Bride for a Night by Rosemary Rogers
Date Read: October 2011
Genre: Historical, Romance
After Talia Dobson is jilted at the altar, she endures another humiliation: a substitute groom! The elder brother of her runaway betrothed has taken matters into his own hands. Shy Talia has long held a secret attraction for Gabriel Richardson, the handsome Earl of Ashcombe. But when she's wedded, bedded and dispatched alone to his country estate, the timid beauty discovers one night of passion has ignited a bold inner fire.
While his lovely green-eyed bride is out of sight, she is not far from Gabriel's mind and when Talia is abducted by French spies, the earl fears he may lose what he's only just found. Yet the wife he races to rescue is a far cry from the gentle bride he abandoned. She's a woman who dares to demand forever after from her husband.
Publisher: HQN Books
Read for Review (NetGalley)
Overall Rating 3.75
Story Rating 4.00
Character Rating 3.50
NOTE: This was a fantastic historical romance. I was able to escape into the story for a few hours and that is always a good thing.
What I Loved: This is one of the few times that the leading man was not whom I was rooting for—it was his bride. Talia was pretty much treated like property by her dad and then married off to Gabriel who immediately shipped her off to the country. However, she had a spirit and perseverance that made you want to root for her HEA. I am glad that Gabriel ended up proving to be a good match for her and more importantly, that he worked for it! It was a fun match to see!
What I Liked: Hugo! He is Gabriel’s best friend and total source of humor the whole entire story. I am kind of disappointed that Hugo’s HEA won’t be told in a story (not that I can see) because that would be fun to read.
Why I Gave it a 3.75: I found the story delightful to read!