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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Furthermore, there’s this side plot with Lucien’s parents that felt really unresolved. The moments where the antagonism between Beth and Lucien dragged on became a little trying ofer time, but ultimately I really enjoyed this book. At that point, I was already mulling over how I would rate it.
To sum it up, our hero hits his wife.
An Unwilling Bride (Company of Rogues, book 2) by Jo Beverley
I liked the I would say this book gets a 3. 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.
He had seemed bad in glimpses in other books, which was always described as awesome, but I can beverly more forced sex coming on, and he’s such an unreasonable stupid chauvinist with not a single redeeming feature. I am going to read book 1 of the series now. I loved little Robin Sparrow here too.
An Unwilling Bride (The Company of Rogues Series, Book 2)
This is compounded by Lucien being the same with his own unchallenged assumptions and arrogance. Published November 1st by Zebra first published February 1st Zebra Books- Fiction – pages. You can probably read this one without the first, but you’d miss quite a bit of the characterization. It takes time to build the attraction and appreciation for each other’s intelligence and wit.
Open Preview See a Problem? He vowed to win her submission-for he was a master player at seduction, and Miss Armitage would soon learn she’d begun a dangerous game He’s the heir to a dukedom and has been raised in privilege all of his life; she’s been raised by her “aunt” in a girl’s school and passionately supports the feminist ideals of Mary Wollstonecraft.
Equally charmless was the handling of the servant boy, and by now it’s clear there will never be any interaction between Beth and her father. Then tragedy strikes and the twins are killed, leaving only the baby.
An Unwilling Bride (Zebra Historical Romance)
She complains about it, and acts like the fuckin’ victim. I hate that brutish asshole. Estimated number of sex scene pages: And I am unsure I can accept Beth’s acceptance. 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.
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. They fight like cats, because they lack any belief that the other person is actually interested in them, so everything that can be misconstrued, is.
So how do we go from all of that to a HEA? And the thing is, it never really gets pretty and takes a long time to even get bearable for them. Lucien, now the arrogant ducal heir, is devastated to learn he is not his father’s child and that the only way to brride fortune is through his unwilling bride: I had forgotten how much I hated book 1. His resentment is no excuse for his treatment of her, though. Yeah, way to support feminin rights you hussy.
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. But it’s unwliling much an act of civility. He threatens to thrash her and indeed backhands her when they try to consummate the marriage because he doesn’t trust her and doesn’t believe what she’s been telling him that she’s innocent.