Darius McCoy a retired Army Colonel, decides its time he had a son. Jaded by a tragic marriage, he finds trusting women difficult. He yearns for a quiet life and his own ranch. The only problem was he would have to deal with a woman under foot. He preferred a docile woman. The luxury of time was not his. On a whim, Darius sends away for a mail order bride.
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A short time later, an Eurasian, Moriah Kinsley who is born to a British father and Malaysian mother, looks forward to her new life with some trepidation. Once an affluent, well-educated woman, Moriah finds herself penniless. Time was of the essence, she boards the plane to begin her new life in America. On arrival, the two are joined in marriage and their new life begins. Moriah has a new country, culture and husband to deal with, but Darius baffles her most.
Darius and Moriah feel awkward in the new relationship. Darius finds it difficult to express his thoughts to a woman. Let alone, someone who has a say in his life. If only he didn't need a woman to have a son. Moriah strives to become the woman he wants. Darius will allow the relationship to progress just so far.
Moriah dislikes his motivation and yearns for a real marriage. He questions his ability to love. The hurt and distrust went deeper than he realized. But the emptiness in his life had taken its toll. He desperately wants a son. A period of adjustment follows and Moriah wonders if he really cares for her. Darius sorely tests all that Moriah holds dear. When he suggests a belated honeymoon, she refuses. At this point, Darius is convinced their relationship is, A Matter Of Convenience. When she becomes pregnant and leaves him, how might Darius convince Moriah that she's his heart's desire?