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The Duke's Shotgun Wedding (Entangled Scandalous) (Scandalous House of Calydon Series) [Kindle Edition]

Stacy Reid
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Victorian Era England...
As far as rash decisions go, it was formidable. But Lady Jocelyn Rathbourne's will remains strong. If the only way to save her family's estate and reputation is by aiming a small pistol at the Duke of Calydon, then so be it. For Lady Jocelyn demands satisfaction - and she will have it at any cost. Even if it means demanding the hand of the intense and foreboding Duke himself...
But she's made the first move against a very dangerous opponent...
For Sebastian Thornton is no stripling to be trifled with. The lady has played her hand. Now it's his turn. For Sebastian is in need of a wife. And to find a wife with spirit and fire - even if she means to only marry for his money - would be a great prize indeed. And he intends to thoroughly take his pleasure with her... and demands his own satisfaction in return.

Editorial Reviews


"If you love a feisty heroine and a dark, powerful duke hero, then you'll love Lady Jocelyn Rathbourne and Sebastian, Duke of Calydon. Though the plot revolves around the quick/forced "marriage of convenience" Stacy Reid manages to infuse the trope with a unique voice, vivid conflict, and passionate, palpably instant attraction between hero and heroine.  I would recommend The Duke's Shotgun Wedding to anyone who enjoys passionate, fast-paced historical romance." Night Owl Reviews

WELL DONE!!  A delightful Victorican Historical Romance...A fast paced tale of romance, secrets, passion and finding your HEA"--My Book Addiction and More "MyBookAddictionAndMore"

"Emotional, Enjoyable Read! An emotional novella about the Duke of Calydon and Lady Rathbourne's fiery meeting and subsequent betrothal. So many steamy moments between the characters that leave you hot under the collar." --Talking Books

Product Details

  • File Size: 1041 KB
  • Print Length: 114 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1502917637
  • Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous (April 14, 2014)
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00J6U1DNS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,432 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Short, Sweet & Entertaining April 15, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
The Duke’s Shotgun Wedding is a short and sweet, fast read for any of you historical romance lovers looking for a quick fix. I really would have almost put this in the novella category. But, as a result, don’t look for a deep plot or any big connection with the characters. There were times when I found Sebastian’s wit amusing, but there were also times when I felt the banter between Sebastian and Jocelyn was a little silly.

I also want to add that if you like books that are on the realistic side, then this wouldn’t be for you. But, it can be quite entertaining if that’s not a problem for you.

So, I give this one 3 stars. My review is short and sweet like the book. This is Stacy Reid’s debut novel, so I give her a thumbs up. It’s a great start, and I’ll look forward to what she brings next.

Warnings: language, sexual content
*I received a copy via NetGalley and Entangled:Scandalous in exchange for my honest review.*
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27 of 32 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars DID I MISS SOMETHING? May 10, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Having checked out the other reviews, I am wondering if I read the same book as everyone else. I must have, because the characters' names in the other reviews are the same as those in the book I read.

But I found this a particularly emotionless book. Oh yes, the heroine did her thing from time to time, and the hero maintained his icy rage, but there was no emotional impact; no reach inside me and squeeze my guts with angst, hope, fear or passion. Even the sex scenes were rather cold-blooded and mechanical - but maybe this was because the hero was constantly conscious of his alter-ego's reaction to the heroine, and those reactions were so matter-of-factly stated, that they had as much impact on me as him saying he had a headache and sort of deadened me to any pizzazz that might have been when he got to bed the girl.

Or maybe it was the girl going to see her family straight after the wedding, then coming home to her new husband after dining with her family? That was truly weird and not at all romantic.

I found the inciting incident rather iffy. The heroine was no wilting miss who'd been compromised before Society. She had not even appeared in Society. A locket, gifted to her by the hero's brother, was presented as evidence of her being compromised by the hero's brother, but when kissed by the hero, he discovered she was an innocent.

But this man whom we are supposed to believe has always been determined not to marry, and who has a very low opinion of women, decides to marry a girl he's never clapped eyes (or anything else) on before, even though he's already deduced that she is untruthful, and all because she dared to confront him in his own home with a derringer. Okay - I decided to suspend my disbelief and read on.

