Set in New York City’s Gilded Age, Joanna Shupe’s Avon debut introduces an English beauty with a wicked scheme to win the man she loves—and the American scoundrel who ruins her best laid plans…
Lady Honora Parker must get engaged as soon as possible, and only a particular type of man will do. Nora seeks a mate so abhorrent, so completely unacceptable, that her father will reject the match—leaving her free to marry the artist she loves. Who then is the most appalling man in Manhattan? The wealthy, devilishly handsome financier, Julius Hatcher, of course….
Julius is intrigued by Nora’s ruse and decides to play along. But to Nora’s horror, Julius transforms himself into the perfect fiancé, charming the very people she hoped he would offend. It seems Julius has a secret plan all his own—one that will solve a dark mystery from his past, and perhaps turn him into the kind of man Nora could truly love.
About the Book
A Daring Arrangement
by Joanna Shupe
Four Hundred #1
October 31, 2017
About Joanna Shupe
Joanna Shupe has always loved history, ever since she saw her first Schoolhouse Rock cartoon. While in college, Joanna read every romance she could get her hands on and soon started crafting her own racy historical novels. In 2013, she won Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Golden Heart® Award for Best Historical. She now lives in New Jersey with her two spirited daughters and dashing husband. To connect with Joanna, visit JoannaShupe.com.
Susan’s Review: 4 stars
Oh my! Why haven’t I read Joanna Shupe before? One of us must have been hiding, and I think it’s her because I only have one other of her books on my TBR and I really haven’t heard a lot about her. THAT NEEDS TO CHANGE!!! I sat down to start reading this and next thing I knew I was 35% into it. The writing flowed so easily and sucked me into Nora and Julius’s New York City and the deal they have going.
Y’all know I LOVE fake to real romances. Well, this is one of the best ones I have read. I loved watching Nora and Julius fall in love when they both had other plans…him to never marry and her to go back home to England to another man. Nora was a sassy spitfire and Julius wanted to fit in to find his father’s old business partners.
I’ll be getting Joanna Shupe’s previous releases because I enjoyed her writing so much.
*thanks to Pure Textuality PR and the publisher for sharing a copy of this with me*