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Brazilian millionaire, Leonardo da Silva, is still seething from when his African-American wife, Alexa, walked out on him four months ago. Now she’s in his office asking for a business loan to help her brother. Instead of a loan, he’s willing to give her the money, but only if she resumes her role as his wife for the next two months. She reluctantly agrees, and she soon fi Brazilian millionaire, Leonardo da Silva, is still seething from when his African-American wife, Alexa, walked out on him four months ago. Now she’s in his office asking for a business loan to help her brother. Instead of a loan, he’s willing to give her the money, but only if she resumes her role as his wife for the next two months. She reluctantly agrees, and she soon finds herself wishing their arrangement was permanent. But when she finds out about Leonardo’s betrayal, there may be no way for them to mend their broken marriage.


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Brazilian millionaire, Leonardo da Silva, is still seething from when his African-American wife, Alexa, walked out on him four months ago. Now she’s in his office asking for a business loan to help her brother. Instead of a loan, he’s willing to give her the money, but only if she resumes her role as his wife for the next two months. She reluctantly agrees, and she soon fi Brazilian millionaire, Leonardo da Silva, is still seething from when his African-American wife, Alexa, walked out on him four months ago. Now she’s in his office asking for a business loan to help her brother. Instead of a loan, he’s willing to give her the money, but only if she resumes her role as his wife for the next two months. She reluctantly agrees, and she soon finds herself wishing their arrangement was permanent. But when she finds out about Leonardo’s betrayal, there may be no way for them to mend their broken marriage.

30 review for The Arrangement

  1. 4 out of 5

    Keita

    Book was just ok. Just something to read. I guess from the reviews and book description I was expecting more. I cannot say I cared for the characters nor ever felt the h/h had a real personality. I felt like they had no chemistry outside of the bedroom. And with the lack of communication in their marriage I kept thinking "SAY WHAT YOU FEEL!". A marriage will not last without communication I don't care how much sexual chemistry is there. As the old saying goes "That regardless of how hot and stea Book was just ok. Just something to read. I guess from the reviews and book description I was expecting more. I cannot say I cared for the characters nor ever felt the h/h had a real personality. I felt like they had no chemistry outside of the bedroom. And with the lack of communication in their marriage I kept thinking "SAY WHAT YOU FEEL!". A marriage will not last without communication I don't care how much sexual chemistry is there. As the old saying goes "That regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades and there had better be something else to take its place". Like I said, just an ok read.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Charmer (+ Vibes Only)

    It was so not long enough. I enjoyed reading it, and wished it was longer.

  3. 5 out of 5

    CJLuvsBooks!

    One of my FAVORITE guilty pleasures in romance novels, is “Reluctant Arrangements”. A woman desperately needs something from a man who happens to be wealthy and attractive, (it’s usually money to help out a loved one) and of course this man isn’t going to do it out of the goodness of his heart.. NO!!! What he wants in return is…. her. Now, the feminist in me is appalled, but the naughty girl inside of me is like… “YES!” I was interested in Delaney Diamond’s book “The Arrangement” because it has th One of my FAVORITE guilty pleasures in romance novels, is “Reluctant Arrangements”. A woman desperately needs something from a man who happens to be wealthy and attractive, (it’s usually money to help out a loved one) and of course this man isn’t going to do it out of the goodness of his heart.. NO!!! What he wants in return is…. her. Now, the feminist in me is appalled, but the naughty girl inside of me is like… “YES!” I was interested in Delaney Diamond’s book “The Arrangement” because it has the basic premise that I love but with a bit of a twist, since the two people involved were already married, but separated. Leonardo was so DELICIOUS. He loved his wife deeply and was incredibly hurt that she left him. Being the proud man that he is, he didn’t tell her how much he loved her and he didn’t chase her either. Instead he just took advantage of her brother’s situation to metaphorically force her hand to come back to him. He wants her to stay, but he also wants her to want to. The downside for me is the heroine, Alexa. Ugggh… This chick! I wanted to like her, but I just couldn’t. She was incredibly annoying and all her internal monologues were one long perpetual whine. You’re unhappy in your marriage? Feeling neglected? You don’t feel like your man is spending enough time with you? Tell him about it. Talk about your feelings. You don’t run away from home like a child who didn’t get their way. Granted, Leo wasn’t the best communicator either, but he was miles ahead of her. I was actually starting to wonder what he wanted her back for.. There weren’t many love scenes, but then again the story isn’t very long. They were hot and sensual, I wish there were more! There was great sexual chemistry between the two of them, and Leonardo had the art of seduction down pat! ;) All in all, I think “The Arrangement” was a good read. It was well-written, but it was really short. I think if there was more detail in the plot and the characters were fleshed out more the book could have been better. I also wish that I found Alexa more likable. I like Delaney DIamond’s writing style and I would definitely read more of her books. :)

  4. 5 out of 5

    Lady Raven RAVE!

