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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
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Mary Lopez
Apr 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: re-read
this is the 1st book i ever started to read for my self.. this book was the book that started my love affair with reading. I absolutely LOVE!! this book.. i never forgot this book when i read it when i was 16ish years old... till this day this is a re-read over and over again!!
Genieve Ong
Jul 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Delightfully cute and a kind of book that would certainly make one feel good.... Fortunately I didn't get myself frown the entire time.... it is easy to read it maybe not deep and quite ordinary but it made me feel good and that what matters to me since I am not fond of solving mysteries and all other problems there in the world....

I also loved the fact that the heroine isn't so deceitful that would make me hate her neither she is stubborn.... she is smart but is not so haughty and definitely n
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Robin
May 09, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: historical-rom
Maybe at another time I'd have enjoyed the Marx Brothers type farce Regency style, but with so much craziness and idiosyncratic characters it was only rarely that I felt real connection between Riley and Mason. The end had so many loose ends to tie up it was all done in shorthand off stage, so all the hinted at romantic connections among Mason's nieces and cousin through out the book, especially Bea's we never got the emotional payoff of seeing. I like Boyle's trying new things and approaches bu ...more
Annii
Aug 29, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
"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
Aisha
May 20, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
This story follows the penniless Earl Mason St. Clair, a bespectacled Oxford scholar attempting to clean up the mess of a house left by his rakish and recently departed brother Freddie. This mess includes his nutty cousin Felicity, who has an air for the dramatic and loves spending money they don't have, and 3 nieces: Beatrice/Bea, who curses like a sailor, Louise, who speaks her mind (unfortunately), and Margaret/Maggie, who is a walking catastrophe. All of this isn't bad enough until Madame Fo ...more
LemontreeLime
This was a hoot, and refreshing on so many levels. You get some old fashioned plots served up in a mishmash crash up. And those three harridan daughters... pretty much stay the same until the end. The plot focuses on the humor, always a plus. Won't say more, read when you want some lighthearted enjoyment.
Highland-dreamer
Jul 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
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.
Tressa
Mar 17, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
The story was okay, but I found it melodramatic and I didn’t care for the characters. So, I stopped reading.
Joycee
Aug 06, 2010 rated it liked it
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.
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Sep 25, 2009 rated it really liked it
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Lori
Aug 19, 2012 rated it liked it
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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.
Khadijo
Jun 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved it, couldn't stop laughing.
Amy Garnica
Aug 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
fun story line
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My first Boyle book. It hooked me enough to read more.
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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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