A Counterfeit Betrothal: The Notorious Rake

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Random House LLC, Apr 30, 2013 - Fiction - 546 pages
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New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh presents two of her classic Regency-era romances—seductive tales of ladies who are running away from love . . . and rogues who enjoy the chase.


Lady Sophia Bryant has no intention of marrying anytime soon. Her one desire is to reunite her parents, who have been estranged for fourteen years. Surely, if she happens to announce her betrothal—even a false one—they will be forced to see each other. Devilishly handsome Lord Francis Sutton seems perfect for such deceit, always agreeable to games of passion in which he has nothing to lose. The trap is set—if only Lady Sophia can keep her foolish heart from falling prey to her brilliant snares.


Lord Edmund Waite is everything that Lady Mary Gregg despises: lewd, lascivious, mocking—the most incorrigible and successful rogue around. A bluestocking like her would never tempt a man whose taste runs to pretty playthings—so Mary is startled to find herself the object of Lord Edmund's desires. Even more surprising is her reaction to his shocking advances. She may be a lady, but this man knows so well how to make her feel like a woman.

Includes excerpts of The Proposal and The Arrangement by Mary Balogh

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The writing is truly horrible--so stilted and terrible. - Goodreads
A true classic love story. - LibraryThing
Happy-ending for them too!!! - Goodreads
There are two story lines in The Counterfeit Betrothal. - Goodreads
Not a bad story, but not a page turner either. - Goodreads
Again, this was a good story but not a page turner. - Goodreads

Review: A Counterfeit Betrothal (Waite #2)

User Review  - Evania - Goodreads

I'm giving this book a 3 star rating, though it had great potential to be 5 stars in my heart. Why? Because--fair warning to anyone reading this book for exactly what was described in the blurb ... Read full review

Review: A Counterfeit Betrothal/The Notorious Rake (Waite #2-3)

User Review  - Brittney - Goodreads

I was given a copy of this book for review by the publisher through GoodReads First Reads. I didn't like this book. I couldn't even finish it! After having the book for almost a year, and taking ... Read full review

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Mary Balogh is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous books, including The Arrangement, The Proposal, The Secret Mistress, the acclaimed Slightly and Simply novels, and the five titles in her Huxtable series: First Comes Marriage, Then Comes Seduction, At Last Comes Love, Seducing an Angel, and A Secret Affair. A former teacher, she grew up in Wales and now lives in Canada.

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