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Deirdre and Don Juan ✅ [PDF / Epub] ☉ Deirdre and Don Juan By Jo Beverley ⚣ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk The Rogue Proposes Don Juan, the dashing Earl of Everdon, was abandoned by his wife shortly following the wedding and his scandalous behavior is considered an understandable response Now newly widowed The Rogue Proposes Don Juan, the dashing Earl of Everdon, was abandoned by his wife shortly following the wedding and his scandalous behavior is considered an understandable response Now newly widowed, the errant earl is most eager to marry someone anyone who will bear him an heir And quiet, well bred Lady Deirdre Stowe fits the bill quite Deirdre and Epub / nicelyThe Lady DemursEnad of another, Deirdre wants nothing to do with the lascivious lord but she is bound by a promise to say yes to any suitable proposal So the earl devises a sham betrothal to satisfy all concerned But their amorous dance of deception is about to take some rather unexpected spins.


10 thoughts on “Deirdre and Don Juan

  1. Rane Rane says:

    This sweet romance with the premise of the plain jane and the rake may sound like it s been done before, but this was done so sweetly it felt new With the rake Earl of Everdon well known as Don Juan not only because of half of his spanish heritage but his way with the ladies After his wife left him, he hasn t care to get a divorce from his shallow wife due to having to worry about the marriage mart and the husband hunting mamas, that is until he suddenly widowed and having to worry about gett This sweet romance with the premise of the plain jane and the rake may sound like it s been done before, but this was done so sweetly it felt new With the rake Earl of Everdon well known as Don Juan not only because of half of his spanish heritage but his way with the ladies After his wife left him, he hasn t care to get a divorce from his shallow wife due to having to worry about the marriage mart and the husband hunting mamas, that is until he suddenly widowed and having to worry about getting married again, but this time he s looking for a quiet, plain wife that will give him an heir and leave him alone, but his plans go awry when he meets up with Lady Deirdre Stowe Lady Deirdre Stowe has been trying to stay unmarried due to being in love already with a Mathematician, and things have been going great, acting as a wallflower and wearing awful outfits, she hasn t been offered yet, until in walks Earl of Everdon and asks for her hand in marriage Now she has to get the Earl to mess up and be found with a lady any lady so she can break off the Engagement, that is until she starts to have doubts about her beloved and Everdon This was a clean romance, with a great twist Instead of the plain jane wallflower following meekly into the engagement or already being in love with the rake, she wants nothing to do with him and will go to any lengths in order for her to marry the right man, but whom is the right man for her heart That s was Deirdre has to face through the story Deirdre thinks she is pretty much the ugly duckling of the family, and not feeling needed, until Everdon walks into her life, and makes her feel amazing and beautiful At the same time she starts to feel a pull between Everdon and the other man she thinks she loves Deirdre was a strong lead, but she felt to stubborn to me, and wouldn t open her eyes and face facts that were pretty much staring her in the face She has to see for herself whom the right man is waiting for her, and deeply in love with her and she is with him Everdon is floored by Deirdre even when his mother suggest her, he didn t think she turn him down flat, and then example she s already in love And a gentleman through and through agrees to be caught with a lady and have her break off the engagement Hehe discovers about Deirdre , thehe starts to see her inner beauty and kindness, wanting her for himself Everdon felt a great sadness for his first wife, but knows in his heart and faces facts they truly would never had been happy Everdon needed to grow up and when he meets Deirdre he finally knows what love is Everdon and Deirdre do have some growing up to do, and with their family around them, and a suitor waiting in the wings for Deirdre, this story just flew by I enjoyed every second of this book, and couldn t get enough The love was slow going, but both leads had to really get to know and understand one another to truly see their were meant to be with one another Not to say some parts toward the end didn t feel rushed, but I think JB did an wonderful job of fitting such a fun romance into the number of pages.Overall a sweet romance that grows as both leads discover the other, and with a wonderful and fitting HEA for them both


