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Rushed to the Altar (Blackwater Brides #1)

3.57  ·  Rating Details ·  1,363 Ratings  ·  131 Reviews
Jasper Sullivan, Earl of Blackwater, needs a prostitute. Not in the usual way, however. His wealthy uncle's will promises to divide his huge fortune among his nephews if each rescues a fallen woman ... by marrying her! And since Jasper's estates were already mortgaged to the hilt before he inherited them, when he catches a pretty young prostitute trying to pick his pocket, ...more
Paperback, 451 pages
Published June 22nd 2010 by Pocket (first published June 11th 2010)
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Lord Rose
First of all, I will say I am an ardent lover of the 1700s, so many of the things in this book that bothered me will probably be non-issues for the majority of readers. It is a sad fact that actually knowing history can seriously detract from the fun of reading historically inaccurate romance novels.

First and foremost, this book read like a Regency where the men just so happen to have long hair and more colorful clothing. This book is supposed to be set in 1761, yet the characters acted more lik
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Julie
May 02, 2012 Julie rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Historical/Georgian Romance Lovers
Jasper Sullivan, Earl of Blackwater, and his twin brothers have been set a rakehell challenge by their sick and dying, elderly rogue of an Uncle. The stitch is that they must meet this challenge and be successful by their Uncle's standards in order to inherit any of his wealth and legacy. However, Jasper is just as devious and roguish as his Uncle ever was and while he has every intention of meeting the challenge to gain his inheritance, he will do it on his own terms. Thus enters Clarissa Astl ...more
Katya
Mar 17, 2012 Katya rated it it was ok
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Dione Sage
Dec 05, 2012 Dione Sage rated it liked it
Rushed to the Alter is the first of the books in the Blackwater Brides series written by Jane Feather. This book takes place in London in 1761. The heroine is a young woman named Clarissa Astley, she's a bit of an naive but also determined lady. She is determined to rescue her younger brother Francis from a horrible fate at the hands of their evil uncle and guardian, Luke. Clarissa is in London in search of Francis but she is alone and only has a limited amount of money with her so she needs to ...more
Katherine 黄爱芬
Sebuah relationship tidak akan bertahan jika dibangun dari tumpukan kebohongan.

Clarissa terlalu pusing dgn memutar otaknya utk menyelamatkan adiknya dr cengkeraman si paman jahat, Luke. Dirinya sampai tidak sadar bertabrakan dgn Jasper, Earl of Blackwater. Jasper memandang Clarissa sbg wanita yg akan membawanya ke solusi yg diberikan wasiat pamannya yg kaya raya tapi eksentrik. Wasiat itu mengharuskan Jasper dan adik2nya utk menikah dgn wanita yg membutuhkan "pertobatan".

Clarissa kadung diangg
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Cris
Aug 09, 2010 Cris rated it liked it
The basic premise is pretty outrageous. (A nobleman mistakes a young woman from the minor gentry for a prostitute and proposes to take her as mistress and then wife in order to deceive his uncle and receive an inheritance. The young woman doesn't correct his misperception of her position and agrees to the scheme. How does a virginal young well-born woman expect to persuade everyone, including the nobleman, that she's an experienced prostitute?) But Feather does an amazing job of making the situa ...more
Nancy
Mar 13, 2011 Nancy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, historical
The cash deficient Earl of Blackwater needs a bride, but not just any woman from society. His wealthy uncle will only leave Jasper his money if he rescues a fallen woman by marrying her. On his way through Covent Garden one day, Jasper runs headlong into a beautiful thief. She’s a lovely woman who claims she wasn’t out to rob him. Although she lives at a nearby brothel, Clarissa seems too refined for such surroundings. Intrigued, Jasper decides she’ll solve his problems.

When the Earl proposes h
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Mallorie
Sep 14, 2010 Mallorie rated it did not like it
The book is overall, in one word, rushed. There was nothing overly exciting about it, and I felt there were many things left out, and many things included that should never have been. I felt like the heroine was completely underdeveloped, and it was hard to really feel like the author knew who the hero truly was. There were parts of the book where I actually had to stop reading because I became slightly furious with what was happening. I think the plot could have used more work, and though it so ...more
Amanda Maria
This book took me a while to read. I enjoyed the story but it didn't suck me in. I was able to easily put down the book. Clarissa annoyed me a lot in the beginning, especially with all her lying. I understood why she felt the need to lie but several times she lied and it was not necessary. Also, I felt there was not a real connection between the two main characters. Them falling in love seemed really random and it just sort of happened. I did like the story line and thought it was very interesti ...more
Duchess Nicole
This is the third or fourth book I've read by her, and I'm pretty sure that I just don't like her writing style. The storyline is okay, but the characters seem blocky to me, sort of stiff and dispassionate. I know of others who live and die for all of her genre books, but I'm just not one of them. So I give up. If you've read more of hers and liked them, you will probably like this one also.
Angelyn Schmid
Feb 21, 2013 Angelyn Schmid rated it did not like it
Silly premise but then I thought, hey! It's Jane Feather who wrote the marvelous Violet and Velvet stories. Then I remembered that was almost twenty years ago. Perhaps the prostitute scenario was supposed to be titillating and so it might, but things go way too easy for this virgin pretending to be a hooker and a broke earl. Clarissa and Jasper. That about says it all.
Sababa
Jun 06, 2011 Sababa rated it did not like it
Well this is the second Jane Feather novel I read. NO. No. I don't think I like her style. Although the plot sounded interesting, there were many places where I simply lost interest. The characters were not well formed. I felt they were incomplete. I think they lacked a depth I usually like to read in a character. It was funny in some places. But overall its a big no-no for me.
Songül
Aug 02, 2013 Songül rated it did not like it
Bana göre zaman ve para kaybından başka bir anlam veremedi kitap ;)
Marie
Feb 25, 2013 Marie rated it liked it
Bintang 3
Buku pertama seri Blackwater Brides

