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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Feb 28, Shelby rated it really liked it Shelves: So good characterization, but not exactly in a good cause. At sixteen, she wrote her first romance, with a medieval setting, completed in installments in an exercise book. In romance, I like to see a couple fall in love emotionally.

In defiance, she refused to act the part of an aristocrat, rejecting even the family jewels!

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An Unwilling Bride by Jo Beverley — All About Romance

Instead the couple gets along intellectually. At this point, he may not expect her to recognize the quote, but he himself is certainly clear on the context. Account Options Sign in. It is a truth universally accepted that a young woman of independent career and feminist leanings is not going to be happy about being forced to marry a titled young noble.


Primrose and the Dreadful Duke. But then, neither was An Arranged Marriage. The thing I had the most trouble with is that one of their fights descends into violence.

I didn’t remember reading this before, but a few pages in, I recognized the story. And please God,” he added quietly, “may there one day be an end to war.

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

Read more Read less. I might have try and read it again and see if I like it better the second time, since I fell in love with the Company of Rogues after reading Forbidden. But Lucien was a third son, so all was patched over.

That’s more a convention of historical romances like Woodiwiss, one that deadens the heart. At that point, I was already mulling over how I would rate it. But for an audience keyed to the feminist message engaged by the rest of the novel and with a world view that seeks out and emphasizes the brutality of men, this recognition of Lucien’s duress and his own abhorrence of losing control like that will see her forgiveness as weakness and want to put her in the nearest women’s shelter hide spoiler ].

The issue I have with this novel is the main characters. So all this did was to create the problem of disgust and distaste in unwioling mind. Top notch Beverey reading pleasure. Neither of them is especially thrilled about this, and they attempt various means of escape. They aren’t easy characters. Estimated number of sex scene pages: We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them.


But am I going to uneilling any more of her books?

I am interested in further books from this author, especially Nicolas and Elanor’s Would you like to tell us about a no price? Lucien, now the arrogant ducal heir, is devastated to learn he is not his father’s child and that the only way to his fortune is through his unwilling bride: The hero does have quite a temper, which is always highlighted.

An Unwilling Bride

View all 3 comments. A follower of Mary Wollstonecraft, she believes in equality for women, which in her mind precludes marriage. I understand how Beverley has explored this. This is actually where this novel picks things up. The heroine also irritated me because she’s so insecure about her lack of good looks that she refused to wear pretty clothing or fix her hair in an attractive manner.

He was a charming rogue, and she was spunky and didn’t back down.