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Read & Download Û eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF à Christy English Frisson of irritation at that jibe but she swallowed it down “Do you fence my lord”“Not with women or youths who do not know enough to hold the proper form”“And which am I A woman or a youth”“Dressed as you are I cannot tell”Caroline laughed her eyes gleaming with mischief She knew she had scored a point In spite of his words she saw his eyes roaming over the curves of her hips and thighs the softness of her breasts beneath her vest He might call her boyish but he was lying“Perhaps you will spar with me here”“I do not tutor amateurs”“Is that so”“Not in fencing at any rate”She wondered what else he might seek to tutor her in From the desire in his eyes she could begin to guess. This review was first posted at Reading Between The Wines Book ClubOkay first let me start off by saying that even after taking advanced English classes in high school I have never read Taming of the Shrew Don't throw rotten tomatoes at me yet though girls I know it's a master piece in literature so bad Crystal no cookie for you That being said I can honestly say that if Shakespeare's piece is as entertaining as this book was to me well then I might have to go read some Shakespeare That's a HUGE concession from me girls cause reading thee's and thou's is kind of like getting teeth pulled at the dentist to me However since this book is suppose to follow the theme of Shakespeare's work well I might just have to go check that outCaroline Montague is the apple of her daddy's eye After the loss of his other children her father had atendency to indulge her in practice's that were not acceptable for women to engage in such as fencing archery knives and riding her horse astride as a man would Because of financial woes her father is dead set on making an advantageous match for her and Caroline is dreading what her father will come up with Little does she know she's headed for a dominant man who is determined to tame her wild tendencies so that she will be a proper little wife waiting for him at home That man is Anthony Carrington Earl of Ravensbrook And little does Anthony know but he's got his work cut out for him if he wants to make Caroline what he would consider biddable Good luck with that buddy I've got two words for you Ready for them You're ScrewedI LOVED Caroline A strong willed stubborn heroine is my favorite kind to read Especially for this time eraCaroline's character certainly doesn't disappoint in that department And this book has devious characters nice plot twists and enough humor to keep you turning the pages well past any burnt midnight oil It's a five wine glass toast all the way and I hope all of you ladies rush out to get it even if it's just to enjoy Caroline trying to throw knives at her future husband

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How to Tame a Willful Wife Free read ¸ 108 ¼ How To Tame A Willful Wife1 Forbid her from riding astride2 Hide her dueling sword3 Burn all her breeches and buy her silk drawers4 Frisk her for hidden daggers5 Don't get distracted while frisking her for hidden daggersAnthony Carrington Earl of Ravensbrook expects a biddable bride A man of fi How To Tame A Willful Wife1 Forbid her from riding astride2 Hide her dueling sword3 Burn all her breeches and buy her silk drawers4 Frisk her for hidden daggers5 Don't get distracted while frisking her for hidden daggersAnthony Carrington Earl of Ravensbrook expects a biddable bride A man of fiery passion tempered by the rigors of war into steely self control he demands obedience from his troops and his future wife Regardless of how fetching she looks in breechesPromised to the Earl of Plump Pockets by her impoverished father Caroline Montague is no simpering miss She rides a war stallion named Hercules fights with a blade and can best most men with both bow and rifle She finds Anthony autocratic domineerin. When I saw this was a re working of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew I was intrigued but knew I would have to Approach With Caution The play has fallen out of favour in recent years because of the mysogynistic views it displays which regardless of how they were seen by contemporary audiences are not to modern tastes A reworking as a piece of romantic fiction therefore has one hugeproblem to solve namely how to make the hero attractive to the reader while retaining those controlling and unpleasant aspects of Petruccio's character so as to remain reasonably faithful to the spirit of the originalUnfortunately that problem is not resolved in this bookAnthony Carrington is we are freuently reminded the most beautiful man in existence He is also arrogant possessive domineering and controlling very apt considering upon whom he is modelled But in order for him to function as a romantic hero he has to have a few redeeming ualities or the reader has to be able to see some developments in his character throughout the course of the story to indicate that he is capable of self reflection and change; that there is at least the possibilty that he and his lady love will continue to be happy after the story has ended Sadly I didn't feel there was much if any character development in Anthony Indeed he has a massive and highly irrational fit of jealousy towards the end of the novel and there is no real indication that he is never going to display such distrust of Caroline again and so I found it really difficult to believe there really is a HEA for them His redeeming feature seems to be that he's a red hot sex god between the sheets or up against the door wall on the table the rug or in the carriage but while he's sexy as sin he's not the sharpest tool in the box when it comes to matters outside the bedroomI'm sure that at the time the novel is set it was uite the done thing for a woman to obey her husband without uestion and that's what Anthony expects It's unpalatable for the modern reader although certainly it's in keeping with Anthony's role as the Petriccio of this story But the thing is the only reason for the witholding of any explantion for his instructions is because Caroline NEEDS to be ignorant of his reasons in order for the plot to work And to make it even