Seducing the Bride

Seducing the Bride After a night of gambling at London s most famous gaming hell Lord Beckett Thornby and his friend Lord Alfred Weston make a shocking discovery They come across a beautiful young woman clad only in

  • Title: Seducing the Bride
  • Author: Michelle McMaster
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 333
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • After a night of gambling at London s most famous gaming hell, Lord Beckett Thornby and his friend, Lord Alfred Weston, make a shocking discovery They come across a beautiful young woman clad only in a nightdress laying unconscious in a rubbish heap Worried for her safety and famous for his habit of taking in strays, Beckett takes the mysterious girl home and puts her toAfter a night of gambling at London s most famous gaming hell, Lord Beckett Thornby and his friend, Lord Alfred Weston, make a shocking discovery They come across a beautiful young woman clad only in a nightdress laying unconscious in a rubbish heap Worried for her safety and famous for his habit of taking in strays, Beckett takes the mysterious girl home and puts her to bed, intent on calling a doctor the next day But his good intentions go awry when his mother and solicitor make an unplanned visit the next morning, and all hell breaks loose.When the impoverished viscount learns he is now heir to a wealthy earldom, Beckett must quickly take a bride Having been jilted by his former fianc e, he no longer believes in love but Beckett does believe in the heated desire this mysterious angel stirs within him He vows to make the voluptuous beauty his wife.Isobel Hampton is on the run from a villainous nobleman who will stop at nothing until he possesses both her and her family estate The strong minded miss makes a break for freedom and disappears into the night, but Sir Harry Lennox vows to find her When she awakens in the bed of a handsome viscount, Isobel demands to know how she got there But something in Lord Thornby s eyes makes her want to trust the handsome lord When he proposes a marriage of convenience, it could be the solution to all of Isobel s problems or just the beginning of them.For though Beckett and Isobel have sworn to a marriage in name only, the flame of passion burns hot between them As they engage in a dangerous dance of seduction, the last place they expect to find true love is in each other s arms.Originally published as The Marriage Bargain in 2000 Seducing The Bride is a newly revised and updated edition.

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    1. Thin, inconsistent characters serve, rather than drive, a coincidence-ridden plot in a stage-flat setting, conveyed in cliched, poorly-edited prose. I've got quite good at avoiding two-star books, but this one slipped past. I happen to like the "fake relationship becomes real relationship" trope, and the sample seemed promising; the hero was established as a kind man (he literally pats the dog), and while the heroine hadn't shown a lot of courage or intelligence yet, I was hoping that she would [...]

    2. I enjoyed this story immensely. There was a lot of action, mystery, some cleaner love scenes, and a bit of surprise at the end. Beckett Thornby is broke. His fiancee has dumped him because of it. After an evening of playing cards (an effort by Beckett to get some money), Beckett and his friend, Alfred, are leaving the establishment where they'd been playing, when they see a woman lying in a heap. Alfred is all about leaving her but Beckett, who has a penchant for strays, won't have it. He picks [...]

    3. 3.5 starsThis romance follows the formula of most. Witnessing her guardian's murder and being told by his murderer that she and her fortune will be his, Isobel runs but finds herself compromised and married in short order. However, when the marriage begins as a marriage on paper only she wonders at Beckett's motives.As they learn Sir Harry means to get her back with false accusations and bribes, fleeing to the Barbados only put them in the path of pirates and a mysterious cat named Captain Black [...]

    4. Nothing original in this book. I don't mind that much but when it's coupled with failure to develop the plot line properly it gets boring quickly. This has got your typical foolish assumptions ('he said he'd never fall in love again, obviously he doesn't, I'm forever doomed because I fell in love with him', 'oh he makes my skin tingles but it'll be alright, this will be a marriage of convenience only') as well as the usual 'he confessed his real feelings for her only after he nearly lost her'. T [...]

    5. This is an all right book, not a great book, but not a bad book. The writer indulges too much in descriptive passages, which slows the book. She spends too much of the book in 2-4 page passages describing the surroundings or the character going back and forth in their head about stuff. There's not a lot of story development, and the author puts in a few too many twists and turns. The focus on when will they have sex detracts from the story. Wasn't bad, but could have been much better.

    6. I enjoyed the two main characters and the adventure they went on! As another reviewer said there are some editing errors and this detracted from my enjoyment at times because it would take me out of the story due to a added word not in the right place etc.

    7. TriteA little far fetched and unbelievable! Hope the next two are better or. I will be wasting money! Really hoping.

    8. I enjoyed Isobel and Beckett's story and would read more books by Michelle McMaster. Isobel's guardian was murdered by a man who wants to marry her, and take her money of course, so she flees into the night. She ends up in a trash heap, dressed only in her night clothes, and Beckett saves her.Beckett realizes quickly that the waif he pulled out of the trash is really a lovely young woman, who will make him an adequate wife. He unexpectedly inherited a title, along with money, and of course his e [...]

