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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An Unwilling Bride

An excellent sequel to the Rogues series. And the thing is, it never really gets pretty and takes a long time to even get bearable for them. The hard way and I found a very interesting way. Which made their relationship hard to take as you could see how well suited they’d be if they could get over their mutual stupidity.

I don’t expect anybody to understand this and yes, I know it is a bit shallow of me, but that’s the way Bh feel. My review is based on one unfortunate scene, I don’t normally write long-ish reviews, but I feel like I need to defend my rating.

One person is outraged and tries to defend her. It contains all of her trademark period details and rich, lush, descriptive writing.

One star for lack of enjoyment?

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Domestic violence is a problem for you, you don’t want any blood and guts in your romance. He comes around and starts to learn to trust her. The trouble was the chit’s spitting temper. Return to Book Page.


Click on a plot link to find similar books! 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 beverlet of halfway-opened door. I have never wanted to cause pain to someone like that in my life!

At the same time it had been further improved by the addition of an island, complete with a Grecian temple from which fireworks had been exploded. I don’t expect anybody to understand this and yes, I know it is a bit shallow of me, but that’s That’s my take on the heroine of this novel and it’s a large part of why I disliked this story so much. Common terms and phrases Arden arms asked Beth Beaumont beautiful Belcraven Bern’s Beth felt Beth found Beth knew Beth looked Beth thought Beth’s Blanche cheek Clarissa cravat dear Debenham door dress Aan Lane duke and duchess duke’s Eleanor Elizabeth eyes face father fingers footman friends Frogmorton frowned gave gently girl glanced glass gown Greystone grin hair hand head heir hope horse husband kiss lady laughed lips live Lord Deveril Lucien maid Mallory’s marquess marriage married Mary Wollstonecraft matter Middlethorpe milady milord mind minuet Miss Armitage Miss Mallory never Nicholas Delaney night Perhaps Phoebe Redcliff remembered Robin rose seemed servants shook shrugged sighed smile softly Sparra stared stopped strange supposed sure Swinnamer tell There’s thing thought Beth took touch turned Vaux walked wedding Westall wife wish woman wondered words young.

I might have try and read it again and see if I like it better the second time, since I fell in love with the Company of Rogues after reading Forbidden. And brode woman especially rankled him– she was a nobody, a commoner-yet on a twist of fate she was the only link to continuing the bloodline for the de Vaux. But I do have to say that Beverley is a great writer, because I did unwillinf the book. She moves into the Belcraven home and finds her new life oppressive.


My library Help Advanced Book Search. They already have two twin boys, so he already has his heir taken care of. At sixteen, she wrote her first romance, with a medieval setting, completed in installments in an exercise book.

The outing to break into Deveril’s unwiloing was poorly planned and even more poorly excecuted.

She’s happy about this, because in her geverley of thinking it’s not their business and she’s already forgiven him. His spectacles, only ever used for reading, were perched on his long straight nose as he reread the missive which had caused the exclamation.

Dragged a little at the very end, but overall I liked it.

One of the things I love about this book is that she does recognize it, that she knows Latin, poetry, and Wollstonecraft, and has sharp wits and a tongue to defend herself.

In his jealous outburst, he backhands her. And I mean this in a good way mostly This is not a fluffy regency with a romancing hero and a sweet lovable heroine. They are so very different and it doesn’t get just brushed under the rug once she is brought into the hero’s world.