No Marriage of Convenience
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No Marriage of Convenience

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Mason St. Clair, the new Earl of Ashlin, has inherited a title for which there is no longer a fortune, thanks to his elder brother. Steeped in debt, with three ungainly nieces to marry off, Mason is desperate for relief. Only he doesn't expect it in the form of Madame Fontaine, a woman of questionable reputation. She arrives on his doorstep with partial payment on a debt o...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published September 5th 2000 by Avon Books
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"No Marriage of Convenience" is the story of Mason St. Clair, the Earl of Ashlin and actress Riley Fontaine. At the beginning of the story, Mason finds himself in desperate financial straights, fighting of creditors and saddled down with three totally unmarriageable nieces - the daughters of his deceased brother. Enter Riley Fontaine - an actress and playwright who owes Mason a good deal of money from a loan made to her by his brother, who had been a rather spendthrift patron. Unable to repay th...more
It seemed a bit slow at first, but the last third sped right through. And, of course, everything wrapped up so neatly at the end. What a delightful read it turned out to be.
This book was such a surprise. It sounded like it would be very droll, but I laughed throughout!! Very lighthearted, yet full of romance. I loved it.
this book was pretty good i enjoyed the story line. it took me longer than normal to get into a Boyle book but it was a pleasant read.
The story was okay, but I found it melodramatic and I didn’t care for the characters. So, I stopped reading.
I really enjoyed this book.:) It was a pleasant read.
Loved it, couldn't stop laughing.
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Elizabeth Boyle was an antipiracy paralegal for Microsoft before settling down to write full-time. Her first novel, Brazen Angel, which won Dell's Diamond Debut Award in 1996, also won the Romance Writers of America's RITA Award for Best First Book, and was a finalist for Best Long Historical Romance. She lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington. She is also the author of Brazen Heiress.
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