Item description for Untamed (Victorian Romance) by Hope Tarr...
Patrick O'Rourke is a rough and ready Scotsman, as well as a successful businessman, while Lady Katherine Lindsey is a beautiful English spinster, a gentlewoman. But when she finds herself blackmailed into accepting a marriage of convenience with the handsome Scot, she lets Rourke see another side of her. Following a hasty wedding, Rourke sweeps a seething Lady Katherine from the elegant and refined drawing rooms of west London to his crumbling castle in the Scottish Highlands. The only guide Rourke has to wooing and bedding the reluctant spitfire he's taken to wife is a copy of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew. But as passion sparks between them, Rourke finds he may well be the one in danger of being tamed.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 4.25" Height: 6.75" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2008
Publisher Medallion Press
ISBN 1933836172 ISBN13 9781933836171
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More About Hope Tarr
Hope Tarr is the award winning author of twenty-five historical and contemporary romance novels including OPERATION CINDERELLA, the launch to her Suddenly Cinderella Series, optioned by Twentieth Century Fox as a feature film. Hope is also a co-founder and current curator of Lady Jane's Salon, New York City's first and only monthly romance series now in its sixth year with nine satellites nationwide. She lives in Manhattan with her real-life romance hero and their rescue cats. Visit her online at www.HopeTarr.com, www.LadyJaneSalonNYC.com, www.Facebook.com/HopeC.Tarr, and www.Twitter.com/HopeTarr.
Reviews - What do customers think about Untamed (Victorian Romance)?
Disappointed Feb 20, 2008
I just didn't like this book. I threw it out after a few days. Not worth keeping on my bookcase shelf.
terrific historical romance Feb 9, 2008
As an impoverished child, Patrick "Rourke" O'Rourke successfully picked pockets until he was caught in 1875 by his latest intended target, Prime Minister Gladstone. At Rourke's trial the PM arranged for the lad to be given over to him for custody. He sent Rourke to Roxbury House, a Quaker orphanage in which Gladstone serves on the Board of Directors.
Katherine's father was a drunken gambler, but she did not know how bad his vices were until she turned eleven years old. He used her pony Princess as a stake; so that she lost her precious last gift her late mother gave her before dying. Over the next decade and a half Katherine raised and spoiled her younger sister Bea selling herself as a model for pictures to bring in food money for them. No one cares for Kate until in 1890 she meets Rourke.
The third "The Men of Roxbury House" tale (see ENSLAVED and VANQUISHED) is a terrific historical romance that returns the stars of the previous novels in support roles. However the story line belongs to the lead couple who share in common two feelings: love and a belief they are undeserving of love. Readers will appreciate UNTAMED a fine entry in a strong Victorian series.
The Taming of the Shrew! Jan 24, 2008
Patrick O'Rourke is a rough and ready Scotsman, and a "verra" successful businessman. His friends from Roxbury House are Hadrian (from Vanquished) and Gavin (from Enslaved). They are as close as brothers who once lived at Roxbury House as orphans. Patrick O'Rourke is seeking a bride from the nobility, and is attending a ball with his two friends Gavin and Hadrian. He sees a woman who is "verra" beautiful and wants to meet her. Lady Katherine (Katy) Lindsey sees the big, bold Scot and is attracted to him. Sparks fly between them, but Lady Katherine isn't sure how to take the Scot. Patrick knows what he wants. He wants Lady Katherine for his bride, and he will do anything to get her! I love the story that Ms. Tarr has written. The characters seem real, and you can't wait to see what happens. Thanks Ms. Tarr for this wonderful book. Bravo!!!