Against His Will

Against His Will

by Nancy Kelley

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Overview

Sebastian Montgomery never thought he'd inherit a title. Quite comfortable in his role as the family black sheep, he has made a life for himself as one of England's most valuable agents against Napoleon. Now he will be expected to remain at home as the Earl of Lisle, fulfilling all manner of domestic duties... starting with finding a wife and ensuring the continuance of the family line.

Kitty Bennet met Seb when he was just Mr. Montgomery and quickly developed a crush on him-feelings she now assumes will remain unrequited, as an earl is out of her reach. Sebastian however has no interest in a grand alliance. If he must marry, he will choose a wife with the capacity for intelligent conversation. Kitty's gift for witty banter draws him to her; any affection he feels for her is simply an added bonus.

But their potential happiness is threatened by someone they don't even know: the man who killed Sebastian's grandfather and uncle. When the danger becomes real, Sebastian realizes that, almost against his will, he has fallen in love with Kitty. Can he solve a decades old family mystery in time to keep her safe?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781494408503
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/07/2013
Pages: 194
Sales rank: 805,022
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Nancy Kelley--Janeite, blogger, and chocoholic--is the author of three Jane Austen sequels, His Good Opinion: A Mr. Darcy Novel, Loving Miss Darcy, and Against His Will. She currently resides in the Pacific Northwest but dreams of moving to England someday. Until then, frequent trips across the pond satisfy her inner Anglophile.

If Nancy could possess any fictional device, it would be a TARDIS. Not only would it make international travel easier, but she would be able to go back to her favorite historical periods and meet the authors who inspired her to write.

You can find Nancy on Twitter @Nancy_Kelley, at nancykelleywrites.com, and at Indiejane.org.

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Against His Will 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
SRei.Watson More than 1 year ago
A light, sweet, Regency romance featuring Kitty Bennet from P&P OVERALL: 5 STARS Story/Plot: 5 - I loved this story. This, like the previous one in the series Loving Miss Darcy, could actually be considered stand alone novels. Although they both feature characters from Pride and Prejudice, they could stand as Regency novels alone. This volume features a romance between Kitty Bennet and Sebastian Montgomery, as well as provides a slight - meaning not heavily involved - mystery/suspense plot. Re-read Value: 4 - As mentioned above, this novel could be considered NOT part of P&P, but it also part of the P&P sequels. I would read it again as a solo novel, not only in conjecture with the other two novels previously. Continue Series: 4 - I believe this Against His Will, to be the last novel of the series, although I did read a note there was a novella in a Christmas volume concluding the series. I am sad if this is true, as I really did hope there might be a story featuring Anne de Bourgh. Characters: 5 - As mentioned in previous reviews of this series, this features some of the same characters of P&P we fell in love with, but there is also a wealth of new characters which are interesting. What I like most about this book is the growth of Kitty/Catherine Bennet, which you saw in the previous novel, but comes across every page of this work. I also liked Sebastian Montgomery. When I read the previous novel, I had questions for him as a romantic hero, but I must confess after finishing this novel, I feel horrible I doubted him. Cover: 5 - This cover fits this novel perfectly. With a man on the cover in regency fashion, a reader could easily assume this is a book about the regency period. Genre Fulfillment: 5 - P&P sequel, check. Regency romance, check. Personal Involvement: 5 - I have a horrible confession to make here. When I read P&P and think about the characters I never really care about Kitty. At the end of P&P, it is stated Kitty's behavior changes and it shows she will most likely have a advantageous marriage. The people I always think about are poor Mary, who stays at home to care for Mrs. Bennet - poor girl, she has my true sympathies - and poor Charlotte, being married to Mr. Collins - I always hope the story changes and Miss Bingley runs off with Mr. Collins. While reading this book, I cried seeing the pain Kitty feels. She continues to believe herself a "silly girl," thinks everyone is waiting for her to behave similar to Lydia, and measures herself against Jane, Elizabeth & yes, also Mary, who she believes to be very smart. My heart seriously goes out to her and I do not want to put SPOILERS down here, but as the romance between herself and Sebastian Montgomery grows she always feels in limbo. I would say, like the previous novel in this trilogy, this book is 2 in one and well worth the read.