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Married to a Stranger (Danger and Desire (Shipwreck) #3)

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Sophia Langley's life is in turmoil. When she learns of her estranged fiancé's death in a shipwreck, the last thing she expects is for his twin brother, Callum Chatterton, to make a shock proposal!Her inner romantic objects to a marriage of convenience—and brooding Cal makes it very clear that's all it can be. Yet to save her family Sophia accepts with trepidation—and a hi ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 20th 2012 by Harlequin (first published 2011)
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The third and final book centering around a Shipwreck in the Miniseries: Danger & Desire, a trilogy billed as "Shipwreck, Scandal, and Society Weddings".
In "Married to a Stranger", a marriage of convenience becomes something more, but neither party is brave enough to speak up.

Ten years after the twins left for India, only one twin, the wrong one, comes back. Cal is finally a man with 27 years of age and he has a prosperous career before him, all that is missing is a wife. Sophia seems perfec
Melody May

This is the third installment of Danger and Desire series. This where we learn about what happen to Callum Chatterton. In the first book, we learn that Daniel drown in the sea. So, we have Callum dealing with the aftermath of the wreckage. We would know that Callum was suffer from PTSD, however, back then it wouldn't diagnois and they would get over it.

Well, Callum has decide to do his duty and take care of his brother's bethrothed. What better way to do that than to marry her? Sophia Langley h
For once I read a series in correct order the first time around. And I must say that I wasn't expecting much for Callum. Perdita and Alistair, Averil and Luc were just so intriguing, but Callum came across as staid and solid. For this reason, I was even more pleasantly surprised. I found that his strength and solidity were a vital part in the narrative. His control made the change of falling in love more believable, and the plot that much more acceptable too.

Sophia is wonderful. I felt for her.
Carrie Olguin

When she was seventeen, the heroine became engaged to the hero's twin brother who then traveled to India wihtout her to seek his fortune.

TEN YEARS later, her betrothed (still not husband) died in a storm on the ocean (no body found, so I suspect he may rise again later on in the story. Just a suspicion, not a fact since I didn't finish the story).

TEN YEARS. Do I need to say it again? Engaged for TEN YEARS. The best years of her life, her betrothed out of the country. She'd long fallen out of
This was pretty good. I loved the characters and their personalities. This was a good book with plenty of emotions, a little heart-wrenching, some good humor, some 'people' I wanted to definitely smack upside the head (or simply step on their would have been more satisfying seeing their faces for that...mwah ha ha), a few moments I wanted to knock the leads heads together, great friends, and a sweet and happy ending. Good for cuddling up, snuggling in and relaxing with somethin ...more
I enjoyed the first two books in the Shipwrecks trilogy enough to anticipate the third. Unfortunately, I was highly disappointed. I honestly never connected with Cal and Sophia, which made it difficult for me to enjoy their story. The conflicts that threaten their happiness throughout the book never felt big enough to be the cause of such dramatic separations. The only saving grace of this book was the ability to revisit the characters from the first two books in the trilogy.

Final thoughts: If y
This book was just so much BLAH!!! There was just not much of a plot, at all! I couldn't believe that within the first chapter the guy proposes! The author couldn't have dragged out a little bit of a courtship there? At all?? Give me a break! The rest of the book was all about them adjusting to being married to each other and I tell you what..... it was pretty darn boring. There was no plot, beyond that... at all... I had no clue this was the third book in a series and you may think that I may h ...more
Harlequin Books
Miniseries: Danger & Desire

"Allen delivers a lovely, sweet story demonstrating how strangers can build a relationship based on lost love. The gentle, yet powerful emotions of a grieving brother are sure to touch readers, as will the budding romance between him and a shy but emotionally strong woman." RT Book review, 4 stars
This is the first time I've read this author and would definitely look for more from Louise Allen. So many people I know roll their eyes if you're reading a Mills and Boon book but I always enjoy those that I do read, and I must say I don't read that many. They are inexpensive and reliable as a quick and easy read.
Stevie Carroll
Third in the series that I started reading in the middle. This had a lot of elements to recommend it, but was let down by the circumstances of the misunderstandings between the various characters. I'd have prefered more emphasis on the hero and heroine's interests in art.

One more 19th century story with a overdose of decorum obsession. I'll never get the reason behind this menace.Like real decency was not good enough and they needed to be chained by iron rules, unfit for any human being.Well, they certainly ruin my mood
A good, quick romantic read. I love a dark, brooding, mysterious hero and this book delivered on that. In the middle of the book I was begging for the characters to just communicate with one another and finally they did and the ending was good.
Une romance historique sympathique sans être transcendante. On passe un bon moment.

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Enjoyable way to spend an afternoon. Won't reread again and again, but will seek out other books by this author
It was the perfect conclusion to the trilogy. I lives it it was everything a story has to be, and more. ...more
Did not realize until after I had read that this was actually a trilogy. Will be looking for the other two.
Harlequin Historical
Miniseries: Danger & Desire
Category: Historical Romance
Actual rating: 3.5 stars
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This author also writes under the name Francesca Shaw.

I have had my nose buried in a history book - fact or fiction - for as long as I can remember, but even more important to me are the places and the objects that conjure up the past. My first attempt at historical fiction
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