The Wedding Runaway [NOOK Book]

Overview

Boston heiress Lydia Hamilton overhears her fiancé’s scheme to wrest control of the family business by wedding her. Refusing to be any man’s pawn, she runs away to England. A lone woman would stand out, but masquerading as a young man named Leonard, she can have the adventure of her life and support herself with gambling.

Victor Bartlett, the Earl of Wedmont, has sworn off marriage, but he didn’t think he’s sworn off women. When he rescues a ...
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Overview

Boston heiress Lydia Hamilton overhears her fiancé’s scheme to wrest control of the family business by wedding her. Refusing to be any man’s pawn, she runs away to England. A lone woman would stand out, but masquerading as a young man named Leonard, she can have the adventure of her life and support herself with gambling.

Victor Bartlett, the Earl of Wedmont, has sworn off marriage, but he didn’t think he’s sworn off women. When he rescues a brash American gambler, who has won too much and too often, Victor finds his feelings for the youth unsettling. To scare the runaway back to America, he challenges Leonard to a duel with notoriously inaccurate and cursed pistols.

But the pistols have a way of changing everything, and Leonard is wounded. Victor didn’t mean to shoot the boy at all, but when he discovers Leonard is a girl what can he do, but take her home to heal? But who will heal whom . . .
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Editorial Reviews

Booklist - John Charles
A tortured hero with a secretive past clashes romantically with a strong, independent heroine in the third of (Madison's) King's books to feature a "cursed" pair of dueling pistols. This sensually charged historical Regency is perfect for those who like their romances with equal measures of deception and desire.
Romantic Times Magazine - Kathe Robin
(Madison) pulls off this girl-dressed-as-boy plot with panache, adding just the right touches of humor, pathos and sensuality.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014225793
  • Publisher: Katy Madison
  • Publication date: 4/5/2012
  • Series: Dueling Pistols , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 71,212
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Katy Madison writes Gothic historical romance for Avon (HarperCollins) American-set historical romance for Harlequin. And Indy books in various genres including writing as K.T. Madison for romantic suspense.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2012

    Dumbest book ever

    Milksop heroine. wildly inconstant hero. No one in the entire book has any backbone. Stupid predictable plot. The entire book is poorly conceived and poorly executed. The author took a spineless miss who cries at the drop of a hat and stuck her in a pair of pants. Boo hoo no one listens to her, never mind that she never says anything anyway. I want my money and the hours I spent reading this drivel back.

    7 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 23, 2012

    Really enjoyed both the romances in this story. Not only Lydia'

    Really enjoyed both the romances in this story. Not only Lydia's story of a Yank landing a lord, but her brother picking up with an old flame Lady Helena.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2012

    Was a good book with many stories at one time, wish thete was more humor because it lent itself to being so

    GOOD BOOK WITH MORe THEN ONE STORY BEING TOLD AT A TIME, it could have been more humorous but I liked it moved along with a even pace.
    Just a bit flat in paces i think could have made the book awesome.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 5, 2012

    Wild and fun must read

    Enjoyed this book the way she managed to fool people as she did and not caughting on. FUN and Entertaining.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2012

    Review 1335206005108

    This is a really nice book! 1335206005108

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 1, 2013

    I Liked it! In fact, I think it is my favorite of the trilogy.

    I Liked it! In fact, I think it is my favorite of the trilogy. I didn't like that Victor was attracted to a boy at the beginning. Why would a man who loved to make love to women, desire a BOY! But the story improved to my liking. I especially liked the story of Trevor and Helena. It was fun having the couples for the two previous stories be part of this story. (ljb)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 18, 2013

    I really enjoyed this book. I recommend reading this. Lenny, is

    I really enjoyed this book. I recommend reading this. Lenny, is a girl running away from home to have adventure and escape her fiance that fooled her into believing he care about her and not her fathers company. While pretending to be a boy she is rescued from a beating by the handsome Victor. She tries to escape his friendship but instead ends up in a duel with him and being discovered as the woman she is. :
    The rest of this book is about  Victor working out his issues so that he can finally see how much he loves Lydia to be with her. 
    This book was enjoyable and you get two romances instead of one because they also do a side story inside this one about Lydia's brother Trevor and Lady Sophia. I
    I look forward to seeing if any of Lydia's brothers will be next in this series or an additional series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2012

    Very funny

    With 1101 pages the best book to just have good fun read. This book isnt as long, it turns 2 to 3 pages at a time. The story was the best

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 6, 2012

    A Heroine with spunk!

    I love with the girls go in disquise and get the freedom the guys do. It was a bit silly that our guy didn't figure out his attraction sooner, but it made for a few chuckles. This was a light-hearted read well worth $2.99

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2012

    The wedding runaway/curse of the dueling pistols

    A book worth reading again. A fun and feel good story
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    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2012

    This was a good read

    I really enjoyed this book and hope she has others to read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 29, 2012

    Highly recommend

    The story kept your attention going.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2012

    Highly recommend

    Easy reading. A delightful plot.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 24, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    The female character is a intrepid heroine who hates being controlled by men. In her attempt to escape an unwanted marriage to a controlling male who has ulterior motives for marrying her, and hurting her brother's inheritance, she flees. However, disquised as a young man, she meets a man who will accept her independence and respect her desire to control her own destiny all the time trying to avoid her fiancee who has followed her to London from Boston. I really enjoyed her stubbornness in facing off to a duel with her protector who thinks she's a man until he shockingly finds out differently after the fact. His delemma is he is sexually attracted to the "young man" which is abhorent to him. But in the end, alls well, and he no longer is confused, but needs to protect everyone's reputation in this Regency Romance.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2012

    ok

    drags a little then gets intresting.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 3, 2013

    Don't get me wrong

    I love a good girl disguised as a boy romp just like the next person...especially when they stowaway and drive the Hero Captain nuts. Usually in those situations, the heroine is quickly found out b/c of course she looks too much like a female to be a boy. My issue with this novel is that the heroine who was not the least bit believable as a boy isn't found out until late in the novel. Made the Hero look obtuse.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2012

    Great story

    Highly entertaining You wont be disappointed

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  • Posted June 8, 2012

    An entertaining story with interesting characters. Loved it!

    An entertaining story with interesting characters. Loved it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2012

    Long romance

    Drawn out. Two different stories combined. Read was good but lenghty. Over 1000 pages.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 30, 2012

    so-so

    Whats a long romance novel without the romance? A long novel. The story line is interesting and the characters are dynamic. But after the first few hundred pages the tension between the two main characters begins to get boring and bt the end of the story I was just wanting it to be over. This story had great potential, but it was just too drawn out.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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