This book was good in fact one of Jo Beverley’s best written story of ‘an arranged marriage’. Though I did not care for Lucian hitting Beth, I did understand were. New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jo Beverley has won the Following the highly-acclaimed An Arranged Marriage, “An Unwilling Bride” is. Twenty-some years ago, a Dukes wife had a one time affair with an old flame while her husband was away. She gets pregnant & her husband realizes the child.

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Then the two older boys drowned, leaving disaster. Dangerous Joy Company Of Rogues. And it won’t be a comfortable HEA. Beverley’s faible for 20 or more years of loveless suffering though annoys me, and I wish she had severed the ties to Heyer more, because inviting comparison beverle genuinely unwwilling, genuinely dangerous characters that still are true to their partners makes Bridd tamer, mistress-riddled men not seem more modern, just slightly unappealing.

The other is the actions of the hero towards the heroine are at some point not very “hero” like. She covers up the mark on her face and says she was clumsy when asked. They spar, sneer, bicker and mostly rub each other the wrong way- but not in the sexual way. Aug 18, Kate rated it it was ok Shelves: I did not find this an easy or always pleasant read.

And she laughed, though she was sad to lose him.

I hate when the hero keeps his mistress after he gets married! Dragged a little at the very end, but overall I liked it. Then tragedy strikes and the twins are killed, leaving only the baby. Primrose and the Dreadful Duke.

Too Scot to Handle. They both may behave as one would in this circumstance, but I never really felt their pain.


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Once they get past the lies, they need to work towards making Beth more comfortable with the physical aspect of marriage, and Lucien plays the gentleman in that respect, recognizing that going from schoolmistress to marchioness in the span of weeks is enough to make any gal a little wary of sudden change which, after all, the sexytimes would be for a chaste maiden.

Okay so the theme is marriage of convenience. The Last Chance Christmas Ball. This is actually where this novel picks things up. Open Preview See a Problem? Aside from the two unlikable central characters, I enjoyed the novel.

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And I usually don’t like such actions in romance novels, but the author made it work within the story of the two. Furthermore, there’s this side plot with Lucien’s parents that felt really unresolved.

He did apologize and he does feel awful about it, and I do believe that he won’t do it again. At that point, I was already mulling over how I would rate it. This geverley one of the strangest reviews I’ve ever written.

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Okay done with 2 And I liked this book till almost the end but then …. The thing I had the most trouble with is that one of their fights descends into violence. I didn’t really warm up to the heroine, in that, yes she was “wronged”, but she just never engaged my sympathy.

I can understand even though I don’t share it the heroine’s radical feminist zeal but becoming best buds with her husband’s former mistress hride taking the whole sisterhood thing too far.

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I kept this for a long time and then purchased the Kindle edition so definitely a favorite. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I don’t expect anybody to understand this and yes, I know it is a bit shallow of me, but that’s the way I feel.


At this point, he may not expect her to recognize the quote, but he himself is certainly clear on the context.

Everyone else acts as if the casual spousal abuse is nothing serious. She’s visibly bruised, and it’s clear some violence has been done to her face.

Sadly they lack all the charm and edge of the original. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

Watching as they try to accept the marriage and each other was like watching a dance. When a Marquess Loves a Woman. Seriously, people, this is big agency publishing here! The review of this Book prepared by Kim Mills. She was determined to despise her betrothed, but when Arden decided to seduce her, she needed all of her strength to keep from surrendering her heart.

With its suspected traditional Regency background, though, the lack of explicit sexytimes is notable in this book, so if you’re out for the pervy stuff, this isn’t the one to pick up. It takes time to build the attraction and appreciation for each other’s intelligence and wit. Too Wilde to Wed. Zebra; a edition September 1, Language: