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One bachelor down . . . three more to go. Four most desirable gentlemen have wagered one shilling apiece and a bottle of cognac that will go to the last unmarried man standing . . .Nigel Cavendish knows he'll marry one day, but hopefully that day is many years—and many women—in the future! Until then, the handsome, unrepentant rake intends to enjoy life's pleasures to theOne bachelor down . . . three more to go. Four most desirable gentlemen have wagered one shilling apiece and a bottle of cognac that will go to the last unmarried man standing . . .Nigel Cavendish knows he'll marry one day, but hopefully that day is many years—and many women—in the future! Until then, the handsome, unrepentant rake intends to enjoy life's pleasures to the fullest!From the moment Lady Felicity Melville spies the adventurous scoundrel climbing from a neighbor's window—with his comely conquest's husband in hot pursuit—she knows Nigel is the answer to her prayers . . . with a little reformation, of course! Felicity craves excitement and who in all of London is more exciting than the infamous Mr. Cavendish? So what's a girl to do but hatch a scheme to win what she so fervently desires. But her plan works too well when a game of chance and an errant pistol shot abruptly make them husband and wife—but in a way neither wanted.Now Felicity has to prove to her wayward husband that she's the only woman he could ever want . . . or need!...

Title : What A Lady Wants
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ISBN : 9780060882631
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Number of Pages : 373 Pages
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What A Lady Wants Reviews

  • Saleh MoonWalker
    2018-12-12 06:55

    Onvan : What A Lady Wants (Last Man Standing, #2) - Nevisande : Victoria Alexander - ISBN : 60882638 - ISBN13 : 9780060882631 - Dar 373 Safhe - Saal e Chap : 2007

  • Rachel (BAVR)
    2018-11-28 00:01

    I can't even summon a snarky comment. That's how boring it is. Fuck this book. It robbed me of snark.Therefore, I must DNF.I wonder if the people from two centuries ago would feel the same way about HRs as I do about New Adult books. There they were, living their lives at balls and morning teas and shit, paving the way for the future, and they had no idea that their generation would be portrayed as a bunch of overly talkative and shallow assholes banging in carriages and making love way more complicated than it should be. Apologies are owed, friends. Sarah and I promise to do a more interesting buddy read next time. Seriously. I think this one broke us.

  • Kübra Yağmur
    2018-11-27 05:54

    ... Nigel Cavendish'e ne yaptın?”“Korkarım o bir kocaya dönüştü.” Norcroft şampanyasını yorumladı. “Hem de mutlu bir kocaya.”Kitap, bönlümde ilk kitaptan daha çok yer ettiği kesinlikle. Nigel ve Felicity’nin tanışmaları ve devamında olanlar çok eğlenceliydi. Nigel’in gerçekle yüzleşmesi ve sorumluluk alması biraz meşakkatli olsa da güzeldi. Tek arzum yazar bazı yerlerde daha fazla detaya girseydi benim için tüm taşlar yerine oturacaktı sanki.... “Ayrıca itiraf etmem gerekir ki son günlerde gereğinden daha fazla aklımdasın.”“Ne hoş.”“Hiç de hoş değil,” diye tersledi onu. “Son derece huzursuz edici.”“Benim hoşuma gitti,” dedi ciddiyetle. “Rüyalarına da girdim mi?”“Hayır!” Gözlerini güç alırmış gibi kapattı. “Olabilir. Bir ya da iki kez.”“Yoksa her gece mi?”Ona dik dik baktı.

  • Karla
    2018-12-04 05:09

    OMFG, so boring I have no words. DNF.

  • Michelle
    2018-11-14 05:17

    I can't believe I took so long to finally read the 2nd book of The Last Man Standing series. I really enjoyed this book! Felicity made a wish that she'd meet her future husband, a man who would give her adventure instead of living a dull married life. Her wish came true when Nigel Cavendish climbed up her balcony. From that moment on she knew she wanted Nigel as her husband but how could she make this man her husband when he was so opposed to the idea of marriage? Nigel was mesmerized by Felicity but at the same time he didn't want to lose control of his life, he despised the idea of marriage and couldn't even say "Marriage". He stood his ground thinking Felicity would back down but boy was he wrong. Felicity was the one women who could put up with him. Nigel had to grow up eventually, take over the family affairs and stop dallying around. He soon realized that his old life was nothing compared to his future with Felicity. This was a great book! These two made me laugh and I found it funny when Felicity would shock Nigel with her unproper comments. I especially loved all the balcony scenes! I'm looking forward to reading about the last TWO men standing!

  • Gamze
    2018-11-28 07:14

    http://gamzeninkitapdunyasi.blogspot.... Last Man Standing serisinin ikinci kitabı da serinin okuduğum Sonunda Bende Sevdim kitabı kadar keyifliydi.Heralde birçok yorum yazımda dikkatinizi çekmiştir :) Serileri, özellikle bu türdekileri hep karışık karışık okuyorum. Nedenlerinden bazıları ya seri sıralamasını bilmeden almışımdır, ya da o an elime o gelmiştir.. Bir sonrakinde ne okuyacağım olayını çekiliş yaparak belirlediğimi biliyor muydunuz? :)Kitapta benim gönlümü çalan kişi kesinlikle Leydi Felicity oldu. Dürüstülüğü, dobra konuşması ve istediğini elde etmekte gösterdiği kararlılığa saygı duydum. Nigel karakteri ise büyümemekte ısrar eden, 30 yaşına gelmiş bir herif. Ama tavırları ve konuşmalarını okuduğunuzda sanırsınız daha 8 yaşında falan. İnat ediyor sorumluluklarını almamak için. Benim gözüme çarpan eksikliklerden biri de.. Biliyorsunuz seri 4 arkadaşın bahse girmesi üzerine. Evlenmeyen en son kim kalacak diye.. Böyle bahse tutuşan arkadaşların ilişkilerinin ben çokta sağlıklı yansıtıldığını düşünmüyorum. Yani sanki çok sıradan, sadece merhabalaştıkları kişilermiş gibi hissettim. Zaten ilk kitabın erkek karakteri bu kitapta hiç yoktu. Sanırım o karısıyla seyahattaymiş. Ama diğerleri de öyle aman aman olaylara dahil değildi. Kitabın bir başında bir de sonunda ufaktan birer bölüm ayırmış yazar sadece. Ben sanırım çok daha yakın ilişkiler beklerdim.Yine de mesela bir pazar gününüzü renklendirecek, eğlenceli bir kitap. Gün içinde çok rahat bitireceğiniz türden :) Tavsiye ederim ;) "Ben sadece bir koca dilemiyorum. Bunu net olarak belirtmem gerek. Bir kocam olabilirdi, aldığım birtakım teklifler vardı. Hem de kabul edilebilir teklifler. Dileğim ise... Dileğim ise..." Felicity bulunduğu yerde iyice doğrulup omuzlarını dikleştirdi. "Ağırbaşlı, sıradan ve sıkıcı olmayan bir gelecek. Hayatımın bundan sonraki her bir gününü ayrı bir maceraya çevirecek bir erkek istiyorum. Maceraların en büyüğünü istiyorum. Dileğim bu." Felicity duraksadı. "Lütfedersen."*** "İnsan kaybetmeyi göze alamayacağı bir şey üzerine bahse girmemeli." "Kaybedeceğimi hiç düşünmemiştim!" "Daha da önemlisi insan kendisine ait olmayan bir şey için bahse asla girmemeli."

  • Sara ♥
    2018-11-17 02:17

    Second book in Victoria Alexander's Last Man Standing series.Again, I was impressed! The plot was very convincing, I thought, despite the 43 million references to "fate". It was definitely the MOST well-written we-fell-in-love-because-it-was-written-in-the-stars type of book I've ever read...!Anyway, so the Lady Felicity Melville is a 23-year-old woman who's about the enter her 5th season. She took the last year off to tour Europe and such... (Sounds good to me! Where do I sign up?) Anyway, she WANTS to marry and she has recieved offers, but she wants a husband who isn't the typical cookie-cutter man of the times--BORING. So, in an act of desperation, she does the unthinkable... *rolls her eyes* She wishes on a STAR! NOOOO!!! I know, it's awful. She wishes for a husband who will fill her life with adventure.And just when she finishes, there appears the Honorable Nigel Cavendish (whose dad is a healthy Viscount (he won't be inheriting any time soon)), who is escaping out a window of the house next door, where he'd been having an affair with the very MARRIED next-door neighbor... and he climbs right into her yard. Anyway, they end up having an interesting conversation there at night--with him down on the ground and her up on her second-story balcony.After he leaves, she looks up to the stars and says something like, "Thank you for being so swift!" Anyway, so they end up meeting for real at a ball a couple days later, and I really think the rest is history. She actually GOES TO HIS TWIN SISTER'S HOUSE and TELLS HER that she's going to marry Nigel. And Maddy helps her PLOT! It's quite hilarious.I don't think any man has ever been SO RELUCTANT to get married before. Holy cow. But it IS an adventure--that's for sure. Felicity is ENTIRELY too outspoken, which makes for some fun times... :) And Nigel is reluctant, but he can't help but want her... it's cute.Anyway, I really liked it! And just wait for the fairy humor... I about busted a gut. 4.5 stars!

  • Sharyn
    2018-12-12 00:11

    So I had the last 2 books on my shelf, had to get 1 ans 2. Must read books in order. Found number 1 in the library, and ordered #2 from Amazon and waited and waited!! Received and read today. Am really enjoying this series!!What I liked. The heroine Felicity was 23, practically on the shelf! She was waiting for the right man. An amatuer astronemer, she was looking through a spyglass and saw a man climbing over her fence. She had just wished on a star and a man drops into her garden. It is fate. Nigel is one of the 4 Last Man standing, although one has just gotten married. Nigel planned to be the last, but alas, he met Felicity.

  • Duygu Pınar
    2018-11-13 01:11

    Bu Facebookta sayfa kaçta olduğunu gösterme işini hiç beceremeyecek miyim ben he goodreads ne dersin?

  • Trish
    2018-11-11 23:00

    I thought this book was fun and sweet, the characters and situations were engaging. Victoria Alexander always brings charm and wit to her novels.

  • Marianne
    2018-11-26 23:23

    I sometimes hesitate to rate a frothy romance novel 4 stars, but this one is an exception, because it was hilarious. Had me chuckling from beginning to end. The characters were lovable, and really mucked things up, just like real people. However unreal these romance endings are, it’s good to wish real life actually worked out that way.

  • Wenny Widjaja
    2018-11-21 01:11

    Dimulai tanpa ada niat dan ekspetasi, berakhir dengan bahagia karena menemukan bacaan yang amat sangat menghibur dan menarik. Dua sudah terjatuh dalam pernikahan bahagia dan siapa yang selanjutnya antara Norcroft atau Sinclair ??

  • Tina
    2018-11-22 04:13

    This book was the whole package. I loved the plot, character development and dialogue. This is one where the authors writing style really seems to shine. I found it to be a unique and entertaining read.

  • Jessica
    2018-11-12 01:04

    i do so love a heroine that can run mental circles around the hero.

  • Patti TheLoveJunkee
    2018-12-11 06:54

    This is apparently the 2nd out a series of four (?) books about young men determined not to marry. They have some sort of bet between the four of them as to whom will marry last. I did not read the first book, but after reading this one will certainly go out and find it!Felicity Melville is a young woman of good family, she has been "out" in society for 7 seasons, which is apparently a lot, but has no desire to "catch a suitable husband"; she wants to marry for love. Astronomy is her hobby, and one night she is out on her balcony looking at the stars and hears a commotion from the house next door - a husband yellling at his wife. She turns her telescope and sees a man climbing out of the window! She is wondering if it is a burglar or if someone was seducing the wife, and she realizes she can no longer see the man. She realizes he's in her garden! He looks up at her and asks if it's safe to leave, she starts to question him as to whether he's a burglar, and then give him directions to the street. Her directions are confusing, so he climbs up to her balcony to get a view of the path to the street. He then climbs back down and loses a shoe in her trellis.Felicity makes some inquiries and learns the man in question is Nigel Cavendish. Nigel is a from a well-to-do family and has a reputation as quite the rogue. He has a long history of scandalous behavior with married women and widows. Felicity decides she is going to marry him. Nigel finds himself attracted to her but has no desire to marry and tells her so in no uncertain terms. Felicity approaches Nigel's twin sister, Madeline, and asks for her assistance. She doesn't want to trick him into marriage, she wants him to WANT to marry her. Felicity and Maddy arrange for Felicity to be at all the same social functions as Nigel, and they get to know each other. There is some funny dialogue about whom is stalking whom, and Felicity ends up telling Nigel she plans to marry him. He explains to her it's never going to happen.When Maddy's birthday party is suddenly moved due to a flood in the house, she asks Nigel to stay and redirect any guests who didn't get notice. Guess who didn't get notice? Yup, that's right - Felicity. A very sweet moment ensues. They arrive at the new location together and are talked into playing cards as a foursome with an older couple. The dialogue during this card game is hysterical. Felicity and Nigel bet on the outcome of the game, and Felicity wins. She claims as her prize a painting that does not belong to Nigel, and insists on taking it home immediately. Felicity wakes in the middle of the night - there is someone on her balcony! She grabs her pistol before she realizes it's Nigel, trying to steal the painting back. He ends up kissing her, and she drops the gun, which goes off. The bullet hits a large vase at the same time Nigel leaps away from her, through the french doors and off the balcony. Her parents burst in and quickly assess the situation and it is decided that Nigel will marry Felicity immediately to preserve her reputation. Nigel marries her, and tells her the day after their wedding that he will continue his life as if he were not married - going out to gentleman's clubs, gambling, and staying out all night, BUT he does expect to have Felicity in bed. He does at least promise he will not sleep with other women. Felicity is devastated; she decides not to get mad, she's going to get even. She tells Nigel if he is going to go out nightly and have a good time, so is she, and proceeds to do so. In reality Maddy has set up an astronomy room in a tower of her home and Felicity is going there, but Nigel doesn't know that, he thinks she's going out. And it's killing him...he's falling in love with her. They decide they're not going to continue having separate social lives, and Nigel accidentally finds out where Felicity has been going. He gets angry at her deception, and yells, but realizes it doesn't matter and he loves her. It's too late, though, because while he's yelling, Felicity decides she's had enough. She goes home to her parent's house, and refuses to see Nigel. He sends notes every day and she refuses him. The end of the book, when he comes to her, is sweet, tender, and funny. I loved this book! It was laugh-out-loud funny. All the characters were endearing, not just the main couple, and I rooted for Felicity and Nigel. Loved it, loved it, loved it!

  • Angie
    2018-12-07 01:14

    boring.....boring. The dialogue was too long and uninteresting. I skipped a few pages because I wanted to pull my hair out. First time reading a book from author and it is the last.

