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Monday, August 8, 2016

Review: A False Proposal by Pamela Mingle


Print Length: 252 pages
Publisher: Entangled Publishing LLC (June 20, 2016)

From Goodreads.com: London 1812 

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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My Rating: 4 stars out of 5
I really enjoyed this story. Although I feel obligated to tell my readers that this story DOES include scenes of a sexual nature that happen before marriage (I know this is a turn off for some readers). 

These characters were complex enough, but when you added in the history between the two, you had all the makings for a sweet love story. I especially enjoyed watching the faux romance between these two come to reality - each day the feelings grew stronger, despite their best efforts to ignore it, and it was a pleasure being able to witness that first hand. 

The loss of her first fiance wrecked havoc on Cass personally, but it was interesting to see the way she was still treated by the ton years after the fact. The gossip that was spread just goes to show how little people of that lifestyle cared about the lives of others. Most important to me was the way someone you would least expect came to Cass' defense during all of it. 

Overall - I would recommend this story to anyone who enjoys a good historical novel (and who doesn't mind some sexual happenings before marriage). 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.

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A False Proposal is available from Amazon.com

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