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Millicent understands the terms of her arranged marriage all too well. She gets to be a Countess by marrying an impoverished Earl. And in return, the Earl Fitzhugh receives the benefit of her vast wealth, saving his family from bankruptcy. Because of her youth, they have agreed to wait eight years before consummating the marriage--and then, only to beget an heir. After which, they will lead separate lives. It is a most sensible arrangement. Except for one little thing. Somehow Millie has fallen head over heels in love with her husband. Her husband, who has become her very best friend, but nothing more...Her husband, who plans to reunite with his childhood sweetheart, the beautiful and newly widowed Isabella, as soon as he has honored the pact with his wife...
As the hour they truly become husband-and-wife draws near, both Millie and Fitzhugh must face the truth in their hearts. Has their pact bred only a great friendship--or has it, without either of them quite noticing, given rise to a great love?
©2012 Sherry Thomas (P)2013 Recorded Books
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5 out of 5 stars
By Sunny V :) on 04-27-15

Great story!

One reviewer complained about the story jumping back and forth between the past and present. At first I did find this a bit difficult to follow but in the end I really enjoyed it. The "time jumps" work great together to really bring the story to a good end.

I really liked this book and will definitely download the next one!

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3 out of 5 stars
By Nichole on 08-02-16

Not enough groveling

While I enjoyed this book, I just couldn't get over Fitz being such a selfish turd in the beginning. And Middle. And part of the end. I mean seriously, it's not like Millie personally made him marry her. He treated her terrible! Millie girl, you were too much the Saint. He needed a good smack in the head and you just let him tromp all over your heart time and again. Honestly, he needed to do more groveling.

That being said, I'm a fan of Sherry Thomas and start a novel of hers knowing that it will be full of angst. This one had just a bit too much for me to ever come around to liking the characters more than mediocre. I'll still continue the series and I think the next one will be the best of the trilogy.

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