“A False Proposal” by Pamela Mingle is a sweet romance with an interesting storyline.
The heroine, Cassie, has an independent nature, speaks her mind, and still has a few vulnerabilities that make her human.
The hero, Adam, is a little lost, but charming, and readers will love him for his love of Cassie. The two together create enough tension and chemistry to make the romance steamy and sweet.
Cassie’s siblings are a great addition to the story and add some wit, humor, and depth to the story.
Adam’s backstory is heartbreaking and causes the conflict, but also forces Adam to grow and reconcile with his past. This makes for a great and believable hero.
The countryside setting really fits with the storyline, and Mingle does a great job bringing the setting to life.
It does take a good chunk of the story to get to the false proposal between Adam and Cassie, and I wish it would of happened sooner. They didn’t seem falsely engaged for very long. However, the story was an easy read, enjoyable, and has a wonderful romance with two very sincere characters.
After a scandalous end to a disappointing engagement Lady Cassandra Linford is not looking for a husband, and is content watching over her younger sister. But when war hero Adam Grey reenters her life, and proposes a false engagement so he can run for Parliament without marrying a woman he does not love, Cassie can’t help but agree. The arrangement seems simple, but the two soon realize their engagement may not be so false after all.
London 1812. War hero Adam Grey returns home with a burning ambition to run for Parliament. But he needs the support of the local baronet, who controls the seat. Adam’s plans are thwarted by his dissolute father, who has promised him to the baronet’s daughter in return for forgiveness of his debts. Adam wants nothing to do with marriage or his father’s problems, so he fakes an engagement to Cass Linford—his best friend’s sister.
Cass has been through hell since she last saw Adam. Her betrothed committed suicide, forcing her to withdraw from London society. Heartbroken, she’s given up on marriage. So when Adam suggests a temporary engagement, she agrees. He needs help with his campaign, and Cass can’t resist his charm or the chance to be involved in politics. It all seems so easy, until she finds herself falling in love with her fake fiancé.