Monday, October 15, 2012

How to Tame a Willful Wife by Christie English (Terra's Review)

Description of How To Tame A Willful Wife:
1. Forbid her from riding astride
2. Hide her dueling sword
3. Burn all her breeches and buy her silk drawers
4. Frisk her for hidden daggers
5. Don't get distracted while frisking her for hidden daggers...

Anthony Carrington, Earl of Ravensbrook, expects a biddable bride. A man of fiery passion tempted 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 breeches.

Promised 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, domineering, and...ridiculously handsome.

It's a duel of wit and wills in this charming retelling of The Taming of the Shrew. But the question is...who's taming whom?
(Terra's Thoughts) This was such a treat.  A romance that is closer to what would have possibly have been the scenario of what was expected of one during these early times in our history.  Lots of sensual steam, tempers flying and the Battle of Wills that will make the War of the Roses look tame in comparison.
Caroline Montague is the ultimate in beauty.  She is also very independent and willful due to her father's doting on her and not cracking the whip when it was much needed.  Even still Caroline is quite the beautiful prize for the right man but can said man put up with her tongue, temperament and disobedience.
Anthony Carrington is the best looking gentleman that one could most certainly ever hope to see let alone snag a relationship with.  He has rigid standards that must be met and he will brook no argument against his wishes.  A member of Parliament and a much respected and favored man of the realm, Anthony has set his sights on a bride but can he protect her as he should?  Can he possibly put up with a stubborn, pig-headed, sharp tongued women and conform her to who he wants her to be?  Time will tell!
I love this storyline.  It's got the best of the battle of wills that will keep you sitting on the edge of your seat in anticipation, passions that will scorch you and dangers that will have you biting your nails.  An intense romance that will most certainly not disappoint!
This is a quick read only because our author has done such a remarkable job in keeping up to the pace she sets in the beginning.  What more can you possibly want than a fast paced, intense story line with tons of lust and dangers to rock your boat.
  • Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (November 6, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402270453
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402270451

    Amanda Hughes said...

    This sounds really good. Thanks for reviewing it. It also seems to be done with some humor. I LOVE the beginning with the five step instruction on How To Tame a Willful wife. Very funny and clever!

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