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A Marriage of Inconvenience
     

A Marriage of Inconvenience

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by Christine Young
 
A REGAL BEAUTY

When the duchess decides to wed her to a wastrel and a fop, Ravyn Grahm takes matters into her own hands and declares her engagement to another man. Instead of fessing up and telling her great aunt what she has done, she goes through with the pretense. Aric Lakeland is the bastard son of an earl and has a dangerous reputation. But Ravyn is

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A REGAL BEAUTY

When the duchess decides to wed her to a wastrel and a fop, Ravyn Grahm takes matters into her own hands and declares her engagement to another man. Instead of fessing up and telling her great aunt what she has done, she goes through with the pretense. Aric Lakeland is the bastard son of an earl and has a dangerous reputation. But Ravyn is willing to do most anything to keep the duchess from discovering the lie.

A DEVIL-MAY-CARE SMUGGLER

He'd bought land in America, looking to put down roots and end his life of adventure, but Aric Lakeland got more than he bargained for when he encountered a beautiful heiress who made a promise she didn't want to keep. But the promise could not be undone and standing between them were more obstacles than either ever dreamed. Aric had made plans to spend the rest of his life in America and that was at odds with Ravyn's plan of living in England and running her father's estate. Now, he'll have to choose between his dreams and the woman he loves more than life.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940015795684
Publisher:
Rogue Phoenix Press
Publication date:
11/30/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Born in Medford, Oregon, novelist Christine Young has lived in Oregon all of her life. After graduating from Oregon State University with a BS in science, she spent another year at Southern Oregon State University working on her teaching certificate, and a few years later received her Master's degree in secondary education and counseling. Now the long, hot days of summer provide the perfect setting for creating romance. She sold her first book, Dakota's Bride, the summer of 1998 and her second book, My Angel to Kensington. Her teaching and writing careers have intertwined with raising three children. Christine's newest venture is the creation of Rogue Phoenix Press. Christine is the founder, editor and co-owner with her husband. They live in Salem, Oregon.

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A Marriage of Inconvenience 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ruthhill74 More than 1 year ago
Indeed this is one of those books that is hard to rate. If I had to rate it completely on the story itself, I would probably give it a 5-star rating. The story is fantastic, and I found myself realizing just how tough lives were for women back in the day. Women had no rights, and they were viewed as property. If a woman did not get a truly good man as their husband, there is not telling what atrocities they would have to endure. I loved the characters of Ravyn and Aric. Always nice to see romance between classes. The dialogue between the characters was also quite amazing, and I found the book quite readable. I only have two issues that somewhat put a damper on the book for me. The mild occurrences of profanity were not truly a problem for me. But I could have done without the chapters filled with extended descriptions in the bedroom. I am glad the couple in question was married, and I found the writing beautiful at times. It was quite arousing, and I suppose that many women could truly get "turned on" by reading about such encounters. I am grateful it was never crude. I am honestly not even complaining about the bedroom descriptions. I could have just used less detail and fewer chapters devoted to this part of their relationship. In fact, this bleeds over into my second issue. The last 10-15 pages flew by so fast, and I felt as though the author was trying to bring a speedy end to everything. If the bedroom descriptions had been shorter, maybe more detail could have been provided as the book wrapped up the story. But I have to say that even with these issues, I could whole-heartedly recommend this book. It is a wonderful love story, and the settings of England and America made for a glorious historical romance. I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.