A Delightful Arrangement (The Gentlemen Nextdoor) by Cecilia Gray (Review by Saewod Tice)
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.
A Delightful Arrangement by Cecilia Gray is more than delightful. It was a non-explicit steamy read. Beside the premise and the fun characters, what I loved most were the hot scenes without getting erotic. There are few novels/novellas that have been able to get my blood pumping without taking the scene over into an obvious erotic moment. Neck nuzzling and earlobe nibbling have never been hotter.
The only downfall in this novella is that it is a novella and not a longer novel. I really wished it would’ve been longer, even a bit longer. I feel like I’m missing an amazing ending to this tale which made me want Celia to continue- even if it were to just give me an epilogue.
Great Minds Thinking Aloud Rating (GMTA): 4.5/5 Ravens Recommending reading age: 18+ for some situations