  • Jessi
    2018-11-23 03:09

    The second in this series about a group of men who put together a tontine, each man putting in one pound with the pot going to the last unmarried man. As usual, many characters from other Alexander books appear in this novel.Nigel Cavendish wants to get married some day but not in the near future. He is spending his days bed-hopping, but only with married or widowed women, all of who know the score. But one night, an irate husband tries to take a shot at him and Nigel escapes over the wall to the garden next door. It's the same garden where Felicity Melville is making a wish that she might find a husband who will help her lead an adventurous life. She spent four seasons in town unable to find a husband. But after a continental tour, she has acquired some mystique that Nigel, once he realizes that the person he encountered in the garden is not a child, finds irresistible though he is still fighting his feelings.Felicity enlists Nigel's twin sister, Madeline, to help her. Their plan is not to trap Nigel into marriage, Felicity has too much pride for that. However, she makes plans to put herself into Nigel's path at every available opportunity. He is still attracted to her but just can't commit. He goes to her room for one last kiss, but they get caught when Felicity accidentally drops the gun she keeps for protection and they are caught in a compromising position. He resigns himself to the marriage but, when he overhears Felicity and Madeline talking about their plans he erupts. Although he quickly figures out that he was slightly manipulated but still fell in love, Felicity is already gone. Before he can go retrieve her, Nigel finds out that his father has died and he is the new Viscount. During the funeral and all of the arrangements necessary to take over the viscountcy, Felicity sticks by Nigel's side but still goes back to her parents' house every night. As one last grand gesture, Nigel climbs the terrace and manages to once again win Felicity's heart.

  • Patria
    2018-12-02 23:03

    Nigel Cavendish and Felicity Melville: Felicity is an amateur astronomer who has been out for a number of seasons. She wishes to marry for love and has no urgency to do so until then. She sees him one evening while she is out in the balcony praying for a man…he is trying to escape from a neighbor’s window as he’s a rogue and likes to pass the time with married women and widows. She finds out who he is and is determined that he is the one who will marry her. However, she will not trap him.The next day, she goes to his twin sister, Madeline for help. She tells her of her plan and she’s on board and helps her by telling her which events her brother is attending so that they can keep bumping into eachother. Madeline is married and wants her brother to take the leap and also, to become more responsible. Nigel’s father has let him do whatever he’s wanted for years and wants his son to take over or at least learn how to manage the family properties, etc even though he’s seemingly healthy. He suddenly dies and Nigel becomes the new Viscount. One day, Madeline was going to have a birthday ball at her house when her mischievous sons flooded the house resulting in the party having to be relocated. Nigel and Felicity find themselves alone there and they share a dance and a kiss…some old couple shows up at the end of this and they all go to the party together. In between all this, Nigel starts to develop feelings for Felicity and ends up compromising her when he goes to her bedroom one day to sneak a miniature portrait back taken from his house and lost in a card game with the older couple and Felicity. She has a gun which she drops and her parents find out about him. He says he will marry her but it will be just in name as he feels he’s gotten tricked. Felicity is hurt and spends each evening at Madeline’s house looking at the stars and pretending she’s out and about. Eventually they make up and it works out. Cute read.

  • Maura
    2018-11-20 05:53

    Nigel Cavendish is one of four men who have a wager for who can avoid marriage the longest. If it were a wager for who wanted to avoid it the most, Nigel would win. He's escaping from a rendezvous with a married woman when he encounters Felicity, who has just made a wish on a star for a man with whom she can have an adventurous marriage. And there he is. Wish granted, right? Yeah, not so much. Felicity has to convince him and Nigel just wants to get rid of her because he's not ready to get married. But then they get caught in a compromising position and there's no choice. So it wasn't the story that bothered me so much as the characters. It was well-written enough, a little unexciting, but still okay. The reason I disliked this book so much was because of Nigel. Here's a man, presumably in his late 20's, who is like Peter Pan. He never wants to grow up even though it's about time he took on some responsibility. Now having that feeling is okay, it's the way he almost whines, "But I don't wanna get married!" each time he talks about it. He reminds me of a child on the verge of a temper tantrum. Completely selfish, really. And Felicity didn't help matters. I mean really, when you see a man running from an angry husband after he's just had sex with a married woman, what about him makes her think, "Yeah. Perfect husband." I just can't fathom why she thought he was such a great catch and why she fixated on him. And she did, really. It was more obsession than actual caring. She did brighten things up considerably there after they married and she put him in his place several times. The girl finally got a backbone and realized what an idiot she'd been, but it was nearly too late. Her clever thinking and righteous anger at the end of the book is what brought this up to 2 stars.