worse Anthony tells Caroline his orders are to secure her own safety but he won't tell her what he's so desperate to keep her safe fromAs to Caroline she's not really all that wilful She's headstrong and used to doing as she likes but then so are thousands of other romantic heroines She's not happy at being married so uickly or at her husband's high handedness but at the first sign of a disagreement or indication they should actually talk he's only got to touch her or look at her and she melts into a puddle of goo and they end up shagging each other senseless insteadThere were a couple of times where she acted stupidly and with complete disregard for her own safety simply to assert her independence which made ME want to smack her so at least there were times I could sympathise with AnthonyI can forgive much in a romance novel in terms of the storyline if the characterisation is good and can care about the people I'm reading about But in this book there was no depth to the principals and although backstories were hinted at these were not explored sufficiently enough to explain their motivationsOn a positive note the writing was generally good although there were certain repetitions which began to get irritating after time and the sex scenes were pretty hot But overall I don't think this re working workedWith thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the review copy

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How to Tame a Willful WifeG andridiculously gorgeousIt's a duel of wit and wills in this charming retelling of The Taming of the Shrew But the uestion iswho's taming whomAn Excerpt from HOW TO TAME A WILLFUL WIFE “You need to work on the way you hold a blade” Lord Ravensbrook saidCaroline turned to find Anthony just beyond the riding ring He stood with one polished boot raised on the lower rung of the fence His obsidian hair fell to his collar in rich waves His chestnut eyes held her as if she belonged to him already“I have been told I have a great deal of skill with a blade my lord both with a rapier and a dagger”“Then you’ve been lied to I think we discovered your prowess is lacking when we met last night”She felt a. Anthony Carrington Earl of Ravensbrook is doing his former commanding officer and close friend a favor by marrying his daughter and saving the family from bankruptcy But he’s not pleased to discover that his bride to be was not raised to know her place as a lady of society No wife of his will be out riding stallions competing in archery competitions and taking fencing lessons She’ll have to be tamed if she’s to take her place by his side in London and he’s not looking forward to the task But once he has a moment alone with the tempting beauty he decides that taming her may be a rather delightful endeavor and that he is exactly the right man for the jobCaroline Montague is not happy at being forced into marriage with a man not of her choosing but she loves her father and is prepared to do what she must to save him from ruin Unfortunately her new fiance rubs her the wrong way from the moment she discovers him waiting for her in her darkened bedroom His invasion of her privacy and ridiculous assumptions about marriage and her role in his life light a fire in her but his handsome looks and commanding presence also light a fire in her of a very different sort indeedAfter a uick engagement and a hasty wedding Anthony and Caroline are off to his country estate in Shropshire where they spend their days butting heads and their nights exploring every inch of each other’s bodies The passion between them is intense and despite Anthony’s efforts to curb her wild behavior Caroline finds herself falling in love with him But is his interest in her purely sexual Why does he keep her secluded on his estate Why won’t he take her with him on his business trips to London Why won’t he open up to her about his past and his feud with the dashing Lord Carlyle who seems to be genuinely concerned for Caroline’s welfare and happiness Anthony’s keeping secrets And because he is Caroline feels entitled to keep a few secrets of her own While the cat’s away the mouse will playMeanwhile Anthony thinks he’s doing the right thing by keeping his young wife safe and ignorant of the darker aspects of his life But he doesn’t realize he is undermining her trust in him and jeopardizing the shaky truce of their newfound wedded bliss And there are also some outside forces working against our couple Anthony has a bitch of a former mistress who is not happy about being let go after ten years of faithful service And the he warns Caroline away from his enemy Lord Carlyle the leverage Carlyle gains against him And you just know all of that is going to hit the fan in epic style at the Twelfth Night ball where Anthony is finally going to show his beautiful country bride off to the Prince Regent and the rest of the London ton It’s a train wreck waiting to happen and I couldn’t turn my eyes away from itI really enjoyed this romance I'm not normally a big fan of storylines where the hero sees the heroine for the first time and vows he will have her in his bed at all costs and that's pretty much the way this one starts out But it ended up working really well in the long run I liked both of the lead characters they were very nice foils for each other There's a big age difference between them and I thought it was handled very realistically There is a lot of good angst y tension and the story zips right along interspersed with uotes from The Taming of the Shrew It's pretty sexy too I thought it was a very good start to Ms English's Shakespeare in Love series though I did feel like the storylines involving Anthony's sister and his best friend were introduced only to be left hanging I'm assuming and hoping that's because we'll be seeing them again in stories of their own It's been twenty years since I saw a production of The Taming of the Shrew and I don't remember much so I can't judge how well the story does or does not follow the theme and How to Tame a Willful Wife is light on the history but it is a very satisfying romance and that ending oh The reader has to wait awhile for Anthony to finally come to his senses but when he does it's totally swoon worthy Fans of Regency romance should really enjoy this one