February 17, 2019

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 excellent sequel to the Rogues series. Not another sole acknowledges it. That whole part of the story irritated me.

For one, the hero’s mistress still plays a role even after he is engaged and then married. 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 exac I wish I could like this book better than the previous one, but unfortunately it too falls flat. I am not even gonna waste time writing about the rest of the storyline.

Around page are two good observations how she’s unhappy to look pretty when that only makes it obvious she can’t be stunning, so would rather not be seen as having tried to do that – and his brutality and inability not to dominate and force her, the whip as something natural the man can’t help but hold over the woman.

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.


In romance, I like to see a couple fall in love emotionally. Well, okay, at one point I nearly DNF’d the book because of a contrivance that was just stupid and the last little adventure was both unnecessary and unnecessarily complicated.

Why did I dislike this particular execution, then? All her supposed intelligence and you don’t see an inch of it. I loved little Robin Sparrow here too. An Unwilling Bride Zebra historical romance. You know how to reach me.

An Unwilling Bride

veverley I decided to start with this one. This sort of circle of friends scares me deeply and sickens me. She aptly describes their early relationship as quicksand. There are some of these dialogues that are amazing to read and its like watching tennis match. They were both highly intelligent, which would, ultimately, geverley them.

Feb 28, Shelby rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.

Jan 17, Angela rated it did not like it. They end up in a marriage built on blackmail and manipulation. And it won’t be a comfortable HEA. On the bookshelves All.

Detailed Review Summary of An Unwilling Bride by Jo Beverley

Zebra Books- Fiction – pages. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Especially after feeling so much jealousy towards her after seeing Lucien gazing at her with a smile on his face. All her hate for the other victim, and never for the culprits. His unremarkable features as usual told no secrets. It went from being an adequately realistic if depressing domestic romance to being an over-the-top farce.


At that point, I was already mulling over how I would rate it. I wouldn’t read this if I needed a light and beverleey fairytale type romance novel.

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As an aside, I really liked the duke and duchess relationship, just lovely. Add to Your books. Jul 22, Yossra kerkeb rated it it was ok Shelves: I liked the plot, loved the hero and his parents back story was wonderfully twisted.

Even when they try to be pleasant to one another, it deteriorates into a quarrel. This time the hero who is not the son of his “father” and the heroine who is the daughter of the hero’s father but not by the hero’s mother, got that, no incest here are being pressured into marriage but despite the absurdity of it historically, legally, or realistically, they do not just refuse to marry each other.

He had threatened to beat her on two separate occasions, and she had been anxious about his tendency to lean towards violence.