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The Accidental Wedding

(Devil Riders #4)

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3.88  ·  Rating details ·  1,777 ratings  ·  142 reviews
After an accident, a dashing rogue awakens in a country cottage, where he is being nursed back to health by one innocent beauty and five not-so-innocent orphaned children...

When Nash Renfrew wakes in the bed of lovely Maddy Woodford, he thinks he's dreaming. Then he learns of his accident and the loss of his memory. But when it returns, Nash has no desire to leave Maddy's
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Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages
Published October 5th 2010 by Berkley (first published October 1st 2010)
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Jacqueline J
A nice satisfying historical. The plot was familiar. Nobleman falls off horse in front of impoverished gentlewoman's cottage and she nurses him back to health. It was easy to figure out all of the mysteries and there were not unexpected plot twists. This was a fairly light hearted story. There was no angst.

There were several areas however, where the author did a better than average job and lifted this book above its competition. The writing was light and fluid. For the most part the actions of t
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kris
Nov 14, 2014 rated it liked it
Nash falls off a horse with his head. Maddy picks him up and heals him in the cradle of her bosoms (quite literally). When he finally regains his memory, he's eager to stay in the cradle of her bosoms. Except then boners get in the way, and then a proposal, and then like feelings, ugh.

1. So Nash is allegedly a diplomat?? But no one's going to miss him for a month?? And if he's a diplomat, WHY THE HELL DID I NOT GET A PARLEZ-VOUS FRANCAIS SCENE WITH HIM AND THE HALF-FRENCH MADDY? It would have b
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Kathleen
Apr 21, 2013 rated it liked it
3.5 stars for The Accidental Wedding -- fast paced, smexy, and a little suspenseful. Quite enjoyable. Loved the impoverished but valiant, self-sufficient, strong-willed and proud heroine, Maddy. Loved her relationship with her deceased French grandmere, and her relationship with her bees, and with her five younger siblings (loved the children). I enjoyed the ghostly attacks from the Bloody Abbott. Also, it was great to see characters from prior books, especially Harry and Nell from His Captive ...more
Heather
Nov 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This is my favorite Anne Gracie book to date. What's unusual for me is that Nash is (1) a diplomat and (2) not titled. He's the brother of an earl, but his fortune is his own. And this isn't a story that I'd normally grab. That said, I loved the gradual relationship between Nash and Maddy; her fierce love for her siblings, the care she shows for a stranger, and her strength when faced with some difficult doings all made her one of my favorite heroines. Nash respects that, and he keeps swearing i ...more
Jennifer
Why does Anne Gracie feel the need to inform us of how much a ladies' man the H is? It is literally mentioned on the first page of this book. Le sigh. Let's just hope it isn't mentioned often...or that the H doesn't pull a "Don't worry, babe. I'm good in bed. Lots of other women have told me so." To which the h doesn't hypothetically reply, "Lucky me!"

Page 96- "There was no question of marriage. Castle didn't marry cottage." And yet he couldn't help himself in wanting to seduce the h. He couldn'
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BJ Rose
Dec 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: series, a-regency
Nash Renfrew returned to England to take possession of his inheritance and to find a wife. So he asked his aunt to find him “the right sort of wife” for “an excellent marriage”; well-born, well-connected, well-trained in managing large social occasions, someone who can help him in his diplomatic career. The last thing he wants is a love match – he saw what ‘the passion of a lifetime’ did to his parents’ marriage, so he want nothing to do with love, thank you very much.

Maddy meets none of his req
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Becca
Mar 19, 2018 rated it liked it
I'm torn about how to rate this book. Anne Gracie is an strange author for me-- typically enjoy her books while I'm reading them, but I don't typically revisit them, and I feel she has a strong writing style but I don't manage to keep up with her series. I have no idea why this is.

The Accidental Wedding had been sitting on my shelf forever and so I decided to finally give it a try. It takes a pretty commonly used trope of forced proximity due to injury, but adds in several orphan children, bee k
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Jacob Proffitt
Dec 28, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, steamy
I was a bit surprised to find Nash feature in a book of the Devil Riders series. After all, he wasn't a Devil Rider and his only connection is as the older, legitimate brother to two of the others. He's been as present as the others (and more than, say, Luke), so it's no big deal. Just surprising.

Even better, Nash turns out to be a very attractive protagonist. He's a bit damaged from his upbringing (as much as his half-brothers, really), but he's still fundamentally kind and willing to put himse
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Olga Godim
Jan 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, historical
A joy from the first to the last page, this book tells a story about Nash, a rich silver-tongued diplomat, and Maddy, an impoverished young woman taking care of her five orphaned half-siblings. When Nash has an accident – his horse stumbles and throws him near Maddy’s cottage – Maddy drags the unconscious man to her tiny house to save his life. Unfortunately, even when he wakes up, his memory is elusive. He doesn’t remember who he is, and Maddy can’t write to his family to come and get him. So s ...more
Rachel
Overall rating: 4 stars!