    This book to me reminds me of a Harlequin Presents book with a little blackmail, loving, misunderstandings and money times x10 heighten. Leo is a wealthy business man whose wife lefted him for what he really doesn't know. Alexa is a ordinary woman who isn't impressed with Leo's money and just wants to connect, be held, loved and spend more time with him, without getting these things Alexa decides to leave Leo. After four months Alexa's brother has some money troubles and she is forced to ask the This book to me reminds me of a Harlequin Presents book with a little blackmail, loving, misunderstandings and money times x10 heighten. Leo is a wealthy business man whose wife lefted him for what he really doesn't know. Alexa is a ordinary woman who isn't impressed with Leo's money and just wants to connect, be held, loved and spend more time with him, without getting these things Alexa decides to leave Leo. After four months Alexa's brother has some money troubles and she is forced to ask the one person she wants to have nothing to do with which brings us to the arrangement. I really liked this book, although this was the author's first book this is my third read by this author. It started out with the arrangement being made but after everything fell into place this took off for me, I was very much engaged by the middle of the book and the ending tore at you, you felt both Leo and Alexa's pain and trying to convey what they want and are feeling to each other is what they struggled with, communication is not as easy as some would think so for these two couple at the end it finally came full circle for them and I love it and they had some good loving that wasn't bad either. Would recommend. ********************** Feel free to join my book group on facebook ( Romance Novel Junkies) we have well known and indie authors and avid readers as members who are apart of this group who would love to hear about new books and thoughts .also check out our kindle and ebook lending library. (ignorant and rude comments need not comment below)

  5. 4 out of 5

    Ragatnia Clara

    I liked this. If you seek a nice quick read, then The Arrangement it is. When a couple who came from broken family, they tried really hard not to make the same mistakes like their parents did. While they're trying so hard, they didn't realize what they missed in their marriage. They didn't vocal about their love to each other. They just assumed from what they saw, jumped to conclusions. I liked the idea, since this is a quick read, so I got a quick milestone from Alexa-Leonardo's story. I secretl I liked this. If you seek a nice quick read, then The Arrangement it is. When a couple who came from broken family, they tried really hard not to make the same mistakes like their parents did. While they're trying so hard, they didn't realize what they missed in their marriage. They didn't vocal about their love to each other. They just assumed from what they saw, jumped to conclusions. I liked the idea, since this is a quick read, so I got a quick milestone from Alexa-Leonardo's story. I secretly hoped that Lexi-Leo's dialogues would explore more though. Well..it's happy ending! So yeah, you know what I meant. :)

  6. 4 out of 5

    SassyMama

    Marriage is ALL about communication...and this couple has none...well there was DEFINITELY lots of HOT/SPICY sexual communication...but can't build a lasting relationship on sex alone...glad they FINALLY got their "act" together. Marriage is ALL about communication...and this couple has none...well there was DEFINITELY lots of HOT/SPICY sexual communication...but can't build a lasting relationship on sex alone...glad they FINALLY got their "act" together.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Yvette Hines

    It is a good IR story. I enjoyed it. First story by Delaney Diamond can't wait to read more. It is a good IR story. I enjoyed it. First story by Delaney Diamond can't wait to read more.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Connie

    A short, fun read! I enjoyed this book. I liked both Alexa and Leo. However,they both need to work on their communication skills and stop being so stubborn!

  9. 4 out of 5

    KBeautiful1

    This is Book 1 of the "Hot Latin Men" series and of course, I read them out of order LOL!! I read "The Ultimate Merger" Book 3.5 and "Second Chances" Book 4 first. So now I will start reading the books the way they were meant to be read, in order *snickering* Leonardo da Silva's wife Alexa da Silva left him 4 months ago, with nothing but the clothes on her back. Alexa didn't want anything materialistic because that isn't who she is. Alexa and her twin brother Xander were taught to work hard and t This is Book 1 of the "Hot Latin Men" series and of course, I read them out of order LOL!! I read "The Ultimate Merger" Book 3.5 and "Second Chances" Book 4 first. So now I will start reading the books the way they were meant to be read, in order *snickering* Leonardo da Silva's wife Alexa da Silva left him 4 months ago, with nothing but the clothes on her back. Alexa didn't want anything materialistic because that isn't who she is. Alexa and her twin brother Xander were taught to work hard and to take care of themselves, they both know what its like to grow up in a household where both parents fight from sun up to sun down. Their deaths only fueled them to not ever be in that type of situation. Alexa found herself in that very same situation that she saw with her own parents, so to save her heart and her sanity, she left. Alexa is in love with her husband still but she could no more live in that house to a man who had morphed into a complete stranger and workaholic, just like her father. Leonardo da Silva is a shrewd business man, he took over the reins of the family business from his father and turned the family business into a worldwide conglomerate. Leonardo comes from parents who divorced when he was young, moved to Brazil with his mom and even had his last name changed to his mother's maiden name, so he is indeed familiar with loss and uncertainty. But he will damn if he loses his wife the same way, he comes up with a plan that is both cunning but will blow up in his face, but when you're desperate you pull out all of the stops. So the opening scene brings the estranged couple face to face, with Alexa coming to her husband on behalf of her twin brother because he is about to lose his business, Alexa comes to Leonardo for a loan which he is willing to give to her but on one condition, Alexa must move back to their home for two months and pretend they have reconciled. A great short story by author Delaney Diamond. I wanted to drop kick Leonardo but at the same time, I was rooting for them to get back together. Communication is very key and here we see how the lack of it broke down their marriage. A healthy sexual relationship in marriage is great but it will not keep a marriage together when the communication is lacking. Well Until My Next Review...Ciao Bellas!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Leiera Monae