The hero is no hero.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This was a great short read! April 16, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Stacy Reid is off to a great start with her first novella The Duke’s Shotgun Wedding. I can’t wait to read more from this author.

The Duke’s Shotgun Wedding starts out with Jocelyn holding a derringer (not really a shotgun) at the Duke of Calydon and I just new this book was going to be a fun one. Jocelyn thinks she has the upper hand when she came barging into Sebastian’s office and demanding that he marry her, but the Duke of Calydon doesn’t do anything without good reason.

Sebastian never wanted to get married but because of some things that had come to light he knew he had too to produce and heir. So when Jocelyn came barging in with a gun he thought she would be perfect for the job. At first he thought he might want a prime and proper duchess but then Jocelyn came in with such spitfire that he changed his mind right thing and there.

Jocelyn need to marry well to protect her father’s estate and her siblings futures and the Duke of Calydon wasn’t her first choice but when she finds out some information she decides he will be the next best thing. Little did she know that he would end up being just who she wanted. If only the Duke can get past his past and let her into his heart.

The Duke’s Shotgun Wedding was just the short novella I was needing to get me out of my reading slump. It was fun, sensual and fast paced and even though it was short I thought it was just right. I know a lot of people don’t enjoy novella and sometimes I have found them to be to short but I really thought this one could hold it’s own.

Jocelyn, was a strong female character who took her life into her own hands when she pointed the gun at the Duke. It was a real gamble with her life but one she felt she had to do for her family.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Promising Story August 1, 2014
By poshpow
Format:Kindle Edition
Sebastian and Jocelyn had me torn. They each had qualities that I enjoyed – Jocelyn, strong and independently tenacious – Sebastian, loyal, sweet and full of honor. But each had their flaws that made the story a little less savory for my taste. Jocelyn was unbelievably impulsive, unnecessarily selfish. Her loyalty to her family and their well-being was commendable, but the way she went about ensuring their future was a tad bit ridiculous. And Sebastian? His sweet turned sour like night turns in to day. His Jekyll and Hyde personality switches were like a painful whiplash.

The story itself was promising. The romance was incredibly erotic and steamy. It was extremely passionate and fast paced. And while it was merely a novella, it felt as though it were so much more. Aside from the character flaws, I did enjoy the story. I just wish the hero and heroine had been a little more emotionally grounded and level-headed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good read
Published 3 days ago by Paul West, Jr.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I enjoyed this book very much
Published 7 days ago by SYLVIA LAWSON
4.0 out of 5 stars I would have enjoyed hearing how the brother seduced her and his...
This was a very cute short story. It could have been so much longer. I would have enjoyed hearing how the brother seduced her and his romance with his fiancee. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars sexy and sweet regency
Enjoyed this short and sweet regency! I love reading regency's where the heroine is not a simpering miss and can stand her ground with the hero. Great read.
Published 1 month ago by Raquell
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Good but I wanted to see if got His heir.
Published 2 months ago by Gloria D Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars First
This is my 1st book with this author and I really did enjoy it. Getting ready for book 2 Happy reading everyone
Published 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed this book very much
Enjoyed this book very much
Published 2 months ago by Kim12
4.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed the story
I really enjoyed the story. The only problem was it was to short. It is not nice to get people's interested and emotions started and then just stop. Read more
Published 2 months ago by JOSEPHINE
5.0 out of 5 stars More Like Derringer Wedding!!!
This is a short story that takes place in London in the 1800's. Jocelyn demands (with a gun) that the Duke, Sebastian, force his brother to marry her, saying his brother offered... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Susan
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Slow starter but as I continued to read I could not put it down until the end. As the saying goes behind a successful man stands a strong woman.
Published 3 months ago by J'Nice
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I am an avid reader of novels with a deep passion for writing. I especially love romance and adore writing about people falling in love. I live a lot in the worlds I create and I actively speak to my characters (out loud). I have a warrior way "never give up on my dream." When I am not writing, I spend a copious amount of time drooling over Rick Grimes from Walking Dead, watching Japanese Anime and playing video games with my love. I also have a horrible weakness for Ice cream. :)

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