When You Wish Upon a Duke
In a sparkling new series filled with irresistible charm and sizzling romance, award-winning author Isabella Bradford introduces us to the eldest of three Wylder sisters—unruly country girls whose passion for life leaves their London suitors breathless. Raised in the Dorset countryside, Lady... show more
In a sparkling new series filled with irresistible charm and sizzling romance, award-winning author Isabella Bradford introduces us to the eldest of three Wylder sisters—unruly country girls whose passion for life leaves their London suitors breathless. Raised in the Dorset countryside, Lady Charlotte Wylder doesn’t care one bit about well-bred decorum. The dark-haired, blue-eyed beauty would rather ride a horse than attend a stuffy ball. So when Charlotte learns that she is to leave immediately for London to wed the Duke of Marchbourne, a perfect model of aristocratic propriety, she is less than enchanted with her arranged marriage. But to her delight, their first encounters are brazenly flirtatious, and their wedding night burns with passion. March’s broad shoulders and dark countenance make Charlotte want to rip every button off his waistcoast. She may even be falling in love with her new husband. Yet whenever their desire boils over, March reluctantly pushes Charlotte away. Will past secrets and present misunderstandings mire their marriage in scandal, or serve to strengthen a bond that is destined to last a lifetime?
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: July 31st 2012
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Series: Wylder Sisters (#1)
Not bad, just boring. The conflicts were lukewarm and I never felt that the characters really earned their HEA. The characters themselves were so-so, again, not bad, just there. That's the crux of the problem, at least most bad books have something that engages my emotions, even if it's rage. This b...
Arranged marriage stories are one of the staples of Historical Romances, yet I’ve never been the biggest fan of them. Yes, the circumstances of the romance are the same as any plot type, with two strangers coming together and falling in love. However, when the marriage is an absolute for the coupl...
A surprising lack of drama/conflict but still enjoyable. Charlotte was great (her rescue plot was a bit silly, but brave) but I'm not sure if March is worthy of her. He still has some opening up to do. Detailed review to come.
This one was just kind of... there. I kept thinking it was set in Regency time until a queue, hoops or powder was mentioned. I really didn't get the sense of being in 1760. Just a bit blah to me, including the love scenes. Just didn't get any emotion out of this one.
When You WIsh Upon a Duke has a very natural, although anti climatic, story romance readers will appreciate.The lack of a proposed obstacle in the beginning of this novel doesn’t necessary mean that our perfect pair won’t be facing some issues later on. It seems like a realistic point of view to see...