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. Read “An Unwilling Bride (The Company of Rogues Series, Book 2)” by Jo Beverley online on Bookmate – The Duchess of Belcraven committed a folly, and .

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I don’t normally write long-ish reviews, but I feel like I need to defend my rating. This seems like an accurate, well-researched glimpse of Regency society. Seriously, people, this is big agency publishing here! You know, it wouldn’t be proper to offend the duke and that idiot of wife of his. Raised as a commoner with a sharp mind, she has many beliefs about marriage and the aristocracy, none of which is flattering. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.

Westall, a long, thin gentleman who gave the impression of being stretched—like a figure in an el Greco painting—pretended to return to his own work, but his mind was all on the duke. I am interested in further books from this author, especially Nicolas and Elanor’s Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist. Jo Beverley passed away on May 23, after a long battle with cancer.


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.

Trivia About An Unwilling Brid An excellent sequel to the Rogues series. Nonetheless, Beverlye think this book has convinced me to seek out more of Beverley’s Rogues series.

An Unwilling Bride (The Company of Rogues Series, Book 2)

Audible Oct Recorded Books. So, yes even his sudden falling in love with the h feels forced and fakey.

bbride I had only minor issues with the plot, such as it was. Fifteen years ago, to celebrate the new century, hundreds of acres surrounding the great house had been brilliantly landscaped in the picturesque style by Humphry Repton. Needless to say, Lucien’s hands are tied, as well, unbeknownst to Beth. They already have two twin boys, so he already has his heir taken care of.

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At the same time it had been further improved by the addition of an island, complete with a Grecian temple from which fireworks had been exploded. That whole part of the story irritated me. Can you say incestuous? The only thing that made it sorta okay in the end was that, to me, he unailling to be beating himself up about it more than she was.


View all 9 comments. It’s a very daring book, for the genre, but not because Lucien is an alpha male with a potential for violence – that description would Everyone else acts as if the casual spousal abuse is nothing unwillong. This all helped so much in giving me a sense of the time.

They are just comfy, cozy, feel good reads. But there’s this violence which she accepts.

I can see the book is about control – intellectual, sexual, physical, class. Not only does she behave like a “rebellious” A.

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

One person is outraged and tries to defend her. And I am unsure I can accept Beth’s acceptance. We saw in the previous book how Lucien’s relationship with her was more caring than loving and I thought Beverley did a good job showing how their move to a non-sexual beveeley could work out for both in an interesting way.

If it happens once….

As such, the romance is rather slowly developed as we see them first get to know each other, then – warily – become comfortable with each other.

Good book but the heroine got on my nerves for the majority of the book. Katherine Kingsley Call Down the Moon.

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