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Rried Phoebe but her twin Penelope But when Penelope revealed the reason behind the charade Darleston knew his unexpected bride deserved nothing less than his whole heart Could he now turn a paper marriage into wedding blis. EDITED Re Read August 2010 I still agree with the below review and rating only this time I was really put off by the enormous amount of exclamation points lol What other secrets was his bride hidingDid family honor really dictate that he marry the first eligible girl who could make intelligent conversation The Earl of Darleston certainly hoped not but there was no denying that he needed a bride And Miss Phoebe Ffolliot seemed the ideal candidate for a marriage in name onlyOr so he thought Until his bride brought a wolfhound to the wedding and the learned that he hadn t married Phoebe but her twin Penelope But when Penelope revealed the reason behind the charade Darleston knew his unexpected bride deserved nothing less than his whole heart Could he now turn a paper marriage into wedding blissIf you ve read any other books by Elizabeth Rolls you ll recognize a lot of elements of this book First there s the bitter mistress plotting with some evil somebody to do harm to our Heroine You ve also got her typical Hero who just refuses to admit that he s falling for his wife And then there s the bit about the horse at the end which reminded me a lot of the climax of His Lady Mistress That said though I was uite pleased with our Heroine Penny She wasn t nearly as much of a doormat as some of ER s other heroines which was uite refreshing While I was a bit surprised by a physical condition of hers that I m going to make you read to discover bad me I was also thrilled to see that it didn t make her weak as it might have any other characterOne thing that bothered me though was that during the first three chapters our Hero had an active sexual relationship with another woman Now I realize that part of the fun of those Reformed Rake stories is that the Hero previously was a man slut However I don t particularly want to read about it in the present tense no matter how hard the author tries to allude to it without going into an actual love scene Having his mistress who is of course not our Heroine change into a very revealing night robe and him remove his cravat and start kissing her on the sofa before they fade to black and then have the narrative comment the next morning about how late he got home Yeah Not my thing I actually cringed to hear the mistresses POV about how our hero was distant while making love or somesuch nonsense Blech I would have been much happier had ER left that out and merely given us the history as she did in The Dutiful Rake which of course had a similar bitter mistress turned villainess plot though I actually LIKED the villainess in TDR lol At least in TDR when the Hero was still macking it with his mistress he hadn t yet met our Heroine Don t get me wrong he s not cheating on Penny In fact they d only met once maybe twice by this point and it s not as though they d started to express any interest in each other except for the casual social chatter you would expect from passing acuaintances The ending left me a bit I don t know Not Surprised I guess I don t want to spoil it completely but let s just say that I had a sneaking suspicion all along that things would end up exactly the way they did You ll see what I m talking about if you read it Overall I did enjoy it I still prefer His Lady Mistress though it was pretty eual to the other ER works that I ve readWhile all of ER s books seem to have similar plot elements and tend to be a bit formulaic it s the needless angst brought about by lack of communication and even self loathing and insecurity that make me keep reading anyway This book had the formula but not as much of the angst For many readers however that will actually be a positive point Had I not read her other works I think I might have enjoyed it a bit because of this The simple fact that I recognized similar plot elements from her other books did detract from the story a bit which is why it got a lower score than some of her other books that I ve rated If I work to put those similarities out of my mind then the book really does become enjoyable starting with Chapter 4 for reasons I mentioned above Overall a nice summer read despite the fact it s December

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The Unexpected Bride

WHAT OTHER SECRETS WAS HIS BRIDE HIDINGDid family honor really dictate The Unexpected PDFEPUB or that he marry the first eligible girl who could make intelligent conversation The Earl of Darleston certainly hoped not but th. I like this better than some people I agree with those who found it disconcerting that Peter kept calling Penelope little one He spoke affectionately but like she was a child not an adult It was weird having him refer to her that way and then make love to her Darling or sweetums would have been appropriateWhat I really liked about this book was that even though there was a good deal of misunderstandings Peter was honest with himself about his feelings and about his behavior He apologized when necessary he thought about his behavior and how it affected others especially Penelope This was so refreshing It proves that conflict does not have to be fabricated within a story life has enough conflict without the necessity of adding itI was on the edge of my seat during the climax There were strong interesting secondary characters I really liked both Peter and Penelope

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Ere was no denying that he needed a bride And Miss Phoebe Ffolliot seemed the ideal candidate for a marriage in name onlyOr so he thought Until his bride brought a wolfhound to their wedding and he learned that he hadn't ma. The Unexpected Bride is the first book I ve read by Ms Elizabeth Rolls Overall it was enjoyable There was a bit of a which sister to the plot the heroine Penelope has a twin sister Phoebe with a bit of arranged marriage the Earl of Darleston Peter offers marriage in exchange for forgiving their brother s gambling debts a few secrets which thankfully don t take over the plot and a little bit of making an arranged marriage into a real oneThere was a good deal of back and forth as Peter fights his own feelings for uite some time and Penelope in her naivete doesn t know how to proceed but overall the story picks up and ends wellWill certainly try Ms Rolls other stories


10 thoughts on “The Unexpected Bride

  1. says:

    A very middle of the road read Formulaic sweet and most bases coveredview spoilerPersonally I didn't hold it against the H for cavorting around with his mistress while lightly contemplating marriage with a suitable chit He comes upon the h's sister and the h a few times and thinking them a one and the same person considers her an option But as it's still a whimsical thought and he's loath to give up an even suitable mistress he follows her

  2. says:

    Peter and Penelope Hmmmm This is a tough one to decide on The story seems to jump hurdles as it goes The first two chapter

  3. says:

    I like this better than some people I agree with those who found it disconcerting that Peter kept calling Penelope little one He spoke affectionately but like she was a child not an adult It was weird having him refer to her that way and then make love to her Darling or sweetums would have been appropriateWhat I really liked about this book was that even though there was a good deal of misunderstandings Peter was honest with hi

  4. says:

    The Unexpected Bride is the first book I've read by Ms Elizabeth Rolls Overall it was enjoyable There was a bit of a which sister to the plot the heroine Penelope has a twin sister Phoebe with a bit of arranged marriage the Earl of

  5. says:

    I really enjoyed this book I liked the character especially the sisters the emotions the situations and closeness of the friendships

  6. says:

    I would have liked this book way if she hadn't used so many exclamation points I felt like they were all excited about every single thing they had to say which made the book less exciting for me to read

  7. says:

    EDITED Re Read August 2010 I still agree with the below review and rating only this time I was really put off by the enormous amount of exclamation points lol What other secrets was his bride hiding?Did family honor really dictate that he marry the first eligible girl who could make intelligent conversation? The Earl of Darleston certainly

  8. says:

    I loved the whole book the plot and it's overall story but I hated the ending Because the rest of the book was so good I can't in my right mind give it a bad rating but I hate how it fixed her blindness rather than just allowing her

  9. says:

    Just did not like this book The story was pretty good but other than that nothing really stood out I did not like the auth

  10. says:

    25 stars

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