    This wasn't bad, it was just short, giving the impression that Leo and Alexa's story was not thoroughly fleshed out. I loved Leonardo as a possessive alpha male. Being as proud as he was, instead of chasing his wife when she left him, he slyly went about getting her back, using her brother as a pawn. Alexa I liked less due to her refusal to talk about her unhappiness with her husband. Your spouse is not a mind-reader. Not to mention the fact that everything he was doing business-wise was with his This wasn't bad, it was just short, giving the impression that Leo and Alexa's story was not thoroughly fleshed out. I loved Leonardo as a possessive alpha male. Being as proud as he was, instead of chasing his wife when she left him, he slyly went about getting her back, using her brother as a pawn. Alexa I liked less due to her refusal to talk about her unhappiness with her husband. Your spouse is not a mind-reader. Not to mention the fact that everything he was doing business-wise was with his wife's needs as his driving force. But instead of discussing her feelings with Leo, she just leaves him. At not even 100 pages, I just don't feel that the story was told to its completion. There was so much more potential for their tale.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Vernell Renee Howard Griffin

    Lovely This was a great story of never giving up on something, or in this case someone you love. Leonardo is what I call a workaholic, that allowed his job and material things to express his love to Alexa. Those things are great but the person, the love and their companionship is what should be treasured in the relationship. Leonardo's determination and unconditional love for Alexa overruled my dislike of the lesson he wanted to teach, because he too needed to be taught a lesson as well. I think Lovely This was a great story of never giving up on something, or in this case someone you love. Leonardo is what I call a workaholic, that allowed his job and material things to express his love to Alexa. Those things are great but the person, the love and their companionship is what should be treasured in the relationship. Leonardo's determination and unconditional love for Alexa overruled my dislike of the lesson he wanted to teach, because he too needed to be taught a lesson as well. I think Alexa and Leonardo both needed lessons on expressing and communicating, because if they knew, their separation would've probably never happened. Anyway this was a great story with an awesome happy ending. Great Read! 👍 Renee G

  12. 5 out of 5

    Marie

    Great writing The writing was so solid and descriptive; I enjoyed reading it except for a few small things: 1. Leo is described as being "half-Brazilian". Brazilian is a nationality, not an ethnicity. White Brazilian? Mixed race? Black? Asian? I wish there was more detail in that. 2. This is really a personal pet peeve: I really like knowing the woman's job very early. 3. This being a romance novel, it seems that the best way of conflict is a deep lack of communication. While the author works this i Great writing The writing was so solid and descriptive; I enjoyed reading it except for a few small things: 1. Leo is described as being "half-Brazilian". Brazilian is a nationality, not an ethnicity. White Brazilian? Mixed race? Black? Asian? I wish there was more detail in that. 2. This is really a personal pet peeve: I really like knowing the woman's job very early. 3. This being a romance novel, it seems that the best way of conflict is a deep lack of communication. While the author works this in really well, I found myself a little bit exasperated: just TALK to each other!! All in all, very enjoyable.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Mary Calton Gerard

    🌋explosive🔥fiya! I liked this first book of the "Latin Men" very much. The characters Leonardo and Alexa had a tough lesson to learn. The author's vivid depiction of romance and passion is displayed as in other books and series. The theme that I thought was handled carefully, was the need to communicate. Ideas can run around in the head but, necessary to be voiced and discussed. 🌋explosive🔥fiya! I liked this first book of the "Latin Men" very much. The characters Leonardo and Alexa had a tough lesson to learn. The author's vivid depiction of romance and passion is displayed as in other books and series. The theme that I thought was handled carefully, was the need to communicate. Ideas can run around in the head but, necessary to be voiced and discussed.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Mariah Woodson

