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Marry in Scarlet

(Marriage of Convenience #4)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  948 ratings  ·  150 reviews
A marriage born of passion and scandal turns into something more from the bestselling author of Marry in Secret.

When a duke denied...

The proud and arrogant Duke of Everingham is determined to secure a marriage of convenience with heiress Lady Georgiana Rutherford. He's the biggest prize on the London marriage mart, pursued by young unmarried ladies and their match-making m
Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published May 26th 2020 by Berkley
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Lover of Romance
Apr 04, 2020 rated it liked it
This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Berkley Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Marry in Scarlet is the fourth book in the series and in this book we have the final (I am guessing the final) book in the series. Now I haven't had a chance to read all the books in the series here so I will say first off that you don't need to read all the previous books in t
May 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Scandals galore!

A humorous rendition of the marriage of convenience trope.
Redmond Jasper Hartley, the fifth Duke of Everingham, has been left at the altar. Now the punctilious Lady Salter, his mother's friend, and aunt to his ex fiancé, has decided that another of her niece's would be the answer. After all the Dukedom needed an heir.
Well neither Lady Georgiana nor the Duke agree. They didn't like each other. Except, there was that moment of laxity and The Kiss at a ball. Furthermore at a musical
Jun 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved it. If I could I would give it more stars. I also loved the quote's out Jane Auston books at the head of each chapter. ...more
Barbara Rogers
Series: Marriage of Convenience #4
Publication Date: 5/26/20
Number of Pages: 336

Whew! What a delightfully entertaining and lustful couple Hart and George turn out to be. I absolutely adored each of them and could easily see why they were so very skittish and protective of their hearts. Thank goodness for manipulative and interfering family members who end up making the right thing happen for all of the wrong reasons.

When we last saw Redmond Jasper Hartley (Hart), the fifth Duke of Everingham, he
Apr 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
I've given this a B at AAR.

Marry in Scarlet is the fourth book in Anne Gracie’s Marriage of Convenience series, and to be perfectly honest, after the huge disappointment that was Marry in Secret (book three), I wasn’t sure I was going to read it. However, I couldn’t resist the pairing of the spirited heroine with no interest in marriage and the cold, aloof hero; it’s a very well-worn trope, and to be honest there isn’t really anything new to be found here. But with tropes, it’s all about
If you’re an Anne Gracie fan, you’ll like this. The best comps I can think of is a meld of Judith McNaught, Mary Balogh, and Stephanie Laurens. The writing style is decent and the character archetypes are Icy/Sneering/Asshole Duke paired with Hoyden Lady Who Loves Her Horses And Independence.

I was disappointed because the blurb misrepresented that it was a marriage-of-convenience trope. MOC is my favorite trope in historical romance and I was SO looking forward to a book that featured a married
3.75/5. Great start to the book with spirited, strong minded Lady Georgiana butting heads with the pompous Duke of Everingham, who suspects that all eligible young ladies are out to trap him into marriage and that Georgiana is no exception despite her sharp tongue and words to the contrary. However the consistently antagonistic George soon makes Hart realise that she is not to be typecast, for she is like no other lady of the ton that he has met. Forgotten by her father and left to run wild at a ...more
May 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a story, what a finish to a series, oh I loved this one so much Anne Gracie is a must read author for me and she has never disappointed me, I have been looking forward to George’s story since this series started and it was worth the wait, I hope I get this review right because this book and the series is a must read, beautifully written with witty banter and a sensual romance it is fun, moving and filled with joy, smiles and sighs.

Lady Georgiana Rutherford had been bought into the ton and a
Jennifer Kloester
I love Anne Gracie's Regency romances - especially now. If you're looking for a delightful, well-written, fun novel with real heart then Marry in Scarlet is for you. During this time of Covid-19 and having to stay home because of it, I find myself turning more and more to books that are full of hope and love and warmth. Anne Gracie's books have all that and they feature characters who really care about each other. Even her most damaged heroes and heroines (See Marry in Secret for another great s ...more
June 15-22, 2020 Buddy read with Joanna and Julia (aka Jultri).

