Wed at Leisure

The stunning follow up to Darby s Woo d in HasteIn all of Sussex scratch that in all of England, there is no one prettier than Kate Mansfield, and Peter Colburn, heir to the Duke of Orland, has known that since the age of 15 But since her vivacious nature comes with a temper to match, Peter has always masked his hunger for her behind ruthless teasing.As far as Kate is conThe stunning follow up to Darby s Woo d in HasteIn all of Sussex scratch that in all of England, there is no one prettier than Kate Mansfield, and Peter Colburn, heir to the Duke of Orland, has known that since the age of 15 But since her vivacious nature comes with a temper to match, Peter has always masked his hunger for her behind ruthless teasing.As far as Kate is concerned, there is no one as annoying or as incredibly handsome as Peter So when he surprises her with a sudden and romantic courtship, Kate is sure this must be his idea of a sick joke After all, he s the one man who knows how flawed she really is And the only man to whom she has ever been so attracted It s only after she rejects him that she realizes he might actually have been serious And she just might be regretting her hasty decision.As Kate s determination wars with her traitorous heart, it may be too late Now she s putting everything, including her reputation, on the line to give this accidental tragedy a happy ending.
Wed at Leisure The stunning follow up to Darby s Woo d in HasteIn all of Sussex scratch that in all of England there is no one prettier than Kate Mansfield and Peter Colburn heir to the Duke of Orland has known

  • Title: Wed at Leisure
  • Author: Sabrina Darby
  • ISBN: 9780062304513
  • Page: 209
  • Format: ebook
  • 1 thought on “Wed at Leisure”

    1. This is the second novella in an interesting pair that are set up to mirror the taming of the shrew. While I didn't much enjoy the first novella, the fascinating foil it created with this story was very well done.In the first novella, we are beat over the head with details about how horrible Kate is. My struggle with this was the fact that we were never shown (only told) the actions of Kate that made her so terrible. As a result, I was very interested in Kate's thought to help me understand how [...]

    2. Note: This is a review for BOTH Woo'd in Haste and Wed at Leisure.Disclosure: I received review copies of Woo'd in Haste and Wed at Leisure as part of a blog tour. Many thanks to Sabrina Darby, Avon and Tasty Book Tours for the opportunity. Yes, this is an honest review.Individual ratings: Woo'd in Haste = 3.5 starsWed at Leisure = 4 stars* * *Woo'd in Haste is the first book in Sabrina Darby's The Taming series, which is loosely based on William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. Darby's Th [...]

    3. A fun take on Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew! Taken from my review at RomanceJunkies:As a child, Catherine ‘Kate’ Mansfield suffered due to her mother’s disappointment in her. Kate was dark-haired unlike her blonde, bubbly sister, Bianca, who was their mother’s favorite. Her mother demanded perfection and Kate always seemed to fall short. This kept Kate from having a close relationship with her sister. Although she has a family, she feels more like an orphan, alone and misunderstood. [...]

    4. I wish both of the Taming books were longer but this one had a bit more depth. I'm a huge fan of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW and would love to have seen Bianca and Kate's stories expanded with some more back story, but they were both a delight. Kate Mansfield is spoiled, has a fierce temper, and yet truly wishes everyone would take the time to get to know the real her. She also wants to find someone who will fall in love with her and appreciate the real her and make her feel as beautiful as everyone [...]

    5. I can’t wait to read this next novel – because I hated Kate. I wonder what is up with her, why is she a brat, what’s with all those she-should-marry-first-before-Bianca drama.She was beautiful, and she knows it, Peter (the heir to the Duke of Orland) knows it too – since they were young. But this girl has more than beauty, she has a stubborn streak and a bad temper who seemed to demand attention everywhere she went. They started out okay, however, somewhere in time, she had come to despi [...]

    6. In all of Sussex—scratch that—in all of England, there is no one prettier than Kate Mansfield, and Peter Colburn, heir to the Duke of Orland, has known that since the age of 15. But since her vivacious nature comes with a temper to match, Peter has always masked his hunger for her behind ruthless teasing.As far as Kate is concerned, there is no one as annoying or as incredibly handsome as Peter. So when he surprises her with a sudden and romantic courtship, Kate is sure this must be his idea [...]

    7. What a fun little novella. I haven't read the book this is paired with but I don't know if I will read it. A lot of bloggers have mentioned that they didn't like Kate in that book and I enjoyed her so much hereA rather fun takeoff of "The Taming of the Shrew," this book outlines the love that two old enemies, Kate and Pete, find as a result of his younger brother helping a friend to find love with her younger sister (Bianca, of course). Kate grew up with a mother that told her at every turn that [...]

    8. ***This book was provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.***I thought this book was a decent read.I didn’t find Kate to be very likable, but I think that was the whole point of the story. Her mother, while doting on her sister, seemed to admonish Kate’s every move while they were growing up. I think flashbacks including these types of situations could have gone a long way in having the reader warming up to Kate’s character. As a result of her mother’s treatment, she was ve [...]

