In Want of a Wife (Book 1)
In Want of a Wife (Book 1)
In Want of a Wife (Book 1)
In Want of a Wife (Book 1)
In Want of a Wife (Book 1)
In Want of a Wife (Book 1)
In Want of a Wife (Book 1)
In Want of a Wife (Book 1)

In Want of a Wife (Book 1)

The Society of Scandalous Brides Series
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Dive into the captivating world of Lily and Lieutenant Rafe Davies in this romantic tale! Lily, a jilted bride determined to rewrite her story, answers a mysterious ad, leading her to the weary yet charming Rafe. 

🔥 Bluestocking

💜 Military hero

🔥 Steamy roadtrip romance

💜 Jilted bride

🔥 Reformed rake

💜 One bed

In the enchanting tale of Lily Abrams and Lieutenant Rafe Davies, love takes an unexpected twist. Lily, twice jilted at the altar, decides to rewrite her story by answering a clandestine newspaper ad from a man seeking a wife. Little does she know, this leap of faith will lead her to Lieutenant Rafe Davies, a weary Royal Navy officer yearning for change.

Rafe, summoned by his newly appointed Earl of Devlin brother to restore the family estate on the Isle of Wight, finds himself unwittingly entangled in a humorous plot. As a lighthearted prank, the Earl places an outlandish advertisement seeking a wife for Rafe. However, the laughter turns to surprise when Rafe is dispatched to escort his brother's bride-to-be from Cumbria.

Amidst the scenic landscapes and unforeseen romantic escapades, Rafe and Lily discover that love has a way of defying expectations. Join them on a journey where a jest transforms into a heartfelt connection, proving that sometimes, the most delightful surprises happen when love becomes the punchline.

Get ready for unexpected twists, humor, and a heartfelt journey. Will love conquer all? Find out in this enchanting novel!

Lily didn’t have her reticule any longer, but she had sewn some money into the seams of her travel dress. “I have a plan.”

“Don’t you always?”

For a moment, she swore she saw pride in his eyes.

“I am very fond of plans.”

“I am very fond of you, Lily Abrams.”

She smiled, her heart fluttering in her chest. “You were just roughed up by two highwaymen, and still, you are

“It’s the burden of being a rake.”

She rolled her eyes. “You are no rake, Rafe Davies. But you are bleeding, so let’s hope there is a village down this road. I need to find you a doctor.”

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What readers say...


From beginning to end this story had me laughing, giggling and sighing from page to page. The first of a new series, this has all the earmarks of being best in class. Enough sizzle and joy to fill your day and leave you smiling.

Joan Rafferty

I had never read anything from Rebecca Paul in the past, but I certainly plan to in the future. If all of her books are written as well as this one, she’ll be on my list of favorite authors.

This is one of those books I couldn’t put down because it was so enjoyable to read. I couldn’t wait to find out what would happen, and yet, I didn’t want it to end. I found the characters engaging, multi-dimensional, relatable, and utterly spellbinding.

The Marginatrix

My fellow readers, I could read light heart comedy romances like this all day. The writer hit the high points of the story that made the book more compelling to read. I look forward to more writing from this writer. I give this story two snaps and a twist.

Rainelle Barrett

ABOUT Rebecca

USA Today bestselling author Rebecca Paula writes steamy, emotional historical romances featuring strong heroines and brooding heroes with a penchant for talking dirty. Her stories are full of witty banter, scorching chemistry, and wouldn’t be complete without a touch of angst. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 37 reviews
Donna Labrada
Finding Love in the Most Unexpected Way

Lily, having been left at the alter twice, she decides to take her life into her own hands. To get away from a family she doesn't feel a part of, answers an ad for a mail-order wife. Rafe, a naval officer on leave, comes to collect the bride he has chosen for his brother, a newly minted Earl, unbeknownst to him. As they travel to the Earl's home on the Isle of Wight, both of their feelings get confused. Neither wants to get to their destination. Wonderful story about finding love in the most unexpected way. Can't wait for Kate's story. Thank you Wolf Publishing for allowing me an advance copy for my honest review.

Twist of fate

The hero wants to help his brother find a wife so he places and advertisement, unknown to his brother. The heroine answers the ad as she has been twice jilted at the alter and just wants to continue with her studies. What happens when the hero comes to escort her leads to some very interesting and humorous escapades. It was an enjoyable read.

Judy Myshrall
Entertaining Read!

This was a fun and lighthearted read. Rafe was a war weary soldier and Lily was a twice jilted lady, so they bothered had baggage. The story has plenty of adventure, some deceit, and definitely a lot of unexpected twists to make it a really good read. Don't miss this one.

In want of a wife

In want of a Wife

Lily is a twice jilted spinster who decides to answer an advertisement for a wife.
Rafe was sent to collect his brother’s wife.
A road trip ensues, they are waylaid by a highwayman, confronted by the Ocean, the challenge of single room inns, bad weather and fighting temptation.
An amusing tale it was hard to put down. I really enjoyed this one.

In want of a wife.

I didn't know if I was supposed to laugh or cry.
I really enjoyed this book, most of it was very serious, the author has a way with words that had me smiling.
The book doesn't like being put down, it had me trapped within the pages, right to the end.

I hope you enjoy this book, as I have

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