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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I loved how the characters seemed very much well-suited for the hride period. There is no magical understanding between them, no trust, no love. AlexisLovesBooks Feb 9, In this series View all Book 3. 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 unwikling in the meantime.

Yet, after a harrowing meeting with the elderly Duke of Belcraven, Beth found herself forced into wedding his heir, the dashing Lucien de Vaux.

Despite the garish cover, on which a cross-eyed female adores a too-old man, the book started out ok. Just not in the style I like best. That was a bravo from this reader. 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. The story of his beating a horse when he was a child, should have been left out in my opinion.

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. You submitted the following rating and review. A sense of confusion of rules of society, some of the wastefulness.


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Sadly they lack all the charm and edge of the original. Only a third son, however, so all was patched over. You can probably read this one without the first, but you’d miss quite a bit of the characterization. His Lordship’s True Lady. That’s my take on the heroine of this novel and it’s a large part of why I disliked this story so much.

Would you like to tell us unwiling a lower price? Company of Rogues 2 Members. This book contains violence by the H on h including unwillinng her in anger such that she has a prominent facial bruise.

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At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. Then for most of the book, she wants to tell him the truth, that she is a nervous virgin, but she keeps chickening out.

And it won’t be a comfortable HEA. Hopefully, they all die. She was thrown against the wall, her brief cry silenced by shock. That lasts more than many other things. Penguin Australia An edition of this book was published by Beverrley Australia. The one sex scene was kind of dull.

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I was told that. Usually I’m fine with light heroes, but this rogue is not appealing or charming, and that I already know he will beat his wife worries me as much as Beverley’s first novel with the awfully executed rape aftermath. An Unwilling Bride Zebra historical romance. So anyway, things bump along with a series of misunderstandings and reconciliations, in which both of them are alternately cranky or contrite, but never quite at the same time.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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 defiance, she refused to act the part of an aristocrat, rejecting even the family jewels!


To make matters worse, he is a full-blooded aristocratic male, and she is an early feminist with republican inclinations. English Choose a language for shopping. Okay, to be honest, why would a man prefer a combative, prickly, opinionated, plain forced-upon-him wife over a warm, understanding, undemanding, good humoured and beautiful mistress? Lucien came off as an abusive, arrogant brat who doesn’t mind threatening his wife with ebverley violence as long as he doesn’t follow through with it.

The one point of the story I had serious issues with view spoiler [ is beeverley Lucien hit Beth. You know when you re-read and skim Estimated number of sex scene pages: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Before unwillig hit her they told each other they loved each other, which was necessary because Beverley was so t Very long commentary, but I think it is an example of this writer’s progress and various genres and gender conventions: Please review your cart. She’s portrayed as a stereotypical radical feminist who is starchy, unfeminine, unattractive and a bit obsessed with her “cause”.

Zebra, do you want a new proofreader? But Lucien was a third son, so all was patched over. The trouble was the chit’s spitting temper. Unwklling liked the I would say this book gets a 3.

To all the bereaved: No trivia or quizzes yet. So all this did was to create the problem of disgust and distaste in his mind.