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  • Mischief and Marriage
  • Emma Darcy
  • English
  • 23 August 2018
  • 9780373118151

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  1. says:

    Re Mischief and Marriage Emma Darcy does one of her 'different' books In this one the billionaire landed English gentry H impersonates a butler to woo and win the mother of his potential heirThe book starts with the H's long time family hereditary butler telling the H that he needs an heir to ensure that the butler's family's tenure on the H's estate remains intact There is a long backstory about the H's family being fighting daredevils and the butler's family being long time loyal family retainers since the 16th centuryThe H has been despondent and rather reckless with his physical safety for the last three years ever since his beloved fiancee died from leukemia after a protracted struggle The H's butler despairs over finding a way to perk the H up and get him participating in life again until he comes up with the idear to have the last remaining potential heir who lives in Australia come to England and learn about his future heritageThe H decides that he would rather go check out Australia himself a little jaunt might be just what he needs to relieve his sadness and help fill the hole in his heart So he decides to take himself off to the other side of the world as soon as he gets the cast off his leg In the meantime we learn a little about the other side of the H's illustrious landed family It turns out one of the H's earlier ancestors had a fling with a Duke's wife and got banished to Australia That side of the family soon multiplied as families do until eventually the early 20th century flu epidemic narrowed the Australian side down to a young nine year old boy named WilliamWilliam's mum is widowed it seems she did not enjoy a happy marriage with the H's distant relative William's dad She was in the process of divorcing the bullying tyrant and fighting for custody of William when the bully's determination to impose his will on all things caused him to drive over a flooded bridge despite the flood warning danger It seems the bully and his eually bullish mother were not impervious to Mother Nature the raging river took no notice of their determination and swept them a way to a watery end This relieved the h William's mum very much Cause rather than a big battle she just needed a way to earn a livingSo the h started a staffing service and when the H arrives one of her clients is getting rather pushy he is very threatening and rude over not getting his way When the h's confrontation with him turns ugly the H steps in and claims he is the h's butler Soon the slime slurper former client is swiftly on his wayThe H manages to work his way into the h's home under guise of being the landed gentry's family butler sent to investigate the possibility of bringing William over to England as the new potential heir Since the lurve force mojo vibes are immediately felt by both the H and the h the h isn't at all unwilling to give the H a bed in the extra bedroom William is excited to have the H there too He soon proves that he is definitely part of the H's side of the family with his enterprising entrepreneurial outing of selling Polaroid pictures to his friends of them sitting in the H's Rolls Royce and charging them ten dollars for the 'experience of a lifetime' The H admires William's very lively little schemes and soon has won him completely over The H wins the h over when one of William's friend's very witchy busybody mother calls and tries to berate the h for letting William charge his friends for the picturesThen the woman tries to patronize the h and tries co opt the H for her exclusive party that she did NOT invite the h too We learn that there is a Butler Code of Ethics and that Butlers Can't Be Loaned to Busybody Society Snobs Who Are Mean To the h So the snot snarker busybody invites the h to her party if she will come in the Rolls Royce and park it in the drivewayThe h agrees and while we are waiting for the big party to arrive the H and h share their backstories and get much closer They both really like each other and William is uite keen to go to England and see the ancient manor after the H tells him it is full of ghostsThe H and h and William uickly form a nice family unit and the H realizes that he is in love with the h The h is feeling the love right back but neither one of them says anything to the other not even when the lurve force mojo leads to a purple passion explosion moment in the h's officeThe day of the big party arrives and the H who has gotten the h to agree to visit England with William using some really subtle manipulation proposes marriage to the h as he parks the Rolls at the door of the partyThe h now has something to contemplate while her friends have some amusing interactions then William shows up chasing the snot snarfer busybody's son through the house It seems the eually snotty son said derogatory things about William's mum so William punched him and knocked his tooth outThe snot snarfer busybody woman is having a conniption and the nasty former client from the beginning of the book drops the bomb that the H is a billionaire and not really the butler The h doesn't care tho cause the H strolls in and makes all the nasty people in the room back off He also publicly humiliates the snot snarfer busybody woman and when she vows revenge against the h and William the h announces that she is going to England and the H proposed marriage to her so the busybody better have a very long reachThen we are all off to England and the h starts fretting that she might be preggers She also starts fretting that she loves the H but he might still be in love with his dead fiance and not able to love her back William settles in rapidly and is soon chasing ghosts with the real butler all over the mannerIn an extremely unusual but very poignant scene considering ED was a very recent widow in real life when this book was written ED writes out a scene with the living h talking to the ghost of the dead fiancee The dead fiancee is very adamant that the H needs to start living again and that there is nothing but love in her heart for the H and h moving on together The ghost is definitely on the John Lennon spiritual party line as she insists that All you need is love and she is sharing the love too She also tells the gobsmacked h that she is preggers and recommends a very nice local village obstetrician named Dr Jekyll who lives in Hyde house Then the fiancee ghost is followed by the h as the ghost goes off to find the H and have a final but very loving farewellThe H and h then declare their love to each other They promise to tenderly care for each other and William and the extended butlering family for the rest of their days We get a little epilogue where William is being enterprising the family butler is delighted his scheming worked and the H and h have a newborn set of twins for a big ED Rosy Glow Kitten Rainbow HEAThis one was a very sweet ED She dedicated the book to her husband Frank whom she lived all the great romances with The ghost at the end was a big surprise but the message she carried was a sincerely written and very heartfelt personal note to a lost loved one and I was totally feelin' the love that ED put in to it Give this one a go if you run into it It is a very touching farewell and very nice HPlandia outing