  • Rob
    2018-11-15 01:03

    One bachelor down . . . three more to go. Four most desirable gentlemen have wagered one shilling apiece and a bottle of cognac that will go to the last unmarried man standing . . .Nigel Cavendish knows he'll marry one day, but hopefully that day is many years--and many women--in the future! Until then, the handsome, unrepentant rake intends to enjoy life's pleasures to the fullest!From the moment Lady Felicity Melville spies the adventurous scoundrel climbing from a neighbor's window--with his comely conquest's husband in hot pursuit--she knows Nigel is the answer to her prayers . . . with a little reformation, of course! Felicity craves excitement and who in all of London is more exciting than the infamous Mr. Cavendish? So what's a girl to do but hatch a scheme to win what she so fervently desires. But her plan works too well when a game of chance and an errant pistol shot abruptly make them husband and wife--but in a way neither wanted.Now Felicity has to prove to her wayward husband that she's the only woman he could ever want . . . or need! To say Nigel Cavendish has an aversion towards marriage is quite the understatement but when Felicity Melville lets fate take over and makes a wish for a husband who will bring endless adventure into her life...well, poor Nigel doesn't stand a chance. While Nigel's reformation took more time than my nerves could take (he was so irritating at times) Felicity made it worth continuing to read. She was no simpering virgin and with such an outspoken nature, she made the entire book completely entertaining. I do wish the Epilogue had more insight into their future but as was also the case in book #1, it revolves around the remaining men left standing.

  • Readitnweep
    2018-11-21 07:10

    Nigel Cavendish escapes out a window when his lover's husband returns and ends up climbing up into the bedroom of Felicity Melville, who decides he's the man for her; she talks to his sister about how to get Nigel to want to marry her, and they have Felicity wherever Nigel goes, but he finally learns of their scheme and feels he's being forced into his growing feelings for Felicity and so doesn't want to marry her. But just when Felicity lets him go, they are forced to wed.I had mixed feelings about this story. I was put off by Nigel's cavalier behavior regarding sex and life. He's too old for the way he's acting, and his change seems too much of a leap. Yes, I get that his father forcing him to take responsibility for the family estate is supposed to add to his feelings of being forced to change and grow up, and it could have worked maybe if Nigel had been much younger, but he seemed old and petty to me to act that way in his late 20s.Also, Felicity trying to force herself into his affections wasn't very likeable to me nor was Nigel's sister. Felicity grew on me later on, though, especially when she realized she should have wished for happiness instead of adventure.The plot did have some fun twists, though which made up for the character issues. I do think the gun going off the second time seemed forced and too convenient, but the story definitely warmed in the later half of the middle and towards the end.

  • Judy
    2018-11-16 02:07

    They are down to three men standing now.OliverNigel& Daniel.Nigel Cavendish is known for his scandalous behavior, married women, widows, anyone but those newly turned out virgins. Felicity Melville was star gazing and wishing upon a star for an adventurous man to marry. At 23 she was on her 5th season, as she missed last season by going on a grand tour. Suddenly there was a dog barking and yelling and a gun shot. She watched as a man shimmied down from the balcony of the house next door and jumped over the wall, her wall and then was in her garden. At first she thought him to be a robber but then realized the neighbors were fighting and not sending for the authorities.She let the man know how to escape her yard by the gate but suddenly he had shimmied up to her balcony. They could not see much of eachother in the dark but she knew her wish had been granted. Her adventurous man was here.Nigel Cavendish gets into all kinds of odd situations in these books. When he messes up it is always in unique ways.He meets Felicity at a ball, Oliver knew who owned the house next to where he escaped and knew they only had one daughter. She was not the young girl that Nigel thought he had met.Nigel fights any attraction. He is too young to be tied down to one woman. As always it is a grand adventure on the way to love.*sexual situations

