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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And ultimately, in anger, he hits her. This one starts out with a promising device — the arranged marriage between two unwilling protagonists. It’s a bit of a problem that it’s tied as tightly to the first as it is.

But I found in the context of the whole novel, it fit. 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. An excellent sequel to the Rogues series.

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January 14, Publication Date: But, they are a good match for each other. AlexisLovesBooks Feb 9, They are so very different and it doesn’t get just brushed under the rug once she is brought into the hero’s world. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Very aware of his pomp and circumstance. I don’t normally write long-ish reviews, but I feel like I need to defend my rating. This story has made me think.

And here I am re-reading it for the umpteenth time. Neither of them is especially thrilled about this, and they attempt various means of escape.


birde For one, the hero’s mistress still plays a role even after he is engaged and then married. And then after they’ve pissed each other off, they have to play nice so no one starts scandal about the marriage. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Sep 17, redrobotlady rated it did not like it Shelves: I actually like the j of how and why the plain bluestocking and the blond Adonis are forced on each other. She was just so ” You may take my body but never my soul ” on the guy and he wasn’t. There are a few secondary stories that added unwillinng interest: She runs to him and doesn’t even care. To all the bereaved: The mixture of adventure and romance was also commendable.

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Oh, and completely out of character for all involved. The son to a duke, discovers that the reason beverleyy never bonded with his dad, is because he’s not really his father. The review of this Book prepared by Kim Mills. That is not my idea of romance.

Clarissa, whose story was written briide and who made me anticipate the hitting, is seen as stupid and shallow here, another convention of all Regency romances of these times, just as Eleanore’s marriage keeps shining more and more glowingly, with admonissions that Beth will have to work on hers to reach that happiness.

But am I going to read any more of her books? To Rescue A Rogue. I had trouble trusting it wouldn’t happen again in a similar context. Where are those chapters?

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I read all of the books in this series in paperback years ago. I have never wanted to cause pain to someone like that in my life! Can there be any common ground? Company of Rogues 2. But there’s this violence which beevrley accepts. The review must be at least 50 characters long.


What Readers Are Saying What do you think? Unwillihg he left, he gave her the deed to her house, and a very expensive, very funny present.

An Unwilling Bride (Company of Rogues, book 2) by Jo Beverley

Everyone else acts as if the casual spousal abuse is nothing serious. A man-hater, idiot the whole time, but when she finally decides to drop the whole act and get down and dirty with the guy, he HITS HER.

Oh yeah, somebody’s mom got wild. Oh, and while I didn’t have a problem with the weird feminist break in this novel, Beverley made some odd choices here that may cause others problems. They spar, sneer, bicker and mostly rub each other the wrong way- but not in the sexual way.

She thinks that people will see that she’s still not able to look attractive and will laugh at her.

It seems hardly appropriate to take protectiveness-anger and equate it with feeling-sexually-betrayed anger, and then be all rosily confident that he’ll never act out in the same way as he did before.