Her Secondhand Groom

Her Secondhand Groom

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by Rose Gordon
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781938352249
Publisher:
Parchment & Plume, LLC
Publication date:
12/20/2013
Pages:
276
Sales rank:
548,295
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

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Her Secondhand Groom 4 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 127 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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. :)
Jutzie More than 1 year ago
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.
Elaine-bookworm 12 months ago
Julia & Drake were great together. I loved how he loved his daughters and wanted the best for them. Julia was what he needed and his daughters showed more wisdom then Drake did at times.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Really enjoyed this story! Funny, sexy and throughally entertaining!
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Must read in order. This is book 3 of Groom series. Love her characters and stories
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Juliet & patrick are hilarious together as sparks fly. Sexual tension galore as they stand toe to toe. It's a complicated touch & go as somehow they ended up married even though that's far from what they both wanted! Emotional & sexual misunderstandings build as each is insecure of each others true feelings.
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I have enjoyed her second hand groom an all of rose gordon books they have been a enjoyable read thank you
SherlockRK More than 1 year ago
This was the second book I read in this series, and I have enjoyed all I've read so far. While I do not find the stories to be historically accurate in terms of social strictures, etc., I find them fun, quick, engaging reads. I became involved with the characters and wanted to read more books in the series.
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I enjoyed the story very much.
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I highly recommend this entire series...
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Loved it, I can't wait to read the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it