Counterfeit Betrothal: (Signet Regency Romance) [Mary Balogh] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Determined to bring her estranged. A-Counterfeit-Betrothal-The-Notorious-Rake Olivia and Marcus married nineteen years ago, when she was seventeen and he twenty-one. A Counterfeit Betrothal/The Notorious Rake: Two Novels in e mais milhares de . Mary Balogh presents two of her classic Regency-era romances—seductive.

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Sophie and Francis grew up together and have a history of arguing and hostility. Almost no one gets divorced in Regency England.

I rather fancy it. She grabs characters by their toenails and turns them inside out. Mary Balogh started writing in the evenings as a hobby. The ‘older’ couple’s relationship is far more fraught and emotional than the younger twosome’s. So this is a story about two couples, Sophia and Francis and her parents. Sophia reassures him that she would rather marry a snake, an eel, or a rat, and in the next breath, talks about how to get her parents to come visit them together after the marriage takes place.

Life has been tedious lately. Her parents are dead and she has endured some tough treatment at the hands of relations who have treated her worse than a servant.

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She proves herself to be loveable, thoughtful and considerate. Too Scot to Handle. Meanwhile, Sophia and Francis put on their charade, which Francis insists requires kisses, and kisses that involve tongue at that.

This novel has the perfect title. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The second story is about her parents and whether they will find their former relationship. I read this as part of a fairly newly released duo set that also contains “The Notorious Rake” haven’t read that one as yet Beautifully written and yes, I d I really enjoyed this book – full of drama and steam.


He appreciates Sophia in a way she has never experienced before, and is very angry with how she has been treated by her relatives. Stay in Touch Sign up. The books blurb leads you to believe that the book is about 17 year old Lady Sophia Bryant. Balogh makes you care for her characters so deeply and passionately.

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How important is love versus trust? After graduating from university, moved to Saskatchewan, Canada, to teach high school English, on a two-year teaching contract in Basically what I told Katie: What will destroy a marriage and what strengthen it?

She was pretty cruel to Edmond, even though he usually deserved it. The second story is “The Notorious Rake”.

They were so much in love and had placed each other on such betrothao pedestals that betrothall were unprepared for coping with any adversity. Surely, if she happens to announce her betrothal—even a false one—they will be forced to see each other. He seemed to just be plopped into the story by Balogh for a bit of a romantic triangle, as it were.

A Counterfeit Betrothal

She wants to get them back together and devises a plan with the help of her countfrfeit to get them back together. Customers who bought this item also bought. She was pretty cruel to Edmond, even though he usually deserved it. I seriously had to put it down. Btw, I think this story more about the parents’s story than the girl. He was very witty and had some really fun, laugh-out-loud lines. To that effect, she and Francis counterfeiit into a fake betrothal with the hopes that the ensuing house party and arrangements will force her parents into close proximity for an extended time where they will realize they really should be together again.


She leaned forward in her seat the better to see out of the carriage window. Our hero Lord Edmond Waite is a dissolute wastrel and rake with apparently no redeeming aa. During a thunderstorm, when Mary is hysterical with fright, Edmond comforts her and then basically takes huge advantage of her. She has won seven Waldenbooks Awards and two B. For one thing, they are Sophie’s estranged parents. He can’t be happy or worthwhile, so he decides to at least enjoy himself.

The complete review can be found at Dear Author, here: Her one desire is to reunite her parents, who have been estranged for fourteen years. There never is in life. One person found this helpful. They have a connecting theme is that one of the primary characters in the first story – the father of the bride- has been involved in a long term relationship with the heroine of the second story which ends at the successful collusion of the characters in the first book. The first book – A Counterfeit Betrothal: The primary love story is between Olivia and Marcus who have been married for 19 years, estranged for 14 of those years.

Not a word or a hint. They have managed to solve all problems for the past fourteen years without once meeting face-to-face. Sophia and Francis have wonderful conversations. It will do your reputation no good at all.