  2. Caz Caz says:

    July is RITA month for the TBR Challenge, and I always enjoy going through their lists of past winners to see which ones I ve got on my TBR pile Fortunately, I always find a few, so I m set for a fewyears yet , and this year it seemed fitting to go for a title by Jo Beverley, whose name not surprisingly appears on the list of winners several times.Deirdre and Don Juan winner of the award for Best Regency in 1994 is an utterly delightful take on the rake meets plain jane trope, July is RITA month for the TBR Challenge, and I always enjoy going through their lists of past winners to see which ones I ve got on my TBR pile Fortunately, I always find a few, so I m set for a fewyears yet , and this year it seemed fitting to go for a title by Jo Beverley, whose name not surprisingly appears on the list of winners several times.Deirdre and Don Juan winner of the award for Best Regency in 1994 is an utterly delightful take on the rake meets plain jane trope, in which both hero and heroine have some growing up to do The gorgeous, charming and very rakish Mark Juan Carlos Renfrew, Earl of Everdon, is widely known throughout society as Don Juan for his half Spanish heritage as well as his way with the ladies Although his wife ran off with another man a decade earlier, and after just six months of marriage, he didn t seek a divorce because his status as a married man meant that he was safe from the matchmaking mamas on the marriage mart.However, he has been recently widowed and decides to marry again before his new found freedom becomes known throughout society at large and makes him a target for every eligible young lady in the ton When his mother half jokingly suggests her somewhat mousy friend, Lady Deirdre Stowe as a possible wife, Everdon actually thinks it s a good idea Deirdre is plain and quiet, just the sort of woman he wants she ll be only too glad to land a rich, handsome husband, give him his heir and spare and live quietly in the country while he gets on with his life in London It s the perfect solution.Lady Deirdre has other ideas, however For one thing, Everdon is a rake and not at all the sort of man who would make a good husband, and for another, she is in love with someone else, a man of genius, a mathematician named Howard Dunstable who is going to Do Great Things She has visions of her life with him in a pretty cottage, he working on his complex mathematics while she caters to his every whim, embroiders and eventually, she hopes, looks after the children.Her parents are not at all pleased about the idea of their daughter making a match so far beneath her, but Deirdre is stubborn and has extracted a promise from them that if she has not received a suitable proposal by the end of the season, she will be allowed to marry Howard But with just a few weeks to go, along comes Everdon with his proposal and ruins everything If his reputation wasn t enough to make her dislike him, the spoke he puts in the wheel of Deirdre s plans to marry Howard certainly are, and she wants absolutely nothing to do with him.Unfortunately for her, Deirdre s father has agreed to the match, which means that Everdon cannot, in all honour, call it off Ladies could break an engagement, gentlemen couldn t But Deirdre can t cry off either, as doing so will break the terms of the agreement with her parents When she explains the situation to Everdon he concludes that there s only one way to end the betrothal and offers to engineer a situation whereby she will catch him in a compromising situation with another woman In the meantime, however, they must behave like an engaged couple and be seen to spend time together.This, of course, allows both of them time to adjust their opinions of the other TheEverdon sees of Deirdre, thehe comes to admire her intellect, her kindness and her spirit and to realise that she s not plain at all His late wife s betrayal has made him understandably wary of emotional entanglements and lingering doubts about his own culpability in her desertion he feels he neglected her surface during his pursuit of Deirdre but he doesn t wallow and his doubts help him to realise that he wants to marry her because he loves her and not simply because she will be a convenient wife.Deirdre refuses to be swayed by the earl s good looks and charm, but even so, she can t help comparing the way he treats her as though he actually sees her and is interested in her for herself rather than what she can do for him with the way Howard practically ignores her Everdon makes her feel beautiful and desired for the first time in her life, while her would be fianc is dismissive or takes her for granted She is perhaps a little too stubborn in her refusal to admit that Howard is completely wrong for her, but I can understand her difficulty she s been so set on marrying him for so long that to admit her mistake to herself is one thing, but to admit it to others is incredibly difficult and somewhat lowering.There is a small, but well realised cast of secondary characters, such as Everdon s mother and his odd but strangely insightful cousin Kevin, otherwise known as the Daffodil Dandy because of his predilection for the colour yellow Deirdre s young scamps of brothers are fun, and her mother, who makes up for what she lacks in fashion sense in her good common sense, clearly wants the best for her daughter in spite of her propensity to dress her in far too many ruffles and flounces.This is a fairly short novel 217 pages according to, and I flew through it in one or two sittings, I enjoyed it that much It s a kisses only sensuality rating, but the air crackles between the couple from the start, and Jo Beverley builds the romantic tension between them so well that their looks, touches and eventual kisses are wonderfully sensual There s a real warmth to the family dynamics and a lovely, understated humour all of which combine to make Deirdre and Don Juan a truly charming traditional Regency.NOTE In the US, this title is available only in Lovers and Ladies, which also contains The Fortune Hunter


