To Win His Wayward Wife (Scandalous Sisters #3)
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To Win His Wayward Wife (Scandalous Sisters #3)

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Not to be outdone by her sisters' marriage-producing scandals, quiet and withdrawn Madison Banks quickly finds herself walking down the aisle to a man who has secretly loved her for years.

Her groom, however, has no idea how to show his new bride that he truly loves her and following a bungled wedding night, finds himself in a position to either win his wife once and for a...more
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Published April 14th 2011 by TALC Publishing LLC (first published April 13th 2011)
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Gabriella *is awesome*
3.5 bleeding love stars....

"We might die here..you know ?"
"Nonsence..And if it does take that long for you to learn to swim, ill die a happy man."
"And why is that ?"
"Because i'll die with you.."




Ive got to say, i was quite surprised and intruged by this book's story line..Even though this book was filled with its share of witty banters and gunshot wounds...To me this book mostly stood its place in the angst genre.

I can't do it again.I cant wait for you to fall out of love again to try and win you...more
tacitus

Poor Adherence to the Setting:
This story takes place during the Regency, the era in which propriety and high morals are supposedly enforced with an iron fist. So much so that marriages are often forced for nothing more than being caught alone with a man. Yet, the characters in this book say, routinely, things that are so inappropriate and downright crass that they make the MODERN reader shudder, mostly from their poor timing. In this sense, much of the dialogue is fantastically unrealistic. Eve...more
Ruth
I really enjoyed the first two books, and to be honest, I can't remember the last time I had so much fun reading romances. There's something about Rose Gordon's style and humor that pulls you in and makes you care so much about the characters that you wait in expectation for that magic moment where they confess their love to each other. I've enjoyed all of the characters in these books, but what made this one my favorite of the three was the hero and his great love for Madison.

The hero in this...more
Linda Sims
ENJOYABLE ROMANCE

I've not read any of the other books in this series, but it wasn't too difficult to pick up on what had gone before. Although this is a period romance it does tend to feel rather modern in the way the story is presented. There are some scenes, and one in particular where even in the present day overt sexual conversations I'm sure would not take place with your mother at the dining table. There are misunderstandings aplenty as well. But then the path to true love is not always sm...more
SheLove2Read
Loved it, loved it, loved it! Fantastic ending to a great series. If you've read Courtney Milan's "Un" series, you should definitely pick this one up too.

A+
Kristi
Meh. I think this had potential, but I found the character's behavior inconsistent and confusing.
Judy
To Win His Wayward Wife by Rose Gordon Book 3 of the Scandalous Sisters

Madison Banks was the quiet one. She often stared out the window and daydreamed. She was the most beautiful of the girls but despised being adored for only her beauty. She wanted to be liked for herself as a person not only her outward appearance. Robbie Swift had broken her heart and most people thought that was the reason for her deep sadness.
Years ago she had believed herself in love with Robbie's cousin, Leo. He was a scr...more
Carrie Olguin
Rose Gordon's style is more "telling" than "showing" but entertaining and her characters are well formed.

To avoid a scandal, Madison marries the Duke of Gateway who was the antagonist in the first installment. We find out why Gateway wanted Andrew to cause a scandal and Madison's past is revealed. The Gateway in this book feels like a different character from the Gateway in the first book. Perhaps, watching the sisters get married changed him?

The first chapters are filled with "character histor...more
Karen Wilson
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Joanne Veloria
I'm so sorry for those who like this but I'm going to say my peace.

I'm torn between love and hatred. Here's why:

I like Madison because she participates in helping the poor and by poor it is teaching those "illiterate bastards" (from her own words) I hate Madison because of all the obvious reason why she took the risk of giving everything to that asshole Robbie. I like her because she gave Ben a chance, I hate her because she's afraid of telling the truth to Ben and thus hurt him in the most hurt...more
Danae Ringsby
Madison Banks, middle sister to Liberty and Brooklyn. One night at a ball her past flame comes strolling into the ballroom and suddenly Madison wants to be anywhere but near him. When she finds herself in the dark with a stranger rather than dealing with Robbie Swift all she wants is to know who it is and to see his face, what she doesn't expect is for the biggest busy body in London to find her in the dark corner with Andrew, Brooks husband, this leads to the mystery man to come forward with ta...more
Kalinya
It was an ok read, but tiresome.

I loved the hero, and was glad to see that he was indeed savable after meeting him in the first book in this series - and that he saved himself.

I'm just not entirely satisfied that the heroine was worthy of him.

Not money well spent.
Angieleigh
I received a review copy from the author in exchange for my honest review.

Madison, oh how I love thee! I adore Brooke and even cranky Liberty, but it's spunky Madison who stole my heart and made me wish that her story would go on and on and on...

Madison is all the things you love -and even dislike - about Brooke and Liberty. She's stubborn, feisty, sweet, compassionate, crude, blunt, pigheaded and the funniest of the three sisters. Her husband annoyed me during Brooke's story, but you learn ful...more
Emily
Oct 05, 2012 Emily rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Adult Women
Recommended to Emily by: Liberty for Paul
To Win His Wayward Wife is book three of the Scandalous Sisters by Rose Gordon. Like the previous two books, Intentions of the Earl and Liberty for Paul, I really enjoyed this read. Out of the three, Liberty for Paul is my absolute favorite.

