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Confessions from an Arranged Marriage

(The Burgundy Club #4)

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  1,486 ratings  ·  147 reviews
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
Mass Market Paperback, 373 pages
Published March 27th 2012 by Avon
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Jun 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Manda Collins
Aug 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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.
Jul 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Nice story.
Jess the Romanceaholic
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Expected Release Date: March 27, 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins
Imprint: Avon
Author’s Website:
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
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
Oct 28, 2012 rated it did not like it
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Dec 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
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 when they are caught in a compr
Feb 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
This is one of those books where I liked the beginning a lot, but was pretty bored by the end, and almost forgot to write a review for. It is also one of those books that I put down for a while, so that didn't help things, probably.

Also it is a comprised marriage, not an arranged marriage.

But the contents of it were fine? Oh, there's the requisite (view spoiler) at the end, but overall I liked the characters and how the relationship developed. I like that it wasn't a "
Lynne Tull
Apr 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: regency-romance
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 least to his wife. No, I am not going to share the ...more
Feb 12, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: miranda-neville
Really, really annoying heroine - her sense of entitlement to her dream of becoming a "great political hostess" was completely over the top. Has anyone, anywhere, met a 19-year-old girl whose dream in life is to be a "political hostess" and power-behind-the-throne??? The villain in the story was not consistently characterized, especially his final evil deed at the end, which was silly and seemed tacked on. However, the hero was terrific and his approach to his problem seemed believable to me, bu ...more
Jul 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
LOVED this story about Blake and Miranda which sums up the Burgandy Club I believe. What was most enjoyable was the development of both of their characters. Such a lovely story and may read it again!
Diane K. Peterson
Mar 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
I genuinely liked this book. I like all of Miranda Neville's books. Good story, good characters, humor, sweetness ... it's all there. This one didn't get to me like #2 and #3 of the Burgundy Club series, however, it was a very well-written and enjoyable book.
Jan 21, 2017 rated it did not like it
Minerva Montrose is going to shape England's destiny because reasons. Arthur "Blake" Vanderlin is going to do nothing of the kind because secrets. After a case of mistaken identity leaves to a marriage of necessity, they have to stumble through their shit together.

1. This was...not my favorite.

2. Blake and Min are kind of assholes to one another for just a little too long. At least internally. Like, Minerva is just so derisive of Blake, even though he's doing the best he can and has shown a sm
Katinka (Unquietly Me)
Mar 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
Miranda Neville delivers an original and heartfelt rendition of the arranged marriage trope in CONFESSIONS FROM AN ARRANGED MARRIAGE, the fourth and final book in the Regency-era Burgundy Club series. This is now my favorite Miranda Neville novel. As in all her novels, the hero and heroine in CONFESSIONS FROM AN ARRANGED MARRIAGE are complex and flawed, and their relationship is portrayed more realistically than the genre's standard.

The hero and heroine are the unearthly gorgeous and misundersto
Mar 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance-regency
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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
Jen Davis
Feb 08, 2012 rated it liked it
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
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
2.5/5. Politically ambitious and precocious 19 yo Minerva was compromised by rakish, hedonistic Blake, heir to a powerful dukedom, in a case of mistaken identity. Forced to marry, these two quarrelling long term acquaintances slowly grew more appreciative of one another. Blake had greater depth than Minerva gave him credit for initially, and Minerva, well she really is as ambitious and power-hungry as he thought, only it became an attractive quality somehow - to him, not to me. She continuously ...more
Jun 24, 2014 rated it did not like it
The heroine, for someone who reads A LOT, she is stupid, annoying and very much a bitch!
On the other hand, I did found myself liking the hero though.
The hero succeeded in making me feel compassionate for him because of how he felt about his lacking, his many insecurities on how he is going to take future responsibilities and his fear of being rejected or ridiculed for his inability was wonderfully portrayed.
However, the arrogance of the heroine over her own vanity left little to be desired. A sc
Salima Bensalah
Mar 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
I felt like reading something a little different, so I took my chances with this one. Miranda Neville clearly did a lot of research for the novel and there was a definite sense of realism in regard to the political context. However, the pacing of the story was slow and the main characters felt inconsistent and bland.

For once, I would like to read a story where the wife or husband isn't perfectly beautiful and love isn't immediately drawn out from hatred and indifference.
Apr 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Surveying the room, his glance came to rest on her. His lips twisted into a derisive half smile and their eyes met in mutual displeasure. He shoved his back away from the wall and ambled over to her.
"Our dance, I believe, Miss Montrose." He hadn't changed one bit.
Minerva felt a strong desire to slap his arrogant face. "Lord Blakeney," she said with the merest hint of a curtsey. I believe 'our dance' was over half an hour ago."
"This one will do just as well."

Miss Minerva Montrose had a plan
Well, this book came as a surprise for me. I never expected to like it so much. i think the factor of making this a great read for me was the characters. The plot was simple, there were hardly any drama or twists and it maybe a tad bit predictable. But it was the characters that won me over.

The heroine is sweet and innocent and I love her passion for politics. Knowing this gave me a dimensional view of her. Unlike other heroines, she has substance other than being beautiful. She has flaws, too
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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
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
Apr 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hist-rom, 4-5-stars
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
Jan 17, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2014-reads
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
Apr 29, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance
Miranda Neville finally lost me with this novel. Usually Arranged Marriages are a massive weakness of mine, along with the willfully intelligent female this is a one-two punch that I adore. but the biggest plothole in this novel to me is the fact that I can't fathom why on earth Minerva Montrose would fall in love with Blakeney.

A female with political ambitions who finds herself in a compromising position and married to a man who very intelligence she doubts (this is all explained with dyslexia
Jul 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
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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 The Wild Quartet.

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Other books in the series

The Burgundy Club (4 books)
  • The Wild Marquis (The Burgundy Club, #1)
  • The Dangerous Viscount (The Burgundy Club, #2)
  • The Amorous Education of Celia Seaton (The Burgundy Club, #3)