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How to Tame a Willful Wife summary Í 8 ã 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 passG 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 n

Christy English Ì 8 summary

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 WifeHow 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. Not a bad novel I didn't love it won't read it again and I'll divulge my reasons but for those seeking a fun historical romp with a ton of sex this would be your cup of teaIt's a retelling of sorts of the Taming of the Shrew There's even a funny moment when the play itself is mentionedCaroline is sold to the most worthy bidder for her lovely hand She marries Anthony and gives him heirs and he pays off her family's debts But in the process he wishes to tame her If he has his way the girl who rides astride wearing breeches and throws knives in the house will be no At first I found her amusing and cute She does stand up to himbut from the moment he first beds her she becomeseh not that strong In actuality the worst rebellion she does is continue playing with knives behind her husband's back Their whole marriage the conflict they face the plot is really just a lack of communicationThe story began to grow repetitive for me after a while He struts and says You are mine Obey me She makes a remark back They have sex She gasps beneath him He leaves She plays with knives He comes back You are mine Obey me She makes a remark back They have sex She gasps beneath him He leaves She plays with knivesThey never really talk just have lots of sex or have a brief power struggle Until the end when finally the misunderstandinglack of communication is revealedI was expecting humor in this so I'm somewhat disappointed but I believe people looking for a lot of sex and a mega alpha male will love it Personally I hate alpha males especially ones that don't change enough in the end And I thought him really stupid Whereas I got he had to be a jerk to go with the theme here forbidding your wife to play with knives AFTER she fends off an attacker with one is justdumb I never grew to like the guyhttpwwwbookbabeblogspotcom2012