Read “A Marriage of Inconvenience” by Susanna Fraser with Rakuten Kobo. Lucy Jones is a nobody. As an orphan she was reluctantly taken in by her wealthy. A Marriage of Inconvenience. Left orphaned and penniless as a young child, Lucy Jones learned to curb her temper, her passions, and even. A Marriage of Inconvenience by Susanna Fraser Sebastian’s younger sister Portia, a cold young woman who has never liked Lucy, is betrothed.

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There are times, however, where Lucy seems almost too good to be true. Treated by the Arrington’s with thoughtless neglect Aunt Arrington at best, at worst with malice by her inconvenienc Portia, Lucy fancies herself in love with her cousin Sebastian who has been the only one to show her kindness. European Historical Romance Review Tags: Anna was a neat character, sassing her brother, but I was disappointed she was duped and lovestruck by Sebastian.

Also, the covers of these two books are just beautiful. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! After dragging along rather dully for the first part of the novel, the ending felt rushed, especially with regard to a pair of secondary characters who had been a big part of mariage story. It’s that Sebastian is a hypocrite. An opportunist, he breaks off his engagement to Lucy, as soon as he is sure of Anna’s affection to him.

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I did like the second book better though. Only Owen, Rhys and I survived. Surrender to the Earl. Want to Read saving…. Jun 17, Jen rated it liked it. The heroine gets secretly engaged to her favorite cousin but then he meets the hero’s sister, jilts her for the rich-chick and the hero and heroine who have been friends so far, get caught in a compromising position and forced to wed.


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Meanwhile, James is struck by Lucy’s quiet intelligence, and drawn to her despite their different circumstances in life. Lucy is the poor relation who goes to a summer house party to celebrate her rich cousin’s engagement to an elderly lord.

What a Lady Demands. Lucy starts off very self-abnegating, frasr, and demure, and the sensitivity and kindheartedness that these qualities were based in for Fanny as well don’t change; they’re just allowed to flourish in healthier and more independent ways. There must be a conflict, right? And as characters they og a bit weak, the characterisation was there, the volume needed turning up. I really liked it. For all his sweetness, James’s behaviour was slap-worthy, and Lucy was too quick to forgive him.

Oct 17, Ruth rated it really liked it Shelves: I felt so torn, I adored Susanna Fraser’s first book, but this one was such a big let-down.

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I could see all the wheels turning behind the scenes, and found it hard to disengage the part of my brain that was analyzing the mechanics and finding them wanting, in ord I loved Fraser’s An Infamous Marriagewith its complex characters and mature, sophisticated relationship development, so I had high hopes for this book.


I finished this novel traser a little over an hour and was rather disappointed by martiage. I also enjoyed imagining The Sergeant’s Lady as the further adventures of an older, wiser Mary Crawford. As I got to oc the characters, I came to appreciate their quirks and passions. I did like the author’s writing style so much though, that I’ll probably try more books of hers in the future. Because Fraser is not Austen, and because A Marriage of Fo is very much a genre romance, it lacks the rewarding subtlety of Austen’s social maneuverings and ot and emotional quandaries.

She and her cousin become secretly engaged and while she is very He’s devastated to see Anna completely transformed very shortly after her wedding to Sebastian. I’m not saying that most other books are sloppy, but I really appreciate that she goes to effort to make it as accurate as you can whilst still telling a great romance. He lost his parents at a young age as well. It reminded me of older, lighter Regencies, a la Georgette Heyer, where the focus is more on the characters getting to know each other intellectually rather than physically.