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#1 international bestselling author Sylvia Day, hailed as "one of the most successful romance writers in the world," is joined by powerhouses Minerva Spencer and Kristin Vayden for a trio of sizzling historical romances that prove passion is timeless in...The Arrangement.

Mischief and the Marquess by Sylvia Day - Available for the first time since 2007!

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Paperback, 311 pages
Published January 28th 2020 by Kensington
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Nonieღserenity2bliss
Thank you Netgalley and Kensington Books for the advanced copy. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

I have requested many books on Netgally and had my fair share of rejection. I was expecting a rejection on this one because I was never very lucky when it comes to book with well known author. But lo and behold, I got a pleasant email notifying me that my request is approved and the next thing I knew, I was up on my bed, with my Aldiko on my iPad and
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Elodie
Dec 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Arrangement
Sylvia Day, Minerva Spencer, Kristin Vayden
Release date 01/28/2020
Publisher Kensington

#1 international bestselling author Sylvia Day, hailed as "one of the most successful romance writers in the world," is joined by powerhouses Minerva Spencer and Kristin Vayden for a trio of sizzling historical romances that prove passion is timeless in...The Arrangement.

My Review in short : a set of three sensual tales, some with laughter and mischiefs, others with trust and faith tested, but
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Lail
Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Arrangement.
Mischief and the Marquess by Sylvia Day is a refreshing, fun, and scorching read all in one! 5 Stars
Justin, the Marquess of Fontaine, and Lady Sophie Milton-Riley, had known each other when they were younger. Both Justin and Sophie, now widowed, knew their reintroduction after so many years, was a matchmaking scheme in the making. Justin’s outward demeanor was always serious but under all of that was someone deeply in love with the reckless and vivacious Sophie. Sophie’s
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Cheryl
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is an engaging collection of three stories.
Mischief and the Marquess by Sylvia Day 5*
Lady Sarah is at the home of The Marquess is Fontaine (Justin). They had known each other as children. Sarah has always had a sense of mischief and liked being able to shock Justin, as she felt he was too serious. Justin’s mother and Sarah’s grandmother are attempting to play matchmaker. There was some amusing chat between Justin and his mother, the latter not being shy to discuss sexual matters. However,
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Krystal
Jan 07, 2020 rated it liked it
With an exception here or there, I found this anthology to be filled with far too much sex, gaping areas of the plot left unexplored, and important pieces of the stories left unresolved. I am sure that others will enjoy these stories much better than I did, but in order to be fair, here is my review of the individual stories.

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed
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Diane (Books and Tequila Blog)
The Arrangement is three stories from three authors with one connecting theme, and marriage of convenience is a very favorite trope of mine.I think my favorite story was An Inconvenient Countess by Kristin Vayden.

Charles Brook, the Earl of Barrington, also known as the Devil’s Bachelor, is ready to turn over a new leaf and needs a wife and an image makeover.

“It was strange how he had been searching for a wife, never once expecting to find something vastly more important.
A friend.”

His
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Amy ~ Love At 1st Read
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
One of my favorite tropes is the marriage of convenience. Two individuals thrust into the wonders of marriage. It’s a weighty decision and both the hero and heroine need to have their own benefits of teaming up. With marriage comes sharing a home and often a bed. That can make for some pretty delectable tension. One of the reasons I love this trope is because the couples often enter the bargain with something completely different in mind than what actually happens. I love watching their ...more
eyes.2c
Supply and demand--marriage by chance or choice?

Three stories joined together by the 'marriage of convenience' trope. Each story is very different from the normal take in most instances. Of course some racey scenes present, as do those of friendship, acceptance and understanding. After all when passion takes a hand a viewpoint can skew.
I really enjoyed how each author tackled the joining thread.
Well written novellas that come together to produce a heartily appreciated read!

Mischief and the
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Janet
Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mischief and the Marquess by Sylvia Day
Justin, the Marquis of Fontaine, and Lady Sophie Milton-Riley, are completely ill-suited to one another. But they will have to prove it in order to end to their mothers' insistence that they should marry. A hot short story that I read in a sitting
The Duke's Treasure by Minerva Spencer
Plain, prickly Josephine Loman has loved Beaumont Halliwell, the Fifth Duke of Wroxton, since the first time she saw him five years ago. But the most beautiful man she's ever
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I am a massive fan of Sylvia Day’s writing, she manages to bring about such intensity within her characters, passion, rage, heartbreak, whatever emotion it is, the feeling practically emanates off the page and into the reader’s heart. But, in Mischief and the Marquess, I feel like we missed out on something big, something that could have turned a good love story into a great one. I really
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BookishlyNomes
Jan 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, e-own, on-blog
The Arrangement is a wonderful anthology of sweet, heartfelt historical romance novellas. It includes Mischief and the Marquess by Sylvia Day, The Duke's Treasure by Minerva Spencer and The Inconvenient Countess by Kristin Vayden. While each story may be short, they certainly pack a punch and I absolutely loved each one.

