Melting the Ice

Melting the Ice

by Elizabeth Johns

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Melting the Ice by Elizabeth Johns

Along with her triplet sisters, Lady Beaujolais Ashbury is a celebrated beauty, but after five seasons she has yet to find a match she finds tolerable. Since her father refuses to arrange a marriage, it is rumoured in London society that she is holding out for a duke.

Benedict Stanton, Duke of Yardley, vowed never to marry again when his first marriage ended in a scandalous divorce. Having retreated to the country for nearly a decade, he is thought to be a cold-hearted recluse. Now faced with leaving his dukedom to the Crown for lack of an heir, he sets out to find a bride in a manner more suited to generations past--through his solicitor.

When Lady Beaujolais receives one of the Duke's impersonal proposals, she rejects it out of hand and in considerable anger. Little does she know she is soon to be forced into his company every day...

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158261367
Publisher: Elizabeth Johns
Publication date: 06/21/2016
Series: Series of Elements , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 234
Sales rank: 194,143
File size: 415 KB

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Melting the Ice 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
MikiHope 30 days ago
So you do not get confused like I did--this novel starts out almost identically to Book 1 in this series--but then it changes and fast! What is one to do when you can't find a suitable match after 5 seasons--and your father simply refuses to make the match for you? Meanwhile--out of the three identical triplets Beaujolais is the one who really wants to be a Duchess--but is beginning to wonder--there are only 2 Dukes in the realm eligible--When she is approached by Benedict Stanton's solicitor with an offer of marriage--she is furious (I would have been too!!). She has no idea who this is and to not have come in person--she turns the offer down! Little did she know that the marriage proposal came from a Duke! It would take scheming and back handed methods by some of her relatives to get these two perfectly matched people together!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Definitely didn't think Jolie would be the fierce sister! I liked her so much more than I expected. As a twin though, I felt the triplet pain connection was way over the top and ridiculous. Story was cute - Pride and Prejudice with horses - but a little rushed at the end, especially with the disturbing and unconvincingly lucid villans. Was nice to see Dannon resolved. Introduction of some new characters who will doubtless soon have their own novels - and we finally meet Easton's heretofore forgotten and invisible sister.
Jutzie More than 1 year ago
Melting the Ice by Elizabeth Johns A Series of Elements Book Two Beaujolais “Jolie” Winslow would like to be married, unlike one of her triplet sister's, Margaux, who has gone to Scotland to become a spinster. Her other sister is determined to find her lost love in the Americas. Jolie has had plenty of offers, but none of the men had been just right. Benedict Stanton, Duke of Yardley, had no wish to be married again. His first marriage had haunted him for ten years. He still stayed away from London because of the rumors. When his solicitor informs him he must marry to carry on the line, he lets the man choose the best bride for him. Besides an heir, he has no wish to form an attachment. Jolie and Benedict are thrown together in quite an adventure when both of their worlds get shaken up. I love that the author brings back characters from the Loring-Abbott Series, too. Book one is Through the Fire and the third book is With the Wind, Anjou's story. The girls had been nicknamed Fire, Ice, and Wind.