The author, Rose Gordon, did a fantastic job with this story. Like her previous two in this series, it was full of witty remarks and clever dialogue. I must admit that in Intentions of the Earl, I was not very fond of Gateway. By Liberty for Paul, I liked him...more
Juhi
This has been my absolute favorite of Rose Gordon's regencies!

So, I know the hero was supposed to be a surprise, but I ended up reading these out of order so I had a basic idea of who Madison ended up with and how their story went. But I love how Gordon reveals the groom in chapter two. I think I might've even squealed.

Madison has definitely been through a lot, so it was wonderful seeing her with someone who loved her SO much (even if he had a tough time expressing it!). Like I said, I read thes...more
Kelly
I can't fathom that anyone could read the first two books and not automatically know who the hero of the third one is, but I gathered from reading some of the reviews on Barnes and Noble that a lot of folks really were surprised by the reveal in Chapter 2. I guessed in book 1 that it would go this way, and in book 2, I knew for sure. But enough of my own-horn tooting... Anyway, to preserve the surprise for anyone who might want to read this book (and I do recommend it), I'll avoid being a great...more
Kim
Unarguably the best in the trilogy. Gordon's writing capabilities have evidently grown leaps and bounds from books 1 & 2. Even the editing of the eBook has significantly improved. Even if you were to take all the improved writing away, Madison and her groom (I won't say who it is, because it's a surprise) are the most fascinating of the three couples. Madison's past is heartbreaking. The one man she thought she could love rejected her, leaving her in the clutches of a boy she used to be infa...more
yaney
Just like the other sisters in this trilogy, I thought I was not going to like Madison's story.Yeah, I admit that it took me weeks to finish reading her story, but towards the end I could say that I liked it. Probably because of the hero, Benjamin. I was glad that his character was redeemed. I just find the heroine a tad bit annoying. Madison likes Benjamin the second, then next she don't. I know girls are fickle-minded and they can't make up their own mind faster than a guy but what the hell? A...more
Tifferz
I am loving Ms. Gordon's book covers so far and that includes this one. Love it! Okay on with the book. I felt for Madison. She has had to live with the consequences of her actions. Madison has secrets from her husband and it is partly due to trust issues. I enjoyed watching Madison's husband assume things. Typical man.It was great to see Madison learn to trust and heal from her past. This story touches on some heartache. But it has it's funny moments as well. I was cracking up when Madison's hu...more
Kirsten Lenius
I think I said pretty much the same in my review of the first book of this series, but when an author doesn't seem to understand the particulars of proper address even upon its surface, it distracts me mightily from the story. That and misused words are two of the things that can most easily disrupt my ability to focus on and enjoy a story. If you want to write a historical piece, you absolutely need to understand the basics. The only reason you should call a woman 'Duchess' is if that is her gi...more
Judith
A really fine historical romance that begins with the marriage and then goes downhill from there. Two people who have met before but whose past didn't bring them together now find themselves married. The hero is an arrogant and elitist aristocrat who has not taken the time to really get to know this woman he has loved for six years and as a result manages to completely destroy his bride's sense of security about herself as well as a new wife and an important member of society. The novel is how t...more
Teacher1209
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Alixendra
Out of all the books in the Scandalous sister series this is by far by FAVORITE!! Benjamin has always been my faovrite character, besides Liberty, and I was sooo happy for him! Unfortunately, I started to cry towards the end of the book because it was too sad for me. Madison and him have a connected past, and have loved each other for over 6 years! Ben even went as far as to try to get her scandalized in order for her to go home to the man he THOUGHT she was in love with, but wasn't...
It's funny...more
aspen dugger
Great storyline

I liked the storyline, I didn't like the ending. I would loved to have seen something about a family etc otherwise a good read..
Tasheez_Loves_Reading_In_The_Dark
Pleasantly Surprised! This turned out to be my favorite of the series, but then again after Liberty and Paul that's not saying much.

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Sara
Good story for Madison and Ben. I really liked the way they got together and had a history together, and that Gateway was redeemed and had a chance for his own happy ending. Although he was besotted with Madison for 6 years, he didn't totally lose his head to her. They were a good match and both needed to be taken down a few pegs. After revealing everything and how they knew each other from the past, he should have put her in a carriage to Brook & Andrew to stew a few days, realize her mista...more
Alice Ali
I love Benny! He was a total ass in the first two, but I couldn't help but feel sorry from in this one.
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Minnie
just a comment: I enjoyed this book more than the first two, but all were great: funny and refreshing :)
Judy Lavik
It absolutely blew my mind!
It's hard to choose a favorite among Rose Gordon's books because they're all fabulous, but this one certainly holds a special place in my heart because it takes a character we've met previously with no apparent redeeming value and gives us a look at the vulnerable and flawed man behind the villain. There are many questions from previous books that this one answers, although it can certainly be read as a standalone. What else can I say about this book? "Buy it!" So what...more
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USA Today Bestselling Author and writer of eight unusually unusual historical romances that have been known to include scarred heroes, feisty heroines, marriage-producing scandals, far too much scheming, naughty literature and always a sweet happily-ever-after.

When not escaping to another world via reading or writing a book, she spends her time chasing two young boys around the house, being hunted...more
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