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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New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh presents two of her classic Regency-era romances—seductive tales of ladies who are running away from love. Her one desire is to reunite her parents, who have been estranged for fourteen years. Surely, if New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh presents two of her classic Regency-era romances—seductive tales of ladies who are running away from love. Surely, if she happens to announce her betrothal—even a false one—they will be forced to see each other.
Devilishly handsome Lord Francis Sutton seems perfect for such deceit, always agreeable to games of passion in which he has nothing to lose. The trap is set—if only Lady Sophia can keep her foolish heart from falling prey to her brilliant snares.
Even more surprising is her reaction to his shocking advances. She may be a lady, but this man knows so well how to make her feel like a woman. Mass Market Paperbackpages. Published April 30th by Dell first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book contains two Mary Balogh novels fromand thanks to Mary for making her backlist available in mass market PB and ebook format at a reasonable price.
As other reviewers have noted, A Counterfeit Betrothal actually features two romances.
Lady Sophia Bryant, who has no desire to marry, persuades the rakish Lord Francis Sutton to pose as her fiance. Sophie’s hope is that the attendant festivities will help reunite her parents, who have been separated for fourteen years. Everyone gather This book contains two Mary Balogh novels fromand thanks to Mary for making her backlist available in mass market PB and ebook format at a reasonable price.
Everyone gathers for a house party, and the expected results ensue. The parents’ romance was more interesting as I think it was meant to bewhile Sophie’s and Frank’s false engagement brings in lots of humor. Overall, it’s a good read, just not as good as Balogh’s later books. Three stars The Notorious Rake is quite different. balogn
A Counterfeit Betrothal/The Notorious Rake by Mary Balogh
countwrfeit No one would be surprised to hear that Edmund engaged in such activity, but Mary is considered a prim and proper widow. Opposites sometimes attract, and this turns into a lovely, angsty romance, as Edmund determinedly pursues Mary. Aug 01, herdys rated it did not like it Shelves: I still don’t know how this could be written by the same author who did Slightly Dangerous or The Arrangement.
The first story was bad but I did finish it even if the younger romance was a little childish and the parents second chance romance made me uncomfortable as hell. Maybe it’s my hatred for cheating or how possessive the father was but I actually wished they hadn’t end up together. The second story I didn’t get padt the second chapter. It was that BAD!
A woman is afraid of storms and she gets stuck at a party, with a rake she hates, because countrfeit the rain. An awful storm starts and since she’s super scared of them the hero? When she says no, of course, the hero starts obsessing about her and persuing her even though he thinks she’s not that great, or beautiful but he WANTS her no matter what.
I seriously had to put it down. It was that or burn betrlthal. I’m so glad I didn’t pay for this book. I found it in my grandpa’s building library but I so regret giving betroghal a chance. I should now go and read something that I actually liked by Mary Balogh so I can erase this awful book from my mind. Liked both these but The Notorious Rake blew me away. The story begins in an almost counterfrit manner. Almost impossible for the rest of the betrtohal to live up to it, but leave this to Mary Balogh.
Read both of these. But tell me what you think of the unique plot twist in Notorious rake! View all 3 comments. Jun 05, Pterodactyl rated it did not like it Shelves: I’m legit not sure how many HR books I have to go through before I officially consider this as ‘I’m going through a phase rn’.
First part was cute. Sophia was a bit like Sophy from the Grand Sophy, except more innocent and less charming. It was hard for me to hate her. Her love interest though was I think I skimmed the second part because I don’t remember what it w I’m legit not sure how many HR books I have to go through before I officially consider this as ‘I’m going through a phase rn’.
I think I counterffeit the second part because I don’t remember what it was about. Sep 19, Jessa rated it it was amazing Shelves: Marcus had a one-time idiotic, youthful indiscretion that he immediately realized was the biggest mistake of his life, and Olivia could not bring herself to take him back.
Fast forward betrithal their daughter’s “engagement” to her childhood frenemy, Francis, which is really a fake dating scheme they concocted in order to Counterfrit Trap Marc and Olivia into getting back together. And of course, it gets very real. Great book, seriously angsty, and very satisfying.
I loved both plotlines that ran simultaneously. Oct 21, Jess rated it really liked it Shelves: Okay, given that I have been sitting on this hetrothal days, I am probably not going to do a proper review. That will be Kris’s job. But ratings for the individual books: Parent trapping by way of fake engagement. I don’t really know how to rate this one.
There was a weird amount of sex in it. And I think I liked the idea of it more than I actually liked it except when the characters mady Okay, given that I have been sitting on this for days, I am probably not going to do a proper review.
And I counterfwit I liked the idea of it more than I actually liked it except when the characters got out of their own way it was pretty good.
Jan 09, OLT rated it really liked it. I would have loved them more back then. Since that time, unfortunately, I’ve gotten older and more impatient with irrational or foolish behavior. Of course, since they’re written by Balogh, they’re still very good reads. This has 2 nicely- 3.
A Counterfeit Betrothal
This has 2 nicely-developed romances in one. How cool is that? What she wants is for her parents’ marriage to be real again after 14 years of living apart. So she connives with childhood friend Lord Francis Sutton to pretend to be engaged.
They assume this will horrify her parents and unify them in the attempt to break up the young couple, since Francis has a rather unfortunate reputation as a rake. Well, what a tangled web we weave The pretend romance between the youngsters gets complicated and confusing even to them and though they know one of them will have to jilt the other, they seem to be getting dangerously close to a point of no return.
But the beautifully angsty romance here is that between Sophia’s parents. A long-ago foolish indiscretion on her father’s part and her mother’s intransigent refusal to forgive him have kept them apart for years.
They’re now in each other’s presence for the first time in 14 years. It’s an awkward, strained, sad, heart-wrenching relationship of two people still in love but too proud to really talk to each other. It was also a bit annoying for me because I couldn’t understand why they had let 14 years go by and why Sophia hadn’t tried years earlier to get her parents together. They separated when she was 4. Surely she could have laid a guilt trip on them long before she turned Another annoyance was that now that they are finally together again, there’s still no real communication and lots of misunderstanding that they could have cleared up.
So this was angsty but frustrating for me. Holy heck, but the guilt in this one can be cut with a knife. Our hero Lord Edmond Waite is a dissolute wastrel and rake with apparently no redeeming qualities. Lady Mary Gregg is a widow and a bit of a plain, rather boring bluestocking. She is also, BTW, the “dear friend” of Sophia’s father from the previous book. Lady Mary’s terror of storms leads to intimacy between her and Lord Edmond even though she despises everything about him and his way of life.