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What A Lady Wants (Last Man Standing #2)

3.93  ·  Rating Details ·  1,795 Ratings  ·  80 Reviews
London. April 1854. Honorable Nigel Cavendish 30 is the last bachelor standing of four, for four shillings and a bottle of Cognac, the one most prone to scandalous behavior. In her girlish nightdress, Lady Felicity Melville 23 wishes on a star for an adventurous life and husband just before Nigel climbs her balcony and fulfills her dreams.
Paperback, 388 pages
Published February 2007 by Avon (first published January 30th 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
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
Feb 07, 2015 Gamze rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Last Man Standing serisinin ikinci kitabı da serinin okuduğum Sonunda Bende Sevdim kitabı kadar keyifliydi.

Heralde birçok yorum yazımda dikkatinizi çekmiştir :) Serileri, özellikle bu türdekileri hep karışık karışık okuyorum. Nedenlerinden bazıları ya seri sıralamasını bilmeden almışımdır, ya da o an elime o gelmiştir.. Bir sonrakinde ne okuyacağım olayını çekiliş yaparak belirlediğimi biliyor muydunuz? :)

Kitapta benim gönlümü çalan kişi kesinlikle Leydi
Sara ♥
Dec 27, 2007 Sara ♥ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, 2008
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
Aug 13, 2015 Sharyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So I had the last 2 books on my shelf, had to get 1 ans 2. Must read books in order. Found number 1 in the library, and ordered #2 from Amazon and waited and waited!! Received and read today. Am really enjoying this series!!What I liked. The heroine Felicity was 23, practically on the shelf! She was waiting for the right man. An amatuer astronemer, she was looking through a spyglass and saw a man climbing over her fence. She had just wished on a star and a man drops into her garden. It is fate. ...more
Duygu Pınar
Nov 28, 2011 Duygu Pınar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bu Facebookta sayfa kaçta olduğunu gösterme işini hiç beceremeyecek miyim ben he goodreads ne dersin?
I thought this book was fun and sweet, the characters and situations were engaging. Victoria Alexander always brings charm and wit to her novels.
Patti TheLoveJunkee
Jan 07, 2010 Patti TheLoveJunkee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
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Dec 30, 2016 Angie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
boring.....boring. The dialogue was too long and uninteresting. I skipped a few pages because I wanted to pull my hair out. First time reading a book from author and it is the last.
Mar 20, 2010 Jessi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Nov 03, 2010 Patria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 17, 2012 Rob rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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

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Apr 22, 2011 Judy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
They are down to three men standing now.

& 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
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
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
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
Jul 07, 2013 Houa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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These are light reading for me. Lots of flirting, lustful advances that cannot be fulfilled. They are not to be considered the next Great Expectations. I love these, when I am tired of murder, mayhem,and drama. To much reality reading. can be depressing, so I switch it up. This book features a very smart heroine, who refuses to be married, and set aside. She wants adventure, and an equal. That is why Felicity is still on the shelf at twenty three. Nigel is a rake of the first order. He gambles, ...more
Janine Southard
Jan 12, 2011 Janine Southard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-star-for-recs
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
Melissa McHugh
Aug 19, 2011 Melissa McHugh rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
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
An Odd1
Sep 02, 2014 An Odd1 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
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
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
Sep 24, 2016 Janet rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a 3.8 for me. I love Victoria Alexander's books so whenever I open one I just know it will be good. That being said it was entertaining and I did like the main characters but I found their reasons for not accepting their love to be more like whining and slightly annoying. overall I do like this book and will be rereading this and I definately recommend this one if your in the mood for a nice romance.
R.L. Mathewson
Jan 04, 2012 R.L. Mathewson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Deb Diem
Sep 03, 2015 Deb Diem rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed What A Lady Wants by Victoria Alexander from cover to cover. This well written book was loaded with fun characters, humor, drama and sexy bits. I look forward to reading more from Victoria Alexander in the future. What A Lady Wants is book 2 in the Last Man Standing series, but can be read as a stand alone. This is a complete book, not a cliffhanger.
Dec 02, 2012 Nicole rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It was enjoyable. I wanted to SLAP Nigel though. Seriously? Grow up!! I hated the fact that he caused the scandal that resulted in the marriage but then he spent the whole time blaming Felicity for it. And then his little tantrum about finding out his sister and Felicity worked together to get him to marry Felicity? Grow up Nigel.
Nov 07, 2007 April rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Feb 25, 2015 09:08AM  
  • Don't Tempt Me (Fallen Women, #2)
  • Love Letters From a Duke (Bachelor Chronicles, #3)
  • The Secret Passion of Simon Blackwell (McBride Family, #1)
  • Tempted All Night (Neville Family, #4)
  • The Care and Taming of a Rogue (Adventurers’ Club, #1)
  • One Week As Lovers (Somerhart, #3)
  • Must Have Been the Moonlight (Donally Family, #2)
  • The Ruthless Charmer (Rogues of Regent Street, # 2)
  • Rules of Attraction (Governess Brides, #4)
  • Her Officer and Gentleman (Just Ask Reeves, #2)
  • Never Marry a Stranger (Sons of Scandal, #3)
  • To Rescue A Rogue (Company of Rogues, #13)
  • Passions of a Wicked Earl (London's Greatest Lovers, #1)
  • The Charmer (Liar's Club #4)
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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.

Since the publication of her first book in 1995,
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Other Books in the Series

Last Man Standing (4 books)
  • A Little Bit Wicked (Last Man Standing, #1)
  • Secrets of a Proper Lady (Last Man Standing, #3)
  • Seduction of a Proper Gentleman (Last Man Standing #4)

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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.” 13 likes
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