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With This Ring (Worthington #3)

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From bestselling author Celeste Bradley comes With This Ring, a delightful tale about the lengths one woman will go to marry—at all costs…

THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

Elektra Worthington is the lovely middle daughter of the eccentric, impoverished Worthington family. Her beauty means nothing to her except as her currency to return the Worthington name to its former glory of stat
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published July 1st 2014 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Caz
Sep 07, 2016 Caz rated it liked it
I've given this a C+ at AAR, so 3.5 stars.

With This Ring is the third in a series of books about the oddball collection of Worthington siblings. The focus here is nineteen year-old Elektra, who is determined to repair the family fortune by making a hugely advantageous marriage which will also serve to wipe some of the Worthingtons’ more outrageous and eccentric antics from the collective memory of society.

Lord Aaron Arbogast, heir to the elderly and cantankerous Earl of Arbodean, has recently re
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Amy Alvis
Jul 11, 2014 Amy Alvis rated it it was amazing
This is book 3 in the Worthington series.

Elektra Worthington is determined to marry into money to save her family and their home. At the top of her list is Lord Aaron Arbogast. He has just returned to England after being gone for 10 years (he won't know all her family's angst) and he is loaded. How convenient that he just happens to stop at an inn where Elektra is waiting for her cousin. What else is there to do but kidnap him to do her bidding.

Aaron Arbogast can't believe that he has been kidna
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ARomanceLover
Jan 24, 2016 ARomanceLover rated it really liked it
In order to restore her family's reputation and fortune, Elektra Worthington sets off to marry herself off. Lord Aaron Arbogast has returned to England after a decade of exile and hopes to mend fences with his grandfather from whom he is to inherit. Elektra kidnaps Aaron but he pretends to be his valet but sparks still fly.

I adore the broken, chaotic, endearing Worthingtons. They are a delight to read about and I liked that there was lots of the family in the book. I also enjoyed the inner dial
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Lover of Romance
With This Ring is the most recent release in this series by Celeste Bradley. I was able to receive a ARC in return of a honest review. I had really high hopes for this one, since every other book I have read from this author I have really enjoyed. However, I am sad to say that I couldn't get into this one at all. I had a really difficult time keeping focused on the story, and I felt like the story line was balanced in some ways. However it felt a bit off and I after getting half way and getting ...more
Susan
Aug 06, 2015 Susan rated it really liked it
Good story about two people who want to do what is best for their families. Elektra feels that it is up to her to marry well and help restore her family's fortunes. She has one man in mind, but when she discovers a recently returned to England lord staying at the same inn she is, one who knows nothing about the reputation of her family, she comes up with the idea to kidnap him. But things don't go quite the way she planned.

Aaron has come home after ten years away, ready to make peace with his gr
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eyes.2c
Jul 18, 2014 eyes.2c rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
...absolutely delightful!

I just loved 'With This Ring'! Elektra Worthington is magnificent and unpredictable, a born rescuer and convinced that her role in life is to save her family and restore them to the grandeur they once knew.
How? By marrying for position and money. And she has her sights set on the very person.
No love for her! That's for her weird parents who seem to slope of for delightful bedroom type antics wherever and whenever they can, be it the family carriage or a convenient folly.
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Lynsey   • The Demon Librarian
A sweet and quirky Regency read with a rather unforgettable family. Elektra was fun, if a little misguided, and Aaron was an absolute charmer.

Recommended.

3.5 stars
Anna Stover
Sep 06, 2014 Anna Stover rated it liked it
Very cute, very forgettable.
Alice
Jul 19, 2014 Alice added it
Review to Come!
Melanie Greene
Mar 25, 2016 Melanie Greene rated it really liked it
Quick and fun, with characters I totally enjoyed getting to know
pauliree
Jul 22, 2014 pauliree rated it liked it
Shelves: regency, read-in-2014
Edited Review

Due to the author letting me know I was mistaken in my dissing of the editor I will revise my review.