  3. Corduroy Corduroy says:

    First 2 3 is excellent In the last section, things get hurried and hasty and you don t get the emotionally satisfying payoff you were waiting for, but the prose is very good, so as a whole still very enjoyable Premise your hero, Don Juan , is a handsome half Spanish English aristocrat who made a foolish early marriage, was abandoned by his flighty wife, and has happily enough spent the intervening decade repairing his family estates and bedding foxy ladies, safe in the knowledge that as long First 2 3 is excellent In the last section, things get hurried and hasty and you don t get the emotionally satisfying payoff you were waiting for, but the prose is very good, so as a whole still very enjoyable Premise your hero, Don Juan , is a handsome half Spanish English aristocrat who made a foolish early marriage, was abandoned by his flighty wife, and has happily enough spent the intervening decade repairing his family estates and bedding foxy ladies, safe in the knowledge that as long as he was technically a married man, he was safe from the hassle of matchmaking mamas Alas He receives word of his estranged wife s death and decides that he must hastily get himself engaged before the hordes of marriageable misses swoop in Your heroine is Lady Deirdre, in London to make her come out and look for a husband very reluctantly Deirdre has a beau back home, a brilliant but misanthropic mathmatician her parents consider beneath her and will only allow her to marry if she doesn t receive any better offers during her season Deirdre is a plain lady who, to further her schemes of not receiving any offers, allows her shrewd but poor taste having mother to dress her in unflattering styles Deirdre is also an embroidery friend of Don Juan s mom, which is how Don Juan concludes that this is just the lady for him plain, simple, happy to stay at home and have his babies, never going to run off and leave him A lot of this book was really fun Deirdre and Don Juan have pretty good verbal sparring, and the secondary characters Deirdre s mama, the mathmetician are fun Individually, I also like the hero and heroine, and for a long stretch their increasing interest in each other is fun and believable There were a couple of elements that keep this from being a five star book, for me Deirdre is apparently quite plain Not Plain until someone changes her hairstyle actually plain Don Juan is apparently very, very handsome The book notes that his tastes have run to voluptuous beauties, and he s known for his many amorous escapades I m prepared to believe that he likes women as people, but it feels like a bit of a stretch that this tomcat suddenly has zero interest in what women look like, and the book doesn t really fully sell me on him seeing something unique in Deirdre that creates a powerful physical attraction for him So the climax is a little underwhelming Everdon is set up to be quite the man about town, and someone who is quite practical mercenary, even in his approach to selecting a new bride When the book decides to tell you that actually he loves women as people and is very loving and compassionate, I wasn t sure that I believed that or wanted it to be true He was a little bitfun when he was mercenary, IMO Deirdre is sort of set up to be a unique artist who works with embroidery instead of paint, but then that totally fizzles out and never turns into anything I spent the last chunk of the book waiting for it to show up again, but no Don Juan is eventually revealed to be view spoiler semi broke, his dad had a passionate madness for landscaping the family estate that left them heavily in debt This was a very late breaking element that I didn t understand the inclusion of It felt like it just sort of hung there in the background without really being resolved hide spoiler Finally, this is the sort of book where the hero is 30 and the heroine is 18 or so I don t love that, I often feel a little tense about the age and power difference, particularly when it goes completely unaddressed as here but that isn t a thing most people care about, probably HOWEVER, the prose was really fun and in general I liked it quite a bit I read this as a bundle called Lovers and Ladies, which may be the only way you can get it as an ebook Here are a couple of quotes I highlighted as being prose I liked, in case you like that sort of thing Everdon moved on, content with the first moves of the game He was already thinking of Deirdre Stowe as his own, and planning her welfare and improvement With a simpler, lighter gown and anatural hairstyle, she would do quite well in any circle Mother is rather a cynic about men Deirdre summoned a sneer She has been known to say, my lord, that the advantage of a rake is that a woman knows the truth, whereas other men merely conceal their behavior It is not stubbornness, Mama I love Howard Lady Harby snorted You don t know what love is I suppose he makes you feel needed Men sometimes do that There s nothing wrong with being needed, dear, but there has to bethan that to make a good marriage He s a rake, said Deirdre mutinously No, he ain t I told you, dear, and we ve checked most carefully He don t gamble or drink to excess, and that s what makes a true rake The whole world knows one thing he does to excess Lady Harby looked a little pink at that but said, You have to give him a chance, Deirdre It s only fair He s doubtless ready to settle down Deirdre sat up in her bed He kissed me, Mama Very proper at a betrothal I mean when he took me driving And it wasn t proper Instead of showing shock, Lady Harby s eyes brightened You can t expect him to be bashful, dear, a man like that And a few kisses could well show you which way to go She twitched up her shawl Just remember what I ve always said don t let him inside your clothing


