Confessions from an Arranged Marriage (The Burgundy Club, #4)
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They couldn't be more different—but there's one thing they agree on...

In London after a two-year exile, Lord Blakeney plans to cut a swathe through the bedchambers of the demimonde. Marriage is not on his agenda, especially to an annoying chit like Minerva Montrose, with her superior attitude and a tendency to get into trouble. And certainly the last man Minerva wants is B...more
Mass Market Paperback, 373 pages
Published March 27th 2012 by Avon
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Lisa
Minerva Montrose had gone to lie down to alleviate her migraine never knowing that her life would forever be changed by the simple act. She is flabbergasted to wake up to a man's head beneath her skirts--and not just any man. Oh no. Only the most unreliable, most insufferable man in all of London, Lord Blakeney. Realizing what must happen after they are discovered, the couple agrees to marry and attempt to make it look like a love match. Ha! The mutual loathing between Minerva and Blake is deep...more
Alexis
Silly title notwithstanding, I really enjoyed Confessions From an Arranged Marriage, fourth in The Burgundy Club series by Miranda Neville. I've read book 3, but I suspect some of the characters in this story are from earlier books in the series.

Minerva Montrose is a young woman with political ambitions. She hopes to make a match with a man of similar tastes, a man who will help carry out her ideas of reform. The last man she has in mind is carefree dolt - and ducal heir - Lord Blakeney. But wh...more
Jess the Romanceaholic
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Expected Release Date: March 27, 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins
Imprint: Avon
Author’s Website: http://mirandaneville.com/
My Source for This Book: Edelweiss
Part of a Series: Yes, Book 4, The Burgundy Club
Series Best Read In Order: Worked well as a standalone
Steam Level: Steamy

This is my first Miranda Neville book, but it will not be my last. Full of chemistry, a surprising amount of humor, and some very sweet romance, I lo...more
Lynne Tull
The first and the last books of this series were the best. In between was okay, but not in the 'really liked it' category. I am overlooking Blake holding onto his 'secret' until the last few pages of this book. If I think about it, the 'secret' was hovering around in the first book and came to a conclusion in the last book. While I sympathize with Blake for holding it close, I think he could have shared it a little bit earlier in this book...at least to his wife. No, I am not going to share the...more
Manda Collins
Really enjoyable match up a previously (in earlier book) unlikable hero and a beloved (in previous books) heroine. I thought Blake and Minerva ended up being excellently well matched, though at the beginning I had my doubts. Neville did a great job of explaining some of Blake's bad behavior. And I appreciate that she isn't afraid to let her characters be real people with faults who grow and change as they go through life. Loved it.
SidneyKay
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Jennifer
Miranda Neville has become one of my favorite historical romance authors with her sexy and unique Burgundy Club series. I have thoroughly enjoyed her fun twists on romance cliches and how she makes classic plots her own. That being said, I was a little hesitant about Confessions From An Arranged Marriage. The hero, Lord Blakeney, has not been shown in the best light throughout the series especially in his treatment of his cousin in The Dangerous Viscount. In my opinion, it takes a skilled writer...more
Cherise
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Booklover, Indianapolis
(June) Huh - read the whole book - thought something felt familiar - discovered I'd read another in this series (The Amorous Education of Celia Seton). I liked that book ok, definitely enjoyed this one more. (and I don't recall Minerva or Blake in the other book at all - guess I forget more details than I thought!) Other reviews complained about this book being too political - I disagree. I hate politics, would run screaming from a book about historical politics - but while politics definitely p...more
Janga
Minerva’s deepening respect for the man Blake is empowers him to become more, and he is able when she needs him most to be commanding and powerful, every inch the duke with generations of dukes behind him. Perhaps the greatest evidence of the changes in Blake is his acceptance of what he is and what he is not, a self-acceptance tempered by his regret that he cannot be the man Minerva wants. And Minerva’s response to his self-acceptance is a lovely reminder that these two have grown into two peop...more
Jen (Red Hot Books)
Minerva is different than the regular young miss coming out to the ton. She is beautiful and knows her manners, but instead of frivolity, her interests lie in politics. Her dream is to marry a man with political aspirations and help him effect change. But those hopes were dashed when Lord Blakeney confused her for another woman at a party. As she slept off a migraine in the library, he drunkenly thought she was someone else and put his head up her dress. Of course, that was the moment other peop...more
Lover of Romance
I am a bit sad to see the series concluded now that I have read the last and final book. I have really enjoyed seeing the variety of sets of stories that have been put in place in this series.I found that the first half was alright, didn't exactly completely draw me into the story, but once I got about halfway, that is when it started to really pick up. Despite the slower start, I definitely had fun with this one.

