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Noble Destiny (Noble #2)

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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65  ·  rating details  ·  1,250 ratings  ·  80 reviews
Regardless of the ton's disapproval, one woman will go to any length-even shooting her husband-to win his heart.
Mass Market Paperback, 366 pages
Published September 28th 2009 by Lovespell (first published May 6th 2003)
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AH
Initial Thoughts: Hmmm...not as entertaining as Noble Intentions. I did miss Gillian and her Unfortunate Habits. This book focuses on Alasdair MacGregor and his love interest Charlotte Collins. I had a hard time connecting with Charlotte who was a bit ditzy and a lot of a schemer. She had a horrible habit of misusing vocabulary - sometimes it was funny, but by the end of the book it was a little tiresome. Alasdair or Dare as he preferred to be called, was a lot easier to like and it's one of the...more
Wicked Incognito Now
Okay, the thing you have to know about Katie MacAlister is that she is a total goofball. Her characters are always wacky. The action is usually just plain silly.

This is why I usually love her books. Now, I wouldn't be able to read more than one at a time, and I need a couple of months between reads, because it takes a certain type of mood for me to put up with this sort of zany mess of a story.

I thought that this was just the sort of story I needed. I'm getting burnt out on super serious romance...more
Literary Ames {Against GR Censorship}
First off I will say that I don’t blame those that couldn’t finish this book. Charlotte isn’t likeable to begin with. She’s selfish, vain and superficial. She’s quite forceful almost to the point of becoming a bully but she’s always, always honest. I’ll admit she made this difficult to read although the humour made it easier, and perhaps at first this book will seem light-hearted and silly, it deepens to become serious with moments of utter despair. Charlotte’s personality is what makes the book...more
Farrah
A sweet, fun, and enjoyable historical romance, Noble Destiny was a lovely read. I didn't love it, but I did like it and I enjoyed reading it.

Charlotte was an okay heroine. But, I didn't like her all that much. She tended to be shallow, selfish, and a bit of an air head. Over the course of the book, she did start to grow up and she became much more bearable. So, overall, while I didn't really like her, I was okay with her.

Alasdair, on the other hand, was wonderful. He was so sweet and, my goodne...more
Stephanie Wideman
I got this book at a used book store, and thought the plot sounded great. I'm a sucker for funny romance novels. However, this made me see red and toss the book. I barely got through the first two chapters before I started to skim the novel, hoping against hope that it got better. Every place I stopped at only fueled my desire to get the book out of my house. The main character is a twit! Not just a little ditzy, but a full-on, overblown twit that is too stupid to live. I think her little slip-u...more
Donna
This is the second book in the Noble series. This was fun romance story that I enjoyed.

A poor widow, Lady Charlotte Collins returns to England eager to take her place in the ton, only to find herself shunned by all. Her one choice is to marry a groom with wealth, a title, and good looks, but Alasdair McGregor cruelly refuses to be the answer to her problems.

In fact, she is forced by Dare’s obstinacy to take extreme action: the faulty codpiece that leads to this marriage, the wedding that is lit...more
Sharon Tyler
Noble Destiny is the second book in the Noble series by Katie MacAlister. This regency romance was
originally published in 2003, but is being re-released in Kindle format this June. Lady Charlotte Collins returns to England as a poor widow. She's eager to take her place in the ton, but is quickly shunned by all. There is only one way to redeem her good standing: find a groom with wealth, a title, and good looks. Alasdair McGregor possesses all these fine attributes, but he cruelly refuses to be t...more
Amy Alvis
This is book 2 in the Noble series.

Charlotte Collins has come back to London after a disastrous first marriage. She has set her sights on Alasdair MacGregor as her second husband. Having landed themselves in a compromising situation, they are quickly married.

Alasdair won't consumate the marriage until Charlotte is in love with him, so she sets her mind to do just that. Between Charlotte constantly getting her meaning of words wrong and Alasdair working on his steam engine there are plenty of ant...more
Sharon Redfern
When you read a Katie MacAlister book you can expect red hot lovers, a lot of humor and many plot twists and turns. Noble Destiny is all of that and more. Charlotte Collins ruined herself in the eyes of the ton when she ran off with an Italian nobleman who has since died. Returning to England, she finds herself cut by the ton, shunned by her family and devises a plan to save herself. The plan involves Alisdair McGregor, the man who once loved her and is now an Earl. In one of the most hilarious...more
FlibBityFLooB
Ahhhhh.... Katie MacAlister's books never fail to make me laugh. And, this book was no exception. Parts of this book were hilarious!