  2. says:

    Nice palate cleansing sorbet after the bad taste left after sick sexual heavy drama of Hearts of Fire series Passion the Past and the bad mommy's of The English Lord's Secret SonBoogenhagen says it all I'll add a hurray for a nice hunky bon vivant hero think Cary Grant or Remington Steele who knows how to go alpha on the ones who deserve it instead of a misunderstood heroine Another big star for William the heroine's son who is than happy to embrace the high life sooner rather than later and shows great promise of amassing his own billionaire tycoon fortune at an early age He is uick to pimp out promote the romance between the H and his own mother as seeing the benefits of a very cool Uncle with a Rolls Royce even if he is just a butler far outweighs negatives4 stars for a refreshing change from the usual sourpuss HP tycoons and the doormats they wipe their feet on The heroine was okay but the male characters from the concerned butler the caring and charming hero and the irrepressible capitalistic little boy stole the show


  3. says:

    Mischief and Marriage is the story of Ashley and HarryA sweet love story filled with deception romance and a hint of paranormal this one has A hero still mourning his dead first love and when his butler informs him of a long lost relative who could potentially be the next Harcourt heir he decides to fly to Australia to investigate as he's not ready to procreate There he meets Ashley and her son William wife to his late and very distant cousin and soon becomes their knight in shining Armour as well as their imposed butler as he is instantly taken by them He wins over both their hearts reintroduces Ashley to love while discovering its meaning himself rescues her from all her problems and becomes a father figure to William They then fly back to Harcourt where a ghost ties it all together ending in a sweet HEAHonestly the cover page is a spoiler to the epilogue but too adorable I liked that the heroine did not judge the hero and without much drama admitted their love for each other acknowledging the attraction instead of running around the issueFor all this and the heartbreaking prologue because I love Emma Darcy and this was an ode to her husband an extra half starSafe355 Oh my god The prologue broke my heart Dear ReaderFour years ago my husband became very ill with a rare condition that affected his whole system It was a devastating blow but we determined then to find all the joy we could in the time that was left to us It was especially hard when my husband lost most of his vision but he could still live the stories I read to him in his mindThrough it all he wanted the stories to go on to give what he could to them Mischief and Marriage was our last book together and features a ghost My husband made up the rules for ghostland One of them was that love knew no boundaries The only boundaries that existed were those that people imposed themselvespeople imposed themselvesMy husband passed away on 14th March 1995I hope that reading Mischief and Marriage brings you as much joy as it brought to Frank and me while we were creating itBest wishesEmma Darcyinsert tears


  4. says:

    A fun uirky read Others have done excellent reviews so I'll just leave it that I enjoyed thisHowever there were a couple of things that bothered me view spoiler The fact that Harry lied to Ashley was kind of glossed over but I guess her love forgave that ? and the ghost at the end was a little odd as was the Jekyll Hyde reference hide spoiler


  5. says:

    Its a Ok sort of read definitely not ED's best anywaysI enjoyed reading the first half of the book and there is a scene where H defends h in a party and her son throws a few punches when his friend badmouths h I uite liked that h and H were attracted to each other from almost the beginning of the book and they both wanted marriage that was all goodBut then h sees a ghost actually talks to her guess who ? H's ex fiance who died 3 years ago Bummer ? and the ghost says she is happy for the h and H and the baby they are expecting what ? she also advises a clinic REALLY ???? And then h informs H about her ghost talk and H remembers the ghost's fav part of the manor and that is where H finds our ghost and H is also rewarded with a nice tete a tete with the ghost That spoiled for me I can take paranormal infact I enjoy but not something this ridiculous


  6. says:

    AdorableThis is SO RIGHT UP MY ALLEY It is filled with humor and sweetness and adorable characters and HELLO WAY OTT LOVE SCENE hhhhhaaaaaaaaa let me find my favorite uote and scrappy little kid delicious hero and even a super crazy bit o' paranormal ghostly stuff at the endLOLOLOLOLOLLove This Book So very uirkyOkay let me look for one of the awesome sex scene uoteshold onleaving her totally unprepared for such an explosion of exuisite sensation the sheer billowing glory of it seizing her body holding it in thrall to the momentwhen she was no longer herself but him too an entity that belonged to both of them yet than either of the two like an ecstatic star burst that she imagined must have fired the dawn of creationOh My God There is a sexy description you don't see every day in a Harly LOVE ITGrade A


  7. says:

    view spoilerThat cover picture sheesh talk about spoilers hide spoiler


  8. says:

    Hmm I can't understand why I didn't like it that much? I think maybe it didn't go all out and was just fringing on this side of safe Plus the hero was gallant and protective but I didn't get to see much of his funny side although I'm sure it must have existedOh well


