Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Review How to Tame a Willfull Wife

HOW TO TAME A WILLFUL WIFE may be purchase here.

Christy English

Anthony Carrington, the Earl of Ravensbrook, agrees to marry his fellow soldier's daughter, in order to save the soldier from financial ruin.  Anthony expects to get a biddable bride, but, instead, gets Caroline Montague, who sometimes dresses in breeches, rides astride, and learns how to knife fight.  Anthony is sure, that he can bring his wife to heel, especially, where his most hated enemy, Lord Carlyle, is concerned.

HOW TO TAME A WILLFUL WIFE is a regency romance, which uses the theme found in Shakespeare's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW.  Sometimes there is a thin line between alpha hero and jerk, and, unfortunately, Anthony seems to cross that line several times.  When viewed through the lenses of his time, Anthony's attitude and actions are perfectly reasonable.  However, my modern sensibilities disliked his behavior, and I couldn't quite warm to him.  Toward the end, Anthony did come around and his treatment of Caroline is much more of a partnership.  Unfortunately, for me, it is too late, and needless to say, Anthony isn't one of my favorite heroes.  Caroline, on the other hand, handles things much better than I expected.  While she is a little too impulsive, at times, Caroline does a great job with the little information, that Anthony gives her.  The book does have some humorous moments, and I chuckled a few times.

All in all, while I didn't care much for the hero of HOW TO TAME A WILLFUL WIFE, I did enjoy many parts of the book, and the ending is very sweet.

NOTE:  I was given this book in return for an impartial review.