Charlotte, the heroine, was always mistaking one word for another in her ineloquent speeches. Codpieces with small animals... wives with pistols... explosions... the Vyvyan La Blue's Guide to Connubial Calisthenics... carpet beating antics... eye-patches befitting the finest kilts.

What more could you ask for?
Sophia
I discovered a whole new author and series to love with book one, but the love affair has only deepened after reading this one. It is a loosely tied sequel that could be read out of order giving two minor characters in the last book the lead. Historical Romance is fun, flirty and heartwarming with these. I love how it can be so silly that I'm snorting with laughter, passionate that I start to get a bit warm under the collar but then turn around and offer something so touching that I'm near tears...more
Hannah

Noble Destiny is a reissue that originally came out in '03. Normally I like Katie MacAlister, her characters are quirky and fun to read. I like this story but I hated Lady Charlotte Collins. She is a narcisitic, self-centered brat. That threw a fit because she did something stupid and it came back to bit her in the butt. The only reason I finished is because I knew she was going to change and get better, she did but not much. Her character alone ruined the book for me, her personality in real li...more
Maldivianbookreviewer
Noble Destiny by Katie MacAlister is the second book in her re-published Noble series. I can see why anyone would want these books re-published. These are absolute gems of reads with so much humor and sexy passion to them that one can’t help but be entertained for their money’s worth and then some.

Both the hero Alasdair Iain McGregor and the heroine Charlotte Honoria Eveline Benedict are characters that were encountered in the first delightful romp of a novel in the series, Noble Intentions. Nob...more
Julie (jjmachshev)
Love this book! The author's original heroines are always entertaining. This one is constantly mangling words and expressions! And the hero is unique in that he is the one insisting on love!! Give it a read and it should end up on your keeper shelf as it is definately on mine!
Michelle
A super funny romance! I was laughing so hard on the bus that I might, just might, have snorted out loud. I didn't read the first in the Noble series, but now I have to. Charlotte is the zaniest character I've run across in quite some time. She uses the wrong word frequently (hence the snorting), makes up her own rules and though she seems to be really self-centered, is a good person who loves with all of her heart. Why Dare falls for her at first is a mystery to me, but the ensuing trials and t...more
Kerry
A man titled, single and available, yet not interested. A trap meant to work to her benefit, yet she gets what she wants but not what she intended. How did it become such a mess? You have to know the player and get your facts, in which is done to a degree after the fact to prevent the death of someone she loves, and keep her standing in society. Which she finds out is not so important after all.
I've never been disappointed with one of Katie MacAlister's books and look forward to many more of he...more
Jessica Andersen
I am re-reading this series in order to read MacAlister's newest in the series. Each of the books can really stand alone, there aren't really any plots that carry over from one to the next. A few characters make cameos in subsequent books.

I didn't like this one quite as well as the first in the series. I think because I wasn't a big fan of Charlotte. She did grow on me over the course of the book. This book wasn't quite as laugh out loud funny as the first.

I would probably give this one 3 1/2...more
Julie
I loved this book. The heroine in the story is a widow called Charlotte, she has to marry again and finally sets her mind on Alasdair MacGregor. Charlotte is a very amusing character, she gets her words mixed up, some times by accident others just because she liked the sound. Alasdair didn't think this was odd bless him, and took it all in his stride. The characters are very likeable, and the story is fun and made me giggle on numerous occasions as they fumble along. A very entertaining little s...more
Jackie
Book Info
Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Expected publication: June 3rd 2014 by Sourcebooks Casablanca (first published May 28th 2003)
original title Noble Destiny
ASIN B00HFDVOOG
edition language English
series Noble #2
characters Charlotte Collins DiAbalongia, Alasdair (Dare) McGregor - Lord Carlisle
setting London, England (United Kingdom)
other editions (12)
Source:Netgalley EARC

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Just how far will Lady Charlotte go to win his heart?

