After reading Heartless by Kat Martin I was hooked and wanted to read another book. I chose the first book, Royal’s Bride, from the Bride Trilogy. The series is all about three brothers who in one way or another will find a bride but that doesn’t mean love comes with it.
Royal Dewer made a promise to his dying father. His promise to marry the heiress and then he would be able to restore his families lands. Royal thinks he stumbles upon his fiancee but is stunned to find out that Lily is Jocelyn’s cousin.
Lily is penniless and is cousin to Jocelyn who will be marrying the duke. Lily knew it was hopeless to want what she could not have so she tried to have Royal leave her mind. But that did not work. As passion built Lily surrendered her body and heart. She wanted to help Royal and because of her past she will be able too but it means putting her heart on the line.
I really liked the first story with the brothers. Lily was independent and had a goal and she did not need some man to help her. I liked that her heart was involved wholly but would give it up.
Royal was a steady character that you fell in love with as he bids his fathers wishes to marry the girl he will never love. Even at the loss of his own heart.
The side characters were just as intriguing and dynamic as the main two leads. Jocelyn is spoiled and you come to hate her but in the end she turns to be decent. And Christopher is the rogue who you are not sure of until the end where Martin puts the pieces together perfectly.
As the reader you want to urge the two characters of Lily and Royal together and find that happy ending. Martin will not disappoint as the ending will leave the reader smiling.
Royal’s Bride is a fun first book of the series that is filled with adventure and love all the things needed to entice a reader.
When I first discovered Christina Dodd I was intrigued. I have read some of her books and found myself smiling after I read them. When I saw this book, My Favorite Bride, I knew that I would like it so I picked it up. Automatically I read the back and smiled. It sounded like a cute romance, something enjoyable to read. And I was right.
The Plot of My Favorite Bride:
When Miss Samantha Prendregast arrives at Devil’s Fell to take charge of six rebellious girls, the vibrant, outspoken governess is not quite prepared to deal with the tall, dark and dashing master of the grand estate. The children she can manage with intelligence, guile…and a little bribery. Their widowed father, Colonel William Gregory, is not so easily charmed-and far too easy to fall in love with, which she dares not do.
William always cherished the orderliness of his life, until this captivating troublemaker began flouting his authority and distracting him with her witty defiance and breathtaking beauty. Despite the fact that they clash at every meeting, William finds himself inexplicably drawn to Samantha’s fire. And now he’s even contemplating marriage, which would be sweet madness indeed.
But before he can successfully woo her, William must discover what it is that Samantha is hiding from him. But the secret the lady is preciously guarding is far too shocking and dangerous to ever reveal…
This was such a cute romance to read. Dodd brings a fantastic story to the pages of romance novels. You fall in love with the characters of William and Samantha. The children are perfect within the story dialogue. They are witty and real. It is cleverly written and you get drawn into the dialogue very easily.
Many romances are all about swooning but there are so many types out there. What type of romance do you go for?