A Daring Arrangement (The Four Hundred, #1) by Joanna Shupe

A Daring Arrangement (The Four Hundred, #1)

Set in New York City’s Gilded Age, Joanna Shupe’s Avon debut introduces an English beauty with a wicked scheme to win the man she loves—and the American scoundrel who ruins her best laid plans…Lady Honora Parker must get engaged as soon as possible, and only a particular type of man will do. Nora seeks a mate so abhorrent, so completely unacceptable, that her father will reject the match—leaving her free to marry the artist she desires....

Details A Daring Arrangement (The Four Hundred, #1)

TitleA Daring Arrangement (The Four Hundred, #1)
Release DateOct 31st, 2017
GenreRomance, Historical Romance, Historical, Adult, Historical Fiction

Reviews A Daring Arrangement (The Four Hundred, #1)

  • Lover of Romance
    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceThis is the first time I have ever read this author and all I can is IMPRESSIVE....I was really blown away by this book and I am not sure if I will give this book the credit it deserves but I am going in full speed ahead anyway.In A Daring Arrangement we have a story of a couple, that are brought together in a night of birthday parties, drinking, horses and a fake engagement...intrigued yet...
  • Stacee
    The fake fiancée is one of my favorite tropes, so I was pretty eager to get to this one. I love love loved Nora and Julius. She’s strong and stands up for herself. He’s charming and there’s way more than meets the eye. Together they have excellent banter and a crap load of chemistry. It was fun to read their relationship grow and change from lust to love. Plot wise, it was entertaining. I enjoyed seeing the shenanigans they got into and th...
  • Caz
    4.5 stars - might get rounded upReview to follow at AAR.
  • Elizabeth Boyle
    The author was kind enough to send me an advance copy of her debut book with Avon, A Daring Arrangement, and I was delighted to read it. So much fun to read a romance set outside of the Regency and this one is doubly good as it is set in New York with an English heroine and a wealthy American outsider. I liked the way these two got to know each other and fall in love. This is the first in a series and I will be looking forward to the upcoming boo...
  • Sophie Barnes
    What a fantastic start to a new series!This is the first Gilded Age romance I've ever read and I have to say, I wish there were more! Especially if they're this well written. A Daring Arrangement starts off with a bang, making the reader eager to know where this thrilling ride of a novel will take them.Lady Honora Parker (Nora) has been shipped off to New York by her father after deliberately getting caught in a compromising position with the man...
  • Sissy's Romance Book Review
    A Daring Arrangement by Joanna Shupe is the First book in the New Series called "The Four Hundred". This is the story of Lady Honora Parker and Julius Hatcher. Honora thinks she is in love with Robert a struggling artist. When she comes up with a plan to be caught in a compromising position so that she can marry Robert...it back fires. Instead, her father ships her off to America. But Honora comes up with a new plan to get Robert by being shown t...
  • Patricia
    I won an arc copy in a drawing and, I must say, I love this book! The author's descriptions are great, and really give insight to the decadence of The Gilded Age. I love the plot. The mystery - boy, what a twist to the ending!
  • ☕ Kimberly
    Coffee Dates with A Daring ArrangementFirst Date: I was craving a historical romance when HarperCollins brought this book to my attention. I had not read Shupe, but dove in after reading the synopsis. From the very first chapter, I was hooked. I love the arrangement trope and upon meeting our heroine and hero I never set this book down until my third date was complete. Lady Honora Parker has been sent to America to stay with her Aunt after her...
  • Barbara Rogers
    Series: The Four Hundred #1Publication Date: 10/31/17What an engrossing start to a new series! The writing is excellent, the setting is elegant, the characters are interesting and engrossing, the villain is unexpected and the HEA is hard-won – what more could you ask for in any book.This story is set in a different time and place than I usually enjoy, but I loved it anyway. America’s Gilded Age had brash Americans making and spending money ha...
  • Chanpreet
    Lady Honora Parker is brilliant. I mean she's smart, cunning, and sassy. I loved the way she went about trying to get what she wanted. Pair her with Julius Hatcher, who is also brilliant and smart, and the two were incendiary. He is totally a match for her! I loved how the attraction between them flared bright and fast, but they didn't act on it right away. It was one of the hottest slow burn romances I've ever read. My anticipation of their pass...
  • Maida
    Four+ stars. This is probably my favorite of Joanna Shupe's books so far. The story is familiar but she gives it a fresh twist which I enjoyed very much. A romance novel about an English heroine faking a relationship with an American hero set in New York during the Gilded Age is all kinds of fun. I liked both Nora and Julius. They're strong characters and this book is really about how they fell in love in spite of the less than ideal beginning. I...
  • Monique Daoust
    The Knickerbockers Club series is one of my all-time favourites, and it seems The Four Hundred Club series will be at least as fabulous.Lady Honora – Nora – Parker was unceremoniously shipped to America by her father who disapproved of the young man Nora intended to marry, Robert, a penniless painter. Nora will live in New York City with her aunt Bea and her American husband; Nora’s father wants her to marry an American, but Nora has every ...
  • Cecily Wolfe
