A Marriage of Inconvenience (The Arringtons and Wright-Gordons #1)
Lucy Jones is a nobody. As an orphan she was reluctantly taken in by her wealthy relatives, the Arringtons, on the condition that she be silent and obedient, always. When her lifelong infatuation with her cousin Sebastian is rewarded by a proposal of marriage, she's happy and grateful, even though the family finds excuses to keep the engagement a secret.
I don't feel like saying much about the plot, since the description here in Goodreads says it all:
The heroine gets secretly engaged to her favorite cousin but then he meets the hero's sister, jilts her for the rich-chick and the hero and heroine who have been friends so far, get caught in a compromising position and forced to wed.
The first half/part of the book was perfec ...more
Anyway, back to this novel. I’m not sure why it took me so long to finally read it. I really liked it. Many reviewers provided wonderful descriptions o ...more
Poor relation Lucy is thrilled, though very surprised, when her beloved cousin Sebastian proposes marriage to her. But shortly thereafter, they meet James, Lord Selsley, and his si ...more
Miss Lucy Jones has lived with her aristocratic relatives, the Arringtons, ever since the death of her parents at the age of nine. Penniless and powerless, Lucy learns to keep quiet and stay obedient. Treated by the Arrington's with ...more
There's nice writing on display here which feels historically apt and not too much dramaz. It's very ballroom/front room/country house, not too much outside the norm, which I generally prefer.
The heroine, Lucy, is an impoverished poor relative who has ended up engaged to a cad for reasons I won't spoiler. ...more
Just epilogue part might be little different. I can understand that James's resentment and anger but after that enraged, he forgave Lucy and accepted the situation very quickly. No, Lucy was not the only one to blame, she behaved incorrectly but she has decided the right thing in her own conditions. Just after James had a big disappointment and decided to seperate their lives, I couldn' ...more
I loved that this wasn't another silly historical romance that doesn't stay true to the time period it was suppose to happen in!
The characters didn't act modern ,they were exactly what you'd expect from people in regency England and I loved the story.
Plus for once the bad guy was taller and better looking than the hero. How refreshing is that ?!
It was one of the best historical romances I've read in while.
Expected Release Date: April 11, 2011
Publisher: Carina Press
Author’s Website: http://www.susannafraser.com/
My Source for This Book: Netgalley
Part of a Series: Yes, Prequel to The Sergeant's Lady
Steam Level: Hot
When I first picked up this novel, I admit I was a bit hesitant. I have never read any other work by Susanna Fraser, so I was unfamiliar with all of the characters, and was very concerned with reading a story ...more
During the family’s trip to see Portia wed, Lucy meets the handsome viscount James and his lovely si ...more