    9. I enjoyed this book. It was very good. However the name of the book is absolutely terrible. Why on earth the author chose to name this book, "Seducing the Bride" is beyond me. it has nothing to do with the story. I wonder how many didn't read this book because of the name. I just don't know how the author could right such a wonderful story and give it such a lousy name.One of the things I liked about the book is that it didn't go overboard with the sex scenes. Matter of fact I think they were ju [...]

    10. Isobel Hampton has to run from her house to escape a killer. The dark streets of London are no place for a frightened young woman to be. Impoverished Lord Beckett Thornby is finding out just who is a real friend and who just wanted his money. When circumstances change our hero and heroine must make instant decisions that will turn both of their lives upside down. Just how far must they go to escape our villain. He will stop at nothing to get what he wants, and is a very dangerous enemy. A marvel [...]

    11. This is an unusual novel, but I liked it. From the start, Beckett finding Isobel in the refuse, exhausted, is a departure from the style of ton-focussed society. Isabel is a fighter, a survivor, so she runs from her nemesis, Sir Harry, and keeps the secret of his evil from Beckett. They marry for convenience, then are pursued by Harry, so they run to Barbados. Moving into the next part of the plot, sir Harry follows, and they end up in a pirate ship. I love the adventure and the way Isobel keeps [...]

    12. I liked this book to start with, but about 70% into it, it all sort of went downhill in some crazy plot twists. I liked the premise and the romance between the two, but once pirates and kidnapping came into play it was too much. It seemed too rushed. One moment they're fighting for their lives, and then boom next chapter nookie in the carriage. Too jarring a transition for me. I managed to finish the book, but there were too many wrenches thrown in at the end when it could have been wrapped up n [...]

    13. This book was entertaining. A relatively quick read. The h/h were well suited and funny. Their romance was hot and their banter was enjoyable. Like a real life well suited couple. One of my favorite parts of the heroin was that she was feminine yet strong. She was not girlish or childish and she was not brash or rude. She was strong and confident but still carried the air of an innocent lady. It was a refreshing take in my opinion. I look forward to continuing this series.

    14. After skimming the e-book (because sometimes I do that to see if something will catch my interest and make me want to read the whole story), I am sure that I will not enjoy this because it was too long-winded---some scenes can just be excluded. There are too many dramas and I dislike drama. The male principal character was a weak coward. How did the female principal character still found him handsome, loved him (even if he badly hurt her) and enjoyed his "attentions" is beyond me.

    15. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Damsel in distress, a gentle man, sea travel, piracy, plantations, false accusations, the devil himself, and a cat - what more could you want? I even laughed at some of the exploits and interactions between the characters. There were certain areas where I felt there were gaps between certain sections was too big a stretch but nevertheless the story was very cleverly put together.

    16. Cute, cleverly written and endearing.It was a fast passed entertaining story that was very well written. It possessed well developed characters, intriguing plot and a bit of magic or was it? This author is witty and definitely has a sense of humor . Looking forward to reading the next story in this series. Although it can be read as a stand alone.

    17. BeautifulThis is my first book by you and I love it. It was a page turner and lots of adventure along the way.I wish you continue success and I will be visiting your library to see what other goodies you have on the shelves. DH from New York City P.s. please read this book you will be happy you did.

    18. Marriage, piracy, could there be love?Isabel lost her parents, was guided by her guardian, and married. Beckett did not believe in love after a bad engagement. Together their story added excitement and adventure to their lives. A wonderfully touching novel of the Regency era. A study of greed and dishonesty, love and honor. I received this book free for an honest review.

    19. murder mayhem romance pirates it all in this taleA good read a has a real mix of situations for the heroine of the tale. A few edits required night rails or nightidresses versus dresses. When our hero initially undresses the heroine she appears to be dressed but she ran away from home in her nightie and dressing gown

    20. This was a unique start to a marriage. It goes to show you you could get to know someone first. But then it wouldn't be a story! This book has murder, evil villians, and adventure. And don't forget the pirates! Entertaininf read.

    21. Fast and action packed romance. Saving strays is what Beckett does best. But when he finds Isobel lying the rubble he has to help her out. And even though he has spurned by love before, just seeing the spark and attitude inside her, makes him burn for what might be

    22. Seducing the Bride - MayfairGreat book for a strong female who can out think her enemies. Sir Lennox was a very scary villain who hurt her countless times. So it was great that Abby had help from Captain Black and Worthington. Their time on the pirate ship was very adventurous.

    23. good storyI really enjoyed this book, it was a great story but it wasn't one of those books that I couldn't put down and I kinda of couldn't wait for it to end, but it was a good book.

    24. notes: some problematic stuff with weird cultural appropriation when they visit a plantation, but heroine spends plenty of time saving herself and her partner from dire situations. CW: slavery, attempted rape, assault

    25. Great storyThis book is truly delightful. It has everything a good book should have: Love, romance, excitement, adventure, and an unbelievable villain. Check it out. You won’t be disappointed.

    26. I enjoyed itVery well written. Had me laughing and blushing. Looking forward to reading book two. First time reading this author's work.

    27. Usually I am a sucker for historical romance but this one is a no. The only thing keeping it from one star is that it's historical romance.

    28. Thank you great book Thank you for using your talent . I love all the animal in this story I will read the rest of this series.

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