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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Of course, since they’re written by Balogh, they’re still very good reads. She is certain her parents will not be pleased with her desire to marry Francis This story is a great Mary Balogh’s one entertwining two beautiful love stories; one funny and sweet, the second so much deeper and moving.

See 1 question about A Counterfeit Betrothal…. It anyway meant that my Another book from Mary Balogh full of useless anguish, miscommunication, lengthy separation I often wondered what each had been focusing on and doing in between the time gaps in the story.

I hatehateHATE when an alleged hero in a romance novel says “I know you want it”, or “I know you better than you know yourself”, or anything else that implies he’s just going to stand there being smug and masculine until Heroine gives in and admits that yes, of course darling, how silly of her to want to be treated as an equal and make up her own mind.

We are told they were still in love with one another through all these years which was very unconvincing to me. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

Apr 29, Lady Wesley rated it liked it Shelves: If it hadn’t been for that and a few over the top scenes, this would have been a 5 star for me just because I loved Sophia and Francis so much. Sophia twirled her parasol and prepared to say one more time that the whole idea was ridiculous and that she would not, even in pretense, show a romantic interest in her old childhood tormentor. A huge storm blows in–lightning, thunder, darkness and high winds, the works–and Rake and Lady take shelter in a gazebo or a gamekeeper’s hut or something.


The part of this story that drew me in was Edmond’s history, what happened to make him what he is. Her parents are dead and she has endured some tough treatment at the hands of relations who have treated her worse than a servant. Mary Balogh started writing in the evenings as a hobby. She was destroyed and he left for London. These combo book is a reprinting of an earlier work which I had not read before. Still in shock, Mary spends an unforgettable night of passion with Edmund.

I didn’t believe any of this, but it’s SO entertaining! How to write a great review.

A Counterfeit Betrothal/The Notorious Rake by Mary Balogh

bslogh I would have loved them more back then. They wasted 20 years of their lives, still in love with each other but never having the honesty or backbone to deal with their misunderstandings and sort out their issues.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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.

Almost impossible for the rest of the story to live up to it, but leave this to Mary Balogh. Learn more about Amazon Prime. So, she begins a courtship with a Viscount. The books blurb leads you to believe that the book is about 17 year old Lady Sophia Bryant.

A Counterfeit Betrothal

He appreciates Sophia in a way she has never experienced before, and is very angry with how she has been treated by her relatives. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Olivia kept asking him what was wrong, and finally, Marcus confessed all.

Since that time she has lived with her mother in the country and she spends her holidays one or two weeks a year with her fathe After reading The Trysting Place I wasn’t sure that I wanted to read the other books in the so called Waite trilogy, but the reviews were good and the plots were interesting so I decided to try them.

And the characters’ development was either very slow and limited or even totally non-existent. The trap is set—if only Lady Sophia can keep her foolish heart from falling prey to her brilliant snares.


Her one desire is to reunite her parents, who have been estranged for fourteen years. So heres to second chances just as she advocates in the book.

Dancing On the Wind. And in this one they let the misunderstanding go on for about 20 years. Betrohhal second book starts out to be very dark, but if you follow through you find it is about flawed human beings who have reasons for the way they respond to life. Katano rated it liked it Shelves: Product details Mass Market Paperback: If you like fluff historical romance, bickering couples, fake betrothals which lead to real weddingsand reconciliation romances after cheating you will likely enjoy this one.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. But she had meant the words. Both proud as hell and with clear problem with saying what really want to say. I recommend both these stories.

A Counterfeit Betrothal (Waite, book 2) by Mary Balogh

And therein lies the rub. Monique Takens There is no Waite family member mentioned in this book but Lady Mornington Mary Gregg is introduced in this one and she is the love interest of …more There is no Waite family member mentioned in this book but Lady Mornington Mary Gregg is introduced in this one and she is the love interest of Lord Edmond Waite in The Notorious Rake.

What had set Edmond on his self destructive path is revealed little by little, and one cannot help warming up to him when realizing his self-hatred is coming from an event he was only marginally responsible for. It is a page-long character driven Regency historical romance novel, and betrothao last of the Waite trilogy.