Posted by: Jennifer | February 11, 2007

What a Lady Wants – Victoria Alexander

Alexander, Victoria. What a Lady Wants. (New York: Avon Books, 2007). 9780060882631.

Main Characters: Nigel Cavendish and Felicity Melville.

Related Works: “Four most desirable gentlemen have wagered one shilling a piece and a bottle of cognac that will go to the last unmarried man standing…” The four men are Gideon Pearsall, Viscount Pearsall; Nigel Cavendish; Oliver Leighton, Earl of Norcroft; and Daniel Sinclair.

  1. Gideon is the first to wed in A Little Bit Wicked.
  2. Nigel is the second in What a Lady Wants.
  3. Daniel is the third in Secrets of a Proper Lady.
  4. Oliver is the fourth to marry in Seduction of a Proper Gentleman.

Date of Story: 1854.

Description from the book:

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 provide to her wayward husband that she’s the only woman he could ever want . . . or need!

My Thoughts:

I found it difficult to get into this book. I kept putting it down – and wasn’t too quick to get back to it. However, one I got a bit deeper into the book, I started to get caught up in the story line. Felicity is a wonderful character who knows her mind. She decides that Nigel Cavendish is her fater and decides to go after him. By the time she revealed her plan to Nigel, I was definitely rooting for her to win. I liked Nigel, but his unwillingness to accept marriage was slightly painful all around. Then, of course, he father died. Fortunately, it all worked out in the end (as if this was ever in question).

Read first: February 10, 2007.

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Responses

  1. […] and Daniel Sinclair. Gideon is the first to wed in A Little Bit Wicked. Nigel is the second in What a Lady Wants (to be released in Febraury 2007). The third and fourth installments are […]

  2. […] and Daniel Sinclair. Gideon is the first to wed in A Little Bit Wicked. Nigel is the second in What a Lady Wants. Daniel is the third in Secrets of a Proper Lady. The fourth installment is […]


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