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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The young man waited impatiently for his assistance to be sought so that he would learn the cause of it all.

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This book contains violence by the H on h including hitting her in anger such that she has a Author: Now, over twenty years later, the duke learns beverlye has a legitimate daughter—Beth Armitage, a child of his blood—and he compels Lucien unwipling Beth to marry. Trivia About An Unwilling Brid I also love the Rogues, I think I read all the book at some point and by and large I did like them.

Usually Regency is not so much used for the theme of possession, so I sense the reason for Beverley splitting her sagas in two periods here in the early works. No trivia or quizzes yet. Following the highly-acclaimed An Arranged Marriage, “An Unwilling Bride” is the second book in Beverley’s hugely successful “Company of Rogues” series to be reissued and re-packaged to reach her ever-growing circle of fans. Mass Market Paperback2nd editionpages.

I liked the plot, loved the hero and his parents back story was wonderfully twisted.

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I would have liked more depth with that part of the story. The H was another reason I hated this book.

Lucien, having more experience with his father, mostly settles for pouting and grim resignation. This seems like an accurate, well-researched glimpse of Regency society.

That’s more a convention of historical romances like Woodiwiss, one that deadens the heart. 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 uwnilling tried to do that – and his brutality and inability not to dominate and force her, the whip as something natural the man unwilling help but hold over the woman.

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I had been disappointed in The Secret Wedding part of her Malloren series in the past, so I had thought to keep only to her traditional Regencies. When Beth is visited by the Duke of Belcraven and forced to agree to the marriage she believes that her life is almost at an end – a woman who agrees with Mary Wollstonecraft’s views on the rights of women can hardly fit well into an aristocratic household.

The Duke of Belcraven was, in his secretary’s opinion, a cold fish. Lucien seems at first to be quite a rake. Jo Beverley’s historicals always set the perfect tone for the period, with the impeccably detailed settings, unwillinb lively cant and jargon, and the mannerisms at all levels of society.

She didn’t rake him across the coals at all! I liked the idea of addressing the topic of abuse.

The story basically is character driven as we see them navigate their prickly relationship, which starts on not-too-stable grounds when Beth tells a scandalous lie in her efforts to force the marquess’s hand to renege on the arrangement. Beth Armitage is content with her life as a teacher in a school in Regency England, but then she is compelled to marry the heir ot a dukedom to suit the duke’s dynastic plans.


They end up in a marriage built on blackmail and manipulation. Sin embargo, era solamente el tercer hijo, por lo que todo estuvo arreglado.

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The bulk of this story is their learning to trust each other – whether it’s a Lucien’s coming to terms with Beth’s lie and her independent nature or b Beth’s becoming comfortable with Lucien’s rather volatile temper and alpha approach to life.

So all this did was to create the problem of disgust and distaste in his mind. I actually liked her and liked where the relationships ended up. I understand that the Duke threatened her livelihood and her friends, but I also wonder at her not thinking of any alternatives, including running away she could always have changed her name and worked as a governess in the country, or attempted to leave for Canada or causing a scandal if the Duke didn’t leave her alone.

As an bide, I really liked the duke and duchess relationship, just lovely. Can there be any common ground? I find it hard to respect her at all, since she acts like a spoiled child having a tantrum, instead of the logical woman she asserts herself to be. The hero is a bit hard to like, but then so is the heroine. Con Somerford, Viscount Amleigh.