The Arrangement (The Survivors' Club, Book 2) by Mary Balogh
By Mary Balogh
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A enthralling tale of passionate awakening and redemption, Mary Balogh’s new novel unites a conflict hero consigned to darkness with a outstanding lady who unearths her personal salvation by means of exhibiting him the sunshine of love.
eager to get away his mother’s matchmaking, Vincent Hunt, Viscount Darleigh, flees to a distant state village. yet even there, one other marital catch is sprung. So while omit Sophia Fry’s intervention on his behalf reveals her unceremoniously booted from her guardian’s domestic, Vincent is forced to behave. He can have been blinded in conflict, yet he can see an answer to either their difficulties: marriage.
at the start, quiet, unassuming Sophia rejects Vincent’s concept. but if this sort of gloriously good-looking guy persuades her that he wishes a spouse of his personal picking up to she wishes safeguard from destitution, she is of the same opinion. Her replacement is just too dreadful to think about. yet how can an all-consuming hearth burn from the sort of chilly association? As friendship and camaraderie bring about candy seduction and sensual excitement, dare they suspect a discount born of desperation may well lead them either to a love destined to be?
Praise for The Arrangement
“Balogh is aware not just the period, with all its nuances, yet [also] is familiar with her characters so completely that readers are swept into her tales. There’s a normal reserve—a calmness and quiet in her prose—that permits the tenderness of the romance to drag on the reader’s middle. this can be a fantastically rendered marriage-of-convenience love tale that might win a spot on keeper shelves.”—RT ebook stories (4-1/2 stars)
“This horny, touching booklet revisits the marriage-of-convenience plot, becoming a member of heroic, conflicted characters who're navigating their very own models of darkness and offering them to the redemptive strength of affection. Regency best-seller Balogh once more takes a customary romance trope and imbues it with center, emotional intelligence and perfect authenticity.”—Kirkus experiences (starred review)
“This touching, completely captivating tale overflows with sophisticated humor, excellent conversation, breathtaking sensuality, and assisting characters you must comprehend better.”—Library magazine (starred review)
“Balogh can continually be relied on to convey a fantastically written Regency romance with attractive, strange characters, and the second one in her new Survivors’ membership sequence (after The Proposal) isn't any exception. . . . destiny sequence installments promise extra compellingly tormented heroes.”—Publishers Weekly
“[A] poignant and considerate romance.”—Booklist
“A compassionate love tale with a different hero and heroine . . . The discussion is snappy, and the climax . . . is interesting and is helping lead to the glad finishing. . . . The association [is] a needs to read.”—Fresh Fiction
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You will have to hire a tutor for them. ” A wave of relief slowly rolled over her. ” Avis asked, rubbing her extended belly. With only two more months until her first child was born, she looked more vibrant than Elizabeth had ever seen. ” Sophie asked softly. ” “I certainly hope you refused,” Jennette said. “Of course, I did no such thing, Jennette,” Elizabeth replied. “It’s his home now. ” “But you need to stay,” Sophie whispered. Avis looked at them both and narrowed her eyes. “All right, what is going on between you two?
Her father had died ten months ago, and she had never received one word from her distant cousin, Edward. Of course, he wasn’t truly her cousin. Elizabeth opened her eyes and stared at the empty fireplace. She had to find her mother’s diary before Richard and Caroline found a legal way to have her removed, or Edward arrived from Canada. Her mother had kept several diaries, and none held the information Elizabeth desired. After finding those journals in drawers, she discovered none contained anything too personal.
He shook his head. “Well, stop. ” She stood upright and quickly brushed a red lock back from her forehead. “It is not an odd system of titles. ” “Ten years. ” “I think you must have forgotten how English Society works. ” “Perhaps. But at least there, every man has the chance to better himself without needing a title to get ahead,” he said before sitting in the wingback chair. “Your Gr—” She halted abruptly when he glared at her. ” “Very well, William. ” “The servants are here for your every convenience.