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Marry in Scandal

by Anne Gracie

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Series: Marriage of Convenience (2)

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Shy young heiress, Lady Lily Rutherford, is in no hurry to marry. But when disaster strikes, she finds herself facing a scandal-forced marriage to Edward Galbraith, a well-known rake. Despite his reputation Lily is drawn to the handsome Galbraith. In the gamble of her life, she agrees to marry him, however all her efforts to get close to him fall on stony ground. Must Lily reconcile herself to a marriage without love? Or will Galbraith realise that this warm-hearted, loving girl is the key to healing the wounds of his past?… (more)
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My Rating: 4.5 Stars

If you read the first book in this series, Marry in Haste, you will be familiar with Lady Lily Rutherford. If not, this book will still be sure to captivate your attention as Lily's story is quite engaging. Lily isn't looking for marriage, but she certainly hopes for true love. Instead, she is not pleased to find herself facing marriage to Edward Galbraith, due to a scandal. It really is disturbing to her that he is a rake with quite a reputation.

At the tender age of 18, Lily is more than a bit naive. Lily must face one fact ... she is more than drawn to him. So agreeing to marry Edward might not end up being the worst thing that could happen to her. Now, if she could just get him to have feelings for her. However, Edward has had a difficult past, and does his very best to keep his heart under lock and key.

As far as how Lily and Edward got together. Well, he was her savior. After rescuing Lily, all he wanted to do was to keep her safe until he could return her to her family. Meanwhile, there was a man who put Lily in danger, and that is something that Edward will never forget. Although he is more than honorable, and despite the fact that he worked hard to maintain Lily's reputation, the pair do end up together.

One thing about Lily is that she has never been able to learn to read, and this is a huge part of who she is, and therefore, this becomes part of this story. Meanwhile, since this is part of a series, we see Lily's family occasionally. What's more is there is a special character who I was rather fond of, and that it Edward's grandfather. So, just as in the first book in series, family connections were part of this story.

I love how Lily's learning disorder was handled, and also enjoyed how Edward was able to face his past. This was a terrific read and a delightful part of an enjoyable series. The next book, Marry in Secret, was another very good read. ( )
  RobinLovesReading | Oct 25, 2019 |
4.5/5 stars! ( )
  mary23nm | Feb 27, 2019 |
1000% my catnip, this book did not disappoint. Marriage of Convenience is my favorite romance trope, and this book had it all: lovely set up, wonderful characters, smooth romance that was distinctly low on the angst meter. This is my first book by this author, but it won't be my last. I'm looking forward to discovering the other ways she stretches this trope (and how she's going to pair off the stubborn Georgiana!). ( )
  eurohackie | Sep 23, 2018 |
Lilly Rutherford can't read or write despite her best efforts. When she is handed a note that she can't read but is supposed to be from her sister at a ball, she is then tricked into a carriage where she is abducted. Fortunately, Edward 'Ned' Galbraith comes to her rescue and brings her home, not without some scandal erupting in the Ton.
Much like the first book in this series, I enjoyed the story very much. Both Lilly and Ned are interesting characters. I do wish a bit more time had been spent on Ned; most of the book was from Lilly's POV. My one quibble was when Ned finally realizes his feelings for Lilly, it seems very abrupt.
Marry in Scandal is a quick read and pleasant one. ( )
  N.W.Moors | Apr 4, 2018 |
Title: Marry in Scandal
Author: Anne Gracie
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Four
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"Marry in Scandal" by Anne Gracie

My Thoughts...

This was quite a enjoyable unique historical romance read where I found these characters well developed, portrayed and believable giving the reader quite a engaging good read of some strong Regency England women. I liked how Lily and Edward were drawn together with her being 'intuitive, sweet, shy and smart, but however, illiterate lady of the noble birth [dyslexia] and him being a wounded soldier suffering with 'PTSD' and having much war guilt.

It was quite a read of how Lily is thrust into an engagement, then a marriage to a gallant war hero who had rescued her from a kidnapping attempt. By the end the read the reader is see the growth of these two relationship and their developed trust and camaraderie that will become between them as Lily moves to save Edward just as he is their to save her.

So, if you are looking for a delightful historical romance I would definitely recommend 'Marry in Scandal' by Anne Gracie. ( )
  arlenadean | Apr 3, 2018 |
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Marry in Scandal by Anne Gracie
Historical Romance -April 3rd, 2018
4 1/2 stars

Anne Gracie's newest Regency romance is like reading sunshine. A fresh novel filled with romantic innocence.

Lady Lily Rutherford is sweet and, perhaps, too soft-hearted. When she tries to help someone who she believes is her friend, she finds herself being abducted by a nefarious villain instead! But Lily uses her resourcefulness to escape and finds assistance from an unexpected source, the dashing rake Edward Galbraith. Surprisingly this rake has a kind heart. He protects Lily and attempts to shelter her from scandal while trying to return her to her beloved family. Their trip has an unexpected side effect -a mutual attraction that Edward fears. He knows that Lily is too good for him. But when word of their time together is spread by malicious gossip, they must marry in haste to protect her reputation. Will a marriage built on convenience ever find love?

Ann Grace's writing has rare depth. Lily is not the typical heroine. She has a disability which makes her life more difficult, but she uses her optimism and love of life to overcome her insecurities. Instead of becoming reclusive or bitter, she still sees the best in others and tries to help them. Edward, although young, has suffered greatly. His guilt and sense of responsibility have changed his behavior to the point that he does not seem to care for his life. He is intent on punishing himself and unfortunately those that love him. When he feels forced to protect Lily by marrying her, he must confront his demons. While this book explores Lily's new sense of independence it also more remarkably journeys through Edward's transformation and self-forgiveness. This romance novel may seem simple, but it has a quiet sweetness that could only be written by a master. (But that does not mean there aren't many passionate scenes as Lily is no shy miss!)

This uplifting romance will bring joy to readers looking for endearing character and smoldering, yet quiet emotional read.

Reviewed by Steph from the Bookaholics Romance Book Club
 

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Larkin, AllisonNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Oberrender, SarahCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Shy young heiress, Lady Lily Rutherford, is in no hurry to marry. But when disaster strikes, she finds herself facing a scandal-forced marriage to Edward Galbraith, a well-known rake. Despite his reputation Lily is drawn to the handsome Galbraith. In the gamble of her life, she agrees to marry him, however all her efforts to get close to him fall on stony ground. Must Lily reconcile herself to a marriage without love? Or will Galbraith realise that this warm-hearted, loving girl is the key to healing the wounds of his past?

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Shy young heiress, Lady Lily Rutherford, is in no hurry to marry. She dreams of true love and a real courtship. But when disaster strikes, she finds herself facing a scandal-forced marriage to her rescuer, Edward Galbraith, a well known rake.

Despite his reputation Lily is drawn to the handsome Galbraith. In the gamble of her life, she agrees to marry him, hoping to turn a convenient marriage into a love match.

As heir to a title, Galbraith knows he must wed, so a convenient marriage suits him perfectly. But there is a darkness in his past, and secrets he refuses to share with his tender-hearted young bride. All Lily's efforts to get close to him fall on stony ground, and in desperation she retreats to his childhood home—the place he's avoided for nearly a decade.

Must Lily reconcile herself to a marriage without love? Or will Galbraith realize that this warm-hearted, loving girl is the key to healing the wounds of his past—and his heart?
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