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My review:

This was a very cute and sweet romance. I liked this story because the focus was on the romance and not so much silly pre-made drama. There were no other women coming along for the hero or anything in this book. The hero wasn't innocent by any mea
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Manda Collins
Nov 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of Loretta Chase, fans of opposites attract tales, fans of spinsters
Lovely, sexy, wonderful story. I had forgotten just how much I enjoy Anne Gracie's writing. She is easily Loretta Chase's equal in creating heroes and heroines who live and breathe on the page. I've been waiting for Nash Renfrew's story since the beginning of this series, since he's just my favorite type of hero. Suave, sophisticated, charming. And what must Anne Gracie do, but take him completely out of his element and plop him down with amnesia in a country cottage with a lonely, gently-bred, ...more
Lover of Romance
Maddy along with her five young siblings, are all orphans since their father passed away. She has been living in a small cottage making it by on honey and the garden. When she finds a stranger slipping from his horse and falling on his head. Knowing that she just can't leave him out, she beings him inside her cottage, and stays by his bedside. When he wakes up, he has no idea who he is, and is injured and recovering from a fever. Maddy knows how dangerous it is to have this man in her home, but ...more
Lady Wesley
Jan 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I've come to the understanding that I'm a total sucker for stories where the rake/rogue falls in love with the heroine AND her adorable children (or in this case, young siblings). Georgette Heyer's Frederica is a classic example.

In The Accidental Wedding, Anne Gracie takes a familiar scenario -- handsome injured stranger with amnesia nursed by poor but proud and of course beautiful young woman in a cottage leading to a marriage of convenience -- and creates a whole new story. All of the charact
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Tracy
Sep 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
Review originally featured at Fiction Vixen Book Reviews.

What girl with a flair for style and romance doesn't love gazing at wedding dresses, whether in magazines or store windows? So naturally with a beautiful, white dress on the cover, my curiosity to read The Accidental Wedding by Anne Gracie was piqued.

Madeline “Maddy” Woodford lives a simple life in a one bedroom cottage with her five young half-siblings. They may struggle to make ends meet, tending honey bees and maintaining a small gar
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Sometime
3.5 stars. This was a great romance. Nash is thrown from his horse right in front of Maddy's house and injured. She nurses him for days only to discover he has no memory of who he is after his head injury.

This book was a bit predictable along the lines of the amnesia story, as well as the two MCs who are forced to be in each other's company for days. Maddy's younger half-siblings (all 5 of them!) are a great addition to the story. Maddy has a mysterious past and a few secrets.

Nash has been a wom
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Chumchum_88
Jun 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
At the beginning I thought the story a bit predictable s I wasn't that much excited about it, but I liked being slapped in the face with a great book. XD

In this book I loved Maddy more than Nash, here Nash messed plenty of opportunities with the wrong words. And Maddy had really proved herself as someone who wont take charity from anyone if it was solely for her, all her decision were based on the kids.

The scenes I loved in this book were the one's Nash had with the children, specially Lucy, bec
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Carrie
2011 TBR Challenge- This book has been on my TBR list since November 2010.

The Accidental Wedding is a decently written historical romance with likable characters. No big misunderstandings or other dreaded plot devices to mar what is essentially a fairy tale-- injured rich man gets nursed back to health by impoverished beautiful woman and falls in love.

While the book is nice way to pas a few hours, the plot isn't very deep or complex. The author never lets the suspense build too far and the myst
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Amanda Caswell
Sep 08, 2011 rated it liked it
First of all, I thought the title had little to do with the plot. Secondly, I liked the plot, but I got a little tired of the hero's ignorance that he was in love. Thirdly, personally I get sick of sex in novels when it has little to do with the plot or theme, so I got bogged down. I liked the heroine and her siblings, but I probably wouldn't read it again.
Katrina Y
Apr 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Kelly
Oct 10, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2010-read
Quick, easy, sweet HR with a touch of Cinderella.
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Nash tumbles from his horse — sorry, is thrown off — and gets nursed back to health by Maddy and her five ragamuffin siblings. Plot twist: he also has amnesia! During his stay, he accidentally catches feelings for her and gets all angsty about it. This leads to crying, a few proposals, ghosts, more crying, and a wedding. I’ll leave you to sort through all that.

The characters were pretty bland, not gonna lie. Their romance wasn’t the stuff of fairy tales either but it wasn’t the worst, either. I
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Tiff
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Susan (susayq ~)
It's been so long since I've read an amnesia storyline, so this was refreshing for me. I really enjoyed Nash and Maddy. I loved her spunk and how Nash fell in love with her despite not wanting to ever fall in love.
CV
Nov 13, 2018 rated it did not like it
DNF. Life is too short for this superficial drudgery.
Sara
Jul 23, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, romance
This hero was INFURIATING.
Phylisha Stone
Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another great Anne Gracie book! Love her writing.
Lisa Jo
Aug 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The Accidental Wedding is a fairy tale any girl would love. Two people, likely to never know love find each other to make the perfect match in this extraordinary love story. Anne Gracie’s writing is historical romance at it’s best

Young Maddy Woodford watches a handsome young many race across the property where she lives oblivious to those around him. In horror, she watches as he hits a dangerous patch of ice, knocked unconscious when he’s thrown from his horse and badly injured. Maddy races out
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Anna Marie
Dec 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Ah, I was due for a four or five star! ((I was also due for a historical romance.)) This was BOTH. Wonderful for me!

This is the story about Maddie. Her grandmother was a countess who attended Marie Antoinette before 'the terror', who fled and lived in a tiny cottage as a beekeeper after that. Her mother had married an English Lord, but he'd gone home and left mother and baby Maddie in France when no male heirs were begat. Maddie was raised poor as a church-mouse, but with the manners and bearing
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Melanie
Jul 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
I reviewed this book for my blog www.bookworm2bookworm.wordpress.com

This book is part of Anne Gracie's Devil Riders series. In it, she brings to life a wonderful story of two people who are product of their upbringing.

Maddy Woodford is a respectable, single and hard-working young woman who lives in a tiny run down cottage raising her five younger half-siblings. Her life is made difficult by a father that left them destitute, an Estate Manager that threatens their home and livelihood, as well as
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