I definitely enjoyed reading/listening to this book more than books 1 and 2. Book 3 was good, too, but I was too distracted by the heroine Rose's romantic side to enjoy the book to its fullest. See, Rose wasn't like that in the first two books, so for some unknown reason, it was hard for me to see her all lovey-dovey in her own book.

Two things that didn't earn this book a higher rating are (v
Tracy Emro
May 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 rounded up.

Lady Salter together with the Duchess of Everingham orchestrated the wedding of the year – maybe even the decade when they paired Lady Salter’s niece, Lady Rose Rutherford and the Duchess’ son Redmond Jasper Hartley “Hart”, the Duke of Everingham– too bad the bride was already married! Unwilling to lose bragging rights to the wedding of the decade – Lady Salter aka Aunt Agatha, offers Lady Georgiana Rutherford to the duke – who firmly refuses.

Lady Georgiana “George” Rutherford wa
Absolutely loved this 4th book.
Erin Arkin
May 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Marry in Scarlet by Anne Gracie is the fourth (and I believe, final) book of the Marriage of Convenience series and I’m so sad that it is over as I loved these characters. With that said, I am so glad I finally got to read George’s story and I loved how it all wrapped up.

If you recall, the last book had Rose leaving the Duke of Everingham at the altar which turned out well for her in the end. It wasn’t a love match, so he wasn’t that broken hearted about it but he’s definitely having to deal wit
Dec 14, 2020 rated it it was ok
Lady Georgiana Rutherford never much cared for her sister Rose's fiancee, the dour Duke of Everingham, so when he gets dumped at the alter she's not mad about it. Except then he keeps showing up and she is conflicted: she doesn't like that she likes it but she doesn't like him. Or something. Feelings.

Anyways, the Duke (who's full name is like Redmond Jasper Hartley) decides that the tenacious, outspoken George is the only women who'll do for him and his burning loins, so he traps her! And then
May 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Marry in Scarlet
Marriage of Convenience Series #4
Anne Gracie
Release date 05/26/2020
Publisher Berkley

Blurb :

When a duke denied . . .

The proud and arrogant Duke of Everingham is determined to secure a marriage of convenience with heiress, Lady Georgiana Rutherford. He's the biggest prize on the London marriage mart, pursued by young unmarried ladies and their match-making mamas, as well as married women with a wandering eye. He can have any woman he wants.
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Marry in Scarlet by Anne Gracie is book 4 in the Marriage of Convenience Series. This is the story of Georgiana 'George' Rutherford and Redmond Jasper Hartley 'Hart' the Duke of Everingham. This book was a standalone book for me. Georgiana has set her sites on being a spinster who lives in the country breading horses and dogs. Georgiana has little faith in men and she is happy with the family she has so she feels secure in her wishes. Hart has learned from the best...his mother, that women are n ...more
Jun 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful conclusion to a romantic series!
Jul 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Cute. I quite liked the vow scene. The second half of the book was better once past the will they marry or not trickery.
WTF Are You Reading?
It is not yet clear whether this is to be the last book in this series. This reviewer would very much like to see aunt Agatha married and well out of everyone's hair.
George and Hart are a very well matched couple. And their pairing offers a great solution to the problem created in Marry In Secret. (Please see afore mentioned book for plot twist.)
Hart is just as spirited. And maybe even a bit more displaced than George. Given the fact that unlike her. He hasn't had the benefit of any really sort
Pj Ausdenmore
Every so often, a character comes along, captures my heart, and refuses to return it. George is just such a character. I've been eagerly anticipating her story since she first burst onto the page of book one, kicking and screaming. She's unique, endearing, courageous, refreshing, honorable, and just plain fun. I adore her kindness, her loyalty, her protective nature, her irreverence, take-charge mindset, and huge capacity for love. Watching her evolve over the course of this series, while remain ...more
Apr 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book brings the 'Marriage of Convenience' series to an end, and I think it is by far the one I've enjoyed the very best. Don't get me wrong, I loved the others, but this one, with the icy cool duke and the fiery independent George (Lady Georgiana), was fabulous. She turned everything he thought on its head and made him completely rethink the way he treated women and marriage - and she was honest and 'herself' to the core, a complete heroine. I loved them both. Thanks Anne Gracie! I can't wa ...more
Rose Blue
Jun 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars, as reviewed at Roses Are Blue:

