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An arranged marriage means she's his bride. Her secrets make her much more… Only from USA TODAY bestselling author Yvonne Lindsay! Princess Mila will safeguard her kingdom by marrying a neighboring royal she barely knows. But she refuses to let Prince Thierry perfect his romantic arts with another woman. Disguised as his hired courtesan, the virgin princess plans to seduAn arranged marriage means she's his bride. Her secrets make her much more… Only from USA TODAY bestselling author Yvonne Lindsay! Princess Mila will safeguard her kingdom by marrying a neighboring royal she barely knows. But she refuses to let Prince Thierry perfect his romantic arts with another woman. Disguised as his hired courtesan, the virgin princess plans to seduce her fiancé before their wedding night! The mind-blowing chemistry they discover can't be taught—or forgotten. Yet Mila's lie is unforgivable to a man who prizes honor above all. Public scandal threatens all Mila's dreams and her country's future…unless this prince can let passion, and his heart, reign supreme....

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ISBN : 9780373734665
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Number of Pages : 192 Pages
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Arranged Marriage, Bedroom Secrets Reviews

  • Esther
    2018-10-07 16:40

    This had potential and loved the over all idea of the story/romance but the execution of the story was pretty bad.The hero/prince and heroine/princess where engaged when she was eighteen. Her brother the king allowed her to study overseas in the US. She was there for almost seven years, she was studying for her PhD. The prince came to the US for a summit. They "accidentally" meet he doesn't know who she was but they hit it off.The heroes Father dies he becomes king and rushes back home. The heroine returns home to plan for her wedding (they were to marry when she turns 25 which was in a few weeks).This is where the story line goes down hill, the plot doesn't work for me at all.The heroine hears the prince has hired a courtesan, she takes her place and what happens from that point on was difficult to believe. I wanted to give up reading but endured till the end.Sadly it was a very abrupt and typical ending.It had potential....

  • Susan
    2018-10-08 21:32

    I loved this book. An arranged marriage between royals is nothing new, but one in which both the heroine and hero are virgins is definitely different. Thierry had grown up experiencing the worst kind of examples of marriage. All the male members of his family, and many of the females, were known for their profligate ways. He was determined to break that cycle by honoring his wife in the most basic of ways. He has been engaged to Princess Mila for seven years, since she was eighteen. Their wedding is scheduled to take place in a month. He wants to make sure that he is able to make her happy, both physically and emotionally, so he hires a courtesan to give him instruction (without any touching) on how to win Mila's heart.Mila's engagement to Thierry is a way for their two kingdoms to bury decades of antagonism. At the time their engagement was announced, Mila was eighteen, slightly overweight, wore braces, and had no confidence in her ability to be the kind of wife he needed. She successfully convinced her brother, the king, to allow her to go to America for her education. She spent the next seven years pursuing her studies in environmental issues because she knew that it was a cause important to Thierry. She also developed her own requirements for a healthy marriage.A month before her wedding she seized an opportunity to see Thierry outside of any official event. She hadn't seen or heard from him since their engagement, and she wanted a chance to see the real man behind the royal facade. During their brief encounter in New York, he had no idea who she was, but the few hours they spent talking made an impression on both of them. He returned home, never expecting to see her again, but unable to forget her. On her return home, Mila heard that he had hired a courtesan before the wedding, and determined that he would not be with any woman but her, took the woman's place.Right there you see where things can go so terribly wrong. Thierry is a man to whom the worst kind of sin is that of dishonesty, and Mila's deception is bound to come back against her. Of course, I thought that Thierry was a bit naive himself, to think that he could spend time with a courtesan and not be tempted into a physical relationship. It was great fun to see Mila's surprise when she discovered that Thierry had not hired the courtesan to sleep with, but to learn how to treat his future wife. I loved the way that she was able to use that desire to show him her own views. It was really sweet to see how eager he was to learn. There were some times when his own issues caused missteps, but he was very good at seeing where he went wrong and fixing it. As they got to know each other, their feelings for each other grew and their chemistry was hot. Not a problem for Mila, because she knew the truth, but for Thierry, it was tearing him apart. He felt that he was betraying his own values and his fiancee by falling for this other woman. When the truth finally came out, Thierry was furious. He felt that he had been betrayed by Mila in the worst possible way. No matter what his true feelings for her were, his trust had been destroyed. It was so painful to see how unhappy they both were because of it. I liked seeing that Mila realized just how badly she had messed up and that she wanted to fix it, not just on a personal level but also because of what it would mean for their countries. I got a little frustrated with Thierry's refusal to really listen to what she had to say. Unexpected danger sends him flying to her rescue, as he realizes how much he needs her in his life. I loved that they both made mistakes and learned from them before embarking on their promising future together.I'm really looking forward to Mila's brother's story. There is trouble afoot in his kingdom and I can't wait to see how he deals with it. There is also his need to marry soon in order to keep his throne, and the apparent twist in his plans.