  4. Aneca Aneca says:

    The second story wasinteresting I thought The Earl of Everdon, known as Don Juan, decides to marry And nothing better than settling on his mother s mouse of a friend He is sure she will be grateful for the attention and after the marriage will leave him alone to pursue his interests Unfortunately Deirdre was just trying to go through her season without a proposal so she could go back home and finally marry the man she wants and that her parents don t want She was so sure she would get The second story wasinteresting I thought The Earl of Everdon, known as Don Juan, decides to marry And nothing better than settling on his mother s mouse of a friend He is sure she will be grateful for the attention and after the marriage will leave him alone to pursue his interests Unfortunately Deirdre was just trying to go through her season without a proposal so she could go back home and finally marry the man she wants and that her parents don t want She was so sure she would get away with it she made a deal with her parents, if she doesn t get a proposal she can marry her heart s desire but if she does she has to accept it You can see how she feels Don Juan just ruined her life Of course since she is not interested Everdon s interest is picked and he decides to seduce her and convince her that the man she thinks she loves really just wants a housekeeper It was funny to follow his attempts at seduction and Deirdre trying to resist him In the end he does realize that he has fallen in love with her but he still has to convince her of that.Grade 4


  5. Damaduende Damaduende says:

    I really liked it It was a sweet, funny book, and Everdon was a great guy, without never falling into a cliche of a womanizer What I do despair about these books are the nicknames of all the men Really Dark Angel You think a bunch of kids in an all boys school are going to call another one, Dark Angel O even less, Bright Angel How come all the romance authors do this thing of the nickname Its not dashing, its corny But, apart from that i enjoyed the book.


  6. Cindy Cindy says:

    Copyright 1993 This was one of JB s early efforts The heroine, Deirdre is described as plain , but falls short of ugly The hero, Don, is of course handsome buff So, I liked this story very well, until the heroine lost her backbone With Don, she s feisty opinionated She has an engagement with a math genius who needs her When Don proposes, her parents accept him she tries to get rid of him With this math genius, Deirdre is a wet mop Yes dear, insult me all you want I ll still Copyright 1993 This was one of JB s early efforts The heroine, Deirdre is described as plain , but falls short of ugly The hero, Don, is of course handsome buff So, I liked this story very well, until the heroine lost her backbone With Don, she s feisty opinionated She has an engagement with a math genius who needs her When Don proposes, her parents accept him she tries to get rid of him With this math genius, Deirdre is a wet mop Yes dear, insult me all you want I ll still love you I didn t like the inconsistency.Otherwise, a solid story


  7. Swati Pant Swati Pant says:

    3.75 stars


  8. Jane Irish Nelson Jane Irish Nelson says:

    Mark Juan Carlos Renfrew, Earl of Everdon is known as Don Juan both because of his Spanish blood and his conquests with women For the last ten years he has felt safe, protected by the fact the he is married, but with none of the usual restrictions, since his wife ran off with another man But when he receives the news that she has died, he knows it is his duty to remarry However, he has no desire to face the Marriage Mart , so when his mother suggests her young friend Daphne Stowe he immediat Mark Juan Carlos Renfrew, Earl of Everdon is known as Don Juan both because of his Spanish blood and his conquests with women For the last ten years he has felt safe, protected by the fact the he is married, but with none of the usual restrictions, since his wife ran off with another man But when he receives the news that she has died, he knows it is his duty to remarry However, he has no desire to face the Marriage Mart , so when his mother suggests her young friend Daphne Stowe he immediately begins his courtship, only to discover that she considers herself promised to another man, one unacceptable to her parents Should he attempt to woo her away from her other suitor or set about finding another bride Like all of Beverley s Regency Romances this one features memorable characters Recommended


  9. Gail Gail says:

    Nice story Not a big story the conflict is small, but it s well done, well written I liked the subtlety of how Beverley handled the unsatisfactory fiance and convinced the reader as well as the heroine that she deserved better.


  10. Arabellavidal Arabellavidal says:

    Re read 02 09 19 Still like it Still 4 stars.


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