The Ideal Wife (Stapleton-Downes Series #1)

The Ideal Wife (Stapleton-Downes Series #1)

by Mary Balogh
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The Ideal Wife (Stapleton-Downes Series #1) by Mary Balogh

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Mary Balogh's The Secret Mistress.

In this classic tale, New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh introduces a hero like no other: Miles Ripley, London’s most irresistible bachelor, who’s about to lose his heart to the last person he ever expected to love—his wife.


When Abigail Gardiner knocks at the door of Miles Ripley, Earl of Severn, the last thing she expects is a marriage proposal. Desperate, she’d come to this charismatic stranger’s home to plead for her future. Instead she shocks them both by saying yes. Her impulsive decision will have consequences neither she nor her new husband can foresee. For Miles has his own reasons for marrying her. And Abigail is harboring a secret of her own. As distrust gives way to desire . . . as, together, they give in to the pleasures of the marriage bed, a devastating scandal threatens their future. Now these two wary hearts will risk ruin and disgrace for a love that has changed them both forever—the kind all seek, but few ever find.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780440337874
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/24/2008
Series: Stapleton-Downes Series , #1
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 45,594
File size: 808 KB

About the Author

Mary Balogh is the New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Slightly novels: Slightly Married, Slightly Wicked, Slightly Scandalous, Slightly Tempted, Slightly Sinful, and Slightly Dangerous, as well as the romances No Man’s Mistress, More than a Mistress, and One Night for Love. She is also the author of Simply Magic, Simply Love, and Simply Unforgettable, the first three books in her dazzling quartet of novels set at Miss Martin’s School for Girls. A former teacher herself, she grew up in Wales and now lives in Canada.

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Ideal Wife 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read every book Mary Balogh has written or will write. Some are better than others. Her very best is Slightly Dangerous. I will reread Ideal Wife, because it's fun and lovely written.
kronan1 More than 1 year ago
Not Good................................ Even for a romance novel the beginning was to weak.   His reasons for marrying her were so stupid that he should have been locked away for his own good.  Abby was nice  enough.   Miles was prince charming.   The middle wasn't bad.  Then the story just stopped.  No real ending.  Very strange.   Mary dropped the ball with this one.   
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Charming!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The brides and wives series is definitely worth a read
PennyHend More than 1 year ago
I enjoy Mary Balogh's writing style and I like this story but I thought the heroine was annoying. The husband was "ideal".
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