The Mischief and the Marquess is a story of second chances and choices. Justin, the Marquess of Fontaine, has been in love with Lady Sophie since they were young children but
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Lori D
Great collection of three stories that will keep you reading until the end!
Mischief and the Marquess by Sylvia Day
This is the first I have read by this author and this second chance romance was full of humor and a sizzling attraction. Justin had been so attracted to Sophie when they were younger but misunderstandings had kept them apart. Years later they meet up again and they are in the sights of a matchmaker. Will they find love this time? Fun story.
The Duke's Treasure by Minerva Spencer
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Niki
Mischief and the Marquess by Sylvia Day: Childhood friends Justin and Lady Sophie have always been opposites and are surely ill-suited. Their mothers think differently and Justin, now the Marquess of Fontaine, is coming to agree with them. He's always loved Sophie, but with her scandalous reputation, convincing her they can have a future together won't be easy.

I'm a sucker for the 'I've loved you for years' premise and this was a sweet second chance story. It's a novella, so of course everything
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Angela
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Mischief and the Marquess by Sylvia Day
It has been a wile since I have read a book by Sylvia Day. I missed this story in her historical catalog so it was fresh and new to me. Wow, for a short story I thought this one packed a huge punch and I love how Justin did not let other people’s small-mindedness keep him from declaring and pursuing his love. Justin and Sophie are destined to be together. The ending was so lovely with their growing family. My problem is I wanted more of their story.

The
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Cathy Geha
Jan 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Arrangement by Sylvia Day, Minerva Spencer & Kristin Vayden

Thoroughly enjoyed this collection of steamy historical romances!

MISCHIEF AND THE MARQUESS BY SYLVIA DAY
Fun romp that sees two people that were probably meant to be together earlier finally get together in spite of the choices they made earlier in life. My take on this was that the two assumed many things about one another that were not true and once those “things” were dismissed they ended up having much in common allowing
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Jill S (Love Affair With Fiction)
The Arrangement was three steamy reads that let you escape today and travel back to a time when marriages were arranged for convenience and love was an after thought.
I love reading arranged marriage stories. Stories where the couple is matched out of need (not the nice passion kind of need), where they don't think this will be anything other than a business arrangement and then they find themselves tumbling head over heels in love. The arrangement of the each of the three marriages in this book
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Ola Adamska
Jan 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed-2020
Mischief and the Marquess by Sylvia Day
This story is my first book of Ms. Day's books.
Childhood friends. Circumstances tearing them apart and no one can say what will.come when those two will meet again and something new will start blooming.
Sensual, full.of emotions and captivating story with a few hot moments.

The Duke's Treasure by Minerva Spencer
At first, I didn't like Beau, but that was only at First. Later i started warming up to The Both characters and that meant the full enjoyment of the
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Norah Gibbons
Jan 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this book to read through NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. The Arrangement is a trilogy of historical romance novellas that includes Mischief and the Marquess by Sylvia Day, The Duke’s Treasure by Minirva Spencer and The Inconvenient Countess by Kristin Vayden. This was a delightful collection to read with a second chance at love and two marriage of convenience stories. I enjoyed reading this book very much as all the stories were well written and if I had a ...more
Susan Lee
Jan 15, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: kobo
Thanks to Netgalley and Kensington Books for this e-ARC in return for my honest review.

An interesting collection of 3 historical romance from 3 different authors. Upon seeing Sylvia Day's name, I would have expected the hardcore kinda novella so I wasn't surprised reading it. However, the onset and the sex just didn't quite clicked for me. Minerva's was so modern that I forgot it's supposed to be historical romance. LOL! Both Sylvia's and Minerva's would sound good under modern premise. I've
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Carissa
I really enjoyed these 3 historical shorts of these authors I'm all familiar with. I actually missed reading some Sylvia's historical's, so this was a nice cleansing palette of the past few books I have read. All of these stories give a great glimpse of what each three of the these authors on what and how they write and plus there are some excerpts of 2+ chapters of some of their books. I'm looking forward to more!

