Mary Balogh is the "New York Times" bestselling author of numerous books, including the acclaimed Slightly and Simply novels, the Mistress trilogy, and the five titles in her Huxtable series: "First Comes Marriage, Then Comes Seduction, At Last Comes Love, Seducing an Angel, " and "A Secret Affair." A former teacher, she grew up in Wales and now lives in Canada.
"Balogh understands not only the era, with all its nuances, but [also] knows her characters so thoroughly that readers are swept into her stories. There's a natural reserve--a calmness and quiet in her prose--that allows the tenderness of the romance to tug at the reader's heart. This is a beautifully rendered marriage-of-convenience love story that will win a place on keeper shelves."--"RT Book Reviews "(4-1/2 stars) "This sexy, touching book revisits the marriage-of-convenience plot, joining two heroic, conflicted characters who are navigating their own versions of darkness and delivering them to the redemptive power of love. Regency best-seller Balogh once again takes a standard romance trope and imbues it with heart, emotional intelligence and flawless authenticity."--"Kirkus Reviews "(starred review) "This touching, totally enthralling story overflows with subtle humor, brilliant dialog, breathtaking sensuality, and supporting characters you want to know better."--"Library Journal "(starred review) "Balogh can always be depended on to deliver a beautifully written Regency romance with appealing, unusual characters, and the second in her new Survivors' Club series (after "The Proposal") is no exception. . . . Future series installments promise more compellingly tormented heroes."--"Publishers Weekly"" " "[A] poignant and thoughtful romance."--"Booklist"" " "A compassionate love story with a unique hero and heroine . . . The dialogue is snappy, and the climax . . . is exciting and helps bring about the blissful ending. . . . "The Arrangement "[is] a must read."--"Fresh Fiction"