    Pretty good This was a great concept and enjoyable. It could’ve worked as a longer novel as well since I felt the resolution was a bit too clean and easy. Would have loved to see them actually work on their communication skills instead of just falling into bed after an argument. I’m definitely no prude but I rolled my eyes a bit and skimmed those parts. But I knew what to expect from a novelette even if it worked better as a longer story.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Authoress Nikqua

    Absolutely loved this book!!! Alexa and Leo were a marriage couple that needed that arrangement to get their marriage back on track! I'm glad that they did, because although they loved each other. I felt like their parents past held them back. I'm so happy they got their happily ever after. Great Job Delaney Diamond, you never disappoint me❤ Absolutely loved this book!!! Alexa and Leo were a marriage couple that needed that arrangement to get their marriage back on track! I'm glad that they did, because although they loved each other. I felt like their parents past held them back. I'm so happy they got their happily ever after. Great Job Delaney Diamond, you never disappoint me❤

  16. 5 out of 5

    Frances Hardy

    Great Read An interesting love story. Alexa and Leo are having problems in their marriage. Leo is a workaholic and Alexa feels neglected and unloved. She leaves him twice, they get back together after he finds out that she is pregnant.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Sandra

    I Liked "The Arrangement," but life could have been so much more simple for Leo and Alexa if they had sat down and TALKED TO EACH OTHER about their hopes and fears regarding their marriage. Problem solved, nine months no wasted! I Liked "The Arrangement," but life could have been so much more simple for Leo and Alexa if they had sat down and TALKED TO EACH OTHER about their hopes and fears regarding their marriage. Problem solved, nine months no wasted!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Talia Hibbert

    Short and Sweet You'll love this book if: - you like billionaires - you like emotional conflicts and misunderstandings - you like family-based HEAs with marriage and babies! - you like your sex scenes classy Short and Sweet You'll love this book if: - you like billionaires - you like emotional conflicts and misunderstandings - you like family-based HEAs with marriage and babies! - you like your sex scenes classy

  19. 4 out of 5

    Miss_J2g

    An Arrangement of Misunderstanding! The words I Love You can make a world of difference. I loved Leo and Alexa’s story. Open communication plays a huge part in any relationship. These two discovers just that on their journey. Great read!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Renee Dobson

    Deliciously tropey romance, very enjoyable and easy read. Finished in a single sitting. I'm growing very fond of this author's work. She always delivers. Along with Talia Hibbert, she's one of my new go-tos for an entertaining fix! Deliciously tropey romance, very enjoyable and easy read. Finished in a single sitting. I'm growing very fond of this author's work. She always delivers. Along with Talia Hibbert, she's one of my new go-tos for an entertaining fix!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Tameka Jones

    The only reason I gave this book two stars instead of one is that I was curious enough about the end (and it’s a short read) to keep going. With the decent reviews, I was HOPING for something not so cliche. 😕

  22. 4 out of 5

    Jordan Simmons

    Really Good I really liked it. It was a quick read and held my attention. The book itself was great. The characters! I wanted to punch them both. They were both so stubborn and prideful! I like Leo tho.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Sada

    Loved it This is my second time reading this book, loved it each time. Loved Leo and Alexa. Thank you Ms Diamond.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Kendra Griffin

    THE ARRANGEMENT I LOVE READING ABOUT HOT LATIN MEN. THIS BOOK IS A FIRST READ OF DELANEY DIAMOND WORK THAT I OWN. I KNOW I'LL GET MORE. THE ARRANGEMENT I LOVE READING ABOUT HOT LATIN MEN. THIS BOOK IS A FIRST READ OF DELANEY DIAMOND WORK THAT I OWN. I KNOW I'LL GET MORE.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Lee Jones

    The Arrangement Leo wanted a ......... Alexa needed a favor from her ......... Will also and Alexa come to an understanding or allow pride to .....

  26. 4 out of 5

    Ava Smith-forrest

    Book One Leo and Alexia learned without communication a relationship doesn't stand a chance. You must tell your partner what you need and expect. Book One Leo and Alexia learned without communication a relationship doesn't stand a chance. You must tell your partner what you need and expect.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Loette Johnson

    A cute short story I enjoyed this novella while it was short it was complete and we'll written love that Leonardo got his act together because the third time was the charm A cute short story I enjoyed this novella while it was short it was complete and we'll written love that Leonardo got his act together because the third time was the charm

  28. 4 out of 5

    Deborah C. Fidderman

    The Arrangement I loved the story of Alexa and Leonardo. I can't wait to start reading the next book in the series. I recommend this series to everyone who loves romance books. The Arrangement I loved the story of Alexa and Leonardo. I can't wait to start reading the next book in the series. I recommend this series to everyone who loves romance books.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Aitza

    It was a decent read. I needed more background to the characters. It wasn’t fleshed out enough. And Alexa came off as childish for refusing to verbalise her issues.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Mandy J

    Kinda short and arousing book.

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