A Counterfeit Betrothal

A Counterfeit Betrothal

The Notorious Rake

eBook - 2013
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Mary Balogh presents two of her classic Regency-era romances--seductive tales of ladies who are running away from love . . . and rogues who enjoy the chase.
Lady Sophia Bryant has no intention of marrying anytime soon. Her one desire is to reunite her parents, who have been estranged for fourteen years. 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.
Lord Edmund Waite is everything that Lady Mary Gregg despises: lewd, lascivious, mocking--the most incorrigible and successful rogue around. A bluestocking like her would never tempt a man whose taste runs to pretty playthings--so Mary is startled to find herself the object of Lord Edmund's desires. 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.

Includes excerpts ofnbsp; The Proposal and The Arrangement by Mary Balogh

From the Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York : Dell, 2013, c1992
Edition: Dell mass market ed
ISBN: 9780345538697
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Balogh, Mary Notorious rake
Alternative Title: Notorious rake


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Ladre Mar 03, 2014

Two stories in one volume, but the quality is uneven. The Notorious Rake is a decent effort for Mary Balogh. The characters can get a bit tiresome with their back & forth but it's a nice story if not exactly remarkable. On the other hand, A Counterfeit Bethrothal is an absolute delight from start to finish. A romance within a romance - one youthful and light-hearted and the other a very well wrought, mature, thoughtful, and tender romance. And nicely sensual too. Mary Balogh at her best! This one stays with you...Wonderful.

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