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Royal's Bride (Bride Trilogy #1)

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  • Posted March 26, 2010

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    Another Amazing Read from Kat Martin

    Let me just say this: Kat Martin is a fantastic author. I first read her book Heartless, which, incidentally, stole my heart. Royal's Bride did the same. Kat Martin has a fantastic talent for combining adventure, a touch of mystery, and a lot of romance and passion to her books. Royal's Bride was no exception.

    I will admit this: I got quite irritated by the story at times. I understand that Royal was stuck between fulfilling his promise to his father and his heart. However, I was perturbed at how far the relationship went between Jocelyn and Royal. I am used to stories where the hero and heroine find themselves together sooner than they did or with less interaction between the hero and "other woman," anyways. This might be confusing, but just read the book. You will understand.

    What this story did have was heart. While I mention being irritated by certain events, it is reality. Martin creates such well-rounded and complex characters. Even her secondary characters are filled out.

    The reader cannot help falling in love with Royal. He is a passionate, caring, and fiercely loyal man. Lily is a real woman. She has real hopes, fears, and dreams. Her character has a past and a lot of drive, demonstrated by her goal to fulfill her dream of opening a shop.

    While I found the ending a bit unfulfilling because I wanted to know what happened to her store, I loved the book. I was skeptical about Reese Dewar's (Royal's brother) book when I pre-ordered it awhile back, I am now intrigued.

    It is a wonderful book with many different aspects. It is full of passion and adventure. A must read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2009

    This multi-faceted story will toss you into a whirlpool of bittersweet romance and unparalleled passion ...

    Royal's Bride is the first edition in a trilogy about three brothers and their brides. Ms. Martin is a consummate story teller. She portrays her young duke in such a way that his intense loyalty toward tradition evokes the reader's immediate sympathy for him. The rundown castle with its shabby timeworn elegance becomes real in your eyes and you can imagine its former splendor. This multi-faceted story will toss you into a whirlpool of bittersweet romance, unparalleled passion, and self-sacrifice that will leave your emotions in utter turmoil. Intrigue and betrayal are the glue that holds everything together.

    Royal's Bride plays in 1854 England, a time when marriage rarely included love. Men like Royal Dewar, Duke of Bransford were expected to make an advantageous marriage, often for the sole purpose that rundown estates could be returned to their former splendor. The young duke will fire your interest. He is not only handsome, but very much male. He is also very English with the stiff upper lip sort of attitude and takes his duty very seriously. But there is a playful side of him that becomes apparent in the interaction with his college friends.

    Jocelyn is a gorgeous heiress, the kind of woman every man wishes for himself. But Jocelyn is only interested in fashion, fun and becoming a duchess. An only child, she is willful, but not mean, just spoiled, though not beyond redemption. Her petulance is obvious in the way she treats her cousin Lily. Lily doesn't mind. Orphaned and penniless she has lived a colorful past that taught her to be ingenious, unassuming and grateful for the little things in life.

    Put those three personalities together, add a few friends and acquaintances, mix in intrigue, duplicity and selflessness and you have a novel that will take your breath away, one you don't want to put down.

    At the very end, there is a small teaser that hints about the next edition, which is entitled Reese's Bride. I am anxious to see how the family saga continues.

    Heide Katros-Reviewer

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  • Posted July 31, 2009

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    This is a terrific Victorian romantic suspense

    In 1854, Royal Dewar comes home after spending several years in foreign countries to pay his respects to his dying father, the duke of Bransford. His dad insists Royal make a death bed promise to marry an heiress to restore the family's dwindling fortune that was devastated by a con artist. Unable to say no or even ignore the plea Royal acquiesces.

    Although he knows no one but himself is aware of his pledge, the honorable new duke proposes to wealthy snooty Jocelyn Caulfield; she accepts. However, he falls in love with her impecunious feisty cousin, Lily Moran, who has a criminal history when they team up to recover the money his father lost. While Jocelyn also falls in love with Christopher Barclay, Lily is abducted by their adversary; Royal vows to rescue his beloved and find a way to marry her.

    This is a terrific Victorian romantic suspense starring a strong lead pair and a solid support cast especially the heroine's arrogant cousin and the villain. The story line is fast-paced from the moment Royal comes home and never slows down. Although the post game show is too perfect, fans will enjoy the tense game. Kat Martin always entertains the audience with her fantastic romances.

    Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    Great!

    I just finished book one. I am on to the next.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2011

    Reese's Bride

    The first of this series that I read was Reese Dewar's story and I had to read the other. Utterly captivating.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2010

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    One of my all time favorites!

    I love this book. I have re-read it so many times it's splitting in half :).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2010

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    Add to my rainy day collection

    I read Reese's Bride 1st before reading Royals Bride (because I found Reese's Bride at the CVS store by my house) I enjoyed both, but I wish I would have read Royal's Bride 1st. (which is the order it should have been) I really enjoyed reading this book, easy read, romantic and steamy. I like that they are passionate throughout the book and not have to wait until the end to have them show their full emotions and render themself to passion. I would really call this an escape book.. my guilty pleasure read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2010

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    Great start to a great trilogy.

    This was a great read. I read all three books in the trilogy in three days. There is a lot more going on than just the romance. I particularly like that it was not one of those romance novels where the hero and heroine hate each other until the very end. Lily has spunk and Royal has honor and a sense of duty. There is a great group of supporting characters as well. Kat Martin may be my new favorite.

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  • Posted October 26, 2009

    Love Kat Martin Books!!

    I really enjoyed this book. I love Kat Martin books and am so excited about this new trilogy. Can't wait for the next two... write faster!! :)

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