  9. says:

    I started a Emma Darcy's Novels marathon last week and ended with five of her books today there are in library but well let's see if I can complete with ARC'S by this month Okay so I will start with the names of the five books I read 1 Last Stop Marriage2 Marriage and Mischief3 The Father of her child4 Their wedding day5 Craving JamieI try to be as patient as I can be with the books I read This was written by a renowned author Emma Darcy I expected a lot from this novel As it was a standalone I read it before reading the other four books I read it whenever I got the time but it chagrined me I hoped too much I guess The writing style was brilliant it was the story that made me a bit less focused on the novel I wanted to FINISH it not read it so it became a chore The story did get better with pages though At the end I was engrossed but I would have liked it much if the story was not so weak in the beginning35 stars


  10. says:

    A disappointing book in my opinion for this writer It felt uite outdated too short rushed and artificial even though there were a few good things in there tooI liked the heat and attraction between the two main characters the child's prank were also rather funny However I did not care much for the overall plot a billionaire lord playing his own butler for a game in which he did not even really believe in at first convincing his heir to go to England with him just because he got the hots for the heir's mother So he did lie to her repeatedly and seduced her in a matter of days The way the story was solved after the neighbors' noisy interference felt way less than satisfying to me It felt like a child's answer to a dare or an insult not the responsible answer of two adults and their dialogues often felt to me like dismissal of any difficulties


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Mischief and Marriage

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When Ashley met Harry Mischief was what Harry Clifton intended when he traveled to Australia in search of an heir Marriage was the last thing on Ash. Mischief and Marriage is the story of Ashley and HarryA sweet love story filled with deception romance and a hint of paranormal this one has A hero still mourning his dead first love and when his butler informs him of a long lost relative who could potentially be the next Harcourt heir he decides to fly to Australia to investigate as he's not ready to procreate There he meets Ashley and her son William wife to his late and very distant cousin and soon becomes their knight in shining Armour as well as their imposed butler as he is instantly taken by them He wins over both their hearts reintroduces Ashley to love while discovering its meaning himself rescues her from all her problems and becomes a father figure to William They then fly back to Harcourt where a ghost ties it all together ending in a sweet HEAHonestly the cover page is a spoiler to the epilogue but too adorable I liked that the heroine did not judge the hero and without much drama admitted their love for each other acknowledging the attraction instead of running around the issueFor all this and the heartbreaking prologue because I love Emma Darcy and this was an ode to her husband an extra half starSafe355 Oh my god The prologue broke my heart Dear ReaderFour years ago my husband became very ill with a rare condition that affected his whole system It was a devastating blow but we determined then to find all the joy we could in the time that was left to us It was especially hard when my husband lost most of his vision but he could still live the stories I read to him in his mindThrough it all he wanted the stories to go on to give what he could to them Mischief and Marriage was our last book together and features a ghost My husband made up the rules for ghostland One of them was that love knew no boundaries The only boundaries that existed were those that people imposed themselvespeople imposed themselvesMy husband passed away on 14th March 1995I hope that reading Mischief and Marriage brings you as much joy as it brought to Frank and me while we were creating itBest wishesEmma Darcyinsert tears

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Ley Harcourt's mind when she met HarryBut William Ashley's enterprising young son had other ideas He saw Harry and decided he'd make a perfect fathe. A fun uirky read Others have done excellent reviews so I'll just leave it that I enjoyed thisHowever there were a couple of things that bothered me view spoiler The fact that Harry lied to Ashley was kind of glossed over but I guess her love forgave that and the ghost at the end was a little odd as was the Jekyll Hyde reference hide spoiler

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R To his surprise Harry found he liked the idea of an instant family But he'd need than young William's help to persuade Ashley to trust in love aga. Hmm I can't understand why I didn't like it that much I think maybe it didn't go all out and was just fringing on this side of safe Plus the hero was gallant and protective but I didn't get to see much of his funny side although I'm sure it must have existedOh well


About the Author: Emma Darcy

エマ ダーシー JapaneseEmma Darcy is the pseudonym created by the writing team marriage Wendy and Frank Brennan Their life journey have taken as many twists and turns as the characters in their stories whose international popularity have resulted in over sixty million book sales With than a hundred titles Emma Darcy appearing regularly on the Waldenbooks bestseller lists in the USA and in the Nielson BookScan Top 100 chart in the UKWendy was born 28 November 1940 in Australia She obtained a Honours degree in Latin and initially worked as a high school EnglishFrench teacher She married Frank Brennan a Australian businessman borned in 1936 She changed careers to computer programming before marriage and motherhood settled her into a community life She was reputedly the first woman computer programmer in the southern hemisphereA voracious readers the step to writing their own books seemed a natural progression and the challenge of creating exciting stories was soon highly addictive They were published since 1983 In 1993 for the Emma Darcy pseudonym's 10th anniversary they created the Emma Darcy Award Contest to encourage authors to finish their manuscripts After the death of Frank Brennan in 1995 Wendy now writes the books on her own She currently living in a beachside property on the central coast of New South Wales she travels extensively to research settings and increase her experience of places and people