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Engaged at the Chatsfield

(The Chatsfield #0.5)

3.43  ·  Rating details ·  515 ratings  ·  85 reviews
Introducing The Chatsfield in this fantastic prequel, USA TODAY bestselling author Melanie Milburne invites you to step inside the world's most exclusive luxury hotel empire!

Where secrets lurk behind every door…

A whisper, a rumor, a scandal!

Glitz, luxury and decadence—Juliet Montague should be having the time of her life. Her friend's hen party is being held at the extrava
Paperback, 61 pages
Published May 2014 by Harlequin Books
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Julia attends a hen weekend held at The Chatsfield with friends that she had gone to school with, a group of ladies that she never felt she fit in with, a group that were the typical skinny well dressed women who all had super rich fiancé’s which of course she didn’t have. In order to feel part of the group Julia lies and says she has a fiancé and when questioned who he was she stumbles and gives the impression that her mystery man is none other than Marcus, a man who is well known to the group, ...more
Jun 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, romance, kobo, ibooks
4 stars

First Impression
I actually first came across Engaged at The Chatsfield while scrolling for new books on iBooks one night. After reading the synopsis I knew this was going to be a book I would love! Two nights later I was on NetGalley and came across the same book! I automatically requested it knowing I would love it and would want to share my review.

Opening Lines

"How many calories are there in a caramel-swirl cupcake? Juliet typed into her smartphone on the way to the Chatsfield Hotel
Fiona Marsden
Apr 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a great little taster for the Chatsfield series, introducing us to The star of the series, The Chatsfield Hotel, one of those smish places only the rich and famous and very discerning go to.

Juliet is there by default, for a hens weekend with a bunch of girls she went to school with but never really belonged. All the skinny well dressed girls were able to boast of super duper fiancés so when Juliet is asked, of course she doesn't want to mention she hasn't had a relationship for years sin
This was just okay and mostly that's owing to the main character, Juliet. Even in romance, I need a heroine that I can root for & even if not like, care about. Juliet was far too lacking in self-confidence, awareness and general self-esteem for me to cheer for her plight. The premise of Juliet telling the women at the hen party she's attending that she's engaged to the highley desireable Marcus was fine but it became very quickly irritating after meeting these women. None of them is actually a f ...more
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prequel to the new Chatsfield miniseries!
Apr 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the prequel to the Chatsfield books. Short however such a delight. What does happen when a lie snowballs out of control? Poor Julie who has to count calories before a tea party. Always never felt good enough, not pretty enough, too fat against her 0 sized friend who was getting engaged or others already engaged. Wrong assumption, and a name and suddenly she was engaged to Marcus who was supposed to be in Dubai, so how could he possibly find out. Hello..... How easily one little white lie ...more
May 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a great story it is the prequel to the Chatsfield continuity and I very much enjoyed this one Juliet Montague is invited to the Chatsfield Hotel in London for a hens party weekend she has always felt a little beneath these friends of hers and when she tells a small white lie about being engaged to her brothers best friend Marcus Bainbridge this story really hots up as both Juliet and Marcus have always felt something for each other and when pushed together this makes them both realize th ...more
Jul 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-kindle
I really enjoyed this novella! One of the few romances where I really want to see how life goes on for the main characters. It did use some over-used devices of romance novels: the fake engagement. (Really?) But I still really enjoyed it.

PS: I just discovered Mills & Boon and Harlequin are the same.
Jan 06, 2015 rated it liked it
Was ok.Not that much of a story
Apr 19, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary
2.5 stars

And so it is.. the introduction to the Chatsfield world. The only thing that connects this book to the series is the story takes place in the London Chatsfield hotel.
May 30, 2017 rated it did not like it
This is one of those really short prequel novels (61 pages) that serves as an intro or a teaser to a Harlequin series. I have no idea where it came from, but it has been sitting on my shelf for years, so I figured I'd get it out of the way. The storyline isn't a bad premise for a Harlequin novel, however because it is so short, in time and length, nothing is believable. *spoilers* (view spoiler) ...more
Jan 23, 2018 rated it liked it
This is the first in the Harlequin Presents series that I've read, and I've never read anything by this author before. Some of the English terminology made me chuckle. All in all, it was a quick read about a young woman with low self confidence trying to fit in with her society friends. Trying to fit in causes Juliet to invent a fake fiance, who just happens to show up at the same hotel where she is attending a "hen" party for one of her friends. Busted!
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’m a sucker for a Harlequin Romance read...

