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The Wife Trap

(The Trap Trilogy #2)

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  1,487 ratings  ·  122 reviews
Your presence is requested at a wedding deception. 

After orchestrating a scandalous high-society ruse, Lady Jeannette Brantford is banished from her family's estate in England and sent to live with boring elderly cousins in the Irish countryside. But Jeannette's exile is surprisingly eventful. En route to her dreaded destination, she encounters Darragh O'Brien, a devilishl
Mass Market Paperback, 392 pages
Published April 25th 2006 by Ivy Books
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Beanbag Love
Oct 31, 2009 rated it it was ok
This is my least favorite of the Trap series by Tracy Anne Warren. I didn't love the first one, The Husband Trap, and this one has even more problems.

First of all, the heroine is the twin sister of the heroine in The Husband Trap. She's a selfish, immature snob. She's been sent off to Ireland to stay with some cousins because of the scandal she caused with her antics in THT. There she meets Darragh O'Brien, an architect who also happens to be the Earl of Mulholland. Only she assumes he's simply
Nov 15, 2010 rated it did not like it
Shelves: abandoned, romance
After I read the first book in this series, the Husband Trap, I skipped this book because I quite simply wasn't interested in the story of the selfish twin sister who instigated the deception in the first book. (Not that the other sister was guiltless, but this one was worse.) I read the third book, which is the best in the series, and then moved onto other things. Months and months later, I remembered that I hadn't finished the series, and in the midst of a dry spell, I gave this one a try. I'm ...more
Jul 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: regency-romance
This is a riveting, wonderful book. I could not stop reading until I was done. The background, psychological aspects, schemas and values of the characters are so well-developed. I love a story with redemptive themes and that is exactly what this book is about. In this case, a spoiled yet beautiful young woman finds her inner beauty with the help of a patient passionate man who is fully invested in seeing her develop into more than what she is; a superficial & overindulged lady of society.

The her
Christy W
Aug 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Bad reviews????? Well pish-posh I liked it! The interaction & banter between the hero and heroine was fun and smart. I thought the author did a great job getting into their heads and splaying them open - emotionally of course! Yes she was whining and selfish initially, but it takes the right kind of person to bring out the best in you.
Are you not in the mood for a selfish brat? Put it aside or avoid altogether. Glad I didn’t listen to reviews.
Nov 20, 2012 rated it liked it
I loved the first book in this series, the Husband Trap. And I was intrigued that the second book would give me the opportunity to see 'the other side' of Jeanette, who was the selfish, snobbish, self-involved catalyst for all the action in the first book. Well, as it happens, Jeanette’s other side is pretty much the same as the first side.

There were times when I really wondered what our hero, Darragh, saw in this woman. Which is ironic, because Darragh’s primary concern is that Jeanette falls i
1 star - Historical Romance

Possibly one of the worst heroines, ever! Why would I care about or want a HEA for such a spoiled rotten, selfish, shallow, snobby heroine? Seriously, I hated her!
3.5-4 stars

Loved the first one in this series, such an amazing read but the second as I expected, wasn't a big fan of. The story was interesting and fun and the hero is to die for but the heroine was what I had problems with. MAJOR problems with. This honestly would have been 4-5 read if it weren't for Jeannette. She kept ruining it for me.

And I tried, lord help me I tried really hard to like or even sympathize with Jeanette but goodness she really tested my patience several times to the point
Aug 14, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: amazon-vine
I was hoping for good things from this book as I love a regency romance. Sadly the main feeling I had during this book was annoyance as I found the romance to be unbelievable. Darragh comes across as a lovely chap and I have no problems with Jeannette falling for him but she is completely spoiled and unlikeable, I have no idea what he would see in her beyond her beauty. The plot is that due to a scandal involving her exchanging places with her twin sister (book one in the series, The Husband Tra ...more
Oct 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical
I can't really believe the transfromation suffered by Jeanette. She really was a different person at the end of the book.
I loved Darragh and he did what he was supposed to do in order to change Jeanette
Apr 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
This story is about Lady Jeannette Brantford who was sent to Ireland because of the scandal that she had done n then along the way she met Darragh O'Brien, an architect and that was when their love story began. Jeannette was a spoiled, haughty, yet witty lady who knows her future and duty and that's y she doesn't give a commoner a second glance but after meeting Darragh, everything changed. They argued but flirting at the same time and this caused them to be attracted to each other but Jeannette ...more
Michelle Connolly
I've read a lot of reviews on the Trap Trilogy of people saying they're not interested in reading this book because they disliked the heroine, Jeanette, so much from the first one, The Husband Trap . And it's true... she is a spoiled, egotistic snob... BUT you won't regret giving Jeanette a second chance and her book, The Wife Trap a try.
I hated Jeanette from the first book as well, but I really came to like her in this one.
A lot of reviews also say she was the same spoiled brat by the end of
May 27, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Jeannette and Darragh are two of the most hilarious characters I've ever come across in a romance and I LOVE IT! They're constant game of cat and mouse is both entertaining and down right adorable, making for a perfect start to their obvious romance. These are two characters that match up so perfectly I'd read the book just for them. I enjoyed how it brought the factor 'for richer or poorer' into the story. Jeannette who is used to worldly pleasures such as dresses, servants and jewelry marries ...more
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
I did not want to read Jeanette's book because I really didn't like her in The Husband Trap. But in this story that reminds me so much of The Taming of the Shrew, I felt terrible for her and detested the hero. It didn't start out that way, in the beginning, the hero was reasonable and Jeanette was behaving like a brat because she couldn't sleep in late. But apparently, the hero is only able to recognize love when he lies to his wife and makes her blunder around burning her hands and feeling usel ...more
Jul 25, 2009 rated it liked it
I liked it, but it just didn't live up to the first book in the trilogy.
Though the sex scenes were far hotter in this addition.

