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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I would not choose. A Counterfeit Betrothal I wanted to like this, but omg, Olivia and Marcus were so couhterfeit and I really ending up wanting to punch Marc by the end of it. No Other Duke Will Do. May 16, Matilda BGR rated it liked it. The trap is set—if only Lady Sophia can keep her foolish heart from falling prey to her brilliant snares.

A Counterfeit Betrothal/The Notorious Rake by Mary Balogh

Even more surprising is her reaction to his shocking advances. How is this book a part of the Waite series? This had disillusioned her about marriage but also made her desperate for their reconciliation.

Will Francis and Sophia indeed be trapped? Now their daughter is about to make the same mistake they made, by getting married too young. Jul 23, Janine Ballard rated it it was ok Shelves: Sure h I only read a counterfeit betrothal.

Find someone quite ineligible to elope with. Lord Francis is hilarious. I’m so glad I didn’t pay for this book. We appreciate your feedback. Yet, I found this romance to be better than that. And after all is said and done, it is only when he decides to make something of his life that they can find happiness. I found Sophia immature and annoying whereas I would have liked Francis more if I had more time with him.

Marcus took a mistress, a theater dancer and we were told he learned all the new sexual technique from her. Lord Edmund Waite is a rake and is not respected by most of society. And since the Earl of Clifton is at this garden party, I would suggest that the two of you link arms and stroll off and start falling desperately in love.


Almost no one gets divorced in Regency England. So all in all these are both good stories, but I felt that the timelines in each were far too long. 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. The harebrained plot was luckily described as such and later on I understood view spoiler [ that at least one of the two stakeholders knew from the start it was stupid and doom to fail or succeed in making the obligation to marry real hide spoiler ].

He can’t be happy or worthwhile, so he decides to at least enjoy himself. Sophia’s parents were madly in love with each other but when her father did something very wrong her mother was unable to continue living with him.

You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. With marriage to Sophia he sees the promise of his becoming independent from them all. You gave the first set down. Thank goodness for Sophie and Francis whose romance made this book an average read for me.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He even understands that he is punishing himself. All he wants is pleasure. This time it is flavored with a touch of not expecting your lover to be countrrfeit.

Seriously, he goes about like an eight year old boy, pulling the pigtails and otherwise tormenting the girl he likes. Historical Romance Regency Romance.

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If he and Olivia were so blissfully happy they both insisted this was the case in their thoughts then why did he allow himself to be tempted into such a betrayal? Mar 21, Ana T. A Counterfeit Betrothal is a two-for-one romance: 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.


I rather fancy it. Guilt can eat away at you and destroy the future as well as the past” The Notorious Rake so, I was a bit of a non-Mary fan to start with, but then when it turned out just how close her relationship with Marc was the fact that he comforted her through thunderstorms, that they were oh-so-closewell, I definitely judged her for it. The premise is that of a fake betrothal used as a pretext to get Sophia’s estranged parents to reconcile, after 14 years apart.

Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. He is the one with the angsty past. After 5 years of a blissfully happy fairy tale marriage, Marcus makes a mistake while drunk with his friends and then confesses his sin to his wife. As other reviewers have noted, A Counterfeit Betrothal actually features two romances.

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Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Sophia has had a rather unfortunate life up until the time she meets up with Vincent. However, since the daughter had to grow up and get engaged, the fix was in. The books blurb leads you to believe that the book is about 17 year old Lady Sophia Bryant.

But I’m not sure the novel completely lived up to its delightful plot. Her parents are dead and she has endured some tough treatment at the hands of relations who have treated her worse than a servant. There are still too many moments of Edmund being really, far too hateful, but you also can’t help thinking that Edmund and Mary will end up working it out in the end.

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