The Proposition: A Novel by Madeleine Roux

Title:  The Proposition: A Novel
Author: Madeleine Roux
Publisher: Random House - Ballantine, Dell 
Genre:  Romance
Format:  Kindle
No. of Pages: 323
Date of US Publication:  , 2022
My Rating:  3.5 Stars

My Thoughts 

The cover for The Proposition caught my attention first, the description second. 

Well written, charming, and enjoyable - while I was able to appreciate the relationship between the two main characters, the romance aspect fell a bit flat for me but I really did enjoy this story and I look forward to reading more of the author’s work. 

eARC kindly provided by Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine, Dell and NetGalley. Opinions shared are my own.


A woman trapped in a loveless engagement joins forces with a mysterious man bent on vengeance against her fiancé in this lively tale of intrigue, revenge, and romance.

What would you propose?

Clemency Fry has always been certain that marriage is a ludicrous arrangement—a notion she has believed ever since reading a scandalous feminist treatise as a girl. But her outlook on romance suddenly changes after meeting the handsome Lord Boyle. With promises of a different sort of union, one with mutual respect and financial security for her family, Clemency is won over, but when the wedding is set and the plans are in motion, Lord Boyle turns cold and dismissive. Clemency fears the worst has come to fruition; she had been right all along about affairs of the heart. She has fallen into the one trap she swore she never would. 

Then Audric Ferrand comes to town seeking revenge against Lord Boyle on behalf of his sister, who also fell for his charm and wealth. Audric sees Clemency’s predicament as the opportunity he needs. He suggests they join forces, a proposition that is risky and outrageous, and could possibly lead to the destruction of both their reputations. Falling in love was never in the bargain, but the season has just begun—and romance is surely in the air.


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