Her Secondhand Groom

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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 ...

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Her Secondhand Groom (Historical Regency Romance)

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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.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781938352249
  • Publisher: Parchment & Plume, LLC
  • Publication date: 12/20/2013
  • Pages: 276
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.58 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2012

    Good story

    I liked this one, be sure to read The Scandalous Sisters and the precoius Groom books first. That will help with understanding the ongoing story of this group of friends and family!

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 5, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    The Motherness...

    Book 3: Her Secondhand Groom
    Rose continues her excellent story telling in this third book of the Grooms Series. Patrick Ramsey, Lord Drakely, had married a beautiful girl named Abigail when he was eighteen. She died in childbirth with their third daughter, Kate. To the outside world it looked as it was such a deep and devoted love that he could not move past it, but was all as it seemed? Now Drake feels the need to find a mother and governess for his three daughters,
    Celia, Helena and Kate. When he comes across the Hughes family, who were indebted to him for sending their daughter to school and a season, he decides he'll marry the beautiful Juliet Hughes and she can be the girls motherness. Drake plans everything out to perfection, so what if he did not include his bride to be in his decisions.

    Juliet Hughes had failed. Her parents were in debt because they had hopes on her finding a good and wealthy husband when they sent her to school and a season. If only her sister Henrietta would have been the recipient of such a gift. Henrietta was beautiful and would have succeeded. Juliet was plain and had awkward looking eyeglasses as well. At least she could school her younger siblings. After a negative run in with Lord Drakely, she dubbed him Lord Presumptuous as he presumed to always be right and worthy to be obeyed. When she overheard him asking to be affianced to her she was angry. Only he presumed wrong this time, he thought Henrietta was Juliet. She tried to explain but he brushed her off. She was going to give him a scare before the wedding but it backfired and she ended up married to the beast.

    We get to meet many of our past friends and characters once again in this book, even the beastly Olivia and the endearing Sir Wallace. Marcus has his turn to give Drake advice on love and life while Emma and Caroline befriend Juliet.

    **There are sexual situations within marriage.

    5 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2012

    My Favorite!

    This is by far my favorite in the series! I still need to read the last one, but hopefully it is as good as this one! I love Juliet and Patrick (Drake)! They are perfect for each other! It's also nice to read about the characters from the other books in this series and the scandalous sisters series! A must read! Despite being a series, all the books can be read as stand alone. I highly recommend this book to everyone!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2012

    Good but not great.

    This was a somewhat frustrating read. Plot and characters were well thought out and well presented. Unfortunately, the writing, especially dialog, was often so clunky that it took me out of the story--not a good thing in a romance novel. For those who've read the other books in the series, perhaps that won't matter, especially since it includes characters well known to those readers. For new readers of this series, you may wish to pass on this one. Added note: I had technical problems reading this book on my Nook, and I admit that may have helped to negatively color my perception of it. Nevertheless, I stand by my "clunky" remark. :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2012

    Boo

    Bn, heres another book sale lost to a long winded plot spoiler. Im really sick of these long winded, vain posters who feel the compulsive need to ruin every book by telling every single detail of the book.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

    Good characters and interesting plot

    Good addition to the series; nice to see familiar characters from previous books. I would have liked to see more of the daughters in the story. For all of the talk about Drake's commitment as a father, they were only referred to a lot in the book as opposed to present in the story.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2012

    Lovely read

    Aan sweet ending.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 30, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    The Motherness...

    Secondhand Groom by Rose Gordon Book 3 in the Grooms Series Rose continues her excellent story telling in this third book of the Grooms Series. Patrick Ramsey, Lord Drakely, had married a beautiful girl named Abigail when he was eighteen. She died in childbirth with their third daughter, Kate. To the outside world it looked as it was such a deep and devoted love that he could not move past it, but was all as it seemed? Now Drake feels the need to find a mother and governess for his three daughters, Celia, Helena and Kate. When he comes across the Hughes family, who were indebted to him for sending their daughter to school and a season, he decides he'll marry the beautiful Juliet Hughes and she can be the girls motherness. Drake plans everything out to perfection, so what if he did not include his bride to be in his decisions. Juliet Hughes had failed. Her parents were in debt because they had hopes on her finding a good and wealthy husband when they sent her to school and a season. If only her sister Henrietta would have been the recipient of such a gift. Henrietta was beautiful and would have succeeded. Juliet was plain and had awkward looking eyeglasses as well. At least she could school her younger siblings. After a negative run in with Lord Drakely, she dubbed him Lord Presumptuous as he presumed to always be right and worthy to be obeyed. When she overheard him asking to be affianced to her she was angry. Only he presumed wrong this time, he thought Henrietta was Juliet. She tried to explain but he brushed her off. She was going to give him a scare before the wedding but it backfired and she ended up married to the beast. We get to meet many of our past friends and characters once again in this book, even the beastly Olivia and the endearing Sir Wallace. Marcus has his turn to give Drake advice on love and life while Emma and Caroline befriend Juliet. **There are sexual situations within marriage.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2014

    Secondhand Groom

    I enjoyed the story very much.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2014

    Excellent

    I highly recommend this entire series...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2013

    =)

    Loved it, I can't wait to read the next one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2013

    Venus

    Love it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    ;)

    200pgs. Very good read. Mr presumptious..love his title. Lol. Juliet is strong no push over. Loved this one. Wished it was longer...please make them longer. 200 pgs not enough!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2013

    Love her books.

    Once I started reading them I had to read as many as I could. Her sisters series and the groom series are wonderful. They all have characters that introduce you to the next main characters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2013

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2013

    Very good book

    Enjoyed it very much.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2012

    Good read

    I enjoyed reading this book....a different plot twist right at outset. A bit on the romantic side, but not overdone. Read in one day.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2012

    Gothic Romance

    Love the easy story here. Altho, the plot line is essentially the same in all of these novels. Man marries woman, woman falls in love but is afraid to tell man, man falls in love but is afraid to tell woman, woman finds something that makes her completely doubt the man's reason for marriage, there is a period of silence between the two, all is revealed and a happy ending insured.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2012

    A fun read

    This was a fun and easy read that kept me page turning to discover the outcome.

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  • Posted December 1, 2012

    Good Read

    This book shows how a strong woman in verbalization and in doing life can still come to love and be loved by a very strong man.

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