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The Bridal Conquest (The Matchmaker #2)

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The matchmaker's ultimate challenge…

Lady Irene Wyngate swore she'd never marry, keeping suitors at bay with her caustic tongue. But there was one man she couldn't scare: Gideon, long-lost heir to the Earl of Radbourne. He had been kidnapped as a child and grew up tough on the London streets. And though he had been restored to his family, he was still more at home in gambl
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Paperback, 384 pages
Published December 1st 2009 by M&b Publishing (first published 2008)
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D.L.
During the first few chapters, I came very close to setting this book down and never picking it up again. Lady Irene Wyngate is determined not to marry, and insists on making this clear to everyone. It’s great that she’s an independent heroine, but I just couldn’t envision some woman talking to the ton at a ball and spouting out why she would never marry. While I liked that she was a modern, independent thinker, her talking openly about it didn’t jive with her deire to be considered proper.

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Sophie ♥
Honestly this book was bearable at most. I read The Courtship Dance a while back and that bored me to tears. i had been hoping that this book might be a little different but it was just as boring. I mean there was nothing wrong with it precisely... it was just so BLAND. I can't see myself ever picking a book up by this author again.
HÜLYA
Söz Dinlemez Kalbim-Candace Camp

Yazarın Matchmakers Serisinin 2.Kitabı idi Goodreads Puanı 5/,3,84 Benim puanım 5/4
Seri Şu Şekilde;
Matchmakers (Çöpçatan Serisi)
1. The Marriage Wager (2007) Aşk Engel Tanımaz
2. The Bridal Quest (2008) Söz Dinlemez Kalbim
aka The Bridal Conquest
3. The Wedding Challenge (2008)
4. The Courtship Dance (2009)

Serinin ilk kitabı Aşk engel Tanımaz'ı çeviren Ceren Kurtoğulları'nın çevirmesi yayın evi adına isabetli bir karar bence..Kitabı yine çok rahat okudum..Candace Ca
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Juliana
Great tension, arguing, and battle of wit and wills between main characters - definitely better than the first Matchmaker book

This book is the second in Candace Camp's Matchmaker Series and follows The Marriage Wager. My main complaint with the first book of the series still holds true here, but it wasn't as bothersome. I don't know if this is Camp's normal writing style, but in neither book does she show the hero's POV (except for once for a total of 4 lines in this one) and I find it very disc
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Songül
Candace Camp / Söz Dinlemez Kalbim

Serinin ilk kitabı ile severek takip ettiğim bir yazar oldu benim için , serinin 2. ktabını ilk kitaptan daha çok beğendiğimi söylemeliyim :) başından itibaren çevresindekilere evlenmeyeceğini söyleyerek durumunu kabullettiren Leydi İren bu durumunu bir tek Radbourn kontu 'nun varisi Gideon Radbourn e kabullendirmekte zorlanır .. Her karşılaşmalarında iki keçi misali dikleşen ve inatlaşan çiftimizin atışmaları ve diyalogları bana göre keyifliydi .
Sürükleyici v
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Nihan
Yazarın belki yaşını başını almış olmasından kaynaklı olsa gerek, tam anlamıyla bir historical romance yazarı olduğunu düşünüyorum. Çok güzeldi yine, karakterlerin arasındaki aşk çok samimiydi. İşin içine bir de cinayet karışınca tadından yenmedi tabi. Çevirmen ilk başlarda biraz kopuktu, sonra toparladı. Tarzı bu sanırım :D Harika bir kurgu yaratmış bence. Francesca ve Dük'ün hikayesini okumak için çatlıyorum!
Nesli
Serinin ilk kitabını okuyalı 3 yıl olmuş sanırım. 2. kitabı okumak için oldukça geç kalmışım ama serinin son kitabının çıktığını görünce bir yerden başlamak lazım dedim.
İlk kitabı çok sevdiğimi hatırlıyorum az biraz. Söz Dinlemez Kalbim'i de sevdim. Aklı başında ama her ne kadar inkar etse de ilgiye muhtaç bir kadın karakter ve kararlı, ne istediğini bilen bir adamın hikayesiydi bana göre.
Sosyete saçmalıkları, aile entrikaları, kadınların birbirlerini çekemediği sohbetler derken bu türü okumayı
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Nihawmi
Farkliydi ve eglendigim bir kitaptı.
Kitabin başları elbise dantel detaylariyla Bugün Ne Giysem'den sonlarina dogru polisiye'ye bağladı. Aşk da cok guzel islenmisti. Zaten hero Gideon yani.
Hem de yesil gozlusunden.