Minerva has always had ambition and has a passion for the political arena. She want...more
steph
I picked this up on a whim last week because it was new (No, really. 9 times out of ten the small library by my house has only old and well worn paperbacks and sometimes it's icky) but I'm glad I did because this book was good. Minerva Montrose and Lord Blakeney have known each other since they were children, their family country homes are within 3 miles of each other. Although with a ten year age difference and the fact that Blake will someday be a Duke, their paths haven't really crossed. Unti...more
Linda
An outstanding romance, a great plot, great characters. The title is misleading, it's not my idea of an arranged marriage, it's more like an accidental marriage.

Setup: Lord Blakeney returns to London after a two-year absence to enjoy himself, but his parents require his attendance at a come-out ball for Minerva Montrose. A delicate incidents occurs which requires marriage between Lord Blakeney and Minerva. The bulk of the book is about what happens after their marriage, but I don't want to spoi...more
Karen Wheless
The last few books I’ve read have been unconventional romances. This story is much more conventional - but it was still completely enjoyable. This book shows that a well constructed story and well written characters can still surprise and delight, even in 2012. Blake’s “secret” was fairly predictable (almost a cliché by this point in romance) but the political setting was unusual, and the characters made the traditional story come alive. Even the love scenes felt special, not just the same-old-s...more
Christiana
I'm very surprised MN isn't as popular as some of my other favourite authors eg Tessa Dare or Maya Rodale. She is really quite a brilliant writer of beautiful love stories that are funny and sweet. I loved Min and Blake's loath-to-love story. After reading Diana's story, I'm sure most of the readers had nothing good to say about Blake but after discovering his secret and piecing together things that happened in the Dangerous Viscount, I felt sorry for all the hardships and wrongs that he had end...more
Roza Dimka
Okay so I know I've been on an HR spree and I've read some really bad HR books since but this one takes the cake. How could two people be so annoying? The girl was a maniac. Not even a workaholic a pathetic maniac and if the guy points it out of course there is nothing else to do but curse him and torture him with her vile words. And of course the guys not dumb he's dyslexic but of course he can't tell anybody. A six year old kid can't not tell his parents he has problem reading clearly. And tha...more
Racquel
This is my first historical romance book and it was a big big biiiig huge SUCCESS. This definitely one of my favorite books of the year!
Verodarling Melani
3.5 stars.
It only took me a few hours to finish this book, but I confess I skipped some paragraphs because I found them boring. I've always loved books with court intrigue in the plot, but this book had just - and I'm sorry to repeat myself - boring politics.
I never warmed up to Miranda. She often seemed self-righteous and even obsessed with the damn politics. Blake, apart from his insecurities - which cause him to do misguided things in the beginning, is a good man. I tend to think he's to goo...more
Karen
I *adored* this book. Oh, it made my heart hurt along the way, but the ending was more than satisfying.

