With His Ring by Cheryl Bolen

He married her to secure his inheritance--not for love.

With his ring

Glee Pembroke has turned down countless offers of marriage because she has secretly been in love with her brother's best friend, Gregory Blankenship, all her life. When she learns Gregory will lose his considerable fortune if he's not wed by his twenty-fifth birthday, she persuades him to enter into a sham marriage with her. What he doesn't know is that she plans to win his heart. She will do everything in her power to make him happy – including mimicking the ways of a "fast" woman since he's noted for alliances with women of that sort.

Why did he ever allow himself to marry the maddening Glee? He'd thought they would have great fun, but at every turn, she exasperates him. Why does she persist in wearing the bodice of her dresses so blasted low? Why do other men persist in flirting with her, his wife? And why in the blazes has his heretofore complacent life been turned upside down by this sham marriage? He finds himself longing for a real marriage, but for reasons he cannot divulge, that can never happen.

Genre: FICTION / Romance / Regency

Secondary Genre: FICTION / Historical

Language: English

Keywords: marriage of convenience, lighthearted, sexy, humorous, romantic, friends to lovers, worships brother's friend, historical Regency, English setting, Julia Quinn, Georgette Heyer

Word Count: 84,000

Sales info:

This book has been a bestseller in English and German. The author has been an Amazon All Star author, has made the USA Today bestseller list and the New York Times bestseller list and has had the number 1 bestselling eBook on multiple sites over a hundre times.

Sample text:

What a deuced pickle Alexander Beauclerc, the 11th Earl of Finchley, had gotten himself into. The higher he climbed the stairs to his Grandmere's drawing room, the lower he felt. Had he not sworn to that dear lady a mere ten weeks previously that he would curtail his attraction to high-stakes play? Yet here he was like an errant schoolboy, preparing to once again vow that he would change his wicked ways—while begging for a few hundred quid to tide him over to the next quarter.

            He needn't tell her he owed every bit of it to Lord Bastingham because of a disastrous turn of bad luck. Nor need he tell her how many tradesmen were dunning him. Nor how he'd been forced to find new positions for his groom and coachman because he lacked funds to continue keeping horses.

            Before Alex reached the landing, he passed the Romney of his late grandfather. His step slowed as his gaze raked over the old fellow. Alex was certain Grandpapa's eyes had been green, but the paint had darkened over the years to a murky brown. From beneath the elderly man's prim white wig and bushy gray brows, those dark eyes seemed to be glowering at his grandson. A shudder rippled down Alex's spine, and he looked away.

            Good lord, even the dead must know about Alex's rakish ways.

Book translation status:

The book is available for translation into any language except those listed below:

Already translated. Translated by Eugenia Franzoni
Author review:
Eugenia has translated several of my historical romances from English into Italian, and she is a consummate professional.
Already translated. Translated by Tânia Nezio

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