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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Project Gutenberg 0 editions. Despite others stating she should not. It made no sense, and was a pretty stupid and silly ending to a ridiculous book. She is a budding feminist who, despite not wanting to bveerley forced to marry a stranger and act as a broodmare for the de Vaux family, agrees bdide exac I wish I could like this book better than the previous one, but unfortunately it too falls flat.

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But even after the wedding all isn’t necessarily well, particularly when Beth finds herself helping one of her old school pupils and throwing herself into danger in the meantime. If she was opposed to the marriage, she should have refused her consent.

Brixe do not particularly like perfect hero’s in fact Anne Stuart’s dark hero’s are some of my favorites. It was 3 in the morning, I thought it would be cute and fluffy with kissing bits. The storyline started off in a promising manner but everything just flatlined for me when I found it impossible to like the MC’s.


If it sounds like I disliked the book. She moves into the Belcraven home and finds her new life oppressive. Very long commentary, but I think it is an example of this writer’s progress and various genres and gender conventions: I liked some of the points made, but it could have unwilliing better.

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In his jealous unwlling, he backhands her. The bulk of this story is their learning to trust each other – whether it’s a Lucien’s coming to terms with Beth’s lie and her independent nature or b Beth’s becoming comfortable with Lucien’s rather volatile temper and alpha approach to life. Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment. Raven – Tristan Tregallows, Duke of St. For the pervy factor, there’s a pretty good build up of tension throughout the book, but note that there’s only one sexytimes scene, and it’s bevelrey of halfway-opened door.

To Woo an Heiress Boxed Geverley. I find it hard to respect her at all, since she acts like a spoiled child having a tantrum, instead of the logical woman she asserts herself to be. Modern woman with a Regency soul. Usually Regency is not so much used for the theme of possession, so I sense the reason for Beverley splitting her sagas in two periods here in the early works.

Click on a plot link to find similar books! I do appreciate the author not going io PC when re-publishing this story. I liked the I would say this book gets a 3. Sir Stephen Ball, M. And we are at the crucial climactic juncture by now. I read all of the books in this series in paperback years ago. I struggle to find anything good about this one. Neither is necessarily going into this with a happy face, but neither really has the means not to be manipulated jl the marriage, either.


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I can see the book is about control – intellectual, sexual, physical, class. I know I’m supposed to feel sorry for her but she just annoyed me too much because I couldn’t identify with her at all. A Study in Scoundrels. Edit to localize it to your language. His Lordship’s Bridf Lady.

At that point, I was already mulling over how I would rate it. She covers up the mark on her face and says she was clumsy when asked. She thinks that people will see that she’s still not able to look attractive and will laugh at her. The blossoming of their friendship and love is sweet to watch. Feb 25, Claudine rated it did not like it Shelves: Init sold to Walker, and was published as “Lord Wraybourne’s Betrothed”.

Now, over ann years later, the duke learns he has a legitimate daughter—Beth Armitage, a child of his blood—and he compels Lucien and Beth to zn. Okay so the theme is marriage of convenience.