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A Counterfeit Betrothal/The Notorious Rake

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2013

    I have always enjoyed reading stories from Mary Balogh and these

    I have always enjoyed reading stories from Mary Balogh and these were no different! They are easy reads but very believable.  I felt as if I were part of the story--her method of storytelling helps me picture the scene and the characters in my mind.  I read both stories the day that I bought the book!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 22, 2013

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    A Counterfeit Betrothal is a fantastic story - it would have got

    A Counterfeit Betrothal is a fantastic story - it would have gotten 5 stars if it had been by itself.  Lady Sophia and Lord Francis are the perfect couple, and have been since they were kids tormenting each other.  When Sophia gets the crazy idea to pretend to be betrothed to him to try and get her parents back together after 14 years apart, he's more than happy to help with her scheme.  But things take an interesting turn when they realize they may actually like each other.  God forbid either admits it - in fact Lady Sophia is quite humorous when she tries to convince herself and Francis - I was laughing so hard I nearly cried.  It was the perfect young romance blooming between childhood friends (sort of).  There was even a bit of a side story with Sophia's parents, but the young ones outshone them hands down.




    The Notorious Rake was a little too much of what I consider to be a stereotypical historical romance.  Roguish gentleman meets stand up lady and tries to get her into bed - only he ends up falling in love instead.  This second story in the book is what brought the overall rating down for me.  I had a hard time relating to either character, and it seemed like it was a story I had heard many times before.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 22, 2013

    Another great two stories from Mary Balough.

    Another great two stories from Mary Balough.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2013

    It was ok

    It was pk

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    Loved It

    I love this writer. Have read all her books. Fun to reread a few over the years. Glad she bring out her first books. Maybe not as in complete as the newer one, but just as interesting.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    Mary is the Best

    This "twofer" by Mary Balogh is another keeper to add to my ever-increasing collection.
    Mary never fails to deliver.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2013

    5 stars

    Only because its Balogh's early work. Can be forgiven.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2013

    I couldn't believe Balogh could write such an awful story! Many

    I couldn't believe Balogh could write such an awful story! Many questions left unanswered.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2013

    Good book

    I would rate the first story 4 stars and the second one 3 stars.

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