This was a most unusual Regency. On the surface, it looks like a plot that's been done to death: fiery, intelligent, reformer female lead; rakish, handsome, sports-mad, wastrel male lead; history of despising each other, the inevitable accidental compromising position and BOOM, they are forced to wed. In the stereotypical version of this plot, they'd fall wildly, passionately in love with the p...more
Amanda
I wanted to give this book 4 stars, but just couldn't. My problem was with the heroine, Minerva. The book points out that there is about a 10 year age difference between Minerva, and the hero, Blake. Minerva wants to be a political hostess, the power behind. She wants reform in the time period, and is will to do just about anything to support her cause. As a former political-wannabe when I was 19, Minerva missed some of the most important points of politics--the undercurrents. I one scene, her i...more
May Mostly Romance
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Mina De Caro (Mina's Bookshelf)
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I would have loved to rate this HRN five stars, because I liked it and I believe the premises for a riveting romance were there. Yet, despite the great potential provided by the interesting main characters and their issues, the first half of the book falls short of all the very things that make a romance novel appealing: the romantic tension is lacking, the characters too tame. At some point the storyli...more
Danielle
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

I really wanted to like this book. This was one of those books I was greatly looking forward to and it just did not meet my expectations. In previous books the sparks between Minerva and Blake were explosive and when I found out they were going to be each other's HEA I was ecstatic. I couldn't wait for the insults and the back and forth bickering that would turn into explosive sexual chemistry. Sadly none of that occurred in this book.

While I...more
Dianne
Confessions of an Arranged Marriage



Due to a drunken mistake of epic proportions, Lord Blakeney thinks that a sleeping Minerva is someone else and finds himself with his head underneath the skirts of the wrong female. Now he is going to have to marry Minerva Montrose. The very last thing either of them wants to do it to marry each other. Blake, in Minerva’s mind, is a wastrel and a bit of an unintelligent dolt; Minerva, according to Blake is an annoying chit who has high ambitions for anyone she...more
Nakeesha
4 is my initial reaction -my last page buzz. I really only had two issues with this book, which I'll detail later because I really, really liked this story.

I loved the characters Min and Blake. They were very well-drawn with powerful character arcs; the plot was thoroughly engrossing, so well-paced and fulfilling, but I just have to take a moment and gush at Neville's craft-woman-ship.

I really enjoy the way Neville arranges her paragraphs. They're like a Platonic argument which begin "if this th...more
Lucina
3.5

Der Anfang war wirklich gut, danach wurde es aber viel zu kompliziert. Die beiden hätten ihre Beziehung auch schneller lösen können. Richtig glauben konnte ich am Ende übrigens nicht, dass die beiden sich lieben, es kam zu überraschend. Man konnte einfach nicht sehen, wann sich die Gefühle entwickelt haben sollen... Interessant war aber auch das Fehlen von Dramatik. Es läuft irgendwie doch alles recht glatt ab, wenn man von den typischen "Ich rede einfach nicht mit dir über meine Probleme"-Pr...more
Paperback Dolls
Originally posted at PaperbackDolls.com.

In all my years of reading historical romance, I’ve never seen dyslexia addressed in any of them even though it probably existed then. I was surprised to see it surface here, but it was presented in a sympathetic manner making the character even more endearing.

Lord Blakeney (Blake) is cursed with what we now know as dyslexia, but during that particular time in history, he’s simply considered stupid. It’s hurtful to be ridiculed, but for a Duke’s son it’s e...more
Jerelyn
Confessions of an Arranged Marriage by Miranda Neville.
This is the fourth book in the Burgundy Club series. I have been burned out a bit on Regency romances, but I'd read the first books in the series and found this one available in the digital catalogue at my local library.

It is the story of the Marquis Blakeney and Miss Minerva Montrose, whose ambition in life is to become one of the great political hostesses of the era. The Marquis is the quintessential air headed sportsman, who is very very...more
Cha
I have never seen a more ambitious lady in all my regency readings than Minerva Montrose - she can be annoying most of the times. Probably, I grew up reading these Old-London tales with brave women (mostly) rather than radical ones.

My heart goes to Blake - granting, he was an a** in the first chapters, but when all cards were put on the table, my opinion changed. I understand why he would like to keep these secrets to himself and the extend of what he can do to have it that way. The circumstanc...more
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Miranda Neville grew up in England, loving the books of Georgette Heyer and other Regency romances. She now lives in Vermont with her daughter and an immensely talented cat who made a book trailer for her novel The Importance of Being Wicked. Her historical romances published by Avon include the popular Burgundy Club series, about Regency book collectors, and currently The Wild Quartet.

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