A New Standalone – Marriage For One

May 4, 2019

It’s been a little bit over a year now since I’ve published a new novel, so that means I’m ready for you guys to meet the two characters I’ve been so in love with for quite some time now.

In case you don’t follow me on social media, Marriage For One is a standalone Contemporary Romance, and it’s a slow burn–just like all my other books. If you enjoy my stories, I’m hoping you’ll enjoy this one just as much, if not more. The trope is Marriage of Convenience, which is one of my favorite tropes as well. I love when two strangers are thrown together and slowly fall in love.

I’ll add the synopsis below in a minute, but this book… This one was probably the hardest for me to write out of all my books for a few reasons. One of those reasons is Jack, the hero. He is unlike any other characters I’ve written before. Where Dylan, Jack, and Adam is flirty–Jack is quiet and intense. And I love him for it, but it took some time to get used to that. I didn’t mind though, I loved the challenge, and I actually love the fact that he is an actions guy. Meaning he might not talk too much, but his actions speak the loudest and at the end, I believe that’s what matters in a relationship. It’s not how many times they repeat some words, it’s all about if they can back them up. And Jack does that wonderfully.

That being said, he is a prickly, sometimes arrogant and aloof guy whereas Rose, the heroine is just the opposite. Which, I think is what makes them perfect for each other. But don’t worry, Jack changes in every way that makes him the perfect hero.

The other reason why this book was hard for me to write is because Rose goes through something I did only recently. It was a little difficult for me to write those parts because all my emotions came back and let’s just say I was just as emotional as the characters. I don’t want to give away any spoilers so I’m going to stop talking about that.

The release of Marriage For One is May 9, which is only 5 days away as I’m typing this blog post. I’m excited and scared just as much. .I don’t think this nervousness will get better in time, but it’s the fun of releasing a new novel. That being said, I’m extra scared with this book because I put so much into it, so much love, so much hope that I want everyone to fall for Jack and Rose. As much as I try to scare people away from reading it, I think I want them to read and love it even more. I know, you don’t have to say it, I’m a complete mess at the moment.

Before I turn this into an even more long winded post, I just want to say I hope you’ll give Jack and Rose a shot and love them just as much as I do. And if you end up reading Marriage For One–I’d appreciate it SO much if you could leave an honest review–however short it is–on Amazon because that is the most helpful thing for authors like me. And I’d love you forever.

With love,



Jack and I, we did everything backward. The day he lured me into his office-which was also the first day we met-he proposed. You’d think a guy who looked like him-a bit cold maybe, but still striking and very unattainable-would only ask the love of his life to marry him, right? You’d think he must be madly in love.

Nope. It was me he asked. A complete stranger who had never even heard of him. A stranger who had been dumped by her fiancé only weeks before. You’d think I’d laugh in his face, call him insane-and a few other names-then walk away as quickly as possible. Well…I did all those things except the walking away part.

It took him only minutes to talk me into a business deal…erm, I mean marriage, and only days for us to officially tie the knot. Happiest day of my life. Magical. Pop the champagne… Not. It was the worst day. Jack Hawthorne was nothing like what I’d imagined for myself.
I blamed him for my lapse in judgment. I blamed his eyes, the ocean blue eyes that looked straight into mine unapologetically, and that frown on his face I had no idea I would become so fascinated with in time.

It wasn’t long after he said I was the biggest mistake of his life that things started to change. No, he still didn’t talk much, but anyone can string a few words together. His actions spoke the loudest to me. And day after day my heart started to get a mind of its own.

One second he was no one. The next he became everything. 
One second he was unattainable. The next he seemed to be completely mine.
One second I thought we were in love. The next it was still nothing but a lie.

After all, I was Rose and he was Jack. We were doomed from the very beginning with those names. Did you expect anything else?

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  1. B Sallans said:

    I loved it so much… and that’s saying a lot. I read voraciously and this (and you as author) are the BEST I have read in a long time! Wow!

    1. Ella Maise Post author said:

      That is such a big compliment, thank you so much! I’m so happy you loved it, so happy that you let me know. <3

    2. Madeline Holzem said:

      I loved this book so much. I couldn’t put it down. Thank you for writing a Jack and Rose story with a happy ending!

      It was my first Ella Maise book. It won’t be my last!

      1. Ella Maise Post author said:

        So good to hear you loved your first book from me! Thank you so much for giving it a shot!

  2. Gina said:

    Finished reading it for the 2nd time! I loved it! It is such a different story to read…Rose’ sickness (or yours) made it interesting on top of the normal slow burn romance I love. Congrats! Its wonderful!

    1. Ella Maise Post author said:

      I’m so happy you loved it Gina! And you’ve already read it two times?? That’s amazing <3 Thank you so much for letting me know <3

  3. Susan Hall Comrie said:

    LOVED THIS BOOK!!! This slow burn love story is a HOOT (I literally LOL) and so HOT. Narrators Stella and Lance make this book come alive. The author wrote a beautiful story full of passion, heartbreak, hope, healing, forgiveness and surprises I didn’t see coming….brilliantly. This book/audio book was filled with numerous swoon-worthy, feel-good moments. A divine read.


  4. Amisha Arora said:

    I loved the book, it was my first book from you, and trust me it won’t be the last. What you did in the story, most writers can’t, showing the passion and the moment in such a way that the reader is not just looking in but is there, feeling the emotions.
    Loved it!!

    1. Ella Maise Post author said:

      Amisha, that is the biggest compliment. Thank you so much. You just made my day.

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