What the Groom Wants

What the groom wantsRadley Lyncott is back to his home and is excited as he will now be able to pursue the woman he has loved, but he will find that somethings have changed for himself and her. He will find out that Wendy has lead a secret life and has another pursuing her but he will not let that stand in his way.

Wendy Drew has lead a life that she is not proud of but it was to help her family. She is now with a good job but there is a problem as she has taken on the task to pay down her brothers debt. By doing this she attracted the attention of Demon Damon who wants her.

What the Groom Wants is the fourth book to the series Bridal Favors by Jade Lee. It has been a while since I picked up a book from Jade Lee but I have say that you can really just read these books and enjoy the plots without having to worry like you are missing anything. They are each their own stories with characters that will pop up from the previous books.

I really liked What the Groom Wants. I have been waiting for Wendy’s story and I can’t say I was disappointed. I liked her spunk, cleverness and her drive to help protect her family even though it could cause harm to her. At first I wasn’t loving Radley’s character as he seemed too easy going, there was no mystery about him but as the story went on I found myself cheering for his character. He was given a big change in his life and didn’t let it change him. He fought for what he wanted.

The villain was clear but really I had wondered in the beginning if Demon was going to turn good but after a while you knew there was no chance of that happening.

The one thing I am missing from this series are the novellas which feature some of the other side characters mentioned in these books. Now if I can’t get them there I feel that I will be starting a new series of hers, which one I have no idea.

What the Bride Wore

What the Bride WoreGrant Benton, Earl of Crowle, has lost all that was his thanks to his father. Grant swore he would get it back and for the last five years he had been working for just that. He will be denied when the five years up and is left with nothing. He will have to find what is the next step which starts with Lady Irene

Lady Irene likes working at the bridal shop. It gives her a purpose and her comfortable life will be getting shaken up when Grant comes into her life. She will find herself waking up from her mourning but there will be a danger that lurks them and they did not know who the person was after.

What the Bride Wore is the third book from Jade Lee’s series Bridal Favors. I as once again brought into the book very easily. Jade Lee weaves a tale that will have you following from start to finish.

As with the other two books before Lee writes about social classes and Grant and Irene follow in that tradition but their relationship is not that unreasonable. Irene is scared about losing another husband which makes her reluctant to commit herself to Grant. I did like that her character stayed consistent throughout the book and she would not give up what she loved. Now Grant was an interesting character. He was a glutton for punishment for needing to prove himself and get back what was lost. I liked that he was trying but at times it felt like he had not learned from his mistakes. Of course he did and he got over his fears or being ashamed of working for a living. Grant felt real like a aristocratic man from that time.

There is the attack that leaves the reader wondering if the person was attacking Irene or Grant. The attacker is found towards the end of the story and everything is explained why the attack even happened.

I found myself sitting down and just reading the story. Of course now that I am done I have to wait for Wendy’s story but there are some novellas from the series which I can read from the series.

Wedded in Sin

Wedded in SinPenny Shoemaker has been given many obstacles to last a lifetime. The first starting with her parents murder, her home taken away and an unexpected brother. She will find help from a group of woman and a determined man who will help put her life back.

Samuel Morrison is a second son who drifts through his life finding his purpose now that he is on his own. He will find that with Penny who is in need of help. He will be involved with a mystery of villains who want what they think they can obtain without consequences.

Wedded in Sin is the second book to Jade Lee’s Bridal Favors series. Penny Shoemaker intrigued me as a character as she held more and was not one to be messed with as she was tough and not to give up. I liked how resilient Penny was made to be but I also liked there was a softer side that was shown. Samuel was a character as he was a dreamer walking through life. It was interesting that he was the second son. Usually the hero is an established rogue or of high class like a Duke or an Earl, not usually a second son. I liked that he found a his purpose through helping Penny and it was a perfect solution. Once again I felt that the story drifted more towards the heroine but as I loved Penny’s character I was okay with that. Bridal Favors is a series I will look out for in the future.

Wedded in Scandal

Wedded in ScandalLady Helaine left society due to her father and the scandalous reputation he acquired with becoming the thief of the ton. To survive she becomes a dressmaker for the ton. She keeps her head down hoping that no one will ever recognize her.

Robert Percy or known as Viscount Redhill is in over his head when it comes to dealing with his family. He much rather loose his head over the dressmaker and he will. But soon he will find that she is not all she seems and holds a secret that would ruin her.

I liked Wedded in Scandal by Jade Lee. This is the first book to the series Bridal Favors. The series reminded me right away of the series Dressmakers by Loretta Chase, but Jade Lee holds her own with her voice in the story.

The story held backbone as it was about survival after ruination fell upon the family. I liked that Helaine did not back down and stays true to the person she is and has become. Robert is a good big brother and I liked that he was not conventional. I felt that Helaine was more featured than Robert but for me I loved her character so I was content. Lee will also keep the plot light with a little humor especially from the roguish Robert along with some silliness with how they all behaved.

I got the second book, Wedded in Sin, to the Bridal Favors series as I wanted to know more on the next character Penny who was introduced in this book.