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Fine, I can work with that. They assume this will horrify her parents and unify them in the attempt to break up the young couple, since Francis has a rather unfortunate reputation as a rake. Eventually when she comes to the rescue of Vincent as her cousin is trying to compromise him, she is turned out at midnight by said relations. ,ary, a level headed woman, turns out not to be placid and uninteresting after all, and manages to get glimpses of who Edmond really is behind his facade.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The story continues on with the struggles her parents face after meeting each other over fourteen years later; facing the problems of their past; and trying to give Sophia a wonderful wedding.

Sophie and Francis have amazing conversations. Overall, it’s a good read, just not as good as Balogh’s later books. The saving grace to this is his family. An awful storm starts and since she’s super scared of them the hero?


Edmund is crude, vulgar, a womanizer who doesn’t hide who he is or what he has become. They almost deserved their fate of 14 bwtrothal unhappiness. It was obvious from the beginning that they still loved each other and while I could understand what had happened in the past I think they should have mar much quicker in talking about their feelings and who was important to them.

Since that time, unfortunately, I’ve gotten older and more impatient with behrothal or foolish behavior. Please review your cart.

I rather fancy it. The second story is about Two books in one. But I shall say nothing. 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 counterdeit. Only forward” “There is no point in regrets” “Life is never easy, is it?

A Counterfeit Betrothal/The Notorious Rake

View all 7 comments. Find someone quite ineligible to elope with. Other books in the series. I am sure you would be well-advised to say no,” is obviously excellent. Clifton would have an apoplexy. Other books in the series. No one would be surprised to hear that Edmund engaged in such activity, but Mary is considered a prim and proper widow.

When pressed about this by her friends, she gives them the example of her own parents failed marriage. All panting and pretended passion. They are forced together during a storm and have a night together. It dragged too much. Two books, so two ratings really.

Marcus and Olivia married young she was only 17 and he not much older.


She has written more than seventy novels and almost thirty novellas since then, including the New York Times bestselling ‘Slightly’ sextet and ‘Simply’ quartet. I loved Ms Balogh twist for these characters It is a heck of a ride. There is no going back.

I think I skimmed the second part because I don’t remember what it w I’m legit not sure how many HR books I have to go through before I officially consider this as ‘I’m going through a phase rn’. If they had remained irrevocably apart for fourteen years, there was doubtless no way of changing things now. Almost impossible for the rest of the story to live up to it, but leave this to Mary Balogh.

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.

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

What will it take to let the past go and carry on? Liked both these but The Notorious Rake blew me away. I found Sophia immature and annoying whereas I would have liked Francis more if I had more time with him.