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Not Quite Married

3.49  ·  Rating Details ·  148 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Left alone on the family estate, headstrong Brien Weston has learned to manage for herself. But when she becomes too independent for her noble father’s tastes, he orders an arranged marriage “for her own good.” Taking matters into her own hands, Brien discovers that what makes a woman truly ineligible for marriage is marriage itself. So how does a woman acquire a husband . ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published August 31st 2004 by Bantam (first published January 1st 2004)
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Regan Walker
Mar 25, 2015 Regan Walker rated it really liked it
From England to America and Back Again in the late 18th century

First released as RAPTURE’S RANSOM, this is the story of Brien Weston, daughter of the Earl of Southwold, who one day wakes up and realizes his daughter, now in her early 20’s is too stubborn and willful and must be married. Believing no man would have her, the earl picks the son of a French business associate for her husband. After she meets him, though he is handsome and smooth talking, she discovers the French nobleman only wants
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Issa
Mar 10, 2013 Issa rated it it was ok
A new author to me, a different kind of premise, so I wanted to give a go. I will say the plot was different from usual, but not very good. Brien is the only surviving child of the Earl of Southwold. She's become so efficient and independent, not weak willed and stupid as the Earl prefers women, he sells her off to a Frenchman. Brien accepts the Frenchman at first but finds out his true nature and goes to London to marry to stop her marriage to the Frenchman. Her maid helps her find a man, Aaron ...more
Anna

What a very nice story. I realized how much I miss reading historical romances.
ChloeLeeNH
Dec 22, 2008 ChloeLeeNH rated it really liked it
I liked the story... a bit unique with the Colonial America traveling... I liked the heroine's bodyguard... he definitely saved the day a couple of times!
Elaine
Jan 16, 2017 Elaine rated it liked it
I found this book tedious to get threw. Ended up skimming it.
Sans
Aug 18, 2010 Sans rated it liked it
3.5 stars

The Good: As usual, the hero. (I'm convinced the Smart Bitches have it spot on - romances are no longer just about the heroine and her journey, they are more about the hero too these days.) I really liked Aaron, he sounds like the kind of person I'd want in my life. He was independent, mature, thoughtful, just aggressive enough, intelligent and patient. Brilliant and sexy to boot. He had no qualms about giving up his entire life, even his country, to follow his passion for the sea. The
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Etty
May 23, 2011 Etty rated it really liked it
Awal cerita sih kurang menarik. Sempat mengira tokoh hero adalah Raoul Trechaud, putra Marquise dari Perancis tapi ternyata salah besar!! Brien dijodohkan secara paksa dengan Raoul oleh ayahnya yang tidak begitu akrab dengannya selama 5 tahun terakhir sejak kematian putri sulung dan istri tercintanya. Mulanya Brien menolak dan sempat terpesona oleh ketampanan Raoul, tapi tanpa sengaja dia mendengar pembicaraan Raoul dengan temannya dan terbongkarlah sifat jahat aslinya. Karena tidak mau menikah ...more
Angel
Sep 04, 2015 Angel rated it it was ok
A good story with nice twists. Just if someone else has written it. Some people have good imagination but not so good at writing in down for others to read.

Why every time she had to explain a feeling she had to emphasize that it's not in a sexual way? I mean I get it.
Sababa
Aug 09, 2011 Sababa rated it did not like it
The storyline seemed interesting at first, but after that it got simply boring. I didn't like Brien or Aaron. The plot became too predictable. The only chracter i liked was Dyso.
LoudVal
Nov 29, 2013 LoudVal rated it liked it
cheesy good fun
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Krahn, born Betina Maynard, is the second daughter of Dors Maynard and Regina Triplett. Krahn learned to read at the age of four, and began making up her own stories when she was only six. In fifth grade she won a silver "Noble Order of Bookworms" pin for her achievements in reading, and the following year she began writing down her stories.

Krane was graduated from high school in Newark, Ohio and
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