Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
An Unwilling Conquest MP3 CD – Audiobook, MP3 Audio, Unabridged
|New from||Used from|
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
"Laurens' writing shines." -- Publishers Weekly --This text refers to the Preloaded Digital Audio Player edition.
Harry Lester has no intention of falling in love again … but then he meets the bewitching Mrs Lucinda Babbacombe --This text refers to the Preloaded Digital Audio Player edition.
Browse award-winning titles. See more
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Top Customer Reviews
From the first meeting of Harry and Lucinda they are intrigue by each other. Later after becoming intimate with her, Harry decides that they should marry but Lucinda refuses because she wants Harry to love her first. However Harry has been burned in a relationship before and refuses to risk the same thing happening again. Lucinda soon despairs that he will ever express his love and starts to accept that her love may have to be enough. Eventually Harry explains that the manner in which he acted was to show proof of his devotion and love.
I found the hero too restrained for my liking, too impassive. Yes he appoints himself as her protector and thereby shows that he does care but he refused to show any emotions, except for annoyance. He does not romance Lucinda or does anything to show she is his world and that he needs her to make his life meaningful. What he says was proof of his love seems more more like proof of his possessiveness towards Lucinda.
Conclusion: Good plot, well written but not enough passion and romance.
Harry, a wealthy rake and horse breeder, meets Lucinda, a financially astute widower, in Newport. He's there to race his horses and she's there to look over Inns, which she's inherited upon her husbands death. Sparks fly. Harry refuses to allow Lucinda to visit and inspect the questionable establishments without a proper escort -himself and insists she stay at his Aunts nearby. The mutual attraction grows and soon everyone is trying to push the reluctant Harry into leg shackles.
They all return to London and one thing leads to another and Lucinda is compromised. Much to Harry's shock -she was a virgin! Apparently her much older husband married her for companionship/teacher for his daughter and to prevent Lucinda from a distasteful marriage. So Harry offers marriage after the comprise, but not for love. Lucinda rejects him of course! Here's where the book takes a down turn.
Harry believes he has to prove that her loves Lucinda before he actually says the words -in his mind he thinks she won't believe him otherwise. Lucinda takes on a desperate role here. Every turn she believes that Harry will declare his love -but he doesn't.
It gets a bit too much, especially when he takes her to his home and tells her he's getting it ready for a wife and children -making it seem that maybe she won't be the wife. Makes me so sad for Lucinda! She just becomes depressed that he'll never tell her that he loves her. And when he finally does? No big sweeping romantic jesture! You feel like she's just about given up by this point. Makes Harry out to be sort of a meanie to me.
It just didn't leave me all warm and fuzzy. Good book, but there are better out there. Read Kleypas, Quinn or D'Allessandro for some good ~sigh~ instead.
Most Recent Customer Reviews