Thursday, September 25, 2008

Private Arrangements

I've been meaning to read this book for a while now, it's been in my TBR pit since May.

Here's the blurb for Private Arrangements by Sherry Thomas:

To all of London society, Lord and Lady Tremaine had the ideal arrangement: a marriage based on civility, courteousness, freedom—and living on separate continents.

But once upon a time, things were quite different for the Tremaines…When Gigi Rowland first laid eyes on Camden Saybrook, Lord Tremaine, the attraction was immediate and overwhelming: she simply had to have him. But what began in a spark of passion ended in betrayal the morning after their wedding—and Gigi wants to be free to marry again. Now Camden has returned from America with an outrageous demand—an heir—in exchange for Gigi’s freedom.

Gigi’s decision will have consequences she never imagined, as secrets are exposed, desire is rekindled—and one of London’s most admired couples must either fall in love all over again…or let each other go forever.

I found this book a quick read. It was fast paced and the characters were great. I loved the way that the author went through the past and present (of the story), although I admit it took a little to get used to. It was different, "their" story wasn't given right at the beginning you had to read more to get it. The characters felt so real, they made mistakes and are willing to correct them. They grow. Even if it took ten years to do so. Trust me you have to read this book!

For a debut book this was an amazing start for Sherry Thomas. I cannot wait to get my hands on the author's next book.

Private Arrangements by Sherry Thomas (4.5/5) Historical Romance; Published: Bantam (3/08); New Author; Debut book; 100 + Reading Challenge (65); Keeper shelf;


Marg said...

This was such an assured debut wasn't it. I read Delicious and really enjoyed that as well. Now I have to wait patiently for the next book.

Leya said...

Marg, I have Delicious waiting for me ... in TBR pit. I'll pull it out soon. :D

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