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 silk drawers
4. Frisk her for hidden daggers
5. Don't get distracted while frisking her for hidden daggers...
Anthony Carrington, Earl of Ravensbrook, expects a biddable bride. A man of fiery passion tempted by the rigors of war into steely self-control, he demands obedience from his troops and his future wife. Regardless of how fetching she looks in breeches.
Promised to the Earl of Plump Pockets by her impoverished father, Caroline Montague is no simpering miss. She rides a war stallion named Hercules, fights with a blade, and can best most men with both bow and rifle. She finds Anthony autocratic, domineering, and...ridiculously handsome.
It's a duel of wit and wills in this charming retelling of The Taming of the Shrew. But the question is...who's taming whom?
Caroline Montague, an only child, has been indulged by her father. She wears breeches, rides astride, and knows how to use a dagger. Anthony Carrington, earl of Ravensbrook and her fianc , is intent on molding her into a typical lady. As soon as they marry, Anthony starts her lessons in lovemaking and proper behavior; Caroline defies and challenges him repeatedly without stopping to consider his reasons, lying to the servants and circumventing his edicts at every opportunity. Caroline may be an independent and strong woman, but her willfulness and selfishness make her look like a child. Anthony has his own faults, being too proud and stubborn to explain his actions, but his adult realization that marriage will change his life will please readers who weary of Caroline s tantrums. Their interactions are refreshingly honest and passionate, but Shakespeare fans will find this Regency-set supposed homage a far cry from the original Taming of the Shrew.