An improper proposal!
Jane Rathbone is used to being left behind, and no longer believes she deserves happiness. But when childhood friend Jasper Charton returns from the Americas, more dangerously sexy than ever, she has a proposition. She'll give him the property he needs if he'll give her a new future--by marrying her!
Jasper never imagined taking a wife, but wonders if loyal Jane could be his redemption. And when their marriage brings tantalizing pleasures, convenient vows blossom into a connection that could heal them both...
As a Mills and Boon Insider I am delighted to be sharing my review of The Secret Marriage Pact. I have to admit I have a soft spot for Historical Romance so as soon as I saw this book I knew I had to read it.
What did I think...
I love that you get to know Jane pretty well throughout this book, I would best describe her as strong willed but also a loyal person who is determined to gain as much independence as she can. With these personality traits I instantly liked her especially as her life hasn't been a bed of roses. The fact that Jane and Jasper are pretty much life long friends was a brilliant way of showing their relationship as they already know one another. Even though some time had passed since they last saw each other you get a lovely sense of a deep connection. I was intrigued as to how everything would work out especially with Jasper's business dealings. It was so easy to feel sorry for him and the conflict he feels concerning his business.
The story moves quite quickly and it was great to see Jane and Jasper reconnect and decide to commit to a marriage of convenience. Will their feelings deepen though that is the question? With an overall light hearted story this book is perfect to sit back and relax with.
The Secret Marriage Pact is the fourth book in the Business of Marriage series although I think it works perfectly well as a standalone story. It would be lovely to go back to the very start and read from the beginning when I get the chance!
Strong and likeable characters that will have you hoping for a happy ever after!
Thank you to Mills and Boon & Netgalley for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.