Adakah seorang keluarga (dalam kasus cerita ini seorang paman) yg ingin melihat keponakannya menikahi orang orang yg bergelimang dosa (pelacur dibuku pertama ini) dan menikmati kehebohan yg akan ditimbulkan oleh skandal yg tercipta.
Suka karakter Clarissa yg tegar dan mandiri yg berusaha menyelesaikan sendiri permasalahan yg dihadapi dirinya dan adiknya.

Jasper Sulivan, Earl of Blackwater bersama kedua saudara kembarnya harus menyetujui persyaratan yg di
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Liz // nvl.tea
Full review to come later!

{Notes}

*This is probably more of a 3.5 for me, because I actually did really enjoy it. I have a secret weakness for historical romances, and I *always* indulge that love when I go on vacation.
*However much I love these in my heart, however, they are pretty much all similar in my mind, and are more of a fun read than a true in depth experience. I don't go in planning to be swept away by the writing, or become so absorbed I can't put it down. So, pretty much, all novels
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PWRL
Feb 27, 2017 PWRL marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-new
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Angie
May 22, 2016 Angie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebies, adult, read-2016
I knew I had to read Rushed to the Altar as soon as it said Jasper needs to marry a prostitute. Say what?! But then it continues to promise mistaken identity, since Clarissa isn't what Jasper assumes her to be. And then I started reading and realized it was a fake relationship turned real tale as well! I basically hit the jackpot here. Jasper wants his inheritance and the only way to get it is to reform a fallen woman, and he figures it'll be easier if she's in on it. It's a mutually beneficial ...more
Jessi
Wow. I've read in various blogs about this Clarissa Astley has ten months before she turns twenty-one and gains guardianship of her brother, Francis. Until then, he is in the hands of their odious uncle. Clarissa is worried (and rightly so) because she hasn't heard from her brother in weeks and he tends to be sickly (at least that's the impression I got.) So she runs to London to find him and takes up residence in a whore house. Yup.
Jasper Sullivan, Earl of Blackwater, falls into lust when Clari
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Jasmyn
Another read out of order, but that's not a problem with this series. While all the brothers appear in each one, they can be independent stories as well.

A wealthy uncle with a mischievous streak leaves all his money to his nephews on one condition - that they reform and marry a fallen woman before he dies (which is probably very soon). The head of the family, Jasper, the Earl of Blackwater, takes the lead and heads to the nunneries to see if any of the women there could be paid to play along. T
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Kagama-the Literaturevixen
The heros wicked old uncle is dying and to get a last chance a making trouble for his three nephews he has decreed that they must each find a fallen woman (read prostitute) and reform her.

Otherwise they wont get a nickle of his vast fortune. The race is on!

Our hero,Jasper Sullivan,Earl of Blackwater lucks out when he bumps into pretty Clarissa Astley and mistakes her for a pickpocket.He decides she is a woman who perfectly fits his uncles qualifications.

He promptly blackmails her into the buisne
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Linda Smith
The plot couldn't be thicker in Book One of The Blackwater Brides. Jasper St. John Sullivan, fifth Earl of Blackwater is in an awkward situation. The family fortune is gone except for the vast sums of money held by his reprobate uncle. The elderly, ailing uncle is willing to bequeath his estate to Jasper and his two brothers under one condition. Each of them must marry a fallen woman. In this way, the old lecher will get his vengeance on the relatives who had spurned him for decades. Clarissa As ...more
Patria
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Sheryl
Apr 21, 2011 Sheryl rated it liked it
3-1/2 STARS

I really did enjoy this book, despite the fact that I found several issues with it. First off, for a book of 450 pages, nothing much seemed to happen. I didn't find it slow, in fact I breezed right through it, and yet reflecting back on it, I'm not sure how Ms. Feather took 450 pages to tell the story she did. I also felt that the ending was rushed. All the action and resolution seemed to happen in about the last 20-25 pages of the book.