O degil de Gideon demişken;
amme hizmeti olarak şu mübarek Ramazanda bilen varsa söylesin şu bitch S.D ne zaman serinin devamini yayınlayacak ey insanlar?
Yumru
Bu seride en merak ettiğim çöpçatanın kitabı olacak.Çok ahım şahım bir hikaye değildi belki ama karakterleri sevdim o yüzdende okuma süreci keyifliydi.Tek takıldığım kızın iç sesleri o ayrıntılara fazla takılmasaydı yazar daha iyi olurdu.Kısacası tadımlık bir kitaptı benim için.
Esra
Yazar favorilerim arasında girdi kesinlikle..
Francesca bu sefer de Leydi Irene ve Gideon'un birleşmesi için iş başındaydı.. Çiftin birbirleriyle atışmaları, ilişkilerinin gelişimi ve kitaptaki gizemli kaybolma vakası.. Her birini okumak ayrı keyifliydi..
Çoğu zaman Irene'den nefret etmeme rağmen, kitabın sonlarına doğru Gideon'a karşı değişen tavırları ona olan hislerimi de değiştirdi :D
Gideon'a en başından beri bayıldım..
Kitabın sonundaki sahne Dük ve Francesca'nın ne gibi bir ilişkisi olduğu k
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Linda
Truly wonderful, touching story, great characters.

Lady Irene Wyngate really should marry. Her brother's wife doesn't like her and she doesn't have enough money to move out. She's sharp-tongued and most of the eligible suitors avoid her.

Gideon, Earl of Radbourne, needs a wife. His relatives think he needs a wife. He's been raised on the streets of London and doesn't fathom all the myriad details of life in the ton. A wife could handle those pesky details for him.

Francesca Haughston, extraordinary
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Emily
This is the second book in the matchmaker series. Once again, could not put it down! The reoccurring character is Lady Francesca, the matchmaker. I actually enjoyed this book; it had a mystery intertwined with the storyline. Now if I could just get my hands on the 3rd book.

Here's a simple overview. "Lady Irene Wyngate swore she'd never marry, keeping suitors at bay with her caustic tongue. But there was one man she couldn't scare: Gideon, long-lost heir to the Earl of Radbourne. He had been kid
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Lover of Romance
Irene has never desired marriage in any form, despite the strong pressure from family, who doesn't understand her independent nature. Irene doesn't want to have to depend on a man for anything, or to become his property of sorts, where he can abuse her to his hearts content if its his wish. When Francesca Haughton, a well known matchmaker, comes to Irene asking for her help, Irene doesn't suspect that Francesca is trying to push Irene into the arms of Gideon. Irene instantly shields herself when ...more
Heather
I'd already read the first and third books in the Matchmakers series and honestly had no intention of reading this one, but when you find a book by an author you like at the library you have to check it out. The heroine didn't really interest me based on what I'd gotten from the summary and from a few glimpses of her in the third book. Turns out, I was very wrong.

I honestly thought going into this that I'd have to endure scene after scene of Irene spouting her feminist ideals about the rights wo
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Josephina
This was a new author for me, and though I don't normally read a series out of order, I was already partly though my ebook of this before realizing it was the second of the series. Ah, well. I don't think I really missed out on anything or had my experience diminished by not having read the first prior to reading this book.

"The Bridal Quest" was a surprisingly quick read. I admit I was at a conference when I read it, and I was a good way through the book by the time the conference presentations
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Belinda Kroll
Once again, another fun read from Candace Camp. I love her stories because her heroines aren't helpless; they tend to be a little older, a little caustic, with lots of spunk. Irene is no exception: she won't get married because she doesn't want to "belong" to a man the way her mother belonged to her abusive father.

