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Annalise Hadley knew her bridegroom, the Duke of Bloodsworth, wa
During his years of fighting the war in India, Owen Crawford had become very good at killing and unfit for his former life as the Earl of McDowell. When he finds a battered and nearly drown young woman on a muddy river bank, his urge to rescue and heal her surprises him. As she slowly recovers, her courage and the secrets she is obviously hiding intrigue him enough to want to keep her near. But deadly danger intrudes on their growing love and threatens to destroy them both.
Like many of Sophie Jordan’s historical romances, this one takes place outside of the lofty world of the ton. Both Annalise and Owen are outsiders in their own worlds—her because of her lowly birth and upbringing, him because of his experience in war. They never expect to find happiness, much less love. Ms. Jordan throws them together under unusual circumstances and skillfully makes us believe they can fall in love and heal each other, although not without a lot of soul-searching and self-sacrifice. And the story also has its share of action and attempted murder—both appropriate to the characters and their situations—that kept me on the edge of my seat.
Fresh, original and full of heart, HOW TO LOSE A BRIDE IN ONE NIGHT delivers everything I love in a historical romance and more!
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Do Not read this if you don't want Spoilers. Where to begin? T
also check. Then all down hill. I get that initially the heroine wouldn't trust anyone. But no one the whole story? No trying to cont...
also check. Then all down hill. I get that initially the heroine wouldn't trust anyone. But no one the whole story? No trying to contact her family, especially since her father could have dealt with the Duke quickly. Owen could have taken care of the Duke quickly. And why did no one and I mean no one even know that the Dukes wife disappeared. Why did Owen never look into her being missing in anyway, say by reading a paper? How did no one not care enough to look for someone looking for someone? The wife of the Duke. 7th in line for the throne, is missing and NOT one person through out the whole book has any knowledge of this? I truly wanted the Duke to kill her, she deserved to die for being so stubbornly, stupidly stupid. No one was looking for her, no one had heard anything. I just can't believe that. It is beyond belief. So many options better than what Ms. Jordan wrote. Why not let Jack her father have some suspicion that the Duke, who isn't even mourning her death, is bad. I just don't get how ineffectual and weak every single person is, except for the Duke. And the stupid ending, What on earth? During a dinner party the Duke is going to try to kill her? Maybe he is as dumb as everyone else. So many not just better but easier and more sensible endings. I am so highly disappointed. I know Ms. Jordan could have done better without trying hard. I think it may have been more work to make it this bad.
posted by marian1 on August 2, 2013Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 2, 2013
Good idea but not an easy read
I found myself struggling to push through and finish. The plot was interesting in idea but not well executed and the character's unspoken backstories kept getting in the way. I wanted it to get better but unfortunately it did not.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 4, 2013
Posted August 3, 2013
Ummm...what happened to he author?
Ive read all of Jordan's books. If you like brooding heroes and heart wrenching moments, this is the right author...usually. book had so much potential but was so flat. Blatantly obvious factors that impact the story are left out . The characters while in theory are very complex are on dimensional. You dont get a feel for who they are, no depth. I dont want Owen to say im a tortured soul, i want to feel it. It could have been one of thr best books of the year. Ms. Jordan is better than this. Im disappointed but i will read another of her books. Hopefully shell return to her previous great writingWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.