The book had a very good premise and I think th
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Koki
Jan 26, 2015 Koki rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jasper spoznáva svoju nastávajúcu na mieste, kde by slušnú dámu nikdy nestretol. Clarissu teda oprávnene považuje za pobehlicu - vyhovuje to jeho zámerom a plánom, veď chce "ulahodiť" svojmu strýkovi.

Clarissa, ktorá do Londýna prišla zachrániť svojho mladšieho brata z pazúrov ich poručníka, našla svoje dočasné ubytovanie vo vykričanom dome u madam Griffithsovej. A hoci vôbec nie je padlou ženou, grófovi jeho mylnú domnienku nevyvracia. Pristane na jeho žiadosť o ruku, a to čisto zo sebeckých dô
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Gail
Aug 31, 2010 Gail rated it liked it
This story felt rushed to me. There have been a plethora of stories set in the Georgian era lately, it seems, which is a welcome thing. But this one... The hero and his brothers are required by their rich uncle to marry prostitutes (I wasn't ever real clear why he wanted this) or get written out of his will. Since they have no money, they decide to do so.

The hero meets the heroine in Covent Garden, where she's been trying to follow her uncle so she can find her missing brother. He thinks she's a
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Kasey
I can't say I didn't like this book, but I don't think I would recommend it. The characters were fine for the most part. A little underdeveloped. I never at any point felt emotionally involved with them. I didn't agree with pretty much any decision they made. Most of them just seemed like they weren't very thought out. If you are in hiding in London why would you agree to be a mistress to a man who is planning and states he intends to show you off and marry you? In this time period a man marryin ...more
Charlene
Apr 04, 2015 Charlene rated it it was ok
I honestly have to say that I have an unhealthy addiction to Jane Feather. It is all because I read the trilogy about the matchmaking sisters. I loved those books, and I was sure that I would like anything Jane Feather. However, I have realized that I am a "Fade to Black" romance reader, and I skip sex scenes. I literally read this book within 30 minutes because I skipped all of the sex scenes. Then, when I got to the ending and realized how mad I would be if I discovered the truth if I was the ...more
Trudy Miner
Jun 01, 2013 Trudy Miner rated it really liked it
In order to save her brother Clarissa Astley goes to London to find him, hides out in a whorehouse and becomes mistress to the Earl of Blackwater. Jasper, the Earl of Blackwater, knows nothing of Clarissa's true background but knows that she hides many secrets especially when she brings in a street urchin to the house on Half Moon Street where he has taken her to live. But Jasper isn't going to push her too hard because he has to fool his grandfather, a lecherous old man, who has decreed that hi ...more
penelopewanders
May 30, 2014 penelopewanders rated it really liked it
I had recently read Feather's Bride Trilogy, and these are considerably older books, having been published in the late 1990s. I enjoyed them but the rather juvenile heroines had their limits. In this one, published in 2010, the heroine is only ten months shy of 21 and far more mature and independent than the heroines in the previous books. The likelihood that the mistress of a nunnery would allow a lovely young lady to rent a room as a lodger and make no efforts to recruit her needs to be taken ...more
Heather
Nov 28, 2011 Heather rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book - a fun read. Afterward reading it I gave it to a friend (very picky reader) who loved it and read it in 2 days. A friend of hers is now reading it and is hooked. Very shocked at some of the negative reviews. I guess everyone is different, but when I read it is for fun. Yes, do we really think that a nobleman would go looking for a fallen lady and that a virgin would know how to act ----- no. This is why it is called FANTASY.

I found the book funny and well written. It
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Feb 12, 2015 09:48AM  
  • The Virgin's Secret (Lost City, #2)
  • The Secret Duke (Malloren, #10)
  • Never Trust a Rogue (Heiress in London, #2)
  • The Year of Living Scandalously (The Secrets of Hadley Green, #1)
  • The Reckless Bride (Black Cobra Quartet, #4)
  • In Bed with the Duke (Governess Brides, #9)
  • How I Met My Countess (Bachelor Chronicles, #6)
  • A Lady Never Tells (Willowmere, #1)
  • For the Earl's Pleasure
  • An Earl to Enchant (The Rogues' Dynasty #3)
  • The Devil's Necklace (Necklace Trilogy, #2)
  • At the Duke's Pleasure (The Byrons of Braebourne, #3)
  • A Hellion in Her Bed (Hellions of Halstead Hall, #2)
  • A Lady's Guide to Improper Behavior (Adventurers’ Club #2)
  • One Touch of Scandal (Fraternitas Aureae Crucis, #1)
  • Passion Becomes Her (Becomes Her, #4)
  • My Wicked Marquess (The Inferno Club, #1)
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Jane Robotham was born on 1945 in Cairo, Egypt, where her British parents were stationated. She grew up in New Forest, in the south of England. She earned a Master’s Degree in Applied Social Studies from Oxford University. In 1978, she, her husband and their three children moved to New Jersey. There, she worked as a social worker. She began writing in 1981 after another move, this time to Washingt ...more
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