  • Hanife
    2018-11-13 04:02

    Kaderimde Sen Varsın uzun zamandır sayfa sayısına bile bakmadan kendini okumaya kaptırdığım tek kitap :) Çok zevkli dialogları,komik anları olan,şaşırtıcı bir kitaptı :) Ben beğenerek ve severek okudum. Serinin ilk kitabını vasat bulsamda bu kitap daha bir başkaydı. Konumuz Leydi Felicity'nin 23 yaşında çaresizlikten hayalindeki kocayı yıldızlardan dilemesi ve akabinde köpek havlamaları, çığlıkların peşi sıra bir adamın bahçe duvarlarına atlamasıyla dileğininin kabul olduğunu kanaat getirmesiyle başlıyor. Leydi Felicity bu kişinin ilk başta bir hırsız olduğunu sanmıştır. Adam'ın balkonuna çıktığında bile çığlık atamıcak kadar şaşkındır. Felicity "Kaderinde" olan adamı bulması gerektiğine inanıyordur. Ve elinden gelen herşeyi yapmaya hazırdır. Kazadan 2 sonra bir baloda karşısına çıkmış ve onunla kendini dans ediyor şekilde bulmuştur. Ama bu bey Nigel Cavendish tir. Evliliğe kesinlikle hiç bir ilgi göstermeyen sosyetenin en gözde bekarı ve zamparasıdır. Nigel balkonuna tırmandığından beri bu bayanı aklından bir türlü çıkaramıyordur. Bayanın ona karşı ilgisiz tavırlarıysa onu daha çok çıldırtıyor ve merak etmesini sağlıyordur. Leydi Felicity Nigel'i "Kadere" inandırmaya çalışırken ikiside bunun birer kurbanı olucaklardır.

  • Sarah
    2018-11-24 04:00

    One of the funniest books that I have read if not ever then in a long time. Felicity is looking towards marriage but none of the men in her acquaintance stir the least bit of interest in her, they all seem quite dull and not a bit interesting. Until she meets Nigel Cavendish as he flees the irate husband of her next door neighbor. With in moments she decides that he is the one for her, unfortunately Nigel happens to be the least marriage minded man in all of England; to the point that he seems quite afraid in fact. Even knowing that he wants nothing to do with marriage Felicity sets her hat towards him and with the help of his sister goes about planning how to change his mind towards marriage, or at least marriage to Felicity. If only Nigel hadn't gone to her room to collect a painting that he had lost in a wager to her then she might have been able to bring him round. Sadly being compromised puts a dent in Felicity's plans and forces them to marry, now she will have to work twice as hard to change his mind and bring him around...Very humorous, I laughed through out almost the whole book. Felicity is a gem, and outrageous gem at that. And Nigel treats the word marriage, when connected to him at least, like the plague. Highly recommended!

  • Carrie
    2018-12-10 06:19

    3.5* rounded up to 4* for goodreads.An implausible but nonetheless entertaining romance. It was refreshing to read an historical romance about an intelligent young lady using her brain and her wit to "catch" her man. The writing was often humorous and both main characters well-drawn and likeable. The cast of secondary characters was also entertaining. The story falters a little when the author has Felicity acting inconsistently. Toward the end, Felicity makes a decision about her life, then when confronted with a chance to show her new resolution, she seems to revert back to her earlier behavior. I was confused when reading this part, and even reread the pages before where Felicity voices her resolution just to make sure I hadn't missed something. It works out, but the scenes makes Felicity seem like a petulant child for a little while.What A Lady Wants should be read for an enjoyable light romance, not realism. But for what it is, it's vastly entertaining.

