Sunday, October 19, 2014

A Delightful Arrangement by Cecilia Gray

A Delightful Arrangement (The Gentlemen Next Door, #1)
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance
Series: The Gentlemen Next Door #1

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.

My Rating: 5 Roses

An absolutely delightful historical romance novella, A Delightful Arrangement was a lovely read. I really liked this sweet romance. It was quick, light, and an truly enjoyable read.

Both characters were great. Francesca wanted a taste of freedom after spending 3 Seasons in mourning, but also knew to hold on tight when she realized that the man she loved was, in fact, her fiance. Philip was wonderful. A sweet, honorable man, he was determined to prove that he could make Francesca happy. They were both lovely characters and I liked them both.

The romance was very sweet. It was clear that Francesca and Philip had a deep connection stemming from their friendship, but they both had yet to realize that it had turned into something more. But, they eventually did and, along the way, they definitely proved that they had chemistry between them. I thought they were a lovely couple.

The plot was light and quick and I was engaged the whole way through. I really liked the story and the ending was perfect.

A Delightful Arrangement was a wonderful historical romance novella that I really liked. Romance lovers, if you want a quick, light read, then this is definitely a book you'll want to check out.

*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review


  1. I thought this one and the others in the series were adorable too, Farrah.

  2. Glad you liked them too! Thanks for visiting :)