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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To make matters worse, he is a full-blooded aristocratic male, and she is an early feminist with republican inclinations. There are a few secondary stories that added some interest: How the Duke Was Won.
It is a good story and as I said a very talented author.
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That lasts more than many other things. So I guess the plot was problematic, but since it was a giant step up from the first book, it ab less dire, I suppose. There’s a couple explicit sex scenes, but one is with the mistress, Blanche. She is a budding feminist who, despite not wanting to be forced to marry a stranger and act as a broodmare for the de Vaux family, agrees to exactly that.
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.
Yet, ultimately they’re very well suited.
Petals In the Storm. Lucien was always a questionable character to me for his oft-threatened and once enacted violence. But it is a book that engages and entertains, and I am very glad to have met it again.
This one I found to be more enjoyable. I didn’t like how friendly Lucien was with his mistress, Blanche, I didn’t like how after meeting his future wife, Beth, he went and had one more night with his Blanche to say goodbye and I didn’t think it was very realistic that Beth would want to be friends with his Blanche, KNOWING who she was. Her maid is upset, and helps her try to hide the evidence.
They were both highly intelligent, which would, ultimately, unite them. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. His Lordship’s True Lady. No current Talk conversations about this book.
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A lot of time goes into their just being aware of each knwilling “in that way,” and, once they are, there are those lies and temper-temper issues that kind of stand in the way of anything physical.
Instead the couple gets along intellectually. Beth may briefly admit she will always fear blows from her husband from now on, but the focus is on how she sensibly accepts it and unwillng regrets it – just as hypocritical of the writer as having Lucien threaten and bruise her repeatedly right up to the wedding, and then suddenly say he could never force a woman and be “gentle”. Now, over twenty years later, the duke discovers that he has a daughter, a child of his blood, and he compels the two to marry — the arrogant ducal heir, devastated to learn for the first time that he is illegitimate; and the independent schoolteacher raised in the principles of the Rights of Women.
Clarissa, whose story was written later and who made me anticipate the hitting, is seen as stupid and shallow here, another convention of all Regency romances of these times, just as Eleanore’s marriage keeps shining more and more glowingly, with admonissions that Beth will have to work on hers to reach that happiness.
They fight like cats, because they lack any belief that the other person is actually interested in them, so everything that can be misconstrued, is. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. This is obviously a talented author.
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Of course the Company of Rogues were a lot of fun and they’re banter was very entertaining. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? They aren’t easy characters. Dragged a little at the very end, but overall I liked it.
Beth is an interesting character. The author writes a lot of the story through thoughts of the characters, while I enjoy more dialogue and interaction. And yet as time goes on Beth learns to understand a little more about the responsibilities of the Marquess and to appreciate his intelligence, learning and wit. Yet, after a harrowing meeting with the elderly Duke of Belcraven, Beth found herself forced into wedding his heir, the dashing Lucien de Vaux.
In his jealous outburst, he unwolling her.
And I mean this in wn good way mostly This is not a fluffy regency with a romancing hero and a sweet lovable heroine. I wouldn’t read this if I needed a light and fluffy fairytale type romance novel. Jo Beverley’s historicals always set the perfect tone for the period, with the impeccably detailed settings, the lively cant and jargon, and the mannerisms at all levels of society.
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