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Her Secondhand Groom (Groom Series Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Rose Gordon
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Book Description

What he wanted was a plain and meek wife to take care of his children and stay out of his bedroom. What he got was a fiery temptress who, despite her plain appearance, was far more desirable than he could handle.

Patrick Ramsey, Viscount Drakely, is used to having everything go according to his plans. And usually, it does, except when it comes to his three young daughters who are in desperate need of mother and governess. In an attempt to find a suitable woman, he stumbles upon the perfect woman for the post: Miss Juliet Hughes. Juliet, a local village girl, has been educated at London's most highly respect school for young ladies, and better yet, her plain features will make it easy for him to keep his hands off of her.

But what Patrick doesn't realize is this plain young lady from a humble background is anything but the docile, biddable young lady he bargained for, and if he's not careful, he'll lose his heavily guarded heart a little more with each encounter they have. With unshakable confidence and a strong determination, Juliet has no intentions of letting this lofty lord run roughshod over her and will stop at nothing to remind him that they may have been born at unequal stations, but where it counts, they're matched perfectly.

Editorial Reviews


...Gordon yet again offers a historical romance that's not only extremely vibrant with details and memorable characters, but also adds that touch of humor that makes her series stand out from the rest. This is a truly fun plot... RT Book Reviews, 4-Stars

Being the third book in this series one would think that the story could start to slip, but that just hasn't happened here. Again the characters were so well rounded and full bodied that they could live off the pages in the real world and still be just as amazing as they are on the page.--Romantic Crush Junkies-eZine

"Her Secondhand Groom is a lovely little Regency and shouldn't be missed"--Rakehell

About the Author

Rose Gordon is a USA Today bestselling author and writer of eight bestselling, unusually unusual historical romances that have been known to include scarred heroes, feisty heroines, marriage-producing scandals, far too much scheming, naughty literature and always a sweet happily-ever-after. When not escaping to another world via reading or writing a book, she spends her time chasing two young boys around the house, being hunted by wild animals, or sitting on the swing in the backyard where she has to use her arms as shields to deflect projectiles AKA: balls, water balloons, sticks, pinecones, and anything else one of them picks up to hurl at his brother who just happens to be hiding behind her.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2965 KB
  • Print Length: 236 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1938352467
  • Publisher: Parchment & Plume, LLC (December 30, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,437 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Motherness... November 30, 2011
By Jutzie
Format:Kindle Edition
Secondhand Groom by Rose Gordon Book 3 in the Grooms Series
Rose continues her excellent story telling in this third book of the Grooms Series. Patrick Ramsey, Lord Drakely, had married a beautiful girl named Abigail when he was eighteen. She died in childbirth with their third daughter, Kate. To the outside world it looked as it was such a deep and devoted love that he could not move past it, but was all as it seemed? Now Drake feels the need to find a mother and governess for his three daughters,
Celia, Helena and Kate. When he comes across the Hughes family, who were indebted to him for sending their daughter to school and a season, he decides he'll marry the beautiful Juliet Hughes and she can be the girls motherness. Drake plans everything out to perfection, so what if he did not include his bride to be in his decisions.

Juliet Hughes had failed. Her parents were in debt because they had hopes on her finding a good and wealthy husband when they sent her to school and a season. If only her sister Henrietta would have been the recipient of such a gift. Henrietta was beautiful and would have succeeded. Juliet was plain and had awkward looking eyeglasses as well. At least she could school her younger siblings. After a negative run in with Lord Drakely, she dubbed him Lord Presumptuous as he presumed to always be right and worthy to be obeyed. When she overheard him asking to be affianced to her she was angry. Only he presumed wrong this time, he thought Henrietta was Juliet. She tried to explain but he brushed her off. She was going to give him a scare before the wedding but it backfired and she ended up married to the beast.

We get to meet many of our past friends and characters once again in this book, even the beastly Olivia and the endearing Sir Wallace. Marcus has his turn to give Drake advice on love and life while Emma and Caroline befriend Juliet.

**There are sexual situations within marriage.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read, Not my favorite though June 11, 2012
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I have read all 3 books in the Groom series and I think this was my least favorite. There were parts to the story that I loved but I wasn't thrilled with the overall story. It was nice to read about a hero that wasn't as secure with himself in the bed as most are rakes and rogues from this time period that we read about.

