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To Seduce a Bride (Courtship Wars #3)

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Seduction has never been more enticing than in this third novel of Nicole Jordan's enthralling trilogy, The Courtship Wars.

Spirited beauty Lilian Loring believes that love is too risky a venture and that marriage is best avoided entirely–even if her unwanted suitor comes as deliciously packaged as Heath Griffin, the Marquess of Claybourne. The charismatic rogue has never...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published March 25th 2008 by Ballantine Books (first published January 1st 2008)
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Katie(babs)
Lilian Loring, the youngest of the three Loring sisters, is so set against marriage that she doesn't mind telling everyone so. She'd rather spend her days with her dearest friend, Fanny Irwin, who is a renowned Cyprian. Of course, Lillian doesn't want to follow in her footsteps, but prefers to have the freedom Fanny and her other Cyprian friends have.

What Lillian is not counting on is Heath Griffin, Marquess of Claybourne, whom she met the morning of her oldest sister's wedding. Heath makes her...more
Fiona Goodman
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Dancer
Of the three books in the series, this was my favorite. The characters weaknesses became their strengths. I absolutely loved Heath Griffin's character.
Julie (jjmachshev)
The final story in this trilogy. Our heroine wants nothing to do with a husband as she has issues from her parents' unhappy union. Once our hero lays eyes on her, his mission is set. He wants her and knows marriage is the price he must pay. The entertainment comes from his seduction of the innocent miss.

I enjoyed reading the hero's efforts even when I wanted to smack the heroine upside the head. The elements of danger weren't necessarily directed at the heroine, but did advance some of the thinl...more
ChloeLeeNH
Jun 13, 2008 ChloeLeeNH rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Regency Era fans
I am not sure I liked this one as much as the others. And I now have to hope that she is moving two of the secondary characters on to a book of their own? Those were the only two characters that she didn't clear up by the end of the series. I would have liked to see them either together or connected to someone else. Overall though I thought it was a good series. Easy to read but on the whole it became a bit redundant and you could have easily moved the characters around to each book and it would...more
Katie A. E.
Heath Griffin, the Marquess of Claybourne, didn't know he was in the market for a wife until he met the youngest of the Loring sisters, Lilly. Determined to spurn marriage and keep her independence, Lilly does all she can to dissuade Heath from pursuing her--much to her chagrin and Heath's zealous belief Lilly is the only one for him.

Having read the 2nd one and then reading half of the first in this trilogy, I knew the formula quite well as Ms. Jordan really didn't stray from it in each book, an...more
Amy
This last and best of the "Courtship Trilogy" was well worth my time. Based on past issues in her life, spirited beauty, Lily Loring is dead set against courtship and marriage. It is up to Heath Griffin, Marquess of Claybourne to woo her and change her mind.
Cristina Scipioni
Ok, el rating de este libro es muy bajo, y fueron por dos razones.
Comenzando por las buenas, el libro me encantó a penas lo empecé. El ingenio de la protagonista y su negativa me pareció interesante y algo nuevo. Heath... Simplemente me enamoré de él. Su ternura, su disposición a hacer todo por ella, de verdad q es uno de mis personajes masculinos favoritos. Pero ya en el medio del libro la cosa se fue haciendo más frustrante por Lily, y eso merece el rating. Pero en general, disfruté muchísimo...more
Monisha
I read the second book in this series, and I fell for Heath and Lily in the glimpses that I got of them. So I had to read this book.

The characters are the best part. Heath was just so funny and persistent and stubborn, and he never gave up. Despite how hard it was to court Lily, he kept at it, and I thought he was precious. And Lily was kind of refreshing. Her desire to remain unwed was taken to this level that reminded me more of the heroes in romance, not the heroines. That was so fantasticall...more
Oleta Blaylock
This is Lily Loring's story. She is the youngest of the Loring trio and she is also the most irritating. She has been complaining and insulting men since the first book. She has tried over and over to talk her sisters out of marrying the men that love them and make them happy. She can’t see that not all men are like her despicable father. She is so wound up in her beliefs that she is right and everyone is wrong that she almost loses the one man that would do anything to make her happy. I am surp...more
MaggieReadsRom
4.5 stars!

When she meets the Marquess of Claybourne, Heath Griffin, Lilian (Lily) Loring is immediately intrigued by him and the attraction is undeniable no matter how much she would like to ignore it. Heath slowly but surely chips away at her defenses and makes her realize that not all noblemen are what the general opinion says of them. Lily finds it more and more difficult to resist his charm, passion and allure.
What starts as a pursuit of pleasure, turns into a game of cat and mouse that eve...more
Lady Darcie
Aug 15, 2010 Lady Darcie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: romance lovers
Recommended to Lady Darcie by: courtship wars #2
Lily Loring, the yougest of the Loring sister. DOES NOT WANT TO GET MARRIED, but one kiss in the stable by Heath Griffin, Lord Claybourne may change that. When Lily begins to fear that Lord Claybourne is set on making her his bride to runs to the one place he would never look and that is a house full of scandalous repute. Think she is safe Lily begins to help out her childhood friend Fanny, but as everything is begin to come into place Lord Claybourne shows up ready to continue where they left o...more
Carrie Olguin
DNF. I read the first two books in the series back to back and pretty much felt I was reading the same basic story. The sister's back story is pretty much the same. Their mistrust of men is pretty much the same.
All three sisters suffer from their parent's bad marriage.

Three titled bachelors meet one of the women and decide to wed them.

