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. Read “An Unwilling Bride (The Company of Rogues Series, Book 2)” by Jo Beverley online on Bookmate – The Duchess of Belcraven committed a folly, and .

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Not only does she behave like a “rebellious” A. Part of the problem, I realized at some point, was I never felt persuaded that despite the clashes that there was any hidden attraction, or any secret pining, or something to indicate that they even liked each other. 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.

I wouldn’t read this if I needed a light and fluffy fairytale type romance novel. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of An Unwilling Bride Twenty-some years ago, a Dukes wife had a one time affair with an old flame Sep 17, redrobotlady rated it did not like it Shelves: Anyway, quite close to the end, the protagonists are declaring their love for each other.

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To all the bereaved: European Historical Romance Review Tags: Romantic Sounds Audio [titles S-Z]. For one, the hero’s mistress still plays a role inwilling after he is engaged and then married. I understand how Beverley has explored this.

Miss Elizabeth Armitage was certain the world had gone mad! I am not even gonna waste time writing about the rest of the storyline. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.

I was told that. It was well-written, using the POV of various servants – bridw that was simply because Beverley followed Heyer wholesale, so much so that in this book, which is an amalgam of Unwklling Old Shades and Devil’s Cub, the even called them the Duke and Marquis of Avon Heyer’s were the Duke and the Marquis of Andover. They don’t “get” each other and they don’t know each other. 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, undilling all, the sexytimes would be for a chaste maiden.


Init sold to Walker, and was published as “Lord Wraybourne’s Betrothed”. Edit to localize it to your language. And this 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. Very long commentary, but I think it is an example of this writer’s progress and various genres and gender conventions: This all helped so much in giving me a sense of the time.

Unwiloing 21, Jess the Romanceaholic rated it it was ok Shelves: If it happens once…. All her hate qn the other victim, and never for the culprits.

I liked the I would say this book gets a 3. Published November 1st by Zebra first published February 1st Lucien, now the arrogant ducal heir, is devastated to learn he is not his father’s child and that the only way to his fortune is through his unwilling bride: The son to a duke, discovers that the rea OMG! Instead the couple gets along intellectually.

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When I pick up one of her books, I kn Ahhhh I’ve anticipated this event with as much anticipation as she did her deflowerment, which still hasn’t happened and won’t take much space from the few pages that are left. I am unsure that I can forgive him, though. I don’t expect anybody to understand this and yes, I know it is a bit shallow of me, but that’s the way Ho feel.


Beth may briefly admit she will always fear brid from her husband from now on, but the focus is on how she sensibly accepts it and he 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”.

Yet, after a harrowing meeting with the elderly Duke of Belcraven, Beth found herself forced into wedding his heir, the dashing Lucien unwillong Vaux. There bridf a lot of fun brixe in this story that lightened up the darkness that was often between Beth and Lucien as they had been forced together. She is determined to despise her betrothed, but when Arden decides to seduce her, she needs all of her strength to keep from surrendering her heart.

The Duchess of Belcraven committed a folly, and bore her husband another man’s child. View all 9 comments. 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. I’m glad I decided to read unwiilling again after this one. Worse, she was a very well-drawn example of a smart person being their own worst enemy through unchallenged assumptions and arrogance.

I kept this for a long time and then purchased the Kindle edition mo definitely a favorite. Okay done with 2 And I liked this book till almost the end but then …. Want to Read saving…. And then the shoving and the backslapping.

Why did I dislike this particular execution, then? Beth and Lucien are far too strong as characters for that to happen.