Viscount Drakely and Juliet meet rather accidentally and she ends up taking his daughter's home with her to "babysit" them while he fixes a carriage issue. After picking up the girls and heading home he finds that his daughters not only had a good time but also learned some! He mistakes Juliet for her younger much prettier sister and insists upon a wedding. Juliet tries to tell him of his error but he won't listen. Surprise when it's Juliet at the altar and not her sister!

Since his plan was to find a "mother-ness" for his daughters, he is upset but willing to overlook the error as he wants a mother for his daughters that will also act as the governess. Juliet is stuck and none too happy about it. She doesn't understand why Drake doesn't even have any intention of consummating the marriage. When they finally do, you learn that he is very nervous as the late Lady Drakely was not interested and quite turned off by sex. After some convincing that she does actually like it, the 2 begin to share passionate nights together. After a fight and a misunderstanding Juliet leaves and Drake must get her back into his home by letting her know she is already in his heart.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Secondhand Groom, FIrsthand Love May 31, 2012
I've read all 4 of the books in this series and this book was by far my absolute favorite. It resonated with me on a personal level, and that is probably part of the reason it is my favorite.

The lovestory between Drake and Juliet is amazing and so true to life. They both came into the relatonship looking for something other than love, love was "second-rated" to Drake, but Juliet wanted love just never thought she'd get it from her strange new husband.

As Juliet and Drake become closer we find out what secrets each is holding back from the other. In Drake's case it is a secret which could affect his marriage for the duration. Thankfully Juliet is understanding, loving, and caring enough to help him get through his block (only word I can think of at this time to describe why he feels like he can't be a good husband).

As in the previous two books of the series we find flawed men; in book 1 Alex is flawed mostly by just being a man; in book 2 we see a physical flaw; in book 3 we find an emotional flaw. As most women will agree, most men are flawed in some manner or another, regardless of their looks, but to truly love someone you must get past their flaws and see the real man inside. Ms Gordon let's us see the real man, fear, flaws and all.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Motherness to wife? December 1, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I was not sure if Rose Gordon would be able to top Her Sudden Groom but with Her Secondhand Groom she did. When I finished the book I just had the biggest grin on my face because it was such a good story.

Drake has 3 daughters who are in desperate need of both a mother and a governess. When his carrage gets stuck one day he happens to meet Juliet out with her younger siblings. Juliet delivers a set down to him for letting his girls run wild while he tries to get his carrage unstuck so he has her watch his girls for him. After he picks up his daughters he decides that the perfect solution is to marry so he can have both a mother and governess or "motherness" for his girls. The only problem is he does not inform the bride of this plan.

Drake running with an idea without both thinking it through and talking about it with Juliet causes them to have many arguments in which Juliet will put Drake in his place. Drake must figure out how to make up all his stupid comments and plans to Juliet and also come to terms with his 1st wife.

As with the rest of Rose Gordon's book this one has lots of witty dialoge, a strong heroine, a hero who is not a Rake. I'm very much looking foward to the conclusion of Groom seires and to see what Rose has next for her readers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I liked the first well enough to go back and purchase ...
I liked the first well enough to go back and purchase the rest of the series. I was not disappointed!
Published 27 days ago by oldmodelT
2.0 out of 5 stars Silly
I probably should not review this book at all since I read the first half and skimmed the second but here it is for what it is worth. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Shell Seeker
4.0 out of 5 stars Her Secondhand Groom (Groom series book 3)
Good book. Entertaining & fast read. Book 3 in the series. Have enjoyed books 1&2 also....good series.
Recommended reading for all.
Published 2 months ago by REO
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible story!
Patrick is a widower with 3 wild little girls who desperately need a mother as well as a governess. Juliet's father borrowed a large sum from Patrick in order to send his eldest... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Judy the Kindle Addict
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT!!!!!!!!
Love it. Can't wait till pay day so I can get her other series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book. Love this writer and her series.
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Love this author!! Her series are all linked across different family members, LOVE THAT! So when you read a new book in the series, you still hear about your other favorite... Read more
Published 5 months ago by FrankieJohnny
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful story!!!
This was a great story. I loved the beginning, but it sorta lost me in the middle the last was a wonderful ending.
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I finished it reading it in record time!
Published 7 months ago by Crystal M. Beswick
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always enjoy these books ,my favourite holiday read.
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More About the Author

USA Today Bestselling and Award Winning Author, Rose Gordon has written more than a dozen historical romance novels with characters who are just as flawed as she is.

When not writing, she spends her time building model rockets with her sons; taking her kids on adventures AKA camping trips that include hikes longer than she anticipated, being hunted by cougars, and impromptu fly fishing trips; and volunteer work.

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