The Lady Most Willing...
During their annual Christmas pilgrimage to Scotland to visit their aged uncle in his decrepit castle, the Comte de Rocheforte and his cousin, Earl of Oakley, are presented with unique gifts: their uncle has raided an English lord's Christm ...more
Taran Ferguson tired of waiting for his two nephews to marry and secure the family line, takes matters into his own hands and kidnaps four young women. He and his band of merry clansmen barge into the ballroom of Bellemere Castle, grab the ladies and hightail it out of there in the Duke of Bretton's carriage. With the snoozing Duke inside.
Arriving at Finovair Castle just ahead of a huge snowstorm that blocks the pass, thus preventing a quick rescue, Taran presents the ladies to his nephews, who ...more
What kind of trouble can ten young ladies and gentlemen snowed in at a Scottish castle get into? Well, when the party includes a duke, an earl, a French comte, and a highland laird, the answer is: quite a lot.
Four young ladies, one by accident, and a duke, by coincidence, are kidnapped from a winter ball by Taran Ferguson, laird of Finovair castle, in hopes of matching three of said young ladies with his two nephews. Trapped at the castle for at least three da...more
Catriona and the Duke of Betton- 5 stars !!
Pretty sure this was JQ's couple ! They were adorable and hilarious !!
Fiona Crisholm and the Earl of Oakley -4 stars :)
Ms.James story was a bit more angst than the first one but lesser than the second.Great chemistry between the two couple.
Lady Cecily and the Comte de Rochefort-3 stars.
By Connie Brockway.
A bit more drama and angst compared to the other two.
An extra star for the hilarious epilogue !!
I was absolutely thrilled when The Lady Most Willing’s ARC showed up on edelweiss, because I have a massive soft spot for it’s predecessor, The Lady Most Likely. Likely was the first real “romance novel” I read, and that coupled with its unique anthology style stuck with me, so I was highly anticipating a return to the three authors.
Not a traditional sequel, Willing features an all new cast of characters in an entirely different country ...more
1) As other reviewers have noted, this is a three-part novel written by three different authors. I found the transition from one author to the next smoother than I'd feared it would be and even thought it was somewhat interesting to compare the slightly different writing styles, but if that kind of thing is jarr ...more
Julia quinn habituou-me a melhor ... a sinopse prometia mais .
De todo o modo gostei. É uma leitura fácil e com algum humor . Achei o conceito do envolvimento de 3 autoras a relatarem os três romances, muito interessante.
Julia Quinn's section is rea ...more
What's more wonderful than a man in kilt during Christmas?
When Julia Quinn, Eloisa James and Connie Brockway do a collab, trust me. You'll fight tooth and nail for a copy of that book. A duke, an earl, a French comte, a highland laird and ten young ladies stuck in a castle in the middle of a blizzard?
Christmas is going to be one crazy holiday.
Julia Quinn's book: 3.5 stars. Catriona and The Duke of Bretton. They were very cute. I felt those two deserved to have a book of their own, so we could slow them tf down. I mean it felt like they were kissing by the 10th page. I know these are meant to be short ...more
Catriona and the Duke of Betton
It has what you can always expect from Ms. Quinn: amusing situations, great humor and believable characters.
Eloisa James: 4.5*
Fiona Crisholm and the Earl of Oakley
I would have guessed EJ's part with only reading the 1st chapter! I love her unique take on the situation and her sometimes outlandish ideas!
Connie Brockway: 3*
Lady Cecily and the Comte de Rochefort
I hate to say this, but Ms Brockway's part seemed rushed. The others could stand easily on t ...more
Each story was engaging and sweet, and the characters very nicely drawn. I particularly liked how clearly different each H and each h were. They had plenty of character and were all ...more
THE LADY MOST WILLING is certainly the most unique way of telling a story. With three authors with distinct writing styles, I thought reading this book would be a bit of a challenge. Initially, I had believed that there would be separate parts to this book, each showcasing a happily-ever-after. However, this story reads just like a regular novel, just with three pairings and a quicker pace.
Each happily-ever-after is fulfilling and satisfying, though I do wish readers could get a chance ...more
Ah man, I wish Julia had written this whole book, and to be honest the 4 stars rating is for her part of the story only, because the other two were rather disappointing.
One of the things that worried me the most about the idea of a novel in 3 parts, written by 3 authors, were the differences in the voices that, no doubt, the same characters were going to have when written by different people. Turns out this only bothered me in one part of the story, one part of the story written ...more
1) Julia Quinn's portion of this beast (Bret / Catriona) WAS DELIGHTFUL. The banter! She talks about Taran's scrawny arse! She's a good Scotswoman and he's a befuddled Duke! DELIGHTFUL. But far, far too short.
(view spoiler)[A few good kisses and wam, bam, thank you ma'am they're engaged?! It doesn't change the fact that they were sweet and I believed in their romance, but! NOT ENOUGH. I would h ...more
It turned out to be a brilliant book, but I was expecting that after reading The Lady Most Likely previously. I love the idea of a three part novel and it worked wonderfully with these authors. It flowed smoothly between stories, and it was almost like there had just been the one author.
My favourite story was probably the one with ...more
THE LADY MOST WILLING is a Shakespeare comedy in the making. Take one determined laird; add two marriage weary nephews; mix in four ladies; stir in one unexpected duke; and sprinkle with snow, thus trapping the group in a drafty Scottish castle. Turn up the heat as passion flairs between unexpected couples. Serve as a humorous romp from three rockstars in historical romances. Fans of Quinn, James, and Brockway will enjoy this collaborative e ...more
The Lady Most Willing, a book written by a trio of well known romance authors, was a charming experience for the holidays. It had the perfect amount of hilarious scenes, passionate confessions, witty debates and that special something that wove them all together. I must say that I enjoyed it very much, it was one of my most expected books this season and it didn’t fail me.
What intrigued me so much was the absurd but comical notion of an ancient Scottish Laird, ...more
ici on a 3 histoires qui se suivent, chacune écrite par une auteure différente, et je dois avouer avoir préféré la première sans doute écrite par Julia Quinn, qui est la plus drôle à lire.
Qui dit 3 histoires dans un roman dit aussi un certaine frustration quand on avance et qu'on change de couple puisque le début de relation est en quelque sorte résumé (mais hyper légère la frustration parce que c'es ...more
Tinha receio que pelo facto de ser escrito por três autoras diferentes significasse algumas incongruências ou diferentes "vozes" na mesma personagem, mas tal não aconteceu porque cada autora se dedicou a escrever sobre um casal, o que não interferiu com a história uma das outras.
No entanto gostaria que tivesse sido a Julia Quinn a escrever o livro todo, pois a história dela é sem dúvida a melhor.
There was one unlikable female character that just tried too hard to get a husband, but that was life back then for most women, so I'll let it pass.
It never bothered me before when I read novellas/short stories how quickly the H/h fall in love, but for some reason, it was really noticeable how fast each couple fell in love in this one, that I ...more
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“A deterrent?” she choked out.
“A human shield, if you will.”
“I cannot be left alone with that woman,” he said, and he felt no remorse at the low desperation in his voice. “Please, if you have any care for your fellow man.”
Her lips clamped together in a suspicious line. “I’m not certain what I get out of the equation.”
“You mean besides the joy of my delightful company?”
“Yes,” she said, with an impressive lack of inflection, “besides that.”
She turned and blinked. "I beg your pardon."
"Lord Oakley. He won't forget to find us rooms. I've known him for years. The only thing that is making this bearable is that he must be dying inside over all this."
"You don't like him?"
"On the contrary. I've long considered him a friend. It's why I enjoy his misery so much.”