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The Arrangement

(The Bad Boys #3 (Mischief and the Marquess))

3.55  ·  Rating details ·  1,044 ratings  ·  199 reviews
#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!

Justin, the Marquess
Paperback, 311 pages
Published January 28th 2020 by Kensington
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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 pre
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
Elodie’s Reading Corner
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
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 impulsi
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, a
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 neighbo
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 relation ...more
Mar 30, 2020 rated it it was ok
Warning: A Hippity-dippity alert.

It’s been awhile since I have read a Romanceland book from the Erotica/Romantica/Whatever genre, but The Arrangement had some author’s in it I’ve been meaning to read: Sylvia Day, Minerva Spencer, and Kristin Vayden. So, I thought I’d give it a try. I don’t like to put authors into categories, however I know that Sylvia Day usually has a little bit more hot dippity-do in her books than, oh, let’s say Wanda Brunstetter. In fact, if one does any lurking at Fantasti
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
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
Love M
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 Marqu

All three novellas were fine, but nothing that will stick with me or make me want to reread. I mainly checked this out because of the Sylvia Day story, and I'm still annoyed that whatever "ruined" Sophie was never fully explained.
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The Arrangement by
Sylvia Day
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Kristin Vayden

#review #preorder #outJan28th #historicalromance


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
Jan 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: on-blog, arc, e-own
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 thi
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 Duk
The Arrangement by Sylvia Day is a small compilation of three historical romance novelettes. The stories are full of characters who you don't think would go together but somehow end up being wonderful couples. Mischief and the Marquess by Sylvia Day, The Duke's Treasure by Minerva Spencer and The Inconvenient Countess by Kristin Vayden are included.

Mischief and the Marquess by Sylvia Day is about two characters, Justin, the Marquess of Fontaine, and Lady Sophie Milton-Riley. Their mothers are be
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!

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 themselv
Feb 27, 2020 rated it liked it
The Arrangement was an enjoyable mix of stories including a fantastic marriage of convenience romance.

Overall average rating — 3 Stars

Mischief and the Marquess by Sylvia Day — 2 Stars

With their mother and grandmother insisting the two should wed, Justin Marquess of Fontaine and Lady Sophie Milton-Riley join forces to prove how disastrous a marriage between them would be. Unfortunately this story did not work for me as I had a hard time believing the connection between Justin and Sophie. Don’t ge
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
Jul 22, 2020 rated it liked it
Mischief and The Marquess, by Sylvia Day is a steamy historical romance that you will want to cozy up to. As usual Sylvia brings her amazing ability to write an intriguing story with a lot of steamy, oh so hot scenes. Her book shares the budding romance between Justin and Sophie. These two has had eyes for each other since they where young ones. As the years go by and they grow older, the two grew apart. Welcome nosy mama’s. With the ever so conspiracy trap between the two mothers. They try to h ...more
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 s
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 lik
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 complain ...more
Apr 09, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: any adult HR fan
To be honest, I've only read the Minerva Spencer story so far. I thought it was amazing. Unfortunately it is only a novella but it works perfectly and checks all the boxes. There is the overbearing father, the handsome second son, the dead older brother, the evil sister-in-law, the neglected child and the heroine who is much stronger than she realized.
At the end of the story, all of the loose ends were tied up and my eyes were literally watering with happiness. I really got a kick out of the he
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
Brenda Hughes
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a stellar collection of marriage of convenience stories by three excellent author’s. The first story, Mischief and the Marquess by Sylvia Day is an endearing story of second chance at love for two childhood friends after years apart. Perhaps they will get to their HEA, perhaps not. You will have to read this to find out.
The Duke’s Treasure by Minerva Spencer was a delightful journey in true Minerva Spencer style. Beau returns from the war to find the Dukedom in dire financial straits. He kn
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 bib
Julia David
Jan 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
Three stories about marriages that have been arranged in one way or the other. After thinking there is no way they could be in a love match and be happy, they all decide they had been wrong. From meddling relatives to a straight contract, there is love to be found.
Pelusa Rivera
Feb 12, 2020 rated it liked it
I requested this book because I have become a big fan of Kristin Vayden, I like Sylvia Day and Minerva Spencer too but honestly I requested this three for one book/s because of her because even though I probably would have requested anyway, but honestly because of her and I have to say she saved it for me. I am going to say that I found it to just have too much sex, yup I said OH my! is she a prude, hell to the no, however that being said it just had some unnecessary scenes that could have been ...more
Jul 28, 2020 rated it liked it
The first and third were pretty good for novellas. The second one was disappointing. It had such promise but when the declaration of love happens off page that's a no from me. ...more
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