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 am interested in further books from this author, especially Nicolas and Elanor’s As far as romance conventions go, it’s miles ahead of a spy plot for allowing for real character development and relationship building, IMHO. This book was no exception, and I really enjoyed seeing the characters and their relationship grow. Anyway, I couldn’t take it anymore from there so I have no idea how it ends.

Que horror de libro, me ha costado acabarlo y casi lo dejo por aburrimiento, la historia prometia pero va perdiendo fuelle segun pasan las paginas para llegar a un final sin pies ni cabeza. Burn it with fire! Despite the garish cover, on which a cross-eyed female adores a too-old man, the book started out ok.

Equally charmless was the handling of the servant boy, and by now it’s clear there will never be any interaction between Beth and her father. 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. If it happens once….

Following the highly-acclaimed An Arranged Marriage, “An Unwilling Bride” is the second book in Beverley’s hugely successful “Company of Rogues” series to be reissued and re-packaged to reach her ever-growing circle of fans.

He’s the heir to a dukedom and has been raised in privilege all of his life; she’s been raised by her “aunt” in a girl’s school and passionately supports the feminist ideals of Mary Wollstonecraft.

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. They were both highly intelligent, which would, ultimately, unite them. There is an intriguing discussion around the rights of women in Regency England. When I pick up one of her books, I know that I can almost always just lose myself into the experience. That kind of behaviour was bad enough when I thought both of them were acting like spoiled petty children.


This time the hero who is not the son of his “father” and the heroine who is the daughter of the hero’s father but not by the hero’s mother, got that, no incest here are being pressured into marriage but despite the absurdity of it historically, legally, Meh. I didn’t love this one as much as the first book in the series because though I admired Beth’s views on the rights of women and the clever back and forth between her and Lucien, I thought their relationship was not as developed as I would have liked and their love was so suddenly declared and I didn’t feel it grow throughout the book.

I would say this book gets a 3. She’s visibly bruised, and it’s clear some violence has been done to her face. He almost strangles her. To view it, click here. So invoking feminist principles anachronistically works against specific events in the book in a way that will cause an emotional backlash from those engaged in those modern principles.

She also gives birth to a child of his, a daughter, but he doesn’t learn of her existence for over 20 years. For the pervy factor, there’s a pretty unwiling build up of tension throughout the book, but note that there’s only one sexytimes scene, and it’s kind of halfway-opened door.

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To make matters worse, he is a full-blooded aristocratic male, and she is an early feminist with republican inclinations. Very long commentary, but I think it is an example of this writer’s progress and various genres and gender conventions: But then, neither was An Arranged Marriage. She is a budding feminist who, despite not wanting to be forced to marry a stranger and act as a broodmare for the de Vaux family, agrees to exactly that.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. There is no magical understanding between them, no trust, no love. To produce a pureblood heir two illegitimate offspring must marry each other. I guess this will appeal to a lot of female readers but it just didn’t appeal to me personally. The H was another reason I hated this book. They both felt terrible about it, but you know what?


And then after they’ve pissed each other off, they have to play nice so no one starts scandal about the marriage. Zebra, do you want a new proofreader? So, yes even his sudden falling in love with the h feels forced and fakey.

An Unwilling Bride

So I guess the plot was problematic, but since it was a giant step up from the first book, it felt less dire, I suppose.

He regretted parting with her because he was getting married, but she was smart, emotionally controlled, and practical, even when things got kind of hairy in her life. Some strict editing is needed. Marriage of In Convenience is one of my favorite tropes. All her hate for the other victim, and never for the culprits.

Open Preview See a Problem? It seems hardly appropriate to take protectiveness-anger and equate it with feeling-sexually-betrayed anger, and uniwlling be all rosily confident that he’ll never act out in the same way as he did before.

Also promising is the fact that both protagonists are clever, educated sorts, though he has taken pains to hide this since his school days.

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

This was my first Jo Beverley and I was underwhelmed. Or the deliberate ignoring of it by the people we are supposed to trust – his father, the Company.

Part of my trouble is that I bridr really like either main character. Instead the first half of the book is a boring slog of social engagements and Beth being too sensible and intelligent to care about jewels or gowns a touch of the Not Like Other Girls Syndrome, methinks and the last third of the book a constant thrill ride.

Can there be any common ground? This isn’t a fluffy Regency. The review of this Book prepared by Kim Mills.