An Unwilling Bride : Company of Rogues

  • by Jo Beverley
  • Narrated by Simon Prebble
  • Series: Company of Rogues
  • 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jo Beverley is a New York Times best-selling author whose lush romances have earned her a place in the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. An Unwilling Bride traces an unlikely match between two headstrong people. In order to keep his vast estates in the family, the Duke of Belcraven must find a suitable bride for Lucien de Vaux, his only heir. But the woman he chooses for Lucien has plans of her own. It will take more than simple romance to turn this arrangement into a fairy tale wedding.

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Not One Of Jo Beverly's Best

I usually enjoy Jo Beverly's books but Unwilling Bride had too much antagonism between the couple for too long- 2/3's of the book. I enjoy Romance novels as a pleasant escape from reality. Lucien's violent actions/feelings toward Beth and her fear of him were pretty tiresome after a while. I can't believe the author wrote into a romance novel that he backhanded her. Geez, if I wanted to read about domestic violence I would have bought a newspaper. Also, I don't particularly care for books in which the heroine is plain and the hero is handsome. As for the narrator sometimes he sounded like he was slurping. I would not recommend this book to anyone and I'm sorry I bought it.
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- Rhena

I wanted to throttle the heroine

Would you try another book from Jo Beverley and/or Simon Prebble?

I love Simon Prebble, not so Jo Beverley


Would you recommend An Unwilling Bride to your friends? Why or why not?

The author took forever to reconcile the couple. The scaredy cat heroine was well educated, but her ignorance about male-female relationships was ridiculously unrealistic and frustrating. Not a terribly sympathetic heroine. The hero was appealing but not particularly well defined.


Which character – as performed by Simon Prebble – was your favorite?

The Duchess


Was An Unwilling Bride worth the listening time?

Yes, grudgingly.


Any additional comments?

I can't say enough about Simon Prebble's talent. He does a consistently fantastic job with historical novels. A wonderful narrator. I look for books he narrates.

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- Gale Ann "sheltieroses"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-25-2008
  • Publisher: Recorded Books