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 didn’t mind this, nor did I mind that the fraught relationship was played out in the heads of the two characters trying to navigate their emotions, their frustrations, their pride, their mistakes, etc. I was pulling for him all the vounterfeit and resenting the heck out of his family, especially his father and brother, who allow him to shoulder all the blame for the unfortunate incident 15 years ago. Marcus and Olivia hadn’t seen each other since fourteen years after Marcus broke their idealistic couple with one absurd mistake; mistake that his passionate wife can’t live with Lady Sophia Bryant’s parents separated when she was four years old.

I thought it all rather funny, that Sophia’s parents were so concerned with her when she was equally concerned about them and determined to keep with her bogus engagement till they are brought together.

A Counterfeit Betrothal

Mary on the other hand longs not to be someone’s mistress, but to have a stable, respectable marriage, and maybe even start a family. So this was angsty but frustrating for me.

Obviously, this causes for issues when Edmund is not so subtly seeking out Mary as his mistress. Thus, learning that Mary counterffeit would have an opportunity to also get on with her life was a good read.

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The humor, the plot and the characters make this much fun to read. A betrayal is not easy to forget and she felt that she would never be able to live with her husband and trust him the way she did before. Reviews on the respective books. Life has been tedious lately. Sure he teased her in a way that I am sure was supposed to make the story more light hearted but all I got from it was him laughing at her and her being dumb in return. Whereas I loved Mary and grew to really like Edmund and could see them making it through the trials and tribulations of life, which is what I want from a love story!


Can’t say I will be going for one of her books again any time soon but I can always hope her others are better as her readers seem to really enjoy her stories. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Two for the price of one was a good deal, not sure if I had bought the first one and read it, I would have bought the second one, even though it was a much better told story. Historical Romance Regency Romance. No Other Duke Will Do. They decide to have a counterfeit betrothal in order to bring her parents Olivia and Marcus back togethe Wonderful story with a double romance.

May 16, Matilda BGR rated it liked it. This one had two stories going on, One of H n h and equal space was written for h’s parent’s reunionI am rating this only for H n hI didn’t like her parents for they were cheating husband and a cold unforgiving wife. Eventually, they decided on a marriage in name only.

And the beginning is more than a little bit hokey, with an inexplicable chain of events which I will refrain from spoiling. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

It dragged too much.

He and Lady go for a walk in the woods, flirt just a little, so far so good. 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. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. They are forced together during a storm and have a night together. One person found this helpful. It looked amazingly the same, the village of Clifton, though she had not seen it for well over fourteen years.


Balogh perfectly creates the tension between them, and it makes their final reunion much more rewarding at the end. The Counterfeit Betrothal 3. I really enjoyed this book – full of drama and steam. Devilishly handsome and a notori Lady Sophia Bryant had no intention of ever marrying. Francis is the only son still unmarried.

I loved Ms Balogh twist for these characters She cannot forget the amazing sex and the fact that he comforted her when she was so desperate. In my opinion, if he loved his wife and his child, he should have left London and done what he did 15 years later.

Will Sophia’s plan work? Want to Read saving…. The other relationship in the story just drove me nuts.

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This is a very dark book, and generally that is not what I expect from a Mary Balogh book. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. In reality, Mary is only a friend to Marcus, but he has in fact had a few encounters with prostitutes, in addition to keeping a mistress in the year immediately following his separation from Olivia. They have been separated for years. For one thing, they are Sophie’s estranged parents. The young couple are getting themselves deeper and deeper into the pretend relationship until they begin to feel trapped into actually going through with a wedding.

And frustrating, as these sorts of stories can be.