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An ex-player cowboy with a little son, the boy's shy plus-size aunt, and a reluctant modern marriage of convenience only the boy is excited about...A sweet, clean, wholesome romance with a happily-ever-after!

After three near-death experiences in one day -okay, maybe burning dinner and falling from a tree shouldn't count - Kade Clark worries about his son's future if he's not around to protect him. The last thing he wants is for his son to become a bargaining chip between a con artist grandfather and a ruthless ex trying to get their hands on the family fortune. So Kade agrees to a crazy proposal from the woman his child adores. But as a former foster kid, Kade learned to walk away before getting hurt. Can he now learn to stay and love?

Heather Johnson dreams of a real marriage with the man her sister abandoned, not a fake one. But the rumor is Kade might leave their small town again and take her darling nephew with him. She's reluctant to trust a womanizer - husband or not. If she allows love for him to ignite her heart, will her marshmallow-soft heart become roasted and burned?

Cowboy Crossing Romances series set in a small town in the Show Me State is about curvy 40-something women and the swoon-worthy single dad cowboys who love them, though sometimes those rugged handsome men might need a nudge - or a push.

©2020 Olga Grun writing as Alexa Verde (P)2020 Olga Grun writing as Alexa Verde

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  • judi duncan
  • 27-10-2020

I Absolutely Loved It!



I loved everything about this book. Single dad Kade's daily misadventures capture your heart right from the beginning. Not only is this story witty but it also deals with trust, forgiveness, body shaming, jealousy and unconditional love. Alexa wove this into the story beautifully and Jay Dyess took it to the next level. The heart and depth of Alexa's characters are brought to life with such perfection. I was gifted this ARC Audiobook but the thoughts are my own. I highly recommend this Book, Audiobook as well as the Author!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 15-07-2021

Beautifull romance!

Loved it!! Well written clean and sweet romance about past mistakes and making new memories with a new partner! I love all Jay Dyess's narrations. He puts SO much emotion into the stories👌

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  • Patrice
  • 03-06-2021

Great addition to Cowboy Crossing stories… 5-stars of course!

This story pulled me in right away with the friction between the two main characters. This is already a favorite after listening for the first time and I am ready to listen again. IMHO, the scenario is believable due to the marriage situation. It ends well and I look forward to ALEXA VERDE’s other books in the series. Mr. JAY DYESS, narrator par excellence, has brought a great read to life with his audio performance!! Thank you both!!

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  • Kim
  • 03-12-2020

Fantastic story

Show Me a Marriage of Convenience is a wonderful sweet and clean romance. I like the writing style of the author, the storyline is interesting and kept me wanting more, and the characters are so fun and adorable. The narration is amazing and I could listen to him all day, every day.

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  • Joyce Reece
  • 01-12-2020

Great family story

What a great family story Alexa Verde has written. A clean yet emotional story that has you pulling for the good guys.

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  • Susan Goodman
  • 21-11-2020

A Sweet Fairytale Romance

As always, I loved the performance by Jay Dyess. He is truly an accomplished narrator with every book he reads. The story was tender and well written. Congrats to both of you.

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  • Mrs H
  • 12-11-2020

A new man

I loved Landon's voice by Jay, just like I pic him, especially running around with Dara his dog.
I think of so many phrases for this story, missed her chance - Better late than never - right in front of your face - coming together - God's grace - and many more.
Night stand honeymoon, had me laughing out loud, pastries in bed, wedding night in separate rooms, a few laughs during this story, and of course some sad, and tears moments. We all have past issues, some abuse, feeling of not being wanted, runaways, stealing and much more. Live in the present - look to the future. Love yourself!

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  • Renee
  • 11-11-2020

loved Heather

Heather proposes to Kade a marriage of convenience in order to really be there for her nephew Landon. She is adorable but doesn't see it because of always being or feeling like she is in her sister's shadow. Lots of internal thoughts especially by Kade - I actually liked it. What happens when real feelings come into play? or when the ex/sister return? So admired Kade for how he encouraged Heather and not with false compliments. Landon was so cute and it made me smile how much he loved his aunt. The narrator did a good job of switching between voices. Enjoyed listening to this book.

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  • vics49548
  • 04-11-2020

Enjoyed it

I did enjoy this, although it seemed to go longer than necessary. And there were so time gaps between chapters that were confusing. But it really was worth the time.

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  • Wren Woodland
  • 04-11-2020

The player finds his home.

This is a great story that’s kind of a companion series to Jessie Gussman’s series set in Cowboy Crossing. A marriage of convenience that neither really wanted but was the best thing for everyone. It includes a snotty sister who was also his ex wife and his biological dad who had poisoned his mind so completely he had a hard time moving on. I loved the style of the story and the narration was spot on. I’m looking forward to more stories by this author.
I got a free code for this and I’m so glad to review this great book.

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  • Ronald Betts
  • 31-08-2021

A sad/happy ever after

Handsome cowboy who doesnt know what he's got and takes a long time to realise it is not always on the outside but inside but he gets there in the end. Funny in places sad in others

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  • Lydia Devlin
  • 03-11-2020

Beautiful, heartwarming romance.

This is the first time I have read or listened to any stories by Alexa Verde and,I must say, I loved it, and, I have no hesitation in recommending it!
I am familiar with Jay Dyess as a performer/narrator, and as always,he has brilliantly brought this story and the characters to life.
I don't want to give spoilers for this audiobook. I want to give listeners the chance to immerse themselves in a beautifully written,expertly narrated delight of a story.

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