  • Sarah
    2018-10-12 16:33

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewI used to read M&B all the time until I had read so many that their formulaic nature meant that I only had to read the blurb to work out how the story would play out. Surprisingly this one breaks some of those tried and true M&B structural plot devices and as such, stands out against the rest.When I started reading this book I knew what the plot was going to be and how everything was going to play out, and I was right... for about about the first 10-15% of the book, then there is a twist that I didn't see coming, and I loved it. One of the plot devices that I hate most (and is so classically M&B) is the innocent virgin heroine meets the overly experienced hero, who has a different woman in his bed at least once a week, if not more - and of course he changes when he meets his HEA - how romantic and sexy, not. This book throws that pretentious plot device out the window and delivers something that is so much more satisfying and romantic - so for that alone I have to applaud Yvonne. But it's not just that Yvonne has ditched the contrived, overly used plot devices, which are in no way romantic, but also that she as created something truly appealing, romantic, and the kind of HEA that women wish for. Angel and Hawk get engaged, through an arranged marriage, when Angel is just eighteen years old. Upon meeting her fiance for the first time Angel instantly realises that she is no match for her older, more experienced fiance, and wants to better herself through higher education. Fast forward seven years and we meet a highly intelligent young woman who has worked hard to get where she is and in one month she is about to marry someone she doesn't know all that much about. Throw in a meddling friend who is determined to see the sparks fly and you have a plot that will keep you entertained for hours.

  • Judyrudy
    2018-09-30 19:54

    Arranged Marriage, Bedroom Secrets is the first book in Yvonne Lindsay’s Courtesan Brides. I absolutely loved this book and couldn’t put it down. What I liked most about Arranged Marriage Bedroom Secrets is Princess Mila wasn’t perfect, at least in her eyes. When she’d become engaged, she was heavier and felt that her betrothed, Prince Thierry wouldn’t see her as a beautiful woman. Princess Mila goes abroad, studies hard and remains true to her engagement. At the time nears for their wedding, Prince Thierry, who has also remained true to his vow, decides he needs to learn the art of romance. From the moment these two first see one another, their chemistry is off the chart. Even though Thierry believed Mila had betrayed him, I understood why she did what she did, posing as a courtesan.This book had it all for me and I read it in one sitting. I highly recommend Arranged Marriage, Bedroom Secrets. I’d like to disclose that I received a copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.

  • Carol
    2018-10-16 18:49

    This book was just silly. Not bad nor good. Simply silly to believe.

  • Bibliotecaria Recomienda
    2018-10-22 18:55

    Nos encontramos una historia sencilla, aunque habrá algunas cosas que darán un giro inesperado a la trama. Dos personajes que se irán conociendo poco a poco y entre los que la atracción y la química son inmediatas, pero el engaño de Mila marcará el futuro de su relación. Como os dije, me parece una lectura perfecta para disfrutar entre lecturas y que puedes leer en una sola tarde.Reseña completa en: https://bibliotecariarecomienda.blogs...

