A Daring Arrangement: The Four Hundred Series

A Daring Arrangement: The Four Hundred Series

by Joanna Shupe

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A Daring Arrangement: The Four Hundred Series by Joanna Shupe

One of Goodreads' Best Romances of October!

A 2017 RT Reviewer's Choice Nominee for Best Historical Love & Laughter!


Set in New York City’s Gilded Age, Joanna Shupe’s Avon debut introduces an English beauty with a wicked scheme to win the man she loves—and the American scoundrel who ruins her best laid plans…

Lady Honora Parker must get engaged as soon as possible, and only a particular type of man will do. Nora seeks a mate so abhorrent, so completely unacceptable, that her father will reject the match—leaving her free to marry the artist she loves. Who then is the most appalling man in Manhattan? The wealthy, devilishly handsome financier, Julius Hatcher, of course….

Julius is intrigued by Nora’s ruse and decides to play along. But to Nora’s horror, Julius transforms himself into the perfect fiancé, charming the very people she hoped he would offend. It seems Julius has a secret plan all his own—one that will solve a dark mystery from his past, and perhaps turn him into the kind of man Nora could truly love.

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ISBN-13: 9780062678898
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/31/2017
Series: Four Hundred Series , #1
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 366,168
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Joanna Shupe has always loved history, ever since she saw her first Schoolhouse Rock cartoon. While in college, Joanna read every romance she could get her hands on and soon started crafting her own racy historical novels. In 2013, she won Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Golden Heart® Award for Best Historical. She now lives in New Jersey with her two spirited daughters and dashing husband. To connect with Joanna, visit JoannaShupe.com.

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A Daring Arrangement: The Four Hundred Series 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
georgia1 More than 1 year ago
New York City 1890 The Gilded Age in America. Amazing!! Fantastic!! I just hope I can give this story the credit it deserves!! From the first page as we find our heroine Lady Honora Parker in a restaurant with her aunt and uncle and they hear loud noises from above in the ceiling. I will just say it involved horses, lots of drink and a rich birthday boy! Honora is desperate to get back to England where her true love awaits. She has been sent to her aunt's in America to get her away from the starving artist she loves. Yes I know.. She is determined to cause a scandal by getting engaged to the most outrageous gentleman she can find so her father will demand she return to England to avoid the scandal. Julius Hatcher, self made over the top wealthy financier fits that bill. Regardless of his being so handsome it hurts and with a great personality, Honora convinces him to act as her fake finance. Julius has his own reasons for agreeing to the plan. He wants to have doors opened for him in society he has not been allowed in so he can find the men liable for his father's death. All I can say is I truly could not put this book down once I started. It was a whirlwind full of adventure, laughter and intense emotions with sparks flying off the page. I am so glad I have found this author and this series and cannot wait to read the next one!!! Joanna Shupe's writing is flawless and spell binding. This is one of the best books I have read this year and will go on my keeper shelf!! Lori Dykes
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the story. This noom had me hooked from beginning to end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had a lot going for it but fsiled to deliver. The plotting was tedious and slow. The characters were appealing but ulimately failed to engage my interest. I ended up skimming the last 50 pages. Save your money. Skip this one!
BookReview4you More than 1 year ago
A Daring Arrangement by Joanna Shupe is the First book in the New Series called "The Four Hundred". This is the story of Lady Honora Parker and Julius Hatcher. Honora thinks she is in love with Robert a struggling artist. When she comes up with a plan to be caught in a compromising position so that she can marry Robert...it back fires. Instead, her father ships her off to America. But Honora comes up with a new plan to get Robert by being shown to be involved with Julius. Honora just has to convice him to go along with her scheme. Julius is skeptical at first but when he thinks about the connections this fake relationship may bring he goes along with it. But sometimes things become to real when playing the fake part.
book_junkee More than 1 year ago
The fake fiancée is one of my favorite tropes, so I was pretty eager to get to this one. I love love loved Nora and Julius. She’s strong and stands up for herself. He’s charming and there’s way more than meets the eye. Together they have excellent banter and a crap load of chemistry. It was fun to read their relationship grow and change from lust to love. Plot wise, it was entertaining. I enjoyed seeing the shenanigans they got into and the various other threads outside of their relationship were just as interesting. The small bit of angsty times didn’t last too long and the last couple of chapters were perfect. Overall, it was a quick and satisfying read. I’ll definitely be looking for other books in the series. **Huge thanks to Avon Books for providing the arc free of charge**
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Ms. Shupe never fails to fascinate. Her stories are full of contradictions but are a charming display of what it means to be human. Flawed, real and alluringly sensual, within her stories she speaks of courageous women with hot tempers and enduring dreams and strong men with wicked appeal and emotions that run deep. A Daring Arrangement seduces with danger and quenches the need for a little romance as well. Julius and Nora are impetuous, obnoxious and dare I say clueless when it comes to love and life. They have much to learn about many things, including themselves and the heart is the perfect teacher to show them the way.