An Unacceptable Offer By Mary Balogh – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period. Mary Balogh has won seven Waldenbook Awards and a B. Dalton Award for her bestselling romances, as well as a Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement. Buy a cheap copy of An Unacceptable Offer book by Mary Balogh. Although the most dashing bachelor in London, Viscount Fairfax, overlooks her exquisitely.

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She has brought in the love between Michael and Jane so very well.

Offsr was not its cause. Her cousin is hot for hero but turns matchmaker. May never get to read this one at the prices I see it offered for, but I’ll put it on my TBR list in hopes it will be reissued on kindle some day. But what I love about him is that he takes it on board and introspects and looks to change his attitude.

This is the second time I read this book and I can’t believe I enjoyed it the last time and nearly cried for Jane and her frustrated situation.

However, since she’s been around for awhile she’s also got quite a few bodice rippers in her bibliography from the 80s and 90s and bodice rippers are not really my cup of tea read: In the beginning the hero really was too full of himself.

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The review of this Book prepared by L. Sign In Register Help Cart. I love it when quiet, not so beautiful heroine gets her man. Be the first to ask a question about An Unacceptable Offer. A shy, ordinary looking and smart heroine and a conceited Viscount in a slow burn romance? She was only now learning something about the selflessness of love Takeaway: This story is about second chances and Mary Balogh excels when she writes about ny chances.


She must already be well past the usual age of marriage. Random but the h gets her first kiss from the om while the ow gets hers from the H. But she was upbeat and helpful and kind. Gorgeously handsome Michael Templeton, Viscount Fairfax, was in need of a wife. When he returns to London to the marriage mart, her feelings about him have not changed.

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But in the Hmmm She set her sights so high that any other man falls so far short that sh This story really appeals to me because the heroine is so level-headed. Showing best matches Show all copies.

Which brings us to Sedge, he really is a minor character but I really liked him, he sees clearly what Jane and Michael can’t and when the time comes he lets them be happy. It all starts when he proposes to her. Jane could believe her own response even less as despite the fact Jane madly loved him, she heard herself say “No” I felt similar feelings and it helped me realized many things about myself and about human nature!

I could go on and on about how much I balogb this book, and no doubt not do it justice. Aug 08, Janet rated it liked it.

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This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. She reminded me of Jane Eyre when she refused Michael asking to be chosen not for what she could bring to the relationship, but because of herself. The story was complex and tension filled without being maudlin or OTT. Now, years later Jane gets invited along for her beautiful cousin Honor’s season to act as both companion and chaperon. Overall, this was a cute, easy read.

After five years of unhappy married life, now a widower and with two small daughters Michael is determined not to make the At First Sight: The angst is low level but ever pervasive. On the other hand, when Joseph proposes, it’s a different story.


Balogh does bring the story to a very satisfactory conclusion, but boy, it does get touch and go there in the middle! And he had two little daughters that needed a mother. I wouldn’t say the writing is particularly good and I saw most of the plot coming from the beginning, but I felt so deeply for the hero and heroine’s relationship.

Jul 24, Ceki rated it it was ok Shelves: Beth Perry rated it liked it Apr 02, Light spine creases, slightly slanted, slight edge and corner wear. Thinking to save herself from the heartbreak she thinks would ensue if she marries him, Jane instead betroths herself to Faifax’s friend, Sedgeworth, who is a thoroughly nice man – charming and level-headed, with a good sense of humour.

Her relationship with Sedge is also very well drawn.

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Nichols rated it liked it Shelves: Another lovely regency from Balogh. What a mess she had made of her life and of his and the children’s. Two Mary Balogh posts in the same week.

He’s by no means unpleasant in any case; just a tad arrogant in his expectation that Jane will jump at the chance to marry him because he’s handsome and rich. So, very understandably to me, she says yes. And when push comes to shove, she’s canny enough to see that Jane and Fairfax are head-over-heels for each other, and to throw them together at the crucial point.