's grandma. It's even worse when Covington is writing about body parts. I know it's hard when you're writing m/m, but there are ways to make it clearer.
The characters were explained in such a manner that I was able to picture each character vividly. I was able not only able to see their outside characteristics but able to get an idea of their emotional characteristics as if they were friend's of mine.
If I was matchmaking on the outside appearances, I don't think I would put Isaiah and Victor together. One could say both are elite athletes in their field. One is outspoken, the other quite family man. One might see an attraction if they looked closely. With all that being said, I think they are perfect for each other.
Evan is what one would call a secondary character but he is the one that continues to stand out for me. He is Isaiah's son and the kid you love to be around. To me he was wise beyond his years. He is a child you want to do what you can to see him flourish.
There is something about the Blackwell men that you fall in love with.
If you ask what I would change about the book, the answer is simple. Not a single thing. I look forward to additional books in the series.
As I read, I came along this passage that rang true with me.
"Tequila is not my friend.”
“It’s nobody’s friend, Isaiah. It’s the buddy who dares
you to do stuff and then makes sure you go first while he
films it for YouTube.
I received this book as an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
They fall in love by slow degrees, Victor hesitantly, Isaiah kicking and screaming. Evan, Isaiah's son, is the one person they are both unequivocally and unabashedly committed to, and in the end, he's the reason that his dad finally gets his head on straight and goes to get the second love of his life back into their home. The story deals with important subjects in American life today. Victor is outspoken on behalf of the voiceless and those in his native Russia who are persecuted for whom they sleep with. Isaiah is out and proud, but not politically active, and his clashes with Victor, when they have them, are all centered around Victor's refusal to stay quiet in the face of discrimination and homophobia. When the hate involves Evan, Isaiah forgets to be the kind, warm, loving man he shows himself to be so often, and Victor suffers for it. But he redeems himself in the end when he finally lets go of fear, which has been the huge motivating force behind every single stupid and hurtful thing he does to Victor in this story.
Which brings me to the two complaints I have about this book. First off, Victor does NOT sound Russian. I'm not convinced that he ever even lived in Russia, despite repeated references to his accent being heavier when he was emotional. And his turns of phrase are too American to make him a convincing Russian to me. Second, every now and again, I was confused as to which man's thoughts or words I was reading and had to re-read the entire context to clarify it. That got to be a little annoying after a while.
Overall, I loved this story. The cast of supporting characters is varied and impactful, particularly Ian, Isaiah's and Victor's agent and Isaiah's best friend, and Isaiah's mom Esther. Victor is sweet and sexy and tough as nails. He's warm and wonderful in his connection with Evan, and compelling and demanding in his relationship with Isaiah. Evan is adorable and as tough as Victor when he needs to be, and the best son to his dad. He's almost too mature for his years, his words, especially in the confrontation with his dad after Victor leaves for New York, sounding like those of a grown man rather than a fourteen-year-old.
Isaiah is wounded and fearful and lets his fear turn him into a jerk where Victor is concerned, hurting the man he refuses to acknowledge that he loves because he's afraid to be hurt again. He's also blind to who his son really is, which is both a blessing AND a curse. It's good because he loves Evan unconditionally and doesn't see his son's clothes or his makeup. He just sees the boy he loves more than his soul. But it's the things his love blinds him to that make Evan the target Isaiah thinks he's protecting him from being, and in the end, it is those things that force Isaiah to face not only his ignorance where his son is concerned but also his repeated cruelty to Victor. The story is perfect for showing how Isaiah grows -- painfully slowly, but he does, thank goodness! -- and changes until he has his 'come to Jesus' moment in that pivotal conversation with Evan at the end. I can find no fault with any of that, and the New York finale is sweet and romantic and just what these men deserve.
Top reviews from other countries
Shame, had potential, but rather lost in the execution and an unlikable MC in Isaiah.