Confessions from an Arranged Marriage

Confessions from an Arranged Marriage

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by Miranda Neville
     
 

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“Sizzling, addictive, and deeply romantic: Miranda Neville’s novels are a joy to read.
—Eloisa James,

“Wickedly sexy and just as witty, Miranda Neville is one to watch!”
—Lisa Kleypas

One of the truly exciting new voices in historical romance fiction, Miranda Neville dazzles once again with Confessions from an

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“Sizzling, addictive, and deeply romantic: Miranda Neville’s novels are a joy to read.
—Eloisa James,

“Wickedly sexy and just as witty, Miranda Neville is one to watch!”
—Lisa Kleypas

One of the truly exciting new voices in historical romance fiction, Miranda Neville dazzles once again with Confessions from an Arranged Marriage. A smart, sexy, and fabulously fun Regency romp about a wastrel English lord determined to be as bad as he can be, a very proper and very ambitious debutante…and a most inconvenient marriage of convenience. Do extreme opposites really attract? Read Miranda Neville’s delightful Confessions from an Arranged Marriage and find out.

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Publishers Weekly
Neville follows 2011’s The Amorous Education of Celia Seaton with an enjoyable but somewhat familiar tale of mismatched Regency-era lovers. Ambitious Minerva Montrose plans to marry a man who will match her own personal political aspirations, but is abruptly derailed when handsome, rakish, politics-ignorant Lord Blakeney mistakes her for his mistress and fondles her in front of witnesses. The two are mutually dismayed to be forced into marriage, and Minerva becomes determined to make Blakeney into the man of her dreams, politically and romantically. The contentious courtship is standard fare and slowed at times by political chatter, but the developing romance is a pleasure to witness, with witty banter and racy love scenes. The gradual discovery of Blakeney’s secret shame is genuine and endearing, making him far more than the standard scurrilous scoundrel. Agent: Meredith Bernstein, Meredith Bernstein Literary Agency. (Apr.)
Eloisa James
Sizzling, addictive, and deeply romantic: Miranda Neville’s novels are a joy to read.
Madeline Hunter
You’ll love Miranda Neville’s charming romance, intriguing plot and fresh new voice.
Lisa Kleypas
“Wickedly sexy and just as witty, Miranda Neville is one to watch!”
Romance Reviews Today
Readers are sure to enjoy the well written and interesting NEVER RESIST TEMPTATION.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062023056
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/27/2012
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
949,867
Product dimensions:
4.28(w) x 6.56(h) x 1.04(d)

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Madeline Hunter
You’ll love Miranda Neville’s charming romance, intriguing plot and fresh new voice.
Eloisa James
Sizzling, addictive, and deeply romantic: Miranda Neville’s novels are a joy to read.
Lisa Kleypas
“Wickedly sexy and just as witty, Miranda Neville is one to watch!”

Meet the Author

Miranda Neville grew up in England before moving to New York City to work in Sotheby's rare books department. After many years as a journalist and editor, she decided writing fiction was more fun. She lives in Vermont.

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Confessions From an Arranged Marriage 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I so liked The Amorous Seduction of Celia I was looking forward to Minerva's story. Sad disappointment. Miranda at 20 thought she knew how the government should run. She was a country girl without much formal education ---but she read a lot . That gave her opinions to spare. And she spared no one. Not unusual in a 20 year old but that she was considered so clever was astounding. Of course her poor dolt of a husband had insecurity to spare so he was an easy bullying victim. And to me that's how it came across. At the end she was writing his speeches for parliment for him. Happy to be the power behind. A most unlikable character. If the writer thought she was supposed to come across as supportive like the Queen in The King's Speech she missed by a mile. Loved the first story hated the second---don't know if I'll finish the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The heroine was too much of a snob for my taste. I had no problems with the author's writing I just didn't like the characters.
JudiRohrig More than 1 year ago
Readers of Miranda Neville's previous adventures might recall Diana's little sister Minerva Montrose. Here, the young woman is all grown up and has set her sights on marrying a man who might help her realize her own political dreams, except... The fates intervene and somehow the drunken Lord Blakeney, ex-fiance of her sister and curlish son of a duke, mistakes a sleeping Miranda for someone else and crawls up her skirts as a joke. That's when too many people walk in and there's no way out for either Minerva or Blake but marriage. Watching this seemingly mismatched couple stumble through making the best of a horrible situation, the reader also encounters the sweetness of two people falling in love without their realizing it. This is Miranda Neville's best in the series yet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall, I would say I enjoyed this story, though it was far from great. The characters seemed both likeable and annoying. Minerva swapped back and forth between seeming too nature and knowledgeable for her age, and being completely childish. Blake was a bit weak for my preferences. I'm not a fan of a male lead who can't stand up for himself. His "intellect problem" was a bit overdone. The romance aspects were almost appealing but had too many sappy moments. The story seemed to have some flow issues where transitions seemed a bit disjointed and confusing. I did not like having a character be so against politics but forced to be a lead politician in the end. This felt weird, like the character wasn't himself, and having his wife writing his speeches for him was an awkward aspect. I didn't have trouble getting into or finishing the book, but I definitely didn't feel like it was worth the $6.99 I paid for it (somewhere around half that seems a lot more acceptable for the quality of this book).
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AGoodell More than 1 year ago
Could not get into this book. I liked the idea that this duke was not quiet perfect and the lady was "normal". But for some reason these two could never mesh together. I felt like I was almost reading two bad stories. I kept finding myself skimming over pages hoping it would get better and by about just over 1/2 way through I finally said enough! I gave it 2 instead of one star because it is an interesting idea for a story just these's charaters personalities did not pull it off. Which is a shame because I normally love MN books.
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Very good story and entertaining
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Great book. The initial scandal was a little contrived, but without it the rest of the story would not take place. The secret is not the norm for Regency romances and I liked that. The heroine is also different, not the title chaser, ugly duckling, bluestocking or on the shelf maide; another like about this book. She was however a little naive, but based on her age that could be expected. It was a great, easy quick romantic read. Just perfect for a day at the pool or beach!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing- I couldn't put it down!
Z_b More than 1 year ago
it was fun
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It wa a fast read and very entertaining. I like this author.