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Title: A False Proposal
Author: Pamela Mingle
Publisher: Entangled Select Historical, Entangled Publishing
Date of Publication: June 20th, 2016
This is a great historical romance! Although it is set in the Regency period, don’t expect a fainting female, oh no, not with Cass around! She’s a highly intelligent, well informed and feisty young lady who is returning to face the Ton after a couple of years away following the suicide of her fiancé and the death of both her parents. She’s been brought up to enjoy learning and debating about politics and likes to keep abreast of current events, even though many men frown on this from any member of the fairer sex. Her childhood friend and war hero, Adam Grey, returns with the ambition to become a Member of Parliament, seeking and gaining the support of Cassie’s brother. It is soon after this that Adam learns that his dissolute father has agreed that Adam will marry the daughter of a baronet to pay off his debts and Adam informs his father this is impossible as he is engaged to Cass, even though he isn’t. This starts a chain of events where Cass agrees to a fake engagement to help support Adam’s political aspirations and all would be well if their love for each other was as fake as their arrangement! When love comes in, sometimes common sense flies out of the window, especially when gossips, wagers, sex, family dramas and expectations all have a detrimental impact on their developing relationship! Can they overcome these to find their HEA together or will they be forced apart?
The characters have great personalities that are complex but easy to empathise with. The plot has plenty of unanticipated twists and angst to make it an enthralling and thoroughly enjoyable read, one which I have no hesitation in highly recommending to anyone who enjoys well crafted Regency romance.
Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley, too, for letting me read this in exchange for my honest review.
War hero Adam Grey returns home with a burning ambition to run for Parliament. But he needs the support of the local baronet, who controls the seat. Adam’s plans are thwarted by his dissolute father, who has promised him to the baronet’s daughter in return for forgiveness of his debts. Adam wants nothing to do with marriage or his father’s problems, so he fakes an engagement to Cass Linford—his best friend’s sister.
Cass has been through hell since she last saw Adam. Her betrothed committed suicide, forcing her to withdraw from London society. Heartbroken, she’s given up on marriage. So when Adam suggests a temporary engagement, she agrees. He needs help with his campaign, and Cass can’t resist his charm or the chance to be involved in politics. It all seems so easy, until she finds herself falling in love with her fake fiancé.
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