The Arrangement

· Kensington Books
12 reviews

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“A well-curated selection of sexy, short, captivating romances from big-name authors investigating the unexpected twists of arranged marriages.”  —Library Journal

A trio of sizzling historical romances that prove passion is timeless . . .

Mischief and the Marquess by Sylvia Day
Justin, the Marquess of Fontaine, and Lady Sophie Milton-Riley are completely ill-suited to one another. But they will have to prove it in order to end their mothers’ insistence that they should marry. Yet the more they attempt to demonstrate how wrong their union would be, the more surprisingly, irresistibly right things feel . . .
THE DUKE’S TREASURE by Minerva Spencer
Plain, prickly Josephine Loman has loved Beaumont Halliwell, the Fifth Duke of Wroxton, since the first time she saw him. But the most beautiful man she’s ever met had eyes only for Jo’s erstwhile friend, who betrayed Beau’s trust by marrying his brother. Beau hasn’t been home in years, but when his brother dies in an accident, he must marry to save the impoverished dukedom. And Jo is the overlooked heiress who will turn his world upside down . . .
As the eldest in a poverty-stricken family of daughters, Miss Diana Katherine Lambson’s only option is a marriage of convenience. Her only prospect is a rogue with a miserable reputation. Her only true desire: freedom. And that is exactly what Charles Brook, Earl of Barrington, is willing to offer, in return for the respectability their union will give him. He will even provide Diana with a contract. But does she dare entrust her future to a scoundrel? Does she dare not to?

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12 reviews
Lori Dykes
January 31, 2020
Great collection of three stories that will keep you reading until the end! Mischief and the Marquess by Sylvia Day This is the first I have read by this author and this second chance romance was full of humor and a sizzling attraction. Justin had been so attracted to Sophie when they were younger but misunderstandings had kept them apart. Years later they meet up again and they are in the sights of a matchmaker. Will they find love this time? Fun story. The Duke's Treasure by Minerva Spencer Love Minerva Spencer and knew I would enjoy this story! Wonderful story of marriage of convenience for money! Beau must marry since coming back from war and finding the Dukedom in financial ruin. He decides to marry Jo, the daughter of a merchant and make the best of it. What he doesn't know is that Jo has had a tendre' for him for many years as she saw him out and about! This was such a wonderful story with great characters, a sizzling romance and a great journey to an HEA. Such a great storyline with excellent writing and I could not put it down! The Inconvenient Countess by Kristen Vayden A marriage of convenience between Charles, Earl of Barrington and Diana who was desperate to have help with taking care of her family since their estate was almost destitute since the death of her father. Charles was rake and had lived as such which left his reputation well known. Unfortunately there is a business deal he is counting on and he needs a wife to give him the air of respectability and having given up his wicked ways! As the two come together, something wonderful happens as they become attracted to each other and find that their marriage may not be so bad after all!
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Fedora Chen
January 31, 2020
Mischief and the Marquess by Sylvia Day Justin, the Marquess of Fontaine, has been enamored of Lady Sophie Milton-Riley since their childhood. Neither party will admit that feeling is reciprocated, which is a shame, since their families are attempting to nudge them into an alliance. Because of their current situations, Sophie is convinced they'd never suit, and intends to enlist Justin's help in convincing their matchmaking relatives this would never work. But spending some time together might be just the thing they need to ignite that shared spark... Justin and Sophie's attraction is a delicious thing, and Ms Day writes their longing and attraction beautifully. Watching them tumble headlong into this sexy affair will make your heart beat faster and raise your temperature. Definitely a winner! The Duke's Treasure by Minerva Spencer Beaumont Halliwell is the newly minted Duke of Wroxton who has just agreed to marry one Josephine Loman, heiress. His title and status in exchange for her father's deep pockets. Josie knows she's considered no prize--her plain features and plain-speaking generally turn gentlemen away, not draw them nearer. But her father is on his deathbed, and despite herself, she can't help finding Beau incredibly pleasing to the eye. Ms Spencer's marriage-of-convenience, ugly duckling story is a gem. Jo's well aware of her physical lack of "oomph" and recognizes that her fortune is the greater part of her appeal to many in society. Beau for his part can see that he's far from perfect, and Ms Spencer allows us to witness their relationship unfolding and building upon the small concessions and truths and admissions and small kindnesses that allow them to create a foundation relying not on what others see, but on honesty and using their words to construct rather than create walls or tear down. Beau's decision to commit to Jo and to build a relationship unlike many of those around them (including that of his own parents) sets into motion a lovely read, and I look forward to rereading this one as well as catching up on Ms Spencer's other books. The ugly duckling and marriage of convenience conventions are two of my favorites, and the way Ms Spencer has written this story has made it near perfection! An Inconvenient Countess by Kristin Vayden Charles Brook, Earl of Barrington and Miss Diana Lambson come to an agreement--he needs a respectable wife, she needs his funds. Neither wants nor expects more, but both are happily surprised by the mutual respect, friendship, and then more that grows from this simple, business-like arrangement. Brook and Diana don't particularly get along when they first meet, but it's clear neither is a fool nor cruel. Seeing what grows from the seeds of their relationship when watered with kindness and mutual respect is lovely indeed. This is the first I've read of Ms Vayden's work, but I look forward to reading more of it!
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Cathy Geha
January 27, 2020
The Arrangement by Sylvia Day, Minerva Spencer & Kristin Vayden Thoroughly enjoyed this collection of steamy historical romances! MISCHIEF AND THE MARQUESS BY SYLVIA DAY Fun romp that sees two people that were probably meant to be together earlier finally get together in spite of the choices they made earlier in life. My take on this was that the two assumed many things about one another that were not true and once those “things” were dismissed they ended up having much in common allowing themselves the HEA they so richly deserved. THE DUKE’S TREASURE BY MINERVA SPENCER Marrying for money is what Beau must do to fix his recently inherited dukedom. He knows he wants more from marriage than his parents and others of his class have managed so sets out on the path to a happier relationship with Jo than she was expecting. She is feisty and he has a heart of gold. Enjoyed this one. AN INCONVENIENT COUNTESS BY KRISTIN VAYDEN This is probably my favorite. I loved the way this couple found more than they bargained on when their marriage of convenience was arranged. The first laugh in the carriage after the nuptials was so much fun and it only got better from there. I truly enjoyed meeting Brock and Diana and felt they were well matched and would have a happy life together forever. Did I enjoy these stories? Yes Would I read more by these authors? Yes Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for the ARC – This is my honest review. 5 Stars
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About the author

SYLVIA DAY is the #1 New York Times, #1 USA Today, and #1 international bestselling author of over 20 award-winning novels sold in more than 40 countries. She is a #1 bestselling author in 28 countries, with tens of millions of copies of her books in print. Visit Sylvia at, and on Twitter @SylDay.

Minerva Spencer was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She has lived in Canada, the US, Europe, Africa, and Mexico. After receiving her M.A. in Latin American History from The University of Houston she taught American History for five years before going to law school. She was a prosecutor and labor lawyer before purchasing a bed and breakfast in Taos, NM, where she lives with her husband and dozens of rescue animals.

Kristin Vayden is the author of twenty books and anthologies. She is an acquisitions editor for a boutique publishing house, and helps mentor new authors. Her passion for writing started young, but only after her sister encouraged her to write did she fully realize the joy and exhilaration of writing a book. Her books have been featured in many places, including the Hallmark Channel’s Home and Familyshow. You can find Kristin at, at, or on Twitter @KristinVayden.

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