  • Fiona Marsden
    2018-09-27 16:40

    Thierry was always going to be a hero I loved. A man who wanted to be honourable and create the best possible chance for his arranged political marriage with Princess Mira.His family fell apart in a storm of infidelity and scandal and he didn't want to risk that happening in his own marriage. The choice of employing a courtesan to teach him how to be a good husband was perhaps due to the less than ideal values of his father. It was bound to lead to trouble.Mira has spent the last seven years trying to become a bride worthy of Thierry after he showed her his dismay at their betrothal. An anonymous meeting gives her hope, but hearing he intends to employ a courtesan only weeks away from their wedding breaks her heart. Not being a wimp, she decides to do something about it and embarks on a course of deception that will have it's own consequences.This is an old trope that is always a little risky. A damned if you (or they) do or damned if they don't. I remember reading a Barbara Cartland in my teens with a very similar setup in the world of the Paris demi-monde. The hero in that case was a manwhore, unlike my beloved Thierry.The problem comes with the deception when the reader is the only one who knows the truth about who is who and at least one person is operating on a mistaken premise. It cuts very close to the bone.Despite this, I really enjoyed the story and found the characters flawed but likeable. They made mistakes, but in most cases their intentions were good. It certainly kept me enthralled into the small hours.The sequel is coming soon and I look forward to finding out what happens with Mira's brother Rocco and Ottavia who make an appearance in this book.I received a copy of this book for review.

  • Dottie
    2018-09-24 14:35

    Want to read a real fairy tale romance, if so this is your book. Ms. Lyndsay has written such a wonderful loving sweet story, that I could not put it down. You will find Princess Mila and Prince Thierry who have been betrothed since she was a child in an effort to strengthen two countries future. Simple it sounds but the truth is Mila has been in love with Thierry all these years and she feels he only thinks of her as a duty. He has not been in touch with her for years as she prepared herself for her role, convincing her brother King Rocco that she needs to be an equal to her prince. So she finds he will be in New York where she is and with help of a friend she sneaks away and plans to run into him. She finds he is going to hire a courtesan to teach him how to make his bride happy, as his father and mothers marriage was not....This is the beginning of one of the nicest enjoyable lovable and enraptured story I have read in a long time. You will love it as I have and you will see how Mila goes about teaching Thierry about love as his courtesan ....little secret, she steals the courtesan's identity, and with it Thierry's heart. Don't miss this one.

  • Kerry Croucier
    2018-10-03 21:52

    Princess Mila is a teenager when her brother arranges her engagement to Prince Thierry. She is young, a little overweight, and lacks confidence, especially next to her handsome fiance. The good news is she knows it. Her brother agrees to let her have a few years before the wedding, and she uses that time to head to the United States for college. Fast forward to a coupled months before the wedding, Mila has grown up, worked hard to earn degrees in a field she is not only passionate about, but will also help the people of her new kingdom, all with the anonymity of being almost a regular person. Prince Thierry is also determined to to not only to honor his vow, but have a good marriage.I really enjoyed the journey these two had on their way to getting to know each other on their way to their wedding and their HEA. I wandered away from Harlequin many years ago, but some authors bring me back. I really enjoy Yvonne Lindsay's writing and stories are always fun and engrossing and her Harlequins have a little something extra. **I received an advanced copy for an honest review.

  • Shelagh
    2018-10-07 17:48

    I received an ARC of Arranged Marriage, Bedroom Secrets in return for an honest review and I feel privileged to have done so. I'm not usually a fan of royal romance stories but I really enjoyed this one. I liked the fact that despite being a princess, Mila was depicted as having been a plump and socially gauche 18 year-old when she first met Thierry on the occasion of their official engagement. That made her more real for me. Both Thierry and Mila place a strong emphasis on sustainable development, and the way their characters are written you can see that this is a genuine passion for them. As sustainable development is topical at the moment, it was great to see it given prominence in this novel. Back to the story, which is set mostly in the fictitious European kingdoms of Erminia and Sylvain. The plot held my attention throughout and I found myself reading at times when I should have been doing other things, which to my mind is the mark of a good book. Well done Yvonne Lindsay!

  • Lyn
    2018-10-02 16:58

    Highly impressed with this story... with the number of years I've been reading romance now, I can generallly pick the twist before it happens in the story. While it was a given from the story blurb that Prince/King Thierry 'Hawk' would find out the Princess Mila 'Angel' had deceived him, the catalyst for Hawk realising that he couldn't let the deception stand in the way of his love for Angel.While some may refer to what Angel did as lieing, I hesitate to use lieing, and prefer the word deception as it was more a case of omission than actively lieing.Can't wait to see who Yvonne has in store for big brother King Rocco's HEA. Also, I want to know who is behind the unrest in Erminia.

  • Brenda Lowder
    2018-10-06 19:43

    A delightful read! A guilty pleasure that made me laugh and cheer.

  • Harlequin Books
    2018-10-05 15:46

    Miniseries: Courtesan Brides