  • Houa
    2018-11-11 01:21

    I enjoyed the love story between Felicity and Nigel, especially with their banter and Felicity's strong comeback that had me cheering her along as she argued back with Nigel, especially when he declared himself an unchanged man and her conclusion to run to Maddy and thus nigel's jealousy. Along with their normal conversations as Nigel is such a charming and rake with his eloquence when they were at parties and the scene where he asked to dance with Felicity while they waited to tell the guests about the party being held at Cavendish mansion. I also enjoyed Felicity winning the card game and winning Nigel's uncle's portrait. I loved their argument a bout that. I also liked how towards the end felicity wasn't going to mope in her pity or have thoughts that angered me and she wanted to pack her belongings back to her and nigel's home but good thing Nigel came to the rescue. Overall, I was satisfied. Good read :)

  • Pamela
    2018-11-26 01:54

    These are light reading for me. Lots of flirting, lustful advances that cannot be fulfilled. They are not to be considered the next Great Expectations. I love these, when I am tired of murder, mayhem,and drama. To much reality reading. can be depressing, so I switch it up. This book features a very smart heroine, who refuses to be married, and set aside. She wants adventure, and an equal. That is why Felicity is still on the shelf at twenty three. Nigel is a rake of the first order. He gambles, rides, beds widows, and bored married ladies, and has to much charm for his own good. This charm nearly gets him caught one night, and he hides out in Miss Felicity' s garden. Thinking she is a child, out of bed, he insists her help. The stage is set. The fun begins, and pure fun it is. I loved the Witt, and the Chase, and retreat, and finally figuring out what life, and responsibility is about. I love the Last Man Standing Series...good fun.

  • Janine Southard
    2018-11-27 07:08

    Okay, this may not be the best romance ever, but it was chock full of a fun take on the regency tropes. Our heroine is, of course, a virgin trying to find a husband during the London Season. It's her 6th Season, and she's totally bored by the concept. Also, she sets her cap for the rake who is determined never to marry. Ever. He sleeps with plenty of women, but he's never hurt a young virgin's reputation; he only sleeps with married women and widows. His particular form of honor won't let him hurt a girl's chances, and he has never broken a promise or vow. (If the married women want to break their promises, that's their own look out.) Too bad for him, our heroine is in cahoots with his sister to make it look like he's stalking her. Poor thing is actually in love, but wants marriage less than he wants the woman. Or does he?

  • Melissa McHugh
    2018-12-08 02:59

    I like Victoria Alexander as an author. She has a clean writing style. Her plots are well-constructed, her dialogue is always well-done and she knows her time period and history.Here's the problem I have with this book. I simply never liked Felicity. My sympathy was always with Nigel. Yes, he had a lot of control over his own behavior and the scene in which they find themselves in the middle of the book is mostly his fault, but I can't abide a heroine who picks her hero for no apparent reason, puts her head down and just chases. There's nothing likable about Felicity and even at the end, when Nigel threw up his hands and decided that he loved her, I actually felt sorrier for him. And the even sadder thing about the story? For all the sympathy I felt for Nigel? I didn't like him either. So with two pathetic leads, all I'm left with distaste.

  • An Odd1
    2018-11-29 04:11

    London. April 1854. "Of the three remaining members of the tontine" for four shillings and a bottle of Cognac Hon. "Nigel Cavendish" 30 p 56 "was the one among them most prone to scandalous behavior" p 3 with willing wives and widows. Lady Felicity Melville 23 p 7 wishes on a star for "a future that's not staid and boring and ordinary. I want a man who will make the rest of my days an adventure. The grandest of adventures" p 12. "Eugenia Wentwhistle, Lady Kilbourne now," her "dearest friend" p 10 asserts "Tigers never change their spots" p 121. Nigel climbs Felicity's balcony and fulfills her dreams. His married sister Madeline helps her set up an observatory when Nigel wants to carry on his bachelor life.