His Contract Bride

His Contract Bride

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by Rose Gordon
     
 

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Edward Banks, Lord Watson has known most of his life that one day Regina Harris was to be his bride--but somebody forgot to inform her...

An avid academic and aspiring scientist, Edward is pleased to find that he won't have to bother with the nonsense involved in courting a young lady.

Young and naive, it doesn't take much for her social-climbing father to

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Edward Banks, Lord Watson has known most of his life that one day Regina Harris was to be his bride--but somebody forgot to inform her...

An avid academic and aspiring scientist, Edward is pleased to find that he won't have to bother with the nonsense involved in courting a young lady.

Young and naive, it doesn't take much for her social-climbing father to convince Regina the gentleman she's to marry has requested her hand out of love, but devastates her when she learns the truth.

Now, it's up to a gentleman who's more comfortable in a conservatory than a drawing room to prove to Regina that she's more than just the proverbial sacrificial lamb that helped gain her family their foot in Society's door and that he--if no other gentleman--is trustworthy. But he just might be the one doing the learning as he'll be forced to acknowledge that sometimes the most combustible elements aren't the ones you control, but sometimes the ones you don't.

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ISBN-13:
9781478295150
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
07/01/2012
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)

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His Contract Bride 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Jutzie More than 1 year ago
His Contract Bride by Rose Gordon Bank Brothers Brides Book 1 Regina Harris has not had an easy life. Her mother died when she was young and she couldn't seem to please her father in anything she did. Her family was in trade and had wealth but not status in the Ton. The one thing her father craved and would do anything to get it….even using his daughter. While away at school one day changed Regina’s life. Her friend Sophie’s brother came for a visit along with his handsome friend. After meeting Edward Banks no other men could meet her expectations through out her season. Edward Banks, Lord Watson, was so glad he didn't have to look for a bride. He preferred studying plants over women. Now that his father passed away it fell upon Edward's shoulders to marry and have an heir, even at his young age of twenty. He was happy with the woman who would be his wife, she was beautiful and seemed pleasant enough. One problem….Edward just didn’t get around to telling her about the marriage contract. Could one little omission make a difference? I enjoyed returning to historical England and seeing the beginning of the Bank’s family and others. Seeing the young John as a rascal, meeting the woman who gave birth to someone like Lady Olivia and finally the answer to the Watson Townhouse in London and it’s unique decor. Rose Gordon once again flawlessly brings you into her book where the emotions flow from the pages to your heart. The laughter and tears along with the giggles to see what new words Rose has discovered in describing the anatomy. All these books are connected starting with the Scandalous Sisters series and than the Groom Series. **Sexual situations within marriage.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was so excited for Edward and Regina's story that I started reading it last night and finished it this morning after sleeping 8 hours. I was not disappointed in this prequel to Rose's other books, namely The Intentions of the Earl and Her Sudden Groom. This is such a sweet story and it was wonderful to get to see these two people fall in love and you also learn a few back stories of things mentioned in the other books mentioned above. If you have read Rose's other books you definetly want to read this one. If you haven't read her other books this book will make you want to. His Contract Bride may just become my favorite book of hers so far.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unique spin on this classic genre...thoroughly enjoyed!
MADreaderMD More than 1 year ago
I liked the premise of the story where the bride doesn't know that the marriage has been arranged and the groom has to win back her trust once she finds out. Edward was a good guy and really put a lot of thought into the courtship of his wife. It took a long time for Regina to stand up for herself, but I did like her sense of humor and the decorating fiasco. What bothered me about the book was that there was a lot going on with the secondary characters that was never explained. I suppose more will be revealed in subsequent books, but it was annoying to never find out in this book what had happened. There were also times when scenes shifted and time passed without warning. That was a little jarring. I will probably read more of the series to find out about the rest of the Banks and Sinclair families.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the characters and the premis of the story but it was difficult to read, confusing and at times boring... too much details about minutia that was irrelevant to the story. Just ok for me.
CrystalCB More than 1 year ago
His Contract Bride is the first story by Rose Gordon I have had the great pleasure to read. I loved this story, it contains great characters and a compelling plot. I have more of the series in my to be read pile and let me tell you I can not wait to start devouring them.   Regina is a sweet young woman that has been treated all her life like she doesn't really matter, she is to marry well and that is her job in life. I loved how Regina gains her self respect and is able to grow as the book goes on. Edward helps her to become respectful  of who she is and that her opinions in life really do matter. I loved how Edward shows this wonderful lady that he loves her in ways that are a little different for their time.   Edward is a scientist and enjoys his plants and scientific matters. Most people find him rather dull but not Regina. She really enjoys spending time with him and chatting about what ever he may want to do or discuss. I really liked Edward, he didn't marry for love but he soon finds himself every much in love with his wife. He finds that he not only wants to do things he likes but he also wants to do things to please his wife.  I positively loved watching Regina and Edward's story unfold. I was totally enthralled with these two from the beginning. What a wonderfully sweet story Rose Gordon has written for us to enjoy. I can not wait to see what Ms. Gordon has in store in the other 3 book in this series. I am sure they are all going to be wonderful, since I so enjoyed this one. I was lucky enough to be given this book to read in exchange for an honest review. 
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MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
HIS CONTRACT BRIDE by Rose Gordon is an exciting Regency historical romance set in 1781 London. A wonderful story of love and everything that entails. Follow, Edward Banks, Lord Watson and Regina Harris his bride to be, on a journey of discovery,a social-climbing papa,scientific man who enjoys science more that anything,trust and love. Written with a bit of humor,but with a powerful story. A social-climbing papa,who is not only a social-climber but also a liar. When Regina learns the truth behind her marriage she is devastated. She has come to love her new husband and trusted him. Edward, finds there might be more than science when dealing with his lovely,sensuous wife. Ms. Gordon has written a Regency romance with a few twists and turns . A fast paced,adventure filled story from the first page to the last page. A must read for any avid historical readers who enjoys witty banter,family drama and love of a lifetime. Received from the author. RATING: 4.5 HEAT RATING: MILD REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction and More/My Book Addiction Reviews
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Really good!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the plot and the the lovers on the short sweet story.had Some what of a problem with whom was speaking in some scenes.would recommend ,however.fb
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Wonderful
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book I was surprised that the author was exceptionly creative in the dialog between the main characters Of course , i knew how the book would end as most romance books do but I will read her other books
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a good story of marriage relationships and what a true marriage can be. spoiled for me by its explicit descriptions of bedroom scenes and anatomy innuendp