How to Tame a Willful Wife (Shakespeare In Love, book 1) by Christy English – book cover, description, publication history. Romance? Sexual tension? Strong women? Intrigue? If so, you will love Christy English’s historical romance novel How To Tame A Willful Wife. From the blurb: How To Tame A Willful Wife: 1. Forbid her from riding astride 2. Hide her dueling sword 3. Burn all her breeches and buy her.

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How to Tame a Willful Wife by Christy English

I will look for a deeper male characterization, and a female who is as interesting as this one, but perhaps more consistant. It’s a perfect arrangement.

Caroline is a very easy heroine to like. Anthony Carrington, Wfe of Ravensbrook, finally decides it is time to beget some heirs, so when his Commanding officer Frederick Montague is faced with a staggering amount of debt, he decides to come to his aid by marrying his young daughter.

She has been allowed the liberty to indulge in unladylike behaviour. But the question is Oh and I hate this trope: But with an obstacle like Anthony in the way, that easily distracted her from the real dangers about her.

There is a difference between a book not working and a book not working, or is there? What added to the intensity of Anthony and Caroline’s scenes was the rivalry that existed between them from the very christu. Caroline is an interesting character, something not shared by Anthony, who I simply did not like.

But there’s also the other “business. But she ended up shouldering some of the blame and forgiving him easier than what fit her characterization. I hated this book. Naturally, as each of his “ideas” on how to reform Caroline backfires, he becomes more and more constricting until it nearly destroys him and Caroline both. Aug 23, Terra rated it it was amazing.


How to Tame a Willful Wife

Nov 12, Amanda Ryan rated it really liked it. Regardless of how fetching she looks in breeches. Especially for this time era. Subscribe RSS Feed now. Burn all her breeches and buy her silk drawers 4. English’s Shakespeare in Love series, though I did feel like the storylines involving Anthony’s sister and his best friend were introduced only to be left hanging, I’m assuming and hoping that’s because we’ll be seeing them again in stories of their own.

But what all those had that this didnt was humor and irony. Aug 31, Jill rated it liked it Shelves: I enhlish forgive much in a romance novel in terms of the storyline if the characterisation is wwillful and can care about wlfe people I’m reading about.

She has been allowed the l 3. Caroline tilted her head as if to hear him better, a look of surprise on her face. And I thought him really stupid.

It seemed she could not stay angry with him whenever his clothes came off. Sure he fits his time and is perfect for that with his constant “Obey me! Then along came her Shakespeare in Love series, and I was smitten. It is always fun to watch them find the common ground fhristy find their happily ever after.

He was chrisyy and infuriating and mad with jealousy and the need for control” He is acting very inconsistent: Anthony wants this woman in his bed, stat. Caroline is a quite modern woman for ta,e time: Anthony Carrington is, we are frequently reminded, the most beautiful man in existence. Truly, it is the best Regency I have read! Forbid her from riding astride 2. While she bats her eyes at the men gathered around her, she wiolful no clue that her faith is sealed and a man that would be her husband is carefully observing her as she flirts with the only man that has ever hurt him.


The passion between them is just what the reader wants from such a book: This headstrong and opinionated young woman is beautiful, and can best any man at archery and horse back riding.

Caroline also is skilled with knives, and keeps one handy on her person. You are my wife. This is a brilliant addition to the series. Other books in the series. Besides this quite glaring complaint I enjoyed the writing and will probably check out other stories by Christy English, but this one left me ambivalent and frustrated.

This is quite simply the best of the best. Yes, there was a double standard. And, if we’re being historically correct, his treatment was pretty lax to what the time period dictates.

But the person knowing the secret does not tell it, here it is Ass Hero. Did Anthony bother me with his arrogance and secrecy and domineering attitude? Fans of Regency romance should really enjoy this one. I was expecting more humor in this, so I’m somewhat disappointed, but I believe people looking for a lot of sex and a mega alpha male will love it.

Christy’s imagery eenglish beautiful, and that is so important in an historical story. I think we discovered your christj is lacking when we met last night.