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3.94  ·  Rating details ·  70 ratings  ·  65 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, 336 pages
Expected publication: 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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
Nov 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved it three great stories. Fun read, Could not put it down.
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!
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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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The Arrangement by
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#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
Dot Salvagin
Jan 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
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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
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
Luz Trevino
The Arrangement has three stories written by Sylvia Day, Minerva Spencer and Kristin Vayden.
4 stars!!

I really liked this collection of arranged marriages stories. Though they were not long each one told a very complete story. The hero and heroines were very likable and unique in their own way.

Sylvia Day's Mischief and the Marquess told the story of childhood friends who years later reunite thanks to the matchmaking interventions from their family. They had great chemistry together and when he
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
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
Jan 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this one, the Sylvia day story was a satisfyingly good, second chance romance with a ruined woman. Lady Sophie, who has borne an illegitimate child, is reunited with a proud Marquess. Justin was once a guarded young man who thought they would be wed one day and was blindsided when she agreed to wed someone else. Langley sired her child and died before they were married, this has left her beyond the pale and rejected by her own brother. How can Justin restore her reputation and ...more
Mary Hart
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 stars

An Anthology of three novels: Mischief and Marquess by Sylvia Day, The Duke's Treasure by Minerva Spencer and The Inconvenient Countess by Kristin Vayden.

I enjoyed all three stories. The first has the hero's relative and the heroine's godmother pushing them to get together. Sophie was a wild child and having been engaged, anticipated her vows only for her fiancee to die. The hero's mother tells him some home truths which he'd rather he didn't know but this made me smile and was evocative
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Mischief and the Marquess by Sylvia Day

Lady Sophie has known the Marquess of Fontaine, Justin, since she was a kid. She mistook his sincere protectiveness as aloofness and superiority. So much that when it came time to marry she chose another, never knowing Justin had been in love for years. After her betrothed passes, leaving her with a tattered reputation, she leaves the ton, only to return to visit Justin's family with her grandmother. Knowing its a scheme to get them together, she enlisted
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.

Jan 22, 2020 rated it liked it
Justin, the Marquess of Fontaine, and Lady Sophie Milton-Riley are being brought together by their matchmaking mothers. Justin needs to get married and Sophie is eligible... well, not really. She's had a child out of wedlock. But Justin doesn't seem to mind; it's just Sophie. She would prefer to prove that they are incompatible. Except that they aren't...

I couldn't connect to either of these characters and it was even harder than the usual novella issues.
Jan 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Arrangement is a book that contains three different stories from three different authors.

Mischief and the Marquess by Sylvia Day was a fun read. Two childhood friends that find their way back to one another after a decade of being apart. Justin always longed for his friend but Sophie never knew. Until now, when they try to prove that they are not a match to one another. But, trying to prove this becomes difficult when feelings start to intervene. I loved reading about Justin and Sophie’s
Jan 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
This delightful trio of novellas is sure to be a hit with historical fans. Three great authors take on the “marriage of convenience” trope and build some very nice love matches in the process. Each author brings their own special brand of romance to the trope, and each novella is a great introduction to their individual styles.

Sylvia Day was the only author I had read before and her “Mischief and the Marquess” did not disappoint. Her style is very distinctive and I liked seeing her historical
Caitlyn Warren
Jan 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Mischief and the Marquess - Sylvia Day - 3 Stars
This was a good story but it felt rushed. The turn around from being a couple is a terrible idea to lets get married gave me whiplash. There were definitely some funny moments though! When Sophie blew pepper into Justin's face, I died! Favorite quote: "Lord save me. The horror of discussing my carnal proclivities with you is upsetting my sensibilities. The urge to flee is now overwhelming."

The Duke's Treasure - Minerva Spencer - 4 Stars
I loved
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Three historical romance novellas from such talented authors make up ‘The Arrangement’, make for a fascinating read. I was captivated from start to finish.
‘Mischief and the Marquess’ by Sylvia Day, tells the story of two childhood friends, Lady Sophie Milton-Riley and Justin, the Marquess of Fontaine who reunite several years later, with a little help from family matchmakers. Two great characters with such amazing chemistry, supported by interesting secondary characters.
‘The Duke's Treasure’
Jan 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Mischief and the Marquess by Sylvia Day

Sophie Milton-Riley, wants to prove how wrong it would be to marry Justin,
the Marquess of Fontaine and that they wouldn't suit. However, he does not feel the same and realizes that he has to take a unique approach to win her heart.

The Duke's Treasure by Minerva Spencer

Josephine Loman is the answer to the, Beaumont Halliwell Duke of Wroxton prayers whether he wants her to be or not. As the title is lofty but the estate is impoverished. Taking on a bride
Dec 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
I did not realize when until I started reading that this is a compilation of three stories. It was enjoyable to read three shorter stories in one collection. Each of the stories is based off of the idea of an arranged marriage.

The first story in the collection is Mischief and the Marquess written by Sylvia Day. This was by far my favorite of the three. I loved the spirited relationship between the couple. The story had a great flow that left me wanting to know more.

The second story in the
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Sylvia Day is the #1 New York Times, #1 USA Today, #1 Sunday Times, #1 Globe and Mail, #1 Der Spiegel, and #1 international bestselling author of over twenty award-winning novels sold in more than forty countries. She is a #1 bestselling author in twenty-eight countries, with tens of millions of copies of her books in print. Visit the author at