Thursday, November 21, 2013

Romance Revelry: Lost Brides


 Many ladies dream of their wedding night, on their future, but few are hefted into the river because of it. Focusing on How To Lose A Bride In One Night by Sophie Jordan, let's take a look at a dejected bride.

Our main character is a smidge plump (so it says) and has a previous foot injury thus causing her to be less appealing to some men. When a WEALTHY Duke proposes to her, she accepts and then marries only to be cast aside (LITERALLY) and quickly replaced by some new harlot. Annalise Hadley comes into the story damaged, she is then damaged and discarded but also found and mended by a new charming Earl.

Both characters spend a chunk of the story evading who they truly are and their pasts, both transforming in ways that cause them to become more appealing to each other. Annalise is not too strong of a heroine, in fact she plays the infirm but hardy bit, but also is not as headstrong as she could be. There is a lot of enjoyment in her snarky dialog, her quite wit and decisions and headstrong abilities, that Annalise for a few faults pulls off as a fabulous character together all around making a highly appealing read.

With a slow plot but great dialog and improvements, there are many ways to lose a bride, but as to the how and why, this book gets dirty. With an antagonist that we love to hate and a hero trying to find love but hold onto his pain, will these two stop the lies and embrace their future together? Are they meant to be? Can they defeat the enemy of their past?

Guess you will have to just read the book to divulge these secrets.

How To Lose A Bride In One Night
Forgotten Princesses #3
Sophie Jordan
Released: 7.30.2013

Blurb From The Publisher:

When Annalise Hadley is tossed over the side of her honeymoon barge, the newly-minted duchess knows she's been left for dead -- for her husband's only interest is in her vast dowry, not her muddied lineage. However, she didn't count on a savior. Especially not an honorable, sinfully intriguing earl who will tempt her to risk everything—again.

Our Thoughts On:

How To Lose A Bride In One Night- or how to wed, smother and dump your bride in the river one night; is adapted from the Chinese fairy tale of "The Beggar Princess". Sophie Jordan takes readers into a story filled with desperation, intrigue and romance rolled into the body of one woman left for dead. Annalise has spent her life downtrodden but when she is proposed to by a dashing Duke and leaves her horrid life behind. Crippled from an accident during her youth that had never been properly mended, and from a much lower status than the normal duchess, Annalise is finding that her own Cinderella story is quickly turning into something else entirely.

    "It wasn't every day a woman lost her virginity." By what Annalise finds that instead of losing her virtue to her husband, he rather took her life. In a turn of events during her wedding night the blushing bride is smothered in the bridal bed and tossed into the river for dead. Found hours later on the river bank by a man in horseback and taken to a Gypsy or Romani, camp to their healer, Annalise is recover from her injuries yet hiding the truth if her state from everyone.

  Owen Crawford has had many losses in life, in fact he has recently returned from fighting in India to find the love of his life married to his brother, but also now he has the deep eyes if this mystery woman haunting his every moment. With the urge to help this woman recover, but also wanting to know her, Owen too is hiding something, he is hiding his title and standing in society from Annalise trying to understand her without the constraints Propriety and society. Caring for this lost woman as she heals is only drawing him closer to her and he may soon find himself falling for this damsel in distres

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