GaH! And can I say I fell in love with this cover! The colors and pose, the cover
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Eva
Dec 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank to netgalley to give me this book to read and review.
Well there is the queen of romance novels, Sylvia Day, and her novel (about 28%of the book) is magnificent. I read all her historical romance novels at least twice and she had a way to play with the lead characters that is wonderful, it sucks you into the story. And it's the same with these two, been friends as kids, but age agreed to be courted by somebody else, gives birth to a bastard son.....

The other two novels were nice but nothing
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Cathleen
Jan 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a trio of erotic historical romances with previews of other works.

Mischief and the Marquess-Sylvia Day
A lusty story with an interesting plot. It was nice that the hero fought to marry the heroine with smarts.

The Duke's Treasure
OW drama made this contract marriage hard to swallow but the sexuality sizzles. I was impressed with the honesty-it saved the story.

The Inconvenient Countess
A marriage of convenience turns into more! Favorite out of all.

First two stories have crude language and
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Tambra
Nov 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved it three great stories. Fun read, Could not put it down.
Ellie
Oct 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was just the perfect historical read. Three short stories that held your attention from start to finish. If you like friends to lovers and arranged marriage you will truly enjoy this book. It has some steamy bits and feel good parts too. I wanted more. Three very talented authors. Can't wait to get my hands on some of their other books. You will not be disappointed with this book. Enjoy!
Leslie at SheReadsRomanceBooks.com
The Arrangement is a collection of 3 historical romance novellas from authors Sylvia Day, Minerva Spencer and Kristin Vayden. I thoroughly enjoyed these friends to lovers and marriage of convenience romances though Day’s was my favorite.

Mischief and the Marquess by Sylvia Day

In Mischief and the Marquess, we find Lady Sophie Milton-Riley making a rare social appearance after a scandal that has left her reputation in tatters. She is visiting Justin, the Marquess of Fontaine along with her
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Jackie
Feb 06, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
A collection of three early 19th century British-set historical novellas. The headliner of the collection is Sylvia Day, with "Mischief and the Marquess," an opposites-attract novella from 2007. As a younger man, stiff, stodgy Justin, Marquess of Fontaine, nursed a keen infatuation for the vivacious Lady Sophie Milton-Riley. But while he waited for her to grow up, another lord beat him to the punch of proposing to her. Since then, an unspecified scandal have cast Sophie out of polite social ...more
Limecello
Feb 05, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: dnf, library, 2020, dnf-2020
I know - WTF LIME? WHAT'S WITH THE RATING AND THE DNF?

Well, I read the Day and the Spencer and DNF'd the other.

For the Day ... I mean I'm 53% sure I read it when it first came out - but I also don't remember it (like at all?) and school was insane in '07 so maybe I missed it?
Anyway - I liked it - and ... I kinda felt like people would've super dinged it "back in the day" and yet the book was more accurate/conscious of society etc than so many books today. Which made me feel very old man "GET
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Sandy S
Feb 07, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars--

About the book: Release Date January 28, 2020

Mischief and the Marquess by Sylvia Day - Available for the first time since 2007!

Justin, the Marquess of Fontaine, and Lady Sophie Milton-Riley, are completely ill-suited to one another. But they will have to prove it in order to end to their mothers' insistence that they should marry. Yet the more they attempt to demonstrate how wrong their union would be, the more surprisingly, irresistibly right things feel...

The Duke's Treasure by
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Dot Salvagin
Jan 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Descriptions from the publisher-

Mischief and the Marquess by Sylvia Day
Justin, the Marquess of Fontaine, and Lady Sophie Milton-Riley are completely ill-suited to one another. But they will have to prove it in order to end their mothers’ insistence that they should marry. Yet the more they attempt to demonstrate how wrong their union would be, the more surprisingly, irresistibly right things feel . . .

Deet's review: Sizzling, smoking, on fire, this is very explicit and if you don't like that
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Lynn
Dec 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
This anthology contains three stories, one of which by Sylvia Day was previously released in 2007. They are all historical romances with a loosely common theme of women who for varying reasons need a husband and men equally needing a wife, but none of their “arrangements” is quite traditional for the time period.

Mischief and the Marquess by Sylvia Day

Justin, the Marquess of Fontaine, and Lady Sophie Milton-Riley have known each other since childhood and unknown to Sophie, Justin wanted to marry
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