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Monday, August 26, 2013

TLC Book Blog Tour - The Arrangement by Mary Balogh

The Arrangement


About The Arrangement

  • Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages

  • Publisher: Dell (August 27, 2013)

  • A mesmerizing story of passionate awakening and redemption, Mary Balogh’s new novel unites a war hero consigned to darkness with a remarkable woman who finds her own salvation by showing him the light of love.

    Desperate to escape his mother’s matchmaking, Vincent Hunt, Viscount Darleigh, flees to a remote country village. But even there, another marital trap is sprung. So when Miss Sophia Fry’s intervention on his behalf finds her unceremoniously booted from her guardian’s home, Vincent is compelled to act. He may have been blinded in battle, but he can see a solution to both their problems: marriage.

    At first, quiet, unassuming Sophia rejects Vincent’s proposal. But when such a gloriously handsome man persuades her that he needs a wife of his own choosing as much as she needs protection from destitution, she agrees. Her alternative is too dreadful to contemplate. But how can an all-consuming fire burn from such a cold arrangement? As friendship and camaraderie lead to sweet seduction and erotic pleasure, dare they believe a bargain born of desperation might lead them both to a love destined to be?

    My Thoughts:

    I was absolutely charmed by this story.  I enjoy Regency romances to begin with and Mary Balogh is so good at delivering a lively story with plenty of description, and a cast of interesting characters in her tales.

    I loved the characters in this installment of Balogh's "The Survivor's Club" series. Her male lead is blind as a result of a war wound and has overcome unbelievable obstacles to become independent and capable. Her female lead has also overcome a rough life, and between the two, they make such a admirable couple that readers will remember long after the final page is turned.

    This is the second book in the series, but it can be read as a stand-alone novel. Balogh provides plenty of back-story so that readers will know what has happened and who the secondary characters are and why they figure into this story.

    If you enjoy Regency romance, romance with a little sizzle, and romance with a grand message, then you will love "The Arrangement."

    Photo credit: © David Wild

    About The Author:

    Mary Balogh is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous books, including the acclaimed Slightly and Simply novels, the Mistress trilogy, 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.

    Mary Balogh’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

    Monday, August 26th- Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews
    Tuesday, August  27th- Let Them Read Books (Q&A/GIVEAWAY)
    Tuesday, August  27th- Fiction State of Mind
    Wednesday, August 28th- A Chick Who Reads
    Thursday, August 29th- A Night’s Dream of Books
    Friday, August 30th- Let Them Read Books
    Tuesday, September 3rd- BookNAround
    Thursday, September 5th- Joyfully Retired
    Friday, September 6th:  The Romance Dish
    Monday, September 9th- Unabridged Chick
    Tuesday, September 10th- In The Hammock
    Wednesday, September  11th- Urban Girl Reader
    Thursday, September  12th- Adventures of an Intrepid Reader
    Friday, September 13th:  Reading Reality
    Monday, September 16th:  Booked on a Feeling
    Tuesday, September 17th- Broken Teepee
    Wednesday, September 18th- Booklovin’ Mamas.

    My thanks to TLC Book Tours for including me on this tour and for providing the review copy of the book.

    I was not compensated for my opinion.

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    1 comment:

    Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

    Sounds like a book I'd really enjoy! Thanks for being on the tour.