    9. Review Posted on Harlequin JunkiesWed at Leisure by Sabrina Darby is the companion novella to Woo’d in Haste and both shows the other side of the relationship between the two sisters (Catherine and Bianca) and completes the story. This is Catherine’s story, and she turns out to be much more involved and complex than you would have thought.Catherine (Kate) Mansfield grew up next door to Peter Colburn, the Earl of Bonhill, and later the Duke of Orland. As child they have a few encounters at th [...]

    10. This is Kate’s story. What a surprising story it was.Here, we cross-reference scenes from Woo’d In Haste and see them from Kate’s perspective. Kate’s brave front is just a cover-up to the bitterness, anger, and hurt she feels whenever she’s at home. Her attempt to keep Bianca from having her season are born from jealousy of her younger sister.And how sad is it that that jealousy is because of how differently they were treated as children?But how surprising is it that the one man who kn [...]

    11. When I began reading Wed at Leisure I wondered how I was ever going to like Kate. In the first book, Woo'd in Haste, I saw her as cold and jealous and spiteful but there is so much more to Kate. I came to empathize with her, like her, and hope that she would get her happily ever after.I love characters with a history and Peter and Kate certainly have that, run ins, disappointments, hurts and seeing each other at their worst and most vulnerable. Though they've both grown up Peter and Kate are sti [...]

    12. Book number two in the Taming series by Sabrina Darby, this is a very sweet yet complex novella, based on William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.Kate Mansfield has a shrewish reputation but, in actuality, she suffers from very low self-esteem. As a young child, she felt unloved by her beautiful mother who favored Kate’s beautiful, fair, and sweet younger sister, Bianca.As children, Peter (a duke) and Kate often stumbled upon each other by their favorite spots on their families’ adjo [...]

    13. It was ok. Kate was still selfish but less so. I didn't understand the reason for why the mother hated her but because of that she grew up to be a shrew. Only Peter sees the goodness in her, also something he can relate to blah blah blah. He deserved better.

    14. I really liked it, not so much Bianca, and the duchess doyawer, but Kate poor Kate, but everything went god at the end.

    15. Thank you Sabrina Darby for getting me a new fondness for Historical Romance.I have read Historical Romance before; most of them were fine works. They usually were not my cup of tea. They just seemed odd to me and did not have the steam that I enjoy in my romance.This one has finally given me the reason why so many people are crazy about this genre. This is a follow-up to Woo’d in Haste. I did read them out of order and I am kinda glad I did. I will explain later.Combination of Pride and Preju [...]

    16. Reviewed by RobinBook provided by EdelweissOriginally posted at Romancing the BookIf you have just picked this up you may want to get the first book Woo’d in Haste and read it first as this picks up where the other left off. It overlaps a little but, it is easier to follow in order.I was a little disappointed in this book. I expected more. While I admit it still was good it just felt a little flat for me. Kate and Peter’s romance was easy to relate to and just as sweet but a little more comp [...]

    17. Wed at Leisure is the second book in the Taming Series by Sabrina Darby and tells the story of Kate Mansfield, the mean sister in Woo’d in Haste.This time, we will find the true reason why Kate was mean to her sister Bianca. We also see glimpses of Kate’s past with Peter Colburn, the Duke of Orland, their neighbor. Although this book is way better than Woo’d in Haste, it still did not reach the mark for me. There was nothing really special about this story and nothing that made me like Kat [...]

    18. This is a follow-up to the previous short story Woo'd in Haste and if you haven't read that one, I suggest you do it before you start this one. The reason for it is because this one not just picks up where the other left off, but it overlaps too, so in essence this is the continuation of the same story. Which begs the question, why wasn't this one book? Instead we have two short stories [this one is even shorter than the first, at 140 or so pages].In any case, I thought this one as well as the f [...]

    19. Great little novella that reminds me of Taming the Shrew. The characters had great depth and a long history. One complaint is the confusion in the beginning when the stepmother steps out of the carriage and greets the father. Then Kate asks where her father and sister are and is told they are in Eastbourne picking up new horses. If the father is in Eastbourne, who was the stepmother greeting?Aside from the confusion in the beginning, the rest of the story is wonderful. Great character developmen [...]

    20. Unfortunately, this second book was much the same as the first. If it had been a full length novel than the storyline and characters would have had enough time to fully form instead of being a slow then fast paced read within pages. If you are just looking for a light, quick read and don't care too much about the pacing than this would be a great read.

    21. I enjoyed Kate's story more than Bianca's in this duology retelling of The Taming of the Shrew. She and Peter had a childhood connection to build on and it was interesting to see how Kate had grown from a frustrated and lonely child into a vivacious young woman. While things are semi-resolved at the close of the novella, I do wish we had more detail about both sister's futures.

    22. I RECEIVED AN ARC IN EXCHANGE OF THE HONEST REVIEW3 starsIt was a nice story but felt a little hasty.

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