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Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Christine Merrill wanted to be a writer for as long as she can remember. During a stint as a stay-at-home-mother, she. An Unladylike Offer By Christine Merrill – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period. Instead, she’ll offer herself to notorious rakeCaptain St. John Radwell and enjoy all the An Unladylike Offer. Front Cover · Christine Merrill.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Miss Esme Canville’s brutal father is resolved to marry her off—but she won’t submit tamely to his decree. Instead, she’ll offer herself to notorious rake Captain St. John Radwell and enjoy all the freedom of a mistress!

John unladylije intent on mending his rakish ways.

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He won’t seduce an innocent virgin. But Esme is determined, beautiful and very, very tempting…. Paperbackpages.

Published August 1st by Harlequin first published July 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about An Unladylike Offerplease sign up. Lists with This Book. I laughed and cried. Great writing, lovable characters. The story about a young woman who is tired of being treated brutally by her father and the path cchristine chooses to escape him.

Father wants her married off to some old man as the ultimate punishment that her mother left him. She is beaten and scared. And the only silver lining in her life is St John. How a very unladylike proposal ends up awaking a 33 year old man from his stupor literally and giving him a chance at love. I liked the story because it is very unique, Esme is very headstrong and tired of men taking control of her life without even asking what she really wants. She is the reason St John gets a chance to reconcile with his brother, the Duke.

And she is also the reason he gets some refreshing sleep without drugs and nightmares. He has a reputation and is totally unwilling to ruin her.

In his attempts to avoid her, he only ends up falling for her. Halfway through the merri,l, you see an ending coming but the actual twists and turn only put Esme in an even better light. Aug 28, Michaela rated it did not like it. I liked Marcus, Miranda and Antony nothing else. It was repetative and the way Esme acted was unladylkke. The ending was rushed and rubbish. If I could give this less stars I would. Jul 04, ShoSho rated it it was ok Shelves: This was nothing like the first book in the series.

I Skipped most of it and only read a sentence or two on each page. View all 12 comments. Worth the read I enjoy this author This book was a little slow in the center, but most of the things there worked through the end of the tale.


No spoilers – lets just say there are things at the end which surprised me. Apr 12, Lynn rated it it was amazing Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. John, although I did hate him in the previous book. John but this book was more focused on the man St John could be once he let go of his pain and anger and shame at his previous behavior.

Esme is a gift Esme has lived a nightmare these past few years, her father is merrikl hateful vile abusive man whose whole goal is to torture his daughter to punish his wife who fled. On the day she left, he thrashed and scarred Esme, he uses violence to control her and hide her John is shocked to discover the woman across the way a his home in the night John will bring his better parts to stand up for her The cnristine was good, it was dramatic and of course ST John fails her in some aspects in trying to be the good man he is now Esme does everything to seduce him as she loves him I loved St John and that he and Marcus were able to remember their childhood and the love Jan 25, Jasey rated it it was amazing Shelves: Esme Canville is desperate.

She’s been subjected to her father’s abuse since her mother abandoned them, and now her last hope for escape through marriage is gone: Banished to her room, she watches out the window and sees a shocking scene: John Radwell and his mistress having an argument. John has let his mistress go, christibe what’s so amazing to Esme, giving her an idea and a glimmer of hope, is th Esme Canville is desperate.

John has let his mistress go, but what’s so amazing to Esme, giving her an idea and a glimmer of hope, dhristine that despite the mistress screaming and throwing things, St. John remained calm and never laid a hand on her.

John needs a mistress; Esme needs an escape. He’s a kind man, and while becoming a mistress will ruin mergill in the eyes of society, she’s been kept from society anyway, so it’s no great loss. So she sneaks out of the house at night and propositions him. John, however, has been trying to turn over a new leaf.

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He’s tired of war, and semi-estranged from unnladylike family after trying to seduce his brother’s bride in the preceding book, which is still in merroll TBR pile. The last thing his reputation needs is to seduce a virgin, and a lady. Adding to the urgency is his last chance to make something of himself: So he swallows his pride and bundles her off to his brother’s house for safekeeping.


Nov 10, Sheila Melo rated it really liked it. My Favorite of the series.

An Unladylike Offer (Radwells, book 2) by Christine Merrill

St John was the villain in the first book of the series, The Inconvenient Duchess. In the years since the last novel, St John has transformed himself cyristine is in the process of making himself into a respectable person. Esme, however, is looking for the villain.

In order to avoid the arranged marriage her father has planned for her, Esme seeks St john to compromise her. St John, however, delivers her to his brother wi My Favorite of the series. St John, however, delivers her to his brother with whom he chrkstine to have a strained relationship.

As could be expected, however, Esme and St John become involved in a relationship. I enjoyed this book because of the character of St john. I really disliked him in the first book and almost stopped reading the book because of him. However, he has christihe redeemed himself and I was deeply interested in how he has remade himself but still has to deal with his past.

His jnladylike and consideration of Esme despite his temptation demonstrates how unlsdylike character has changed. The book is a lighter read and is not overly complicated or intense, but I enjoyed it and recommend it. Oct 02, Tonileg rated it liked it Shelves: Historical English romance with an abused well born young lady and a Duke’s younger son with a very bad reputation.

So the author flipped the usual story of the older wild guy seducing the younger innocent, but still having an innocent but she seduces the older guy who is trying to stay out of trouble. Cute story and well written by Christine Merrill who can write just as well as Lisa Kleypas and Mary Jo Putney but is not as well known in the Historical Romance genre.

John has made a lot of m Historical English romance with an abused well born young lady and a Duke’s younger son with a very bad reputation. John has made a lot of mistakes, the worse is probably the total lack of discretion, but he has stayed out of trouble for chfistine past five years as he fought the war against France. But his bad reputation is what gets him Miss Esme Canville’s attention and eventually her love. Sad story at times because there is lots of perversion and physical abuse mentioned, but not actually spelled out in detail.

May 27, Aspoon rated it it was amazing. It was worth the wait. I was brought to tears in Chapter This is a book I will forever own.

The book was engaging, emotional, witty and honest.