The hero in this book is great, too. Gideon doesn't really want to get married, he's doing it because he's expected to. The twist on the familiar trope is that he's marrying so his chi
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ѕєяєηιтι

Serinin ilk kitabını okuyup beğenmiştim O kitapta Francesca ile Dükümüz arasındaki deli gibi merak ettiğimden direk ortadaki 2 kitabı atlayıp 4. kitabı okumuştum şimdi geri dönüp 2. kitabı okumak biraz garipti özellikle Francesca ve Dük'ün mesafeli eski hallerini görmek ama yinede hoştu. Neyse yan karakterler neticede ana karakterleri ve kitabı etkilemiyor. Ben yine beğendim kitabı Çok fazla ara vermeden serinin diğer kitaplarınıda çıkartırlar inşallah

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Joan
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Sonia Lowry
I love this quaint unorthadox romance match between the main characters Irene and Gideon. Irene was a person who was determine to remain a spinster for valid reasons. Gideon who was kidnapped at 4 years old and grew up as a poor urchin later to gain his own personal wealth using the hard knock methods of survival and thrived. Gideon did not wish marriage but knew he must provide and heir to his estate. Both Gideon and Irene were fascinating and I love there romance but the characters that fascin ...more
Channell Daniels
Mind binder

This was intense read. I liked that with this story line. Getting to the truth was intense,about what happen to the young Duke. The things that drive people to do the unthinkable is a real challenge to digest at times. I'm glad Irene could see she could take the leap of faith although it would have been interesting to see how she would have faired had she stayed a spinster and he married like Melody from gone with the Wind.
azerjaban
It's an alright read. Slightly unconventional characters, although Gideon never once acted like the street thug he grew up to be, he acted like every other gentleman in a historical book so I was quite disappointed.
Irene began to irritate me with her wish washy attitude towards marriage.

But it was a cute - if predictable - story. I didn't like that they let all the murderers get away with no punishment.

Easy quick forgettable read to pass the time.
EB
More of a three and a half than a three, but not quite a four by rounding. I know some people have an issue with the fact that we don't ever get Gideon's POV, but I found it rather refreshing. I've read toooo many hero POVs lately that made me raaaaaaaage. So at the very least, I didn't have to hate him. :)


BUT REALLY THE TRUE STAR FOR ME IS ROCHFORD AND FRANCESCA. GIMME THEIR NOVEL NOW.
Head in the clouds
I would say that reading this book was like watching a rom-com, sweet, sexy and fun and so entertaining - the main characters are damn attractive and the romance sizzling. To be honest I could care less about the rest of the plot - this book is instant gratification and I absolutely loved it.
Linda
Two for two in this series from an author I hadn't read before. Again, she favors "older" heroines and people who aren't necessarily wealthy beyond words. This time, we meet Irene and Gideon. Irene is dead set against marriage fearing its bonds after being raised in a house where her father drank, gambled and treated his family with violence. That violence brought Gideon into her home and years later their paths cross again.

Gideon's situation has changed drastically. He is now the heir to a titl
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Ana
Liked this one, too. But Irene simply couldn't make up her mind! She almost drove me crazy reading about her indecisiveness about Gideon! I'm glad I persevered though because it had a nice ending...with a bit of mystery thrown in.
Yukino
ok la trama è sempre quella..lei single che non vuole sposarsi e poi incontra lui..e cambia idea.

però l'ho trovato divertente, romantico e con un pò di mistero al punto giusto.

si lei è troppo indiepndente per essere uan vera dama dell'epoca..ma i sui battibecchi con lui sono stati davvero esilaranti.

La parte più divertente? ovviamente lei che si ostina a dire che non prova interesse per lui e poi appena lo vede va in brodo di giuggiuole..e si fa un saccodi storie mentali..vi giuro sono troppo d
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Danette Steward
2.5
The first 10% and the last 10% were good. 80% in between was BORING.
Alyssa White
3.5 but I will round it up to a 4
Second book in the series, not as good as the first, but still an enjoyable read. Mystery and romance in great combination.
Laine
i am so in love with this book. it made me giddy, excited and giggles while reading it. definitely a match for gideon and irene. irene may be so reluctant to marry but whenever gideon is present she cannot deny the excitement she feels when she is beside him and kissing him had certain effects on her. i love their banter and how gideon is such a romantic type. despite all the controversies and secrets of gideon's kidnap issue, i love how irene stood up for him and is always beside him ready to f ...more
Angie
This the second book in the matchmaker series. It is again a formulaic historical romance which I can't stay away from - like sugar! Irene is dead set against marriage but it doesn't take her long to change her mind after she meets Gideon, a duke who was kidnapped as a child and grew up on the streets. She helps him discover his past and you know the rest.
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Candace Camp is the New York Times bestselling author of over sixty books.

Her first novel, *Bonds of Love*, was published by Jove Publishing in 1978, under the pseudonym Lisa Gregory. Two pseudonyms (Kristin James and Sharon Stephens)and many books later, Candace writes under her own name Candace Camp and still loves creating stories.

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