The plot of arranged marriage books is one most romance readers have encountered at least once—more if you love historical romances—and it just never gets old.
For the purpose of this list of arranged marriage books I tried to stick to a pretty specific definition of the arranged marriage as being: a marriage that has been arranged for the hero and heroine by secondary parties often for financial or political reasonswith or without their consent. Still, wherever possible I tried to stay true to the definition above! Who: Daisy Devereaux is in trouble. Alexander Markov works for a circus. How has he tangled Alex up in this arrangement?
Neither of them can trust the other, but the marriage must stand. Who: Prince Magnus of Norway would rather be king of extreme sports and pretty women than face up to his responsibilities as crown prince. Princess Isabella of Liechtenstein thinks Magnus is a womanizing jerk with an ego the size of his country. Get married to blue-blooded, proper, presentable Isabella. Who: Vanessa Mazur has just ditched the worst job ever.
She no longer has to play assistant and housekeeper to the most annoying defensive end in the Northern Football Organization. Aiden Graves, said most annoying defensive end, turns up at her door begging her to come back because he needs a favor. A really, really big favor. Why: Aiden is facing deportation back to Canada, and if he wants escape a one way ticket home he needs an American wife, and fast.
Meanwhile her husband has forgotten he even had a wife and remarried. Now, to save face, Samir Rathod has been charged with securing his older brother a quick and easy end to his first marriage.
Samir is supposed to get her to sign annulment papers, but before he can tell her the truth about her missing husband he and Mili find themselves falling for one another. Who: Nayna Sharma thought agreeing to an arranged marriage would help to pull her disintegrating family back together.
Traditional and fond of living by the rules, Raj personally finds Nayna to be the insufferable one. Why: Not long after their awkward first meeting and moonlight kiss, Nayna and Raj find themselves face-to-face again, presented by their parents as candidates for an arranged marriage. Who: Princess Serena of Badenstein is ready to run. Stay in Badenstein with her violent father and his unpleasant plans for her future?
No thank you, check please. Why: A sudden murder reignites the hatred between their clans, with the potential to evolve into an all out war. Who: Regan Carmichael just shot a man, and is seriously reconsidering her plan to travel west as a mail-order bride and marry a total stranger.
Colton Lee is having serious qualms about marrying the woman who just shot him. Colton needs a wife to care for his daughter, and Regan is looking for a life and family of her own out West. Who: Millicent is in a strange situation. So long, Millie. Alice Tombs has made repelling suitors, via the ingenious application of disgusting facts, an art form for three long seasons, equally intent on avoiding the altar.
Why: Are you ready for this? I love it. Too bad neither Nick nor Alice are happy about their questionable future. Now Abigail has returned from America, the woman she has become is nothing like the girl Graeme remembers, and he has no idea why she is back, or what she wants. He used extremely underhanded tactics to bring it about, and Graeme blames Abigail for everything.She bravely shared this statement with legislators to urge them to pass the legislation Unchained is promoting to end child marriage.
But I share it with you now in the hopes that maybe it will be able to help somebody, somewhere. I hope it will show you why you should end child marriage and protect girls age 17 and younger from what I went through. I was barely 17 when I got married in New York. Somebody suggested to my parents that I marry this boy, who comes from money, and I said, What the heck?
I had never gone on a date or had a boyfriend. I was a baby. How can a year-old girl raised in such a sheltered life make that sort of decision? We got to meet for a half hour, and he sat there with his shirt buttoned up to his nose, and he kept burping. After a half hour my father came into the room and said, So, is this a mazel tov [congratulations]?
The next morning I knew I had made the biggest mistake of my life. I needed a way out. But I thought about the shame that would bring my parents, and I went along with it.
“I Do (I Really Don’t)”: 20 Of The Best Arranged Marriage Books
We were engaged for four months, and we were not allowed to see each other. As the engagement continued, I realized a lot of lies were being covered up.
I was initially told he was 21, but I learned he was actually But what could I do? I thought all parents signed for their children.
I was 17 and so innocent. My biggest sin was I wanted to wear nail polish. I was shocked. I started to cry, and he yelled at me for crying, yelled that he had married a woman with mental issues. I quickly learned not to show real emotion. He must have raped me a million times while we were married. But there were also gang rapes. He told me he had fantasies of watching me have sex with other men, while he hid in a closet. I learned quickly that the only way I could protect myself, the only way to survive, was to behave in ways that made me very uncomfortable.
He would threaten me that he was from a rich family, and he would take away our children and leave me without my children, without money or food. He was drinking a lot. I found out later he was also doing drugs. I had never seen a drunk person before. I had never seen abuse before. I was a baby, but I was not allowed to use birth control, and soon I had a baby. I was For my 21st birthday he took me to strip club.
