An Unwilling Bride
Jo Beverley is a New York Times best-selling author whose lush romances have earned her a place in the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. An Unwilling Bride traces an unlikely match between two headstrong people. In order to keep his vast estates in the family, the Duke of Belcraven must... show more
Jo Beverley is a New York Times best-selling author whose lush romances have earned her a place in the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. An Unwilling Bride traces an unlikely match between two headstrong people. In order to keep his vast estates in the family, the Duke of Belcraven must find a suitable bride for Lucien de Vaux, his only heir. But the woman he chooses for Lucien has plans of her own. It will take more than simple romance to turn this arrangement into a fairy tale wedding.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: November 1st 2000
Pages no: 351
Edition language: English
Series: Company of Rogues (#2)
I did not find this an easy or always pleasant read. And I mean this in a good way mostly This is not a fluffy regency with a romancing hero and a sweet lovable heroine. The way the hero and the heroine are being thrown together and basically blackmailed into marrying is not pretty. And the thing...
I LOVE the angst involved in arranged/forced marriages, and in that aspect, this book was a joy. While the "romance" between Lucian and Beth wasn't really full of chemistry or sexual tension, I did enjoy their battles of wits, and the injustice of having to give up everything you've ever wanted in l...
Dragged a little at the very end, but overall I liked it. Want to read more of Ms. Beverley now...
The initial (and long-running) conflict between Lucien and Beth was quite well done, although it went on for too long IMHO. Their subsequent falling in love worked less well - things seemed to be settling down from a constant state of conflict into a comfortable "let's be friends" state - maybe they...
Ahhhh...*sigh*...Jo Beverley. It's like...coming home. Reading one of your novels is like wrapping myself up in a cozy blanket and sipping some hot cocoa and marshmallows while snuggling up with my teddy bear. They are just comfy, cozy, feel good reads. I really liked this story. Jo Beverley's histo...