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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 Unwilling Bride by Jo Beverley — All About Romance

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. The heroine is from humble upbringing, a teacher in a girl school.

All the author’s add-ons about how Lucien is just as nervous and blabla sicken me more because he is not being forced by his own father to have sex and be the possession of someone else. This book contains violence by the H on h including hitting her in anger such that she has a prominent facial bruise. Lists with This Book. This book contains violence by the H on h including hitting her in anger such that she has a Author: Mistletoe Kisses and Yuletide Joy.


This isn’t a fluffy Regency. For the pervy factor, there’s a pretty good build up of tension throughout the book, but note that there’s only one sexytimes scene, and it’s kind of halfway-opened door.

AlexisLovesBooks Feb 9, Very long commentary, but I think it is an example of this writer’s progress and various genres and gender conventions: Information from the Dutch Common Knowledge. The issue I have with this novel is the main characters. Unfortunately, she is not going to be allowed to remain unmarried: There was a lot of emotional coldness and distance for a long time. At the age of eleven she went to an all-girls boarding school, Layton Hill Convent, Blackpool.

She quickly attained a position as a youth employment officer untilworking first in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, and then in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire. And I usually don’t like such actions in romance novels, but the author made it work within the story of the two. GoldenDarter Sep 15, The school teacher wanted nothing more than to live her life free of the shackles of matrimony.

First of all, let me say that, in all fairness,the reason I probably didn’t enjoy this book so much was because it wasn’t at all what I was expecting. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long.

Penguin Australia An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia. Write a customer review. They already have two twin boys, so he already has his heir taken care of. But am I going to read any more of her books? They both felt terrible about it, but you know what?


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I should’ve taken a nap instead of reading this: Three stars perhaps do not give this book enough credit. As for Beth, while she started off as a champion for feminism, she was quick to forgive her husband’s violent nature. The only thing that made it sorta okay in the end was that, to me, he seemed to be beating himself up about it more than she was.

Now, over twenty years later, the duke learns he has a legitimate daughter—Beth Armitage, a child of his blood—and he compels Lucien and Beth to marry.

Want to Read saving…. Hopefully, they all die. Jan 17, Angela rated it did not unwilking it. Audible Oct Recorded Books. Elizabeth ArmitageLucien de Vaux.

Init sold to Walker, and was published as “Lord Wraybourne’s Betrothed”. Romantic Sounds Audio [titles S-Z]. Worse the entire event is glossed over as being unwililng.

However, the fact that we get the same level of explicit detail which, I admit, isn’t all that much when the hero schtups his mistress as when brids does the same with his wife was a huge turn off.