Private Arrangements (The London Trilogy #2)
To all of London society, Lord and Lady Tremaine had the ideal arrangement: a marriage based on civility, courteousness, and freedom—by all accounts, a perfect marriage. The reason? For the last ten years, husband and wife have resided on separate continents.
But once upon a time, things were quite different for the Tremaines….When Gigi Rowland...more
In fact, the first half of Private Arrangements reads very much like a beautiful, artistic indie film. The first moments glimpsed between Gigi and Camden are intimate and sweet and summon a tone of ma ...more
It is not a heart-warming story of two people falling in love and making a life together, but rather a story of the devastation that can occur when the happily-ever-after is shattered and seems forever out of reach.
Gigi Rowland is young, rich and uncompromising. Her experience with fortune-hunters, coupled with her mother's unswerving determination to see her marry a duke, has left her pragmat ...more
The writing here is so good that I would even go as far as to say that Thomas is better than Lisa Kleypas who in her own right can pack a really good gut punch. Sherry Thomas manages to weave together a story where the h/h aren’t ...more
If you are to read only one historical romance, because, I don’t ...more
I just couln't overcome the idea that two, so much in love, people could do what Gigi and Cam did to themselves.
And you can feel ...more
Gigi and Camden are already married during the beginning of the book. In fact, society has deemed their marriage the perfect arrangement, with neither spouse residing on the same continent. Gigi files for divorce with the intention of marrying her new beau, fo ...more
The book moves back and forth between the c ...more
Great doesn't begin to describe how awesome this was. After His at Night I was kind of reluctant to start this one because I was afraid I'd be disappointed(how could this be any better?) but that wasn't the case. This book was if not better then equal to His At Night in every way. I think I'll begin stalking ST regularly!
The book story revolves around two timelines. One begins in 1893 and has two parallel stories and the second in 1882.
In 1893 we see ...more
Una auténica delicia.
She recommended Private Arrangements by Sherry Thomas, which I immediately ordered. It arrived yesterday and I finished it late last night in a solitary sitting. It was incredible! I won't go into any plot details but just offer my overall impression.
I loved her employment ...more
E o que leva esse mesmo marido a "pedir" um herdeiro em troca do divórcio a uma mulher com quem já não vive há dez anos?
E o que resultará de tal pacto?
Ficou curioso(a)? Eu também!
A sinopse foi o que me atraiu principalmente neste livro. Li-a mesmo antes do livro ter sido publicado e pensei "Este não me pode escapar!". E depois o livro saiu e eu vi a capa (que é lindíssima, dig ...more
It has a really good start, different to any other historical romance I've read and the way the present and the flashbacks are alternated it's really appealing. I actually quite enjoyed the first 60% of the book even if the heroine, Gigi, was completely infuriating. Yep, she is a strong heroine, sort of, I guess, but she is an absolute selfish and dishonest
Sem dúvida que este género de livros, com os seus vestidos e diálogos educados e contrictos, para não falar na intimidade muito diferente à presença em público me cativa e me faz sorrir e enternecer durante a maior parte do livro.
Este foi mais uma "primeira vez", tendo calhado a vez de Sherry Thomas. À semelhança de Penny Vincenzi, também as suas capas e sinopses me têm feito olhar melhor e tirá-los das prateleiras, mas també ...more
I've noticed that Sherry Thomas has a pattern of writing estranged couples that have real trust issues and betrayals to overcome, not some flimsy miscommunication that a lot of novels use to keep the couples apart. While it can make her characters less sympathetic, she is a very talented writer. Her characters are more complex and layered and intere ...more
Camden e Gigi, Lorde e Lady Tremaine, tiveram aparentemente, durante dez anos, o melhor dos casamentos! Porém, o que a sociedade não sabe é que uma traição arruinou o mesmo, logo no dia a seguir ao seu enlace!
Decidida a agarrar uma última oportunidade de ser feliz, Gigi acede ao pedido de casamento do seu pretendente, Lorde Frederick e pede o divórcio a Camden. Mas longe de o aceitar, o marido propõ ...more
And the sex is so good.
My favorite part of this book was the way Thomas upheaved the traditional male/female roles, making such a strong, confident character out of Gigi and such a surprisingly vulnerable hero out of Camden. It's not somet ...more
This book is one of the few exceptions to my no-cheating/adultery novels. I had this book listed under my never-to-read shelf.
The reason why I was particularly easy to persuade to read this book was because:
(view spoiler)[Heroine cheats first. And they are both virgins for their first time together! (hide spoiler)]
I probably don't need to say this, but this is a rare circumstance in historical romances. So very intrigued, I decided to read this book.
I was pleasantly surprised ...more
The story is spread out over ten years, though really, we only experience the bookends directly (with the occasional short, often irrelevant interlude). In the early section, we have a proud, self-assured Gigi a ...more
I did not care for the author's attempt to justify and excuse inexcusable behavior on the part of Gigi. A person willing to lie scheme and manipulate to gain her goal is pretty much an antihero that I am sure many people are interested in reading about. I like flawed characters but she never seemed to really feel badly about what she had done ...more
On the romance side, she is one of the most acclaimed authors working in the genre today, her books regularly receiving starred reviews and best-of-the-year honors from trade publications. She is also a two-time winner of Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA Award.
On the young adult fantasy side, there isn't much to say ...more
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The last time she'd declared her love he'd thrown it right back in her face. She waited uncertainly for his response. She didn't even have to wait a second. He leaned over and kissed her on the mouth. “I love you more.”
- Gigi and Camden”
Overnight, she'd become a fool.”