    WOWOnce again, Shupe delivers a delicious diversion. I adore this historical period, and she creates a fantastic love story within it that just kept me turning those pages.
  • Billie
    A trope that usually doesn't bother me—character X falling in love with character Y while supposedly in love with/committed to character Z—really bothered me here. I also didn't understand why Poppy was introduced and played up and then just kind of disappeared. It almost felt like she was set up to be a villainess and then dropped in favor of someone else. And the hero's big vengeance storyline was rather easily and neatly wrapped up at the ...
  • Jessica Grogan
    I enjoyed this title and will be reading the next. I really liked both the hero and heroine and found the plot to be fun, if sometimes a little slow. *An eARC was provided by Edelweiss and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
  • Maria Dariotis
    Sensational!!! Lady Honora Parker has a plan, she must find the worst kind of scoundrel persuade him to a mock engagement in turn word will get back to London to her father and she’ll be able to marry her lover, Easy peasy! Her victim is none other than self-made bad boy billionaire Julius Hatcher. But then the best laid plans have a way of going astray.Julius Hatcher is brass, unconventional and new money, as a self made millionaire he’s not...
  • Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
    Joanna Shupe transport readers to America's revolutionary and ornate Gilded Age with the first book in her newest series from Avon Romance, A Daring Arrangement.After being shipped off to America by her father, the Earl, Lady Honora Parker devises a cunning plan for her return. First she must find a notorious rake to pose as her fiance, then her father is sure to send her back to England...and back into the arms of her love. Convincing the wild a...
  • JoRead
    Lady Nora, daughter of an English Earl, is sent to New York by her father for committing an indiscretion and for humiliating him in front of his Parliament peers. Now in America, she believes the only way for her to return home and to the arms of her beloved Robert is to fake an engagement to a man so outrageously roguish that her father would have no other choice than to send for her as soon as he heard the news of the engagement. Impetuous and ...
  • Isha Coleman
    A Daring Arrangement (The Four Hundred) by Joanna Shupe  Ms. Shupe never fails to fascinate.  Her stories are full of contradictions but are a charming display of what it means to be human.  Flawed, real and alluringly sensual, within her stories she speaks of courageous women with hot tempers and enduring dreams and strong men with wicked appeal and emotions that run deep.  A Daring Arrangement seduces with danger and quenches the need fo...
  • Angela
    The Gilded Age, 1890’s New York and the vivid descriptions of Sherry’s to the Stock Exchange to the Haymarket to the decadent castle all make this book a fun read. Julius is a self-made man who lives life to the fullest and damn anyone who does not like it. Nora needs Julius’ scandalous behavior but he fails to give it to her. I loved reading their heated exchanges both about the bargain they strike and the sexual attraction they are trying...
  • Jennifer (FFT Reviews)
    4 Stars
  • Cecilia Rodriguez
    This is a review of the uncorrected proof that I received as a Goodreads giveaway.The story is set in 1890 New York City.Lady Honora Parker has been sent to America to live with her Aunt, after a scandal.When she meets Julius Hatcher, she decides to enlist him as a false fiancee in orderto get sent back home to England.There is only one minor error in reference to undergarments worn by men at the time.The single piece garment was called a "Union ...
  • Diane Peterson
    An excellent book from Joanna Shupe. A Daring Arrangement beings a new series called The Four Hundred. Lady Honora Parker was quickly removed from England by her father after he learned of her relationship with a poor painter. She enjoys living with her aunt in New York City, but seeks a way to return to her love in England. She concocts a scheme to get her father's attention and cause him to bring her home -- she will pretend to be engaged to th...
  • Janga
    4.5 StarsHurrah for another Schupe Gilded Age romance! Now I'm ready for the next one please.
  • Jennifer
    When Lady Honora Parker's father refuses to let her marry the artist who has claimed her heart she is sent to her Aunt and Uncle in New York City in disgrace. In a plan to change her father's mind she sets out to find a fiancé so horrific that her father will reconsider his decision to let her marry the man she thinks she loves. Seeking out the most unacceptable candidate for marriage she can find she settles on notorious financier Julius Hatche...
  • Lisarenee
    4 1/2 out of 5 stars>>>>> My Synopsis (Review follows): <<<<>>>> My Review: <<<<
  • AnnMarie
    A Daring Arrangement is the first book in the new series The Four Hundred by Joanna Shupe.Lady Honora Parker believes she is in love with Robert, a poor artist living in London. When she is found in a compromising situation with him her father sends her to her aunt in America and expects her to 'get over' Robert. She has no choice but to leave but it isn't long until she comes up with an plan that should make her father order her back home sooner...
  • ErinMickC
    This opposites attract, fake engagement romance is total perfection. The Gilded Age setting sparkles, the heroine is deliciously devious and the hero, well…he is the best possible kind of rake. A Daring Arrangement is utterly addictive. Buy this one ASAP!Lady Honora Parker begins the book searching out financier Julius Hatcher with a proposition. She simply must get her way back to London and the love of her life, Robert. So, she convinces Juli...