Tuesday, May 28, 2013

{Historical Romance Novella Mini Review} A Delightful Arrangement by Cecilia Gray

{Historical Romance Novella Mini Review} A Delightful Arrangement by Cecilia Gray

Phillip has a duty to marry Francesca. He has always protected his former neighbor and childhood companion, and now that she is of marriageable age, he will give her what she needs most - a real home where she is welcome and wanted.

Unfortunately for him....she is done with being dutiful.

After years of being an obedient daughter to a hateful father, Francesca jumps into her first Season. Francesca is ready to dance every dance, flirt with every bachelor and snatch what she wants most - a man she loves who will make her swoon.

Unfortunately for her...he now sees making her swoon as his duty, too.

And Phillip takes his duties very seriously.
(Blurb from Goodreads)
{Details}: Published September 3rd 2011, The Alpha Division, LLC, 134 pages. Source: Amazon
{Stars} 4/5
{Review} A charming historical romance. I love friends into lovers stories. I like the idea of the history, the shared experiences, the story of them becoming more.

I couldn't help but adore Franny and Phillip. Franny wants more than an arranged marriage. Phillip is her friend, a protector, someone she feels safe with, but she wants to dance and dress up and fall in love. She wants to swoon. She wants a man who can make her swoon, never imagining that Phillip could be that man.

Though Phillip always knew that he was to marry Franny, to give her a home and a family, he also wants her to be happy and agrees to let her have her season, still determined that she'll be his.  And when Phillip realizes Franny is more than just a friend... well, go and read the first paragraph of chapter 5.

It's a novella so there isn't a lot of story development, for example we don't get to know more of Franny's past and her relationship with her father and there aren't really many interactions with secondary characters but overall I thought A Delightful Arrangement was a delightful read.

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