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Her Secondhand Groom: Groom Series, Book 3 | [Rose Gordon]

Her Secondhand Groom: Groom Series, Book 3

What he wanted was a plain and meek wife to take care of his children and stay out of his bedroom. What he got was a fiery temptress who, despite her plain appearance, was far more desirable than he could handle.
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What he wanted was a plain and meek wife to take care of his children and stay out of his bedroom. What he got was a fiery temptress who, despite her plain appearance, was far more desirable than he could handle.

Patrick Ramsey, Viscount Drakely, is used to having everything go according to his plans. And usually, it does, except when it comes to his three young daughters who are in desperate need of mother and governess. In an attempt to find a suitable woman, he stumbles upon the perfect woman for the post: Miss Juliet Hughes. Juliet, a local village girl, has been educated at London's most highly respect school for young ladies, and better yet, her plain features will make it easy for him to keep his hands off of her.

But what Patrick doesn't realize is this plain young lady from a humble background is anything but the docile, biddable young lady he bargained for, and if he's not careful, he'll lose his heavily guarded heart a little more with each encounter they have. With unshakable confidence and a strong determination, Juliet has no intentions of letting this lofty lord run roughshod over her and will stop at nothing to remind him that they may have been born at unequal stations, but where it counts, they're matched perfectly.

©2011 Rose Gordon (P)2014 Rose Gordon

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    Cam Las Vegas, NV, United States 04-22-14
    Cam Las Vegas, NV, United States 04-22-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Viscount Drakely finally gets lucky in love"

    What an enjoyable book! It’s always nice to read a historical romance with strong female characters even if they are a rarity for their times. The book was written so well that I found it easy to relate to the heroine. I only wish there was a little more of her family included in the story beyond her marriage. I feel it would have added to the story. Nonetheless the book was worth a credit.

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    Ann Hawkins Auckland, New Zealand 04-25-14
    Ann Hawkins Auckland, New Zealand 04-25-14 Member Since 2012

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    "Unresearched,terrible grammar, good narrator."

    Don't waste your credit. This author should not be writing historical fiction if she cannot be bothered doing even basic research on the social mores of the period.

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    Leyla rock hill, SC, United States 06-06-15
    Leyla rock hill, SC, United States 06-06-15 Member Since 2010

    Well it's 2014 & since 2010 I've listened to over 600 books - I'm a confectionary artist of Just Get Baked & audible helps my every day!

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    "Enjoyable!"

    When he is a little high handed, and she is a little stubborn....decisions can be made with consequences so life changing.....you may or may not be able to carry through your plans. Can't wait for the last story!

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    "Love this series!!!"

    All the books are so great!! The characters are so full of life! I can't get enough of her humor & wit.

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    Lady M 04-17-14
    Lady M 04-17-14
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    "Adult Only -- Regency England 1815"

    I forced myself to stay awake to finish "Her Secondhand Groom". Although there were some slow periods, for the most part the story flowed smoothly. Ms Gordon is a very talented author.

    Widowed Patrick Ramsey,Viscount Drakely, has three little girls who run wild, and he needs a trustworthy governess; better yet, a motherness-- a well educated wife, to not only teach his girls their lessons, but guide them into adulthood.

    He gets more than he bargained for when he bargains with one of his tenants, who owed him money for sending one of his daughters to school in London. Patrick Ramsey,Viscount Drakely, offers forgiveness of the debt, if his tenant will agree to give the daughter with the higher education to him as wife. He still has a deep fear of losing people he loves since his wife died at childbirth, so he wasn't looking for a love match, he had loved his first wife, and did not want another. He just wanted someone to care for his girls.

    Upon returning home from school, the oldest girl, tall, slim, and awkward with thick spectacles, Juliet Hughes, cares for and plays governess to her 7 siblings. Henrietta, the pretty, curvaceous second oldest daughter, was presumed by the Viscount to be the educated one.

    Juliet, knew what was going on, and although he had asked for the hand of the educated daughter, she had no intentions of letting Henrietta pay their father's debt for her education, and she was not interested in marring him, but she was going to teach Viscount Drakely a lesson. A lesson that backfired....

    "Her Secondhand Groom" is a well written story, with interesting and believable characters.

    The Narrator did well.


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