What a Lady Wants (Last Man Standing #2)
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One bachelor down . . . three more to go. Four most desirable gentlemen have wagered one shilling apiece and a bottle of cognac that will go to the last unmarried man standing . . .

Nigel Cavendish knows he'll marry one day, but hopefully that day is many years—and many women—in the future! Until then, the handsome, unrepentant rake intends to enjoy life's pleasures to the...more
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Published October 13th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published February 1st 2007)
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Rachel (BAVR)
I can't even summon a snarky comment. That's how boring it is.

Fuck this book.

It robbed me of snark.

Therefore, I must DNF.

I wonder if the people from two centuries ago would feel the same way about HRs as I do about New Adult books. There they were, living their lives at balls and morning teas and shit, paving the way for the future, and they had no idea that their generation would be portrayed as a bunch of overly talkative and shallow assholes banging in carriages and making love way more com...more
Michelle
I can't believe I took so long to finally read the 2nd book of The Last Man Standing series. I really enjoyed this book! Felicity made a wish that she'd meet her future husband, a man who would give her adventure instead of living a dull married life. Her wish came true when Nigel Cavendish climbed up her balcony. From that moment on she knew she wanted Nigel as her husband but how could she make this man her husband when he was so opposed to the idea of marriage? Nigel was mesmerized by Felicit...more
Sara ♥
Second book in Victoria Alexander's Last Man Standing series.

Again, I was impressed! The plot was very convincing, I thought, despite the 43 million references to "fate". It was definitely the MOST well-written we-fell-in-love-because-it-was-written-in-the-stars type of book I've ever read...!

Anyway, so the Lady Felicity Melville is a 23-year-old woman who's about the enter her 5th season. She took the last year off to tour Europe and such... (Sounds good to me! Where do I sign up?) Anyway, she...more
Trish
I thought this book was fun and sweet, the characters and situations were engaging. Victoria Alexander always brings charm and wit to her novels.
Duygu Pınar
Bu Facebookta sayfa kaçta olduğunu gösterme işini hiç beceremeyecek miyim ben he goodreads ne dersin?
An Odd1
London. April 1854. "Of the three remaining members of the tontine" for four shillings and a bottle of Cognac Hon. "Nigel Cavendish" 30 p 56 "was the one among them most prone to scandalous behavior" p 3 with willing wives and widows. Lady Felicity Melville 23 p 7 wishes on a star for "a future that's not staid and boring and ordinary. I want a man who will make the rest of my days an adventure. The grandest of adventures" p 12. "Eugenia Wentwhistle, Lady Kilbourne now," her "dearest friend" p 1...more
Judy
They are down to three men standing now.

Oliver
Nigel
& Daniel.

Nigel Cavendish is known for his scandalous behavior, married women, widows, anyone but those newly turned out virgins.

Felicity Melville was star gazing and wishing upon a star for an adventurous man to marry. At 23 she was on her 5th season, as she missed last season by going on a grand tour. Suddenly there was a dog barking and yelling and a gun shot. She watched as a man shimmied down from the balcony of the house next door and...more
Jessi
The second in this series about a group of men who put together a tontine, each man putting in one pound with the pot going to the last unmarried man. As usual, many characters from other Alexander books appear in this novel.
Nigel Cavendish wants to get married some day but not in the near future. He is spending his days bed-hopping, but only with married or widowed women, all of who know the score. But one night, an irate husband tries to take a shot at him and Nigel escapes over the wall to th...more
Robin

One bachelor down . . . three more to go. Four most desirable gentlemen have wagered one shilling apiece and a bottle of cognac that will go to the last unmarried man standing . . .

Nigel Cavendish knows he'll marry one day, but hopefully that day is many years--and many women--in the future! Until then, the handsome, unrepentant rake intends to enjoy life's pleasures to the fullest!

From the moment Lady Felicity Melville spies the adventurous scoundrel climbing from a neighbor's window--with his

...more
Patria
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Hanife
Kaderimde Sen Varsın uzun zamandır sayfa sayısına bile bakmadan kendini okumaya kaptırdığım tek kitap :) Çok zevkli dialogları,komik anları olan,şaşırtıcı bir kitaptı :) Ben beğenerek ve severek okudum. Serinin ilk kitabını vasat bulsamda bu kitap daha bir başkaydı. Konumuz Leydi Felicity'nin 23 yaşında çaresizlikten hayalindeki kocayı yıldızlardan dilemesi ve akabinde köpek havlamaları, çığlıkların peşi sıra bir adamın bahçe duvarlarına atlamasıyla dileğininin kabul olduğunu kanaat getirmesiyle...more
Readitnweep
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Sarah
One of the funniest books that I have read if not ever then in a long time. Felicity is looking towards marriage but none of the men in her acquaintance stir the least bit of interest in her, they all seem quite dull and not a bit interesting. Until she meets Nigel Cavendish as he flees the irate husband of her next door neighbor. With in moments she decides that he is the one for her, unfortunately Nigel happens to be the least marriage minded man in all of England; to the point that he seems q...more
Patti Loves FAB Romance
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Carrie
3.5* rounded up to 4* for goodreads.