All of the women seek the help and advice of a family friend, a famous courtesan. All three work as teachers for an academy they established to gain financial ind...more
Marlene
One star for using the same basic plot and dialogue 3 times, creating redundancy; and for creating an unlikable heroine that doesn't deserve the hero.

Lily Loring is so annoying, rude, childish, and churlish I don't care for her to marry Heath, he is too good for her. I am 1/2 way through, and I am so irritated by this ridiculous plot I will have to force my way to read it through. I don't care how it ends (although I know). OKay already, she doesn't want to get married, she doesn't want her sist...more
Sabrina (Soter) Sally
«Volete sapere perché mi sono innamorato di voi? Perché siete appassionata e piena di vita. Mi fate sentire vivo. Con voi ogni giorno mi pare un'avventura. Ecco perché vi amo.»

Siamo arrivati all'ultima delle sorelle Loring, la minore, Lily. Lily è ribelle e molto ostinata, lo scandalo dei genitori le ha permesso di vivere con una certa libertà, un pò da maschiaccio, ma l'ha anche segnata più profondamente delle altre sorelle. Infatti è ben decisa a non sposarsi mai, perciò quanto Heat, Marchese...more
Michelle Connolly
There were a few things I didn't like about the plot (for example the whole thing regarding the 'game' they were playing), but it was a very good read from beginning to end. Enjoyable, nicely written and filled with erotic scenes.
I started reading it thinking I would hate Lilly, since most reviews say she's very irritating and frustrating, but I have to say I didn't dislike her in the least. She can be stubborn, childish and headstrong, but she comes around beautifully in the end and has good r...more
Jessica Gomez
So I apparently started at book three. lol, I realized this part way through the book at mentions of her sisters arrangements in the book.

Overall, this was a good read. I only scored it a 3 because I feel like it was a lot like other historical romances. Nothing that stands out to the reader. As it was a good read as well as easy. Took me about a day to get through, I did enjoy the bantering that went on between Lily and Heath. They were definitely cute together and made a terrific match.

So if y...more
Bbabri
Most fejeztem be,szóval elég friss az élmény. A három Loring könyv közül ez tetszett a legkevésbé. Heath-et kedveltem már az első részben is.Nem tudom miért,de Ward Rhage-ére emlékeztet,lehet ezért kedveltem ennyire. A szereplők jók voltak kedveltem őket,kivéve Lily-t .Ritka,amikor nem kedvelem a hősnőt. Eleinte minden szép és jó volt,tetszett hogy elmenekült Heath elől. De már a könyv felénél elegem volt belőle.Nem szeretem az álszent hősnőket.És ő az. Untam,hogy 300 oldalon keresztül csak azt...more
Laura
No sé porque había tardado tanto en leerlo... He disfrutado como una enana *-* Ha sido una lectura de lo más divertida :D
Vivian Njeri
I loved this strong willed characters with their wonderful chemistry and their ability to change by inspiring each other
Cari
Absolutely loved the book. Heath is my favorite type of hero, charming, amused with life, patient, generous, caring. Lily has strong reasons for being anti marriage. Heath is her perfect match.

The only thing that bugged me was Nicole using a two-week contest/ wager as she did in the 1st Courtship Wars book "ToPleasure a Lady".

That kept the book from being a 5 for me. Loved Fleur and Chantel, the former courtesans who run the boardinghouse.

Read this book and enjoy!
Carlota Garcia
4'5
Creo que de momento es el mejor de los tres. La historia de amor principal me ha gustado mucho pero la otra historia de amor secundaria me a intrigado mucho ^^
Lady Tina Michelle
This was a good read! I actually enjoy this couple's (Lily and Heath) story more than the last two books. There was that chemistry, storyline that I found more appealing.

However, I did find Lily's nonstop "I'm not getting married" every page to be annoying, but other than that, I love the two characters. They were well matched in every possible way. I wish Claybourne was real! ;)
Pepa
Por ahora de la serie, éste que es el tercero, es el que más me ha gustado. Aunque como todas las historias de Nicole Jordan... ésta tampoco es nada creíble... pero es divertida, amena y con escenas hot...
*MariaA*
'Heath' was my favorite!!

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Meredith
I just keep knocking them down - it's easy to read this books b/c I apparently can't put them down. Heath is my favorite of Jordan's heroes so far. Full review originally published on The Librarian Next Door: http://www.librariannextdoor.com/2011...
Michelle
I liked the book, however, Lily got on my nerves...her excuse not to ever want to marry was told to us too many times. and it only grated on me the more I read about it. Have to say, I loved Heath. What woman wouldn't want a guy like him, showing compassion as well as passion!
penelopewanders
Interesting how little really happens in this story, and how, on the whole, it nonetheless remains a fun read. At one point in the middle I did get a bit tired of hearing Lily rant on about never marrying, but Heath is quite the charming one and the writing is enjoyable.
Jennifer
I didn't enjoy this because Lily keeps turning Heath down (time and time again) and yet he STILL tries to run after her like a lovesick dog. This would be more believable if he wasn't a powerful Marquess, and she a poor daughter of a semi-notorious family.
K
Best book out of the series, in my opinion. I've read all six, out of order, but this one was my favorite. I absolutely loved Heath. Lily was a tad bit annoying, but Heath definitely made up for it. Great book.
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“Thank God. I was running out of hope." His arms coming around her, he drew her close and rested his cheek on her hair. "I could never live without you, Lily. I could never be happy alone, now that I know what happiness is." He laughted softly. "I thought I was perfectly content until I met you. I never realized how much I was missing until then. I haven't been the same man since I kissed you in that stable loft.” 3 likes
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