Review: The Blackmail Marriage

The Blackmail Marriage

EARITHEN (illustrator) & Penny Jordan (author)


Publisher: Harlequin / SB Creative
Publication date: 01-Sep-2018
Date Started: 19-Sep-2018
Date Finished: 19-Sep-2018
Format: eARC
Pages: 129
Genres: Romance, Fantasy, Contemporary Romance, Manga, Graphic Novel
Source: NetGalley
3 star
2 flames


From the prince she once loved comes a proposal for political gain. What will she do?
Carrie’s in a tight spot. For her brother’s sake, she may have to bow to Prince Luc’s demands—that she marry him! But he can’t be serious… No matter what he says about her brother, Carrie can never become his fiancée or the princess of Santander. Not after the way he treated her eight years ago. Though, perhaps if Luc were less of a womanizer and willing to change his ways… ”



Of all the manga romances I read, this one was the most fantasy like. Overall it was interesting, but the Prince was very overbearing.  This was also my least favorite of the harlequin manga books due to the half-done fantasy with the arrogant prince.

Overall I would not call this book terrible, but it is not one I would look at ever again.

About the Author

“Penelope Jones Halsall
aka Caroline CourtneyAnnie GrovesLydia HitchcockMelinda Wright

She earned a living as a writer since the 1970s when, as a shorthand typist, she entered a competition run by the Romantic Novelists’ Association. Although she didn’t win, Penny found an agent who was looking for a new Georgette Heyer. She published four regency novels as Caroline Courtney, before changing her nom de plume to Melinda Wright for three air-hostess romps and then she wrote two thrillers as Lydia Hitchcock. Soon after that, Mills and Boon accepted her first novel for them, Falcon’s Prey as Penny Jordan. However, for her more historical romance novels, she adopted her mother’s maiden name to become Annie Groves. Almost 70 of her 167 Mills and Boon novels have been sold worldwide.

Penny Halsall lived in a neo-Georgian house in Nantwich, Cheshire, with her Alsatian Sheba and cat Posh. She worked from home, in her kitchen, surrounded by her pets, and welcomed interruptions from her friends and family.”


I received this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

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