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To Tame A Dragon (The Reluctant Bride Collection) [Kindle Edition]

Megan Bryce
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Come back to a time when manners are everything and rules are made to never be broken. Come back to a time when men are in charge and women do what they are told. . .
Yeah, that never happened.
Welcome to Megan Bryce's Regencyland, where ladies with backbone get what they want. Where a woman can thumb her nose at rules and care little for convention, and yet somehow, unexpectedly and most reluctantly, find love.

To Tame A Dragon

Lady Amelia Delaney is known for her sharp tongue, no-nonsense attitude, and sizable fortune. Numerous suitors have tried to win her hand for the money, for the challenge, and for a rather unfortunate bet. She knows the unflattering reasons behind her numerous proposals– can she ever accept that a man would want to marry her just for herself?

Jameson Pendrake is a devil-may-care dandy who cares for naught but fun and fashion. But behind his laughing green eyes lies a dark history, and he calls off his wedding because of his fear of repeating the past. He can not simply give up on the idea of marriage– a wife is the best defense against the yearly crop of scheming mothers and their frilly daughters. But to allay his fears he needs a woman strong enough to laugh in the face of his past. A woman unflappable, unwavering, and unbroken. He knows just the woman. The trick, it seems, is in getting her to accept.

~The Reluctant Bride Collection~ (books can be read in any order)
To Catch A Spinster
To Tame A Dragon
To Wed A Widow (coming Fall 2014)

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  • File Size: 548 KB
  • Print Length: 157 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009Y13QXE
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Light, feel-good romance November 1, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Similar to her book `To Catch a Spinster', this story is about a strong woman who has no desire to be tied down.

It is a light-hearted, feel-good book and perhaps not for history purists.

Lady Amelia Delaney is an heiress who values her independence, regularly turning down marriage proposals in a way that earns her the nickname of the `dragon'. She has been close to her brother's friend Jameson Pendrake since childhood and has no qualms about telling him what a cad he is when he cancels his wedding to the sweet Miss Underwood.

In the wake of his `scandalous' behaviour, Jameson suddenly realises that the perfect woman has been in his sights all along: his best friend, Amelia. He admires, respects and loves her; she knows all of his demons and accepts him for the person he is. The trouble is that Amelia finds his proposal utterly ridiculous.
His challenge is to make Amelia see how perfectly matched they are.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 3.5 stars December 1, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I was a little hesitant about reading this after being disappointed by "to catch a spinster," but when I saw I could borrow this book for free on my kindle, I decided to give it a shot. The overall story was better than "to catch a spinster" but it didnt have the magic the first half of "to catch a spinster" had with h/h. Although some silly things happened in this book, I was laughing out loud - it was just so funny, even if some scenes were unbelievable. One example was the four Underwood brothers proposing to Amelia - hilarious! Another is Jameson's horse and cane - lol.

This book though has something I wish the last book had so that the author had better reasons to fill up the pages than just focusing all the attention on h/h - this book had a second story with Miss Underwood - the woman Jameson broke up his engagement with. Amelia was determined to find her a more suitable husband and though it was predictable who she would end up with, it was a good choice.

***SPOILER - however, I think it was best to find Miss Underwood a husband first before Amelia married Jameson.***

Also this book had a very good reason why the bride should be reluctant yet unlike the heroine in the first book who should have given in sooner - this heroine did instead! I think Amelia gave in too soon after all she's been through and knowing Jameson. Also while the affection between the two was undeniable - I dont know if they were in love. I did like Amelia and Jameson together, even though I felt they were more friends than lovers - or maybe this is due to the lack of sex scenes - but either way you could tell they would be content in their marriage.

Overall, I though the story was ok.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What fun I loved it! January 27, 2013
By Kelli
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Bought this because it was free and description sounded good.
What a fun surprise. I giggled throughout . Loved the back and forth between Jamison & Amelia . Will be keeping to enjoy again.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars To tame a Dragon January 24, 2013
By granny
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I enjoyed it. It contained humor, romance, continuity of story without dragging. Will probably read more by
Ms. Bryce if this is an indication of her writing.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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After reading the first book in this series, "To Catch A Spinster," I was left with an awful taste in my mouth. As much as I wanted to read a familiar, well-known author in an attempt to cleanse my Kindle pallet, I decided to give Ms. Bryce the benefit of the doubt and try the second book. I already had it in my library as a previous free selection, so what did I have to lose?

Oh my. I didn't "lose" anything, but I did waste precious reading time, which is even worse.

This book is just very poorly written. The plot is unlikely and frankly, nonsensical. The ending is just...well, odd and unsatisfying. The characters have very few redeeming qualities. There are so many historical romance books out there, even as free selections, that are head and shoulders above this poor attempt at the genre.

Amelia has been given the nickname "the dragon" by the men of the ton. Apparently, it is because she is rather assertive and turns down proposals with regularity. How this makes her a dragon, I'm not quite sure. I'd call it being choosy. At some point, there was some man that attempted to take advantage of her and get her in a compromising situation in order to gain her fortune, but the whole topic is only vaguely discussed. Why even bother? It doesn't appear to really have an impact on her personality.

After bailing out a long-time family friend from a potentially ruinous situation, she finds herself the object of his affection. Lord Nighting, although handsome (although he's never really described in detail so I guess we have to take the author's word for it), is irresponsible and often reprehensible. Not exactly a adventageous match.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Different but fun December 17, 2012
By SamCat
Format:Kindle Edition
Not your typical tale but witty fun and charming. I picked it up for free but feel it is worth the small price. The removal of the underlying sadness which provided a happy ending for both was well done also. If you want to laugh and cry give this one a try.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars To Tame A Dragon
Another excellent story by Megan Bryce. I love historical romances and I have another favorite author to read more excellent stories by. Thank you for a great story.
Published 13 days ago by Debra L Stone
4.0 out of 5 stars A fun romp with a serious undertone
Megan Bryce seems to favor strong minded female leads. TO TAME A DRAGON is no exception. The two leads have serious pasts to overcome but the author does it in funny, understated... Read more
Published 15 days ago by donna stafford
5.0 out of 5 stars This one gets high praise from me
This book can TRULY be called a Regency Romance, as the author does not resort to explicit sex scenes as so many of the "regency romance" authors who call themselves that... Read more
Published 2 months ago by ModestPrude
5.0 out of 5 stars very endearing.
The story has romance, and comedy. Love the way Amelia inter acted with every charater. Finished it in one sitting!
Published 4 months ago by cate
5.0 out of 5 stars Light and amusing
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I like the humour in it and the characters are extremely likeable.
I also like the fact that it is a 'sweet' romance, with a story, witty... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Christina Robb
4.0 out of 5 stars enjoy
Easy reading,light hearted. I enjoy regency romances. Would like a little more describing of clothing and places.on the whole good read.
Published 7 months ago by C walschinski
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the dialogue!
Witty, a fast read, and a clean romance. There are days when you need these old fashioned stories. Love the heroine as well: independent, feisty and intelligent.
Published 7 months ago by Nutella Fan
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok story, with a bit of an unusual twist
You don't often see a situation where the mains are on equal footing in this genre. For once we have not a hopeless damsel in distress who over her life and well-being on a male... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Yotafura
3.0 out of 5 stars Definitely original, I grew to like it.
I almost don't know how to write this review, the story is so different!

The bad: I usually do the good first, but this book has me perplexed. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Feehan5
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast paced fun
A strong female character with whit, intelligence, determination, compassion and fears. Refreshing to have an author actually develop a female who is all these things! Read more
Published 11 months ago by Nam
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