Aside from my confusion over the whole Amy is Amelia is Amy bit, I did enjoy this book. The Worthingtons are one of my favourite Romance families and this book simply added to their pallet, letting me learn more and more about them which I was slavering to do. It is great when the hero/heroine isn't some orphan cut off from all support. I love the fact that Elektra has her whole fami
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Evelyn
Aug 29, 2015 Evelyn rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-bur
With this Ring, the third novel in the Wicked Worthington Series by Celeste Bradley, finds the family down on their luck after the loss of the family estate to a fire. Nineteen year old Elektra Worthington, the middle daughter, feels that it is her responsibility to return the family to social and economic prominence by marrying into money.
In preparation for her coming out season in London Society, Elektra has used her considerable manipulative talents to secure invitations to all of the finest
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Amanda
*Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for sending me a free copy for review*

I love Celeste Bradley. She has been on my favorite author list for years because of her Liar's Club and Royal Four series. There were several characters from those series that make an appearance in this book, which I enjoyed a lot. Button will always be welcome!

With This Ring ended up only being about 3 stars for me, which is still a pretty good rating. I have a difficult time connecting with some heroines, especially
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Tracy
Jul 25, 2014 Tracy rated it it was amazing
I almost passed on this book, because as much as I loved the first book - I hated the second book. I am so glad I decided to try this book!

I loved Elektra! She is smart, loyal, fun and just a little wicked. Aaron is almost perfect, he took the blame for something to protect his friend and it cost him everything. He is back in England after 10 years of proving himself worthy to his family only to be blindsided by Elektra!

The path to true love is a very bumpy road for these two and I loved every
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Heather andrews
Jun 10, 2014 Heather andrews rated it really liked it
Generally I love historical romances with hot/pretty covers but this one for some reason didn't meet my fancy all the way. It was an okay read, the story was okay, and I loved the thoughts Aaron had, "yes, it was a very good idea for them to part ways. Being attracted to a selfish, social-climbing-unto-madness woman was the last thing he needed!" He's obviously in denial of his attraction. And Elektra that girl is too cute when she's all excited, "oh, yes," she murmured into his chest. "There is ...more
SweetSue
Dec 24, 2015 SweetSue rated it it was ok
I liked the first two books- the first one in particular. I've decided that's in part because the crazy family is less involved in that one, and because I really like Celeste Bradley. I just cannot see anything cute or too redeemable about the parents, the youngest sister, or even Electra. Add in the fact that they have had relatively well-off friends throughout the series who can't seem to help when the family is starving or the little kids have no clothes, but are happy to set in and help out ...more
Angela
Nov 07, 2015 Angela rated it really liked it
With this Ring starts out a bit aggravating - he desperately wants to get back to his grandfather, but can't seem to say no to her ridiculous requests like "take me back to London" and so forth - but it rounded out nicely. His quick about-face on getting back to the earl makes sense once his relationship to his cousin is explained.

Bliss turns out to be less annoying than originally thought. The Worthington's lack of estate is addressed. Button and Cabot are making headway, albeit, at a snails p
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Margaret Sholders
Jun 30, 2014 Margaret Sholders rated it it was amazing
This was a cute story. I have a soft spot for stories that have the Hero and Heroine fighting against each other. Having an off the wall family doesn't hurt either. Aaron was banished to the Bahamas to protect people he loved. Elektra belongs to a crazy family. Their Manor House burnt to the ground and she feels she has to marry a Duke so she can rebuild it. Aaron's man is ailing so he trades places with him when he meets Elektra. They both feel the sparks. From there it is all about fighting ...more
Susan
Jul 31, 2014 Susan rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
I'm sad to say that this book does not meet Bradley's usual standards. There is only 1 other of her books I would rate this low (or lower)--and that was one of the Liar Club series. It wasn't until over 1/2 way through the book--and several thoughts of dropping it, only to read on because it WAS Bradley--that I really started enjoying it. So if you can read that far, carry on; it'll get very good for the end. However, because it took over half the book for me to really enjoy it, I cannot rate it ...more
Kimia Safavi
Oct 18, 2014 Kimia Safavi rated it it was amazing
With This Ring is the first book I read by Celeste Bradley and I loved it. It is a cute and funny story about Elerktra Worthington who feels responsible for her family misfortune and wants to save them by marrying int money and lord Aaron Arbogast , returning to London after 10 years exile. From the first page I didn't want to put the book down, Their story is really enjoyable and delightful. Thank you Celeste Bradley
LemontreeLime
Sep 04, 2016 LemontreeLime rated it really liked it
My favorite kind of heroine and hero in a wild gonzo regency setting. Clever combative and humorous. I would love to see the couple later on, I think there's a mountain of possible tales for them.
Christine
Nov 08, 2016 Christine rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
I wasn't even able to get 1/3 of the way into this book before I just lost interest.