Lady Charlotte Collins ret...more
Chris Bails
What another great book of this series. This one is about Dare and Charlotte. Both are very funny characters. Love the secondary characters, especially the butler. He makes me laugh out loud.
This is about Charlotee, a spoiled, rotten girl that runs off and marries a man she does not love, and then he dies. She left many years ago and was scorned by society and her family because of it. She come back to the only person she can trust, her cousin Gillian. Charlotte has decided that she is going to...more
Courtney
Jun 15, 2008 Courtney rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Katie MacAlister, of Regency romance, and of wacky protagonists
Returning widowed to England five years after an infamous elopement, Charlotte Collins finds herself in a quandary: where once she was the darling of the ton, now she is cut by them. Where once she had no shortage of suitors, now she finds herself in desperate need of a husband - and a rich one at that.

Imagine Charlotte's frustration then, when, after trapping Alasdair McGregor, Lord Carlisle, into marriage, she finds that he has no wealth, few connections, and absolutely no desire to bed her wi...more
Raina
The thing you have to know about Katie MacAlister is that she is a total goofball! I'd love to meet her in person someday to see if she is as nutty as her characters who are always wacky and quite silly...this is why I love her books!

If you have read the Noble Intentions then you must read Noble Destiny. The characters in this book had been introduced to us in Noble Intentions already...Charlotte Collins and Lord Carlisle.

Charlotte Collins return to England as a widow five years after a scandelo...more
Lyndi
I couldn't even finish the first chapter. Or was that a prologue? Either way, I didn't make it to the end of the opening scene before turning my Kindle off and tossing it aside.

While taking into consideration that I'm already in a foul mood due to two previous DNFs with horrible heroines (they're always heroines, even in historical romances)... I still found Charlotte to be unbearably annoying, vapid, selfish, and ridiculously stupid. Nobody mixes up words that much. And from the reviews I just...more
Books for Her
Available June 3:Noble Destiny (Noble series)

****2.5/5 stars

Noble Destinyhad one of the most unique romance characters ever and extensive dialogue.

Recommended readers:

If you likelots of wittydialogue
If youare a English Regency historical romance lover

Here’s my Rankings:

2.0/5 for characters
3.0/5 for plot
2.5/5 overall
Note: Steamy factor (2 of 5 … littlesteaminess)

Read the full review at: Booksforherreviews. com....more
Laura
This started out as a book that I was not going to complete. I liked the first Noble and the fourth Noble, so I picked the book up again and started reading. And didn't stop until I was done. Please read my full review at my blog: http://letague.blogspot.com/2014/06/n...
Katyana
Ugh. Honestly, I'm surprised that I finished it. I love MacAlister's sense of humor, and generally enjoy her books, but this one was a miss for me. I didn't like either the hero or the heroine, just overall the story felt meh.
Robin
This is the second read in the "Noble" series, the first being my introduction to this author. I started this one with high expectations, as I enjoyed the first book thoroughly. Although I really liked Charlotte in the previous story, I didn't care for her at all until well after the second half of the book. Completely self centered, and materialistic, and her misuse of the English language, although humorous at first got annoying very quickly. Dare bothered me as he refused to bed his new wife...more
Marjorie
I really enjoyed this book. The first third was a bit over the top. Charlotte was overly ridiculous but I have to admit she really grew on me. This book made me smile alot. This would be a 3.5 star rating because the subplots seemed a bit of an afterthought. The story mainly focuses on the relationship being built.
This is the story of Charlotte and Alasdair from the first book. This occurs about 5 years after the first book.
Charlotte is the cousin of the lead female character of the first book....more
Maggi Hesseling
Unfortunately I didn't like this novel. Like her previous one it was not only predictable, but I really couldn't get into her style of writing.
Pamela(AllHoney)
The second book in the Noble series by Katie MacAlister. I really wanted to like this one more since I really loved the first in the series, Noble Intentions. But sadly, it fell short for me. I blame it on the most irritating and shallow heroine I've ever read. I hated her. She got a little better towards the end but I still disliked her. I actually nearly quit reading it but I kept going, determined to get through it. The hero was great and I loved him. He was probably the saving factor of the...more
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