I just did not like the female lead for over half the book. She was a whiney, spoiled, snobby, immature snot. BUT she eventually grows up and becomes likable!

The plot was hilarious.

I loved Darragh! Now I want to find a time machine and go back to the 14oo's so I can find myself a sexy beast of an Irish man!

Mar 06, 2009 rated it really liked it
This one was fun to read,and Warren does a good job of making an unlikable secondary heroine in book #1, The Husband Trap, someone a reader can totally come to love in the second book. Superior character growth!
Rating: 2.5 stars. I'm being generous all because of Darragh.

The heroine was annoying as hell. I'm not a heroine hater, and I'm not picky with my heroines either, but I couldn't stand Jeannette! I didn't like her in Husband Trap, and I especially didn't like her in Wife Trap.
Nov 29, 2009 rated it did not like it
Shelves: paperback, historical
I don't care for the twin. The hero will be so much better off with somebody else.

that was a huge disappointment after the first instalment.
May 03, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf, henrico-ebook
Jeanette is a spoiled and petulant bitch. Why would I want her to get a HEA?!
Jan 19, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2018
The heroine is a selfish spoiled brat (and remains one), and the hero is a stubborn troll. They deserve each other.
May 15, 2017 rated it liked it
I'm surprised at all the reviewers saying how much they disliked Jeannette. I thought she was a rather shallow and even malicious character myself after The Husband Trap (Book 1) which I why I skipped ahead to The Wedding Trap (Book 3). But when that proved unsatisfying, I was tempted enough to check out her story and I have to say, I wasn't too disappointed.

First of all, when the story starts, it seems that Warren had already decided to soften the character. Sure, there were remnants of the Je
Jo Reads Romance
Jan 27, 2021 rated it it was ok
Shelves: historical

A miss for me
2 stars

I have read a few books by Tracy Anne Warren and have found them very hit or miss. For me, this one was definitely a miss.

This is the second book in the Trap Trilogy after The Husband Trap but before The Wedding Trap. I haven't read any of the others yet and still understood it, although I'm sure the author meant for them to be read in order. Based on this book, I won't be purchasing either of the others.

I have to admit to having a good giggle to myself when I read that t
Aug 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Feb 14, 2020 rated it liked it
I liked this better than I expected after all the reviews. Yes, the premise was a little thin but it mostly reminded me of The Taming of the Shrew without the bets. Given the constraints on women at that time, options for a strong-minded woman were few. In that light, I did not find her behavior all that "spoiled" -- and his was not much better. I could barely get through the whole virginity fight. Ugh. Such a double-standard! ...more
Jul 17, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: drop, sucks
1 chapter in and I don't like Jeanette already. She's stubborn, whinny, weak, cries easily and looks down on people. I don't see myself continuing this when I do not like her already. Dropped at half of chap 1. ...more
Again, a sweet story 😉 And occasionally (very) funny, as I had a good laugh when Jeannette's first attempts at cooking were described and when Darragh ate the result (which even Vitruvius, the dog, didn't like) 😂 ...more
Karen Darling
Jan 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: audible, free
Not bad
Ellyn (Mrs. Darcy in my Dreams)
DNF. Annoying heroine. I had a feeling I wouldn't stick with the girl that was hated in first book. I know she will eventually grow up, but I didn't want to wait around through the annoying growth. ...more
Christina Rodríguez
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This one is my favorite of the serious.
Oct 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I saw people hating on Jeannette. I like her character simply because she is not perfect. I like flawed characters.
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Tracy Anne Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of ten Regency historical romance novels, including At The Duke’s Pleasure and The Husband Trap. Her books have appeared on the USA Today Bestsellers’ list and the Borders’ Group List of Bestselling Single Title Romance Paperbacks. She has won numerous writing awards, including Romance Writers’ of America’s prestigious RITA® Award, the Nat ...more

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