An implausible but nonetheless entertaining romance. It was refreshing to read an historical romance about an intelligent young lady using her brain and her wit to "catch" her man. The writing was often humorous and both main characters well-drawn and likeable. The cast of secondary characters was also entertaining. The story falters a little when the author has Felicity acting inconsistently. Toward the end, Felicity makes a decision about her life, then when...more
Houa
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Melissa McHugh
I like Victoria Alexander as an author. She has a clean writing style. Her plots are well-constructed, her dialogue is always well-done and she knows her time period and history.

Here's the problem I have with this book. I simply never liked Felicity. My sympathy was always with Nigel. Yes, he had a lot of control over his own behavior and the scene in which they find themselves in the middle of the book is mostly his fault, but I can't abide a heroine who picks her hero for no apparent reason, p...more
Janine Southard
Okay, this may not be the best romance ever, but it was chock full of a fun take on the regency tropes. Our heroine is, of course, a virgin trying to find a husband during the London Season. It's her 6th Season, and she's totally bored by the concept. Also, she sets her cap for the rake who is determined never to marry. Ever. He sleeps with plenty of women, but he's never hurt a young virgin's reputation; he only sleeps with married women and widows. His particular form of honor won't let him hu...more
Jocelyn
Story line wasn't bad... and it may have been my kindle copy but it was really annoying how tonight was to night with the space and the same with plea sure. They are one word but there was always an annoying space.
Andreasoldier
Part of series. Found it repetitive. All lead talks about is the want of excitement in her life, but she just flirts for most of the book. There's no excitement if you're not a little daring. Alexander has written better.
Winnernu
I've read several other Victoria Alexanders and this was my least favorite. I am still intrigued to finish this series to learn who will win the bet amongst the four men but, the development of this particular couple's story was rather slow and very lacking in sizzle.
Brittany
I enjoyed the romance and heat between Nigel an Felicity. I interactions between the two are funny and frustrating at times. I got a little sick of their almost making up then comes a surprise and they fight and separate. It happens a few times in the story and by the end I was saying enough already. Though I do quite love the ending. And over all it's a great story and great second story in the series. I am very interested to see how the series ends and how the next two bachelors meet their 'fa...more
Jane Mercer
Some of this is fun and enjoyable but Nigel(?)the hero is annoying in his refusal to at maturely at the end of the book.
Felicity, our heroine, seems to be the one with her head on her shoulders, it isn't exceptional though so I'm not keeping it.
Plot, basically Felicity sees Nigel after wishing on a star for a husband and decides to make him hers. That's it
Dancer
This was by far my favorite of the Last Man Standing series. The comical overtones made it the stand out of the group. Nigel, crawling in and out of windows as would a true rake, becomes a likeable hero. When the gun goes off in her bedroom, I thought, what a creative twist to the story. Victoria Alexander is one of my favorite Regency romance writers.
April
This is the second book in the "Last Man Standing" series and I kind of liked it better than the first book, A Little Bit Wicked. The story seemed to move a little faster than the first book and I liked the characters better--especially the main character. I had this book finished in a day and I am anxious to see if the next book is as good as this one.
R.L. Mathewson
This book saved me from a reading slump :) I picked it up the other day on a whim and had a hard time putting it down. The book was witty, sweet and kept me surprised the entire time. I really enjoy reading a book that doesn't use overdone story lines. This book was fresh and has me hooked on this author :)It was a great read.
Kimber
I loved this book.
The dialogue was fast and witty
and I really enjoyed Felicity's blunt honesty.
That was enchanting.

It was a tear jerker
without that unnecessary bit at the end
about Nigel's Dad.
I thought that detracted from the relationship story.

Mai Der
I loved Felicity's character, she was just so bubbly and honest. Her conversation's with the other characters were so funny. I felt like the connection between Nigel and Felicity was not strong enough, but overall I did like the book and really enjoyed reading it.
Rachel
London 1854

Nigel is 30 and Felicity is 23. I loved their story. It was wonderful! They had wonderful humor together. And the scene at the masquarade ball between Nigel and his friends cracked me up!! I loved it, Fairy King! A good read.
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New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander was an award winning television reporter until she discovered fiction was much more fun than real life. She turned to writing full time and is still shocked it worked out.

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“My desire, my sincere and heartfelt desire is to rip that surprisingly sheer garment from your body, toss you onto that bed, and indeed ravish you from head to toe. I wish to make love to you until you are too exhausted to do so much as stand without support. Until you call out my name in your dreams and reach for me in your sleep. Until you can think of no one and nothing beyond the touch of my hand, the caress of my lips.” 12 likes
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