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 Book Summary and Study Guide

CD Audiobook 0 editions. And then the shoving and the backslapping.

There is an intriguing discussion around the rights of women in Regency England. And this woman especially rankled him–she was a nobody, a commoner–yet on a twist of fate she was the only link unwillinv continuing the bloodline for the de Vaux. I can see the book is about control – intellectual, sexual, physical, class. Bevwrley the two older boys drowned, leaving disaster. Just found out he is a bastard. My review is based on one unfortunate scene, and the way it’s beferley with though the rest of the story.

Well, okay, at one point I nearly DNF’d the book because of a contrivance that was just stupid and the last little adventure was both unnecessary and unnecessarily complicated. I didn’t remember reading this before, but a few pages in, I recognized the story. The “heroine” is a plain-jane schoolmistress. 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 sn.

No current Talk conversations about this book. About this time, the Duke also takes a mistress.


Had those words been a sign of shock? LibraryThing recommendations and tag cloud. He did the same thing.

An Unwilling Bride

It’s an interesting story with well shaped unwulling flawed characters. The thing I had the most trouble with is that one of their fights descends into violence. Chapter 1 April, “Hell and damnation. Years after writing this, the author defends it and says she wouldn’t change a thing because it reflects the violent nature of the era and the beverlwy environment they were living in.

This book was no exception, and I really enjoyed seeing the characters and their relationship grow.

But there’s also violence. It was well-written, using the POV of various servants – but that was simply because Beverley followed Heyer wholesale, so much so that in this book, which is an amalgam of These Old Shades and Devil’s Cub, the even called them the Duke and Marquis of Avon Heyer’s were the Duke and the Marquis of Andover.

Want to read more of Ms. When I pick up one of her books, I kn Ahhhh I would say this book gets a 3. The heroine is from humble upbringing, a teacher in a girl school.

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

They spar, sneer, bicker and mostly rub each other the wrong way- but not in the sexual way. An unusual heroine and a fresh plot add a different slant to the traditional Regency. When I pick up one of her books, I know that I can bwverley always just lose myself into the experience.

A follower of Mary Wollstonecraft, she believes in equality for women, which in her mind precludes marriage.

She thinks that people will see that she’s still not able to look attractive and will laugh at her. It made no sense, and was a pretty stupid unwilling silly ending to a ridiculous book. His unremarkable features as usual told no secrets. Beverley’s faible for 20 or more years of loveless suffering though annoys me, and I wish she had severed the ties to Heyer more, because inviting comparison to genuinely fascinating, genuinely dangerous characters that still are true to their partners makes Bever,ey tamer, mistress-riddled men not seem more modern, just slightly unappealing.


An Unwilling Bride – Jo Beverley – Google Books

From toshe obtained a degree in English history from Keele University in Staffordshire, where she met her future husband, Ken Beverley. A man hits his wife in anger, then she forgave him and knew he would never do it again. Account Options Sign in.

They obviously loved each other in some way. She aptly describes their early relationship as quicksand. I am unsure that I can forgive him, though.

The subplot with Clarissa and Deveril was fine, although I would have preferred Clarissa’s entrance earlier on in the book. Lucien de Vaux, Marquess of Arden and heir to a dukedom, is about to offer marriage to a young lady when his father stops him.

View all 13 comments. Yet, after a jjo meeting with the elderly Duke of Belcraven, Beth found herself forced into wedding his heir, the dashing Lucien de Vaux. He did apologize and he does feel awful about it, and I do believe that he won’t do it again.

Every single conversation goes sour, every misunderstanding possible is taken, neither character is particularly admirable — she in her martyrdom and he in his obsession with her sexual purity.