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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 ...more
Nook, 222 pages
Published November 3rd 2011 by Katie MacAlister (first published May 6th 2003)
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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
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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
Laura V.
¿Quién diría que alguien como Charlotte me gustaría tanto?

Sólo mirénla, tan caprichosa, consentida, egoísta, superficial, manipuladora. Y Dare, Dare que solo quería una esposa que lo amara, una esposa que no quisiera su título, su físico, su dinero y termina con Charlotte.

Yo creí que lo suyo no funcionaría, pero créanme cuando digo que son perfectos para el otro. Charlotte no es una santa, debería ser arrestada por ser tan acosadora y terca, y Dare seguramente pudo haber hecho un matrimonio mejo
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Romancing the Book
Reviewed by Julie
Book provided by NetGalley for review
Originally posted at Romancing the Book

Katie MacAlister has always managed to make me laugh, sometimes I giggle right out loud when I’m reading her books. This book was no exception. There were several moments of outright hilarity.

However, while Charlotte started off being funny, her charm begin to wear thin. Dare was over the top in his refusal to make the marriage a real one, although I understood his heart was in the right place, he didn’t
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Farrah
Mar 30, 2014 Farrah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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S. Wideman
Apr 26, 2013 S. Wideman rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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 Hatridge
Nov 26, 2011 Donna Hatridge rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Mary Corbal
Jun 11, 2016 Mary Corbal rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Igual de buena que la primera de esta serie.
Georgie
I'd loved Noble Intentions, and was slightly disappointed in this sequel. There are still lots of the good things that made Noble Intentions so enjoyable - the heroine's stream-of-consciousness chatter, a strong sensual connection between H & H, and touches of the humour of the first book.

Humour is such a subjective thing that I wouldn't recommend a book solely on the grounds I found it funny - I will just say that MacAlister's style is extremely light-hearted, and although the storyline is
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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
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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
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Zel Polev
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Sharon Redfern
Jun 06, 2014 Sharon Redfern rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Pamela Shropshire
This sequel to Noble Intentions is about Gillian's cousin, Charlotte, and Alasdair MacGregor, the formerly deadly enemy of Lord Weston.

In the first part of the book, Charlotte is incredibly spoiled, selfish and annoying - not at all like she was in the first book and not at all likeable. MacGregor isn't that likeable himself. Then gradually, the reader begins to see that Charlotte isn't quite as bad as she seems, and then she continues to improve once she falls in love with Dare. I must say that
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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
Jun 05, 2014 Hannah rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

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
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MBR
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
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Julie (jjmachshev)
Mar 28, 2008 Julie (jjmachshev) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2003-reads
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!
Artemisa
This is an OK book, not really interesting, but I hate to leave a book half finished and the book was just interesting enough to keep me reading at a regular pace.
My main problem with this book is that the Lead girl is really, really shallow, the book is set in the beginning of the industrial revolution (that's as far as I can get the historical references), but if it was set in a modern Hollywood high school the character would be the outcast mean cheerleader.

She is shallow, mean to everyone, e
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Michelle
Aug 16, 2014 Michelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 01, 2014 Kerry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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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
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Julie
May 31, 2014 Julie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: regency
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
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Chris Bails
Feb 08, 2012 Chris Bails rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Courtney
Jun 15, 2008 Courtney rated it it was amazing  ·  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
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Raina
Oct 23, 2011 Raina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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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
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