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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And every time they argue it ends with sex, he kisses her fiercely and she melts. She cannot believe the man her father has picked out for her, a man that can not accept her as she is but she knows her duty and marries Anthony in just two days time with only their smoldering desire for each as a bridge.

How to Tame a Willful Wife (Shakespeare In Love , book 1) by Christy English

Nov 10, Elis Madison rated it really liked it Shelves: I really enjoyed this romance. View all 15 comments. I would be interested in reading engljsh books in this series.

I did like Caroline though. Anthony wants this woman in his bed, stat.

These attributes she would not give up for anyone, for anything, no matter how handsome a devil the Earl was. This review also appears on my blog at http: She tries to stand up to Anthony but fails to make her point whenever he employs his seductive maneuvers.

The passion between them is just what the reader wants from such a book: Then along came her Shakespeare in Love series, and I was smitten. Can he possibly put up with a stubborn, pig-headed, sharp tongued women and conform her to who he wants hoa to be? There is a lot of good, angst-y tension, and the story zips right along, interspersed with quotes from The Taming of the Shrew.


We do have a villain in the book also.

On the other hand, Caroline the heroine was really wollful delightful. Some readers may find this unyielding arrogance too much willtul a romance hero. Sure he fits his time and is perfect for that with his constant “Obey me! However since this book is suppose to follow the theme of Shakespeare’s work, well I might just have to go check that out.

I was uncomfortable with some of the historical situations like mistresses and pervy men, yuck. Then along came her Shakespeare in Love series, and I was smitten. And I’m sorry to say that I’m not sure she managed it well. But a decent read. Shakespeare in Love 1.

How to Tame a Willful Wife

If there was any humor between the two characters it might have helped him but he is smug jerk from beginning to end. He is the quintessential male aristocrat. Apr 27, Lisa rated it really liked it Shelves: But with an obstacle like Anthony in the way, that easily distracted her from the real dangers about her.

A man of fiery passion tempered by the rigors of war into steely self-control, he demands obedience from his troops and his future wife.

Anthony says over and over that Caroline is his wife, and therefore his property, and she is to obey him. Truly, it is the best Regency I have read! An intense romance that will most certainly not disappoint! Based on Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew and set inCaroline is spoilt, headstrong and independent. English was writing for the ladies. I initially gave the book 3 stars, but reconsidered and gave it 4. Do you love English history?


Book Review: “How To Tame A Willful Wife” by Christy English

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He saw her and lusted for her. Sep 02, Jessica Adams rated it did not like it.

Truly a competitive match that burns up the pages! Want to Read saving…. Her ever-loving pop is auctioning her off to a bunch of wealthy suitors in exchange for enough dinero to keep the family estates out of the crapper. Tae About How to Tame a Wil But he soon discovers that she is resistant to his commands. When his friend and fellow soldier, Baron Montague, wrote to him requesting a betrothal to his only daughter, Anthony thought fate taame smiling on him.

The relationship between Caroline and Anthony was explosive. Caroline is a very easy heroine to like. The only funny part of this book is the back jacket intro, the only humor to be found throughout.