A Most Unsuitable Man

A Most Unsuitable Man

by Jo Beverley

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ISBN-13: 9781101210277
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/01/2005
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 261,796
File size: 692 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jo Beverley was the New York Times bestselling author of the Rogue series and numerous other romance novels. Widely regarded as one of the most talented romance writers today, she was a five-time winner of Romance Writers of America’s cherished RITA Award and one of only a handful of members of the RWA Hall of Fame. She also twice received the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. She had two grown sons and lived with her husband in England. Jo Beverley passed away in May 2016.

Date of Birth:

September 22, 1947

Place of Birth:

Morecambe, Lancashire, UK


Degrees in English and American Studies, Keele University, Staffs, 1970

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Most Unsuitable Man 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
dianaleez on LibraryThing 28 days ago
If you liked Jo Beverley's previous Malloren books, you'll probably like this one. If not, you won't. Seems to me they're getting interchangeable. This one lacks life and originality.
dlinton on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This may be my favorite from this series ... It has two wonderful, unforgettable characters from previous books in this series: a young woman I found easy to hate in "Winter Fire" and a hero I loved in the same. With AMUM I loved both of these. A great love story with twists and turns ... and, a happy ending. I couldn't ask for more.
Darla on LibraryThing 6 months ago
It's always a treat when I find a new Jo Beverley novel in the mail, and A Most Unsuitable Man is no exception. Part of the Malloren series, it takes place right after last winter's Winter Fire. Damaris Myddleton had expected to marry Ashart, the hero from Winter Fire, and when his engagement to Gemma is announced, she.... well, she makes quite a spectacle of herself.Damaris has recently become an heiress, and plans to buy herself a titled husband. To that end, she's made a list of eligible gentlemen who need her fortune. She's nothing if not practical, our Damaris. As I was browsing a few reviews to get some ideas to discuss here, I noticed that a lot of them said Damaris was unlikeable at first. I'd have to disagree. Her temper tantrum did make me wince, but I could admire the way she planned for her future. It's usually the hero who's made plans regarding marriage that end up blowing up in his face because he hasn't taken love and fate into account, and it's fun and refreshing to see the same thing happen with a bright, determined heroine.Fitz is the perfect match for Damaris. He's calm and logical where she's no less logical, but lets her emotions get in the way occasionally. He takes her in hand, helps her salvage the situation, all the while reassuring her that she doesn't have to worry about him--after all, he's a 'most unsuitable man'.Fitz, by the way, has his hands full. As if Damaris herself wasn't a handful, he's also been charged by Rothgar with protecting Ash from a danger Rothgar fefuses to clarify, and is further enjoined to keep his protection a secret, even from Ash.The romance develops along with the danger, and the two combined kept me turning pages long past my bedtime.One last quick comment: it must be exhausting being Rothgar!
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I really liked this. I was nervous it would be too much of a tangent from the Malloren books, but just like Winter Fire the Malloren story didn't overshadow these characters, the story was intriguing and exciting. Fitzroger may be one of my all time favorite romantic heroes -- he's in close competition with Cyn. The chemistry between the two lovers was excellent and I was thrilled that the epilogue gave such a good wrap-up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
jo beverly does it again with the molorens she takes you in on a adventure you wish you were part of .jo beverly is my favorite author and i just started a collection of her books .they are all page turners and A MOST UNSUITABLE MAN is a great read .
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1763 wealthy Damaris Myddleton is stunned when Marquess Ashart proposes to poor companion Genova Smith instead of her. She had set her sights on him and thought he would marry her if for no other reason than he needs money. Realizing she made a fool of herself, she flees, but is stopped by Ash¿s pal impoverished former soldier Octavius Fitzroger, who persuades her to hold her head up high. She turns to her host Lord Rothgar, family patriarch and asks him to be her guardian instead of the elderly avaricious Henry Malloren; he agrees with the stipulation that she serve as companion to Genova.--- Rothgar also hired Fitzroger to keep Ash safe from an unknown assailant. As Fitz watches over Ash and Damaris spends time with Genova, they become acquainted and begin to fall in love, which interferes with his task. It helps though frustrates Fitz that she wants a title so he is A MOST UNSUITABLE MAN for a social climber like her.--- The latest Malloren tale is a fine Georgian romance but readers at first will be very cold towards the heroine until she is endangered. The story line is fast-paced on two sub-plots that of the romance between Fitz and Damaris and the attempts to kill Ash. Jo Beverley effortlessly brings these two themes together along with the return of cast from previous novels into a finely honed historical.--- Harriet Klausner