I had never been to a strip club before. And he chose a table at the far end and made me walk from one end of the room to the other, so he could watch other men ogle me. I remember I was wearing a light blue dress, part of a suit that came with a jacket on top, but I had to wear it without the jacket. It was my first time dressing in a way I knew to be immodest.My family was very traditional — we weren't allowed to have our legs on show or have friends who were boys, I wasn't allowed on sleepovers or to go to the cinema.
I always felt like I was missing out. There was no discussion — my sister and I just knew that certain things were completely out of bounds. My family was perfectly happy for us to finish our education early and just get married. I desperately wanted my freedom and I didn't want to be forced into a religion or a marriage that wasn't for me. But my family couldn't handle it and they did everything they could — including harassing my friends and contacting the police — to get me back.
That was when my uncle put his hands around my throat and told me he would happily serve 20 years in prison for killing me for the shame I had brought upon the family by running away.
A few months later, my dad said he wanted to take me to Pakistan to see my grandparents as I hadn't visited them for more than 10 years. At the airport, we had a big family send-off and one of my aunts made a comment — 'You're going to come back a married woman.
You don't expect your parents to lie to you so I took him at his word — 'It's just a holiday,' he told me.
I was bombarded by my relatives, asking if I wanted to marry the man I'd just met. He was two or three years older than me and had lived a sheltered life in a Pakistani village.
My uncle told the rest of the family: 'We need to get her married to make sure she doesn't do anything stupid like run away from home again. But nobody was listening to me — they just said, 'You're not saying what we want to hear.
I was in a village in the middle of nowhere, where nobody spoke English and I couldn't get away — I was trapped. On the day itself, I couldn't believe what was happening — and I blamed myself for giving into it. I know things are meant to happen on your wedding night, but would you mind if we didn't? I'd like to get to know you first. Instead, he raped me. It turned out he didn't believe in 'marital rape' — he thought it was a husband's prerogative to have sex whenever he wanted it.
But once we were reunited and living together, we argued constantly. I was studying beauty therapy, which he hated because there were boys at my college. We had completely different outlooks — he'd moan about me not wearing Asian clothes at home, and about wearing jeans out of the house. He wanted someone who was a doormat but I was independent. I don't want her anymore. To begin with, I'd pushed back against him but soon it was just easier to give in.
The first time he hit me was when we were arguing in the car, parked outside college. As he was punching me I kept thinking, 'Someone's going to see this' but nobody did. On seeing the state of me, most mothers would have said, 'How dare he lay a hand on you! I know you — you must have said something. From then on, the violence became more regular. He'd goad me, saying, 'Go on then, call the police, I dare you!
Then, after yet another argument that resulted in him telling my parents how awful I was, my mum said to me: 'Apologise to him and beg him to keep you. Or get divorced and remarried to an older man — you're damaged goods now. No-one else will want you.I am a girl living in a western county and this is how my arranged marriage went. After I had finished school my parents approached me and asked if I was ready to marry, I disagreed and so they left it I was 18 - almost When I was 21 I was approached by my parents again asking me if I was ready, this time I said yes.
Then slowly people were asking my parents about me etc, friends of parents and others from our community. My parents were obviously telling me who was asking about me and if i wanted to arrange a meeting with said person, I rejected two without a meeting because from what I heard I wasn't interested.
After a while I was sat in another room and my mum told me we should talk me and him so I agreed, obviously I wanted to know more about him. They left us together and we spoke for quite a while, asked loads of questions regarding character and the future. After about a week or so he proposed through family. I wasn't sure so I didn't give a reply for about three weeks after that and when I did, it was a yes.
We were engaged for a year and [are] now married. We're like any other couple now we're completely happy with each other. And we're scarily really compatible in the things we both like or don't like and agree or disagree with. As with any relationship we do argue but I can honestly only think of two times we've really actually argued otherwise we mostly have jokey fights.
We actually don't [get] along. Our personalities are complete opposites. I personally like it quiet around the home and have time to myself, but my husband likes to have guests all the time and it is really annoying. Not to mention that he is messy while I like to keep stuff clean and organised. I got married a month ago to a man I had only spoken to twice.
Nine months later an engagement period we were legally married. We were in a long distance relationship on two opposite sides of the country. He visited me twice. I am 19 years old and when I tell people I'm married they are very taken aback. Just yesterday a girl told me that my life is over. But I have to say that I have never been happier. I love my husband very much. He is kind, thoughtful, intelligent, and I don't think I could have found a better man on my own.To vote on existing books from the list, beside each book there is a link vote for this book clicking it will add that book to your votes.
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