Lady Georgiana Rutherford was raised in the country, without parents, and only recently learned that she has other family members. George, as she insists on being called, has reluctantly learned how to function in society and give the appearance of being a lady. Underneath, she’s still the untamed girl who only longs to ride her horse and frolic with her dog, Finn. Though she’s been popular with gentlemen, she’s made it clear that
May 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
I have never read Anne Gracie before but when edelweiss offered this book for review I thought I would try it despite Marry in Scarlet being the fourth book of a series of "marriage of convenience" Regencies. I was very pleasantly surprised and delighted by Gracie's story and will definitely seek out the other books in the series.

The marriage of convenience here is between Hart, the Duke of Everingham (yes another duke), and Lady George who has recently been recognized as a daughter of the late
Binnie  Braunstein
May 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves historical regency romance told with great characterization and lots of heart.
Recommended to Binnie by: I pre-order al of Anne Gracie's books.
I pre-ordered Marry in Scarlet as soon as I learned of it. And it was definitely worth the wait.
Luscious. Captivating. A dazzling coda to a splendid series. Lady Georgiana never plans to marry. She is perfectly happy with her newly discovered family, Finn, her Irish wolfhound and Sultan, the black stallion she bred and raised. Marriage is definitely not in her plans, even though in the regency period, marriage is the only acceptable choice for young ladies of the nobility. As for Hart, the Duke
Olga Godim
May 31, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: historical, romance
My least favorite of this series. I liked the heroine, George, but I didn’t like her love interest, the duke, and my disgust of him influenced my opinion of this story. He comes out as a cold and arrogant pig. How could George, a warmhearted and caring girl, be attracted to him is beyond me.
Their romance seems strange too, totally unrealistic on both their sides. It is unclear how they managed to proceed from indifference (on his part) or absolute dislike (on her part) to mutual love. Of course
Jul 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a delightful regency escape – charming characters, dialogue that flows smoothly, low angst plot, I liked it. The supporting characters were interesting enough for me to go back and read the rest of the series, but they weren’t overwhelming. Recommend!
Marry in Scarlet was a highly anticipated read for me and I'm sorry to say that this one just missed the mark.

I had been so excited to read George's romance with the stuff Duke of Everingham. George is a lady that defies convention and I thought she would be a fabulous foil for the duke, and to a certain extent she was. But, to be totally honest, I just wasn't a big fan of the duke. (view spoiler)
Oct 07, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance-regency
An-ti-ci-pa-tion time! ,

Marry in Scarlet, Anne Gracie’s latest, is an anticipation book. Why is that you ask? I’ll answer that with one word: Hart. Yes, Hart the intriguing man from Marry in Secret; the one left behind at the altar. You know, usually when time passes I forget about some of the books I’ve read, especially those I was not all that fond of. Unless!!!! Unless there was a scene-stealing, secondary character screaming to have their own story. That is what happened for me in the ca
Marry in Scarlet is the fourth entry in Anne Gracie’s Marriage of Convenience series. The novel is about Lady Georgiana “George” Rutherford, a rather unconventional young heiress and the brooding and aloof Duke of Everingham. After being caught in a compromising position the pair are forced into a marriage of convenience that George isn’t sure she wants. Can the underlying passion between them be enough?

This book was my first in the Marriage of Convenience series, and I will warn that I do not t
Lovely Books Blog
Marry in Scarlet is the fourth entry in Anne Gracie’s Marriage of Convenience series. The novel is about Lady Georgiana “George” Rutherford, a rather unconventional young heiress and the brooding and aloof Duke of Everingham. After being caught in a compromising position the pair are forced into a marriage of convenience that George isn’t sure she wants. Can the underlying passion between them be enough?

This book was my first in the Marriage of Convenience series, and I will warn that I do not t
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