Electra's just too childish -- the whole kidnapping trope can be difficult to carry off, and I just never thought any of it was believable.

I couldn't make myself keep reading -- which was strange, since Bradley is a talented storyteller and writer.
Tammy
Sep 11, 2016 Tammy rated it really liked it
Not as good as the first two books in the series, but I still enjoyed it a lot. I really liked Aaron, and Elektra, both individually and as a couple. Attie still creeps me out a little bit but fascinates me at the same time. As always I love Button, his charm is eternal. I eagerly await the next installment in the series.
Mel
May 11, 2016 Mel rated it liked it
Not bad, but the whole series has been a little too farcical for me. I do love Atalanta though and the hero in this was very attractive, but I have had a hard time warming up to the family. Everything and everyone in the family (except those disgusting twins) is just too pitiful and I have a difficult time with the comedy when I find them so pathetic.
But something keeps me reading.....:)
Charlene
Maybe 3.5 stars. I think I've read others in the series, but it's been too long for the family to stick in my memory. I would like to read the (upcoming?) book about the brother with PTSD from Napoleonic wars.

Hero here more interesting that heroine, IMHO. Publishers, please note that some reviewers don't like this misleading cover.
Wench
Oct 23, 2015 Wench rated it did not like it
Ho ho ho, NOPE. NOPE. In the first book, Callie is delightfully odd. Elektra? Takes that way up through odd, eccentric, madcap, all the way to outright criminal. HOW ABOUT NO.

Content notes: no seriously she KIDNAPS SOMEONE, you guys.
Brittany
Jun 15, 2014 Brittany rated it it was amazing
Shelves: historicals
I received this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I really loved this book. I started it and finished it in a couple of hours. I just could not put it down. It was a fun and engaging read. I have read some of the authors other books and like them this does not disappoint.
The Advocate
"The writing is quick and fast-paced and makes the reader eager to continue reading to see what happens next. This is a must-read for any historical romance fan."
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Michele Lacroix
Aug 30, 2015 Michele Lacroix rated it really liked it
okay so it took me more than six months to finish this book. But I really I really enjoyed this book.
Leigh
Feb 24, 2015 Leigh added it
Regency romance. Not really my thing but well done for the genre. Had a fun family of eccentrics in it.
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Mar 09, 2015 08:57PM  
  • Wedding Night With the Earl (The Heirs' Club of Scoundrels Trilogy, #3)
  • The Accidental Countess (Playful Brides, #2)
  • An Escapade and An Engagement
  • Desperately Seeking Suzanna (Tricks of the Ton, #2)
  • Every Scandalous Secret (Scandalous Lady, #3)
  • The Trouble With Being a Duke (At the Kingsborough Ball, #1)
  • What to Do with a Duke (Spinster House, #1)
  • Jilting the Duke (The Muses' Salon, #1)
  • If Wishes Were Earls (Rhymes With Love, #3)
  • Sapphires Are an Earl's Best Friend (Jewels of the Ton, #3)
  • Sins of a Virgin (Sinners Trio, #1)
  • The MacGregor's Lady (MacGregors, #3)
  • The Lost Soul of Lord Badewyn (The Order of the MUSE, #3)
  • When a Lord Needs a Lady
  • Unlacing Lady Thea
  • He's No Prince Charming (Ever After, #1)
  • By Love Unveiled (Restoration, #1)
  • Lover Be Mine (Legendary Lovers, #2)
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Celeste Bradley is the author of Fallen, which was nominated for a RITA in 2002, and The Pretender, the first book in the Liars series. According to Bradley, the best thing about writing is that she finally gets to use the brain full of trivia she's collected over a lifetime of living in eight states, residing in over twenty homes, and changing her major five times. "It was research for my writing ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Worthington (5 books)
  • When She Said I Do (Worthington, #1)
  • And Then Comes Marriage (Worthington, #2)
  • I Thee Wed (Worthington, #4)
  • Wedded Bliss (Worthington #5)

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