Need I say more...
I love how the Chatsfield children interlock throughout these series.
Sorry not gonna say more 🤐 Just you won’t be sorry if you pick up this book to read. ♥️♥️♥️ my opinion
Jun 22, 2017 rated it liked it
I wished it wasn't so short, it was getting good and then it ended too soon.
Tiny novella with a small white lie resulting in her brother's best friend playing fake fiance.
Ellyn (Mrs. Darcy in my Dreams)
Too short. I liked the characters and the "problem" was resolved almost instantaneously!
Aug 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
Quick read, girl makes up a fiance for her snotty friends, and he turns up! Short and sweet, couple of hot spots. All in all a good story.
To be honest probably more deserving of 2 stars, but I gave it 3 because of how much I related to the heroine and the clear promise of better things to come
Ok this book is just an 80 page prequel to the series and so I wasn't expecting a particularly great read. And that's a good thing. The book was decent, the story enjoyable and the writing clear, but overall it just didn't do it for me. This is one of the extremely rare occasions where I liked the heroine more than the hero. A lot more. Like
May 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
When Juliet shows up to a hen's party weekend at the luxurious Chatsfield, she has no idea her feelings of insecurity will get the better of her. But they do, and quite spectacularly too. She makes up a quick lie about being engaged to her brother's best friend Marcus.

It is just for one weekend , there after she can make it go away right? Wrong! Marcus checks in at the same hotel minutes later. Of course he is outraged, yet silently delighted.

He has always harbored a strong love for Juliet, but
Jul 20, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, 2014-reads
I read book one of this series before I read this little prequel and I'm glad I did. I fell in love with the idea and went back to read this one. I might not have continued if I had started with this one.

Here's what worked..

I love the series idea of stories that are set around The Chatsfield hotel chain. It's beautiful places and beautiful people kinda stories - very escape oriented. The Chatsfield family is also very tied to the series and I'm interested to learn about the different kids. I'm a
Les Romantiques
May 19, 2014 rated it it was ok
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Reviewed by Fabiola
Review Copy from the Publisher

First official volume in the multiple authors’ series titled The Chatsfield, this short story was published on 1st May 2014. Except the name of the hotel and the fact we see from afar Lucca Chatsfield, the hero of the next installment, there’s no link with the other volumes. The reader can skip this story without being bothered in his understanding. The only thing to know is that it’s Melanie Milburne wh
Jun 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: harlequin
This is a wonder teaser for the Chatsfield series I totally enjoyed this short read. What a lovely read to give you a taste of this authors style. It was a story way too short, a wonderful read of love, misunderstanding, long, needs, and family. All it takes is one little lie to snowball into head shaking OMG what have I done. Then to get caught in the lie by you suppose finance was just too much. That just gets the ball started and lord does it roll, Marcus is one heck of a stand up man for not ...more
Sonya Heaney
Originally posted HERE .

This was very short. I was expecting something short, but my copy ended at the 80% mark, so I got even less story than I expected!

I’ve read some things by this author before, and she’s a solid writer who draws you in. It also makes such a difference to read something set in Britain that’s actually written by an author familiar with British English – the language is very different, in a very good way.

The issues I had with this story were pretty standard because of the l
Jul 15, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
Kendra Ashford’s bachelorette party invitation left Juliet Montague feeling inadequate and ashamed to be the only unattached female in the Kendra Clan. Dreading the pity looks and comments at the party, Juliet lied about an engagement with a friend of the family with no thought of possible consequences until her supposed fiancé appeared at the Chatsfield Hotel leaving Juliet and Marcus Bainbridge faced with media frenzy. To avoid harm to Juliet’s reputation and contain possible damage to Marcus’ ...more
Juliet Montague desperately wants to be a part of Kendra's posh clique and being invited to her party at the luxurious Chatsfield hotel is more than Juliet could hope for. Not wanting to feel out of place Juliet tells a small white lie but it quickly snowballs into a comedic turn of events. Now Juliet must rely on her friend Marcus to keep up the appearance of them being engaged for the weekend or both of their reputations could be damaged. This is the prequel to The Chatsfield continuity series ...more
May 21, 2014 rated it it was ok
Juliet has been in love with her brother's best friend Marcus for as long as she can remember. So while at a friend's hen party she lets it slip that Marcus is her fiance. She never expects him to show up at the hotel. He isn't exactly thrilled to be playing a part to her impulsiveness, but agrees to play along.

I was given a paper copy of this book. So until the book arrived in my hands, I was unaware of how tiny the book would be. It is 74 pages long. So while the premise of the story is fun,
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This is a promotional prequel to the Chatsfield series.

The overall concept reminded me a lot of the Better Date than Never series by Susan Hatler, in that the stories are more connected by the location than by the characters.

I enjoyed the whole "pretend to have a fiancee, and then the guy actually shows up and has to pretend to be her fiancee" thing, but I felt that it moved way too fast, even for a novella.

I swear I almost got whiplash from how quickly Marcus changed his mind about Juliet.

You c
Apr 30, 2014 rated it liked it
I won "Engaged at the Chatsfield", a Harlequin romance by Melanie Milburne through the Goodreads Giveaway Contest. I hadn't expected this book to be so short, but it was still a relaxing read on a Sunday afternoon.

Juliet Montague is invited to an elite weekend, celebrating Klendra Ashford's bachelorette party, at the Chatsfield Hotel in London. In order to fit in with Klendra's snobby friends, she says she has a fiancé, so she isn't the only girl without an engagement ring. But the lie would be
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