A Bride Unveiled (Bridal Pleasures Series #2)

A Bride Unveiled (Bridal Pleasures Series #2)

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by Jillian Hunter
     
 

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Violet Knowlton is betrothed to the sensible, if tedious, Sir Godfrey Maitland. When Godfrey escorts her to a fencing demonstration, she looks forward to the adventurous diversion, but everything changes when she realizes the swordsman displaying his skill-and dashing good looks- is none other than her childhood friend Kit.

Soon the flames of their forbidden

Overview

Violet Knowlton is betrothed to the sensible, if tedious, Sir Godfrey Maitland. When Godfrey escorts her to a fencing demonstration, she looks forward to the adventurous diversion, but everything changes when she realizes the swordsman displaying his skill-and dashing good looks- is none other than her childhood friend Kit.

Soon the flames of their forbidden past ignite into a passion neither can refuse. Although Violet has been promised to another, Kit remains her first and only love. He vows he will possess her, no matter what stands in his way...

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Hunter’s second Bridal Pleasures historical romance (after A Duke’s Temptation) springs from an innocent childhood friendship in the 19th-century English countryside. Miss Violet Knowlton is the naïve ward of her aunt and uncle; Kit is a workhouse boy who escapes “the palace” on occasion to explore the churchyard graves. Too soon, the two must abandon child’s play for the adult world. When they chance to meet again during an impressive performance of Kit’s swordsmanship, he is surprised to find Violet a gentlewoman, rising in society and betrothed to boorish Sir Godfrey. As they dance together for the first time, memories of their friendship add “a secret intimacy, a whisper of spice to their reunion.” With so much against them, however, can their renewed affair stand a chance? Hunter draws the reader in with a compelling plot and engaging characters in this smoothly written tale of love lost and found. (Oct.)
Booklist
"Sizzling sexual chemistry and rapier wit...a thoroughly romantic literary treat."
-Booklist
"Sizzling sexual chemistry and rapier wit...a thoroughly romantic literary treat."
From the Publisher
"Sizzling sexual chemistry and rapier wit . . . a thoroughly romantic literary treat." —Booklist Starred Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451413116
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/04/2011
Series:
Bridal Pleasures Series, #2
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
270,783
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.78(h) x 0.98(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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"Sizzling sexual chemistry and rapier wit . . . a thoroughly romantic literary treat." —-Booklist Starred Review

Meet the Author

Justine Eyre is an Audie Award�winning narrator with over three hundred titles to her name. AudioFile magazine named her a Best Voice for Young Adult titles in 2013. Classically trained, she has appeared on stage, film, and on television in such shows as Two and a Half Men and Mad Men.

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Bride Unveiled 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Crystal_Kido More than 1 year ago
This was a great book filled with intriguing characters, a well developed plot, romance, and adventure.
zurc More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful book from start to finish. Loved the relationship between the hero and heroine, there was none of the requisite "does he love me?" question in the book. He was in love with her since childhood and he was her Knight. Very fast moving, witty and inteligent prose. Great ending!!
RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed By- Valerie Review Copy Porvided By- Library Cover/title: Beautiful and caught my attention right away. Review: I haven’t read the other book in this series but I will now. I loved this book. It was great the way the characters interacted with each other! I was pulled in right away knowing that they were childhood friends and could just feel the tension build...  When they were younger, Violet watched him from a distance as he fought imaginary foes in a graveyard. Then, they became friends and frolicked and played before real life took him away from her. Now, she’s engaged and he’s back in the picture...what’s a girl to do? He takes her breath away and she knows that she’s been groomed her entire life to do what is right and proper but he’s just so tempting! Kit can’t believe his good fortune, it’s her, the one he always wanted to impress and protect but what’s he supposed to do – challenge her fiancée to a duel and kill him? How these two danced around each other and society’s expectations was a joy to read. Violet’s Aunt, who raised her, surprises Violet by revealing more about her past than she had ever been told but she wasn’t the only surprise in this story. An old friend has sinister plans for the two lovebirds as well as an unknown enemy lurking in the shadows. The perfect blend of suspense, romance, and mystery!  Advice: Perfect reading for a long winter’s night!  Quote: He hesitated. “If there is ever anything you need, you have only to ask.” Page 143
LadyScarlet More than 1 year ago
The backstory of them as children was so endearing. Usually, I like the love/hate lots of sexual tension romances but this one was different. The Hero and Heroine had a strong history together and didn't play games or try to hide their feelings. It was so wonderful how excited the Hero was to be reunited with her after all that time! They were both sweet people you were happy to see found one another again. Great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my absolute favorite books by Jillian Hunter (possibly my favorite). It was so well put together and interesting throughout the entire book that it was hard to put down. I think I put it down for maybe 2 minutes at a time at the most, and I read it in 3-4 hours. I definitely recommend this book!
Amscas85 More than 1 year ago
Very nice book couldnt put it down. Read it in one day ..must read...love it..
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