The Hellion Bride (Bride Series)

The Hellion Bride (Bride Series)

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by Catherine Coulter
     
 

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Fall in love again—with the second novel in the Bride saga.

Sophia has successfully controlled every man in her orbit until she meets Ryder Sherbrooke, a man she senses is different from the others—a man she sees as one of hell's own sons.

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Fall in love again—with the second novel in the Bride saga.

Sophia has successfully controlled every man in her orbit until she meets Ryder Sherbrooke, a man she senses is different from the others—a man she sees as one of hell's own sons.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“A good storyteller…Coulter always keeps the pace brisk.”—Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“Ms. Coulter is a one-of-a-kind author who knows how to hook her readers and keep them coming back for more.”—The Best Reviews

“Coulter is excellent at portraying the romantic tension between her heroes and heroines, and she manages to write explicitly but beautifully about sex as well as love.”—Milwaukee Journal

“Coulter instinctively feeds our desire to believe in knights in shining armor and everlasting love—historical romance at its finest.”—BookReporter.com

“One of the genre’s great storytellers.”—Kansas City Star

“One of the masters of the genre.”—The Newark Star-Ledger

“Catherine Coulter is one of the best authors of exciting thrillers writing today.”—Midwest Book Review

Milwaukee Journal
Coulter is excellent at portraying the romantic tension between her heroes and heroines.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The second part of Coulter's (The Sherbrooke Bride ) bride trilogy follows Ryder Sherbrooke to Jamaica, where Theo Burgess, an islander, is making a devious grab for the Sherbrooke plantation. As part of his scheme, Theo bullies his niece, Sophie Stanton-Greville, into playing the tart to soften up Ryder. Ryder begins to piece together their plan just about the time Sophie (who is sick of her uncle's beatings and his threats against her younger brother, Jeremy) holds a gun to Theo. When the scoundrel turns up dead, local authorities are ready to lock up the young woman. Ryder rescues Sophie by marrying her and then by shipping her and Jeremy back to his family in England. Why he does this is something of a mystery--he had earlier decided that marriage was ``a truly appalling thought.'' Ryder's thoughts go beyond ambivalence to inconsistency, as though Coulter hasn't fully worked out what's going on in her hero's mind. This is unfortunate, since Ryder is the central focus of the book. Sophie too is not portrayed well by Coulter: she is two-dimensional. Because Ryder is depicted as adoring children and determined to get the girl, he, and his story, will probably find favor with Coulter's fans nonetheless. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780515109740
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/03/2001
Series:
Bride Series , #2
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
468,422
Product dimensions:
4.25(w) x 6.77(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
“A good storyteller…Coulter always keeps the pace brisk.”—Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“Ms. Coulter is a one-of-a-kind author who knows how to hook her readers and keep them coming back for more.”—The Best Reviews

“Coulter is excellent at portraying the romantic tension between her heroes and heroines, and she manages to write explicitly but beautifully about sex as well as love.”—Milwaukee Journal

“Coulter instinctively feeds our desire to believe in knights in shining armor and everlasting love—historical romance at its finest.”—BookReporter.com

“One of the genre’s great storytellers.”—Kansas City Star

“One of the masters of the genre.”—The Newark Star-Ledger

“Catherine Coulter is one of the best authors of exciting thrillers writing today.”—Midwest Book Review

Meet the Author

Catherine Coulter is the New York Times bestselling author of more than sixty-five books, including historical and contemporary romances and her wildly popular FBI suspense thriller series. She lives in Northern California.

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The Hellion Bride (Bride Series) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
GailCooke More than 1 year ago
Fans of Catherine Coulter's Bride series will be delighted to hear the vixen/innocent Sophia come alive through this accomplished reading by British native Anne Flosnik. Listeners will be more than entertained by her articulate performance as she brings a cast of disparate characters to life. As many remember, the Bride series began with the Sherbrooke Bride in which we met Douglas Sherbrooke, the Earl of Northcliffe. Tall, dark, and handsome? Of course, as is Ryder Sherbrooke whom we meet in The Hellion Bride. He's a lady killer if there ever was one. A typical love 'em and leave `em type who is used to having the gentler sex melt before him. Now, gentler sex is not a description one thinks of in regard to Sophia. While she's not yet 20, she's apparently a woman of the world who is used to having her own way. Gossips say that at her tender age she already has three lovers. She lives in Jamaica, home of the Sherbrooke Sugar Plantation. Ryder has come to the Plantation to put an end to rumors of supernatural goings-on. As it turns out, supernatural forces are nothing compared to Sophia. Will Ryder tame her or will she be the conquering heroine? Historical romance fans will relish The Hellion Bride, with sex, secrets, and romance aplenty. - Gail Cooke
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the old English love stories.
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Cyndal Keller More than 1 year ago
Ryder has met his match in this book, she'll take good care of him and teach him a lesson youll never forget!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I love all the stories about the Sherbrooke Family would love for her to write more. Read the whole series i have re-read these books like 4 times and they are as fun the second, third and fourth time. I would highly suggest reading them :) Susy
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Hellion Bride is one of my favorite books ever. I would recommend it to everyone. I love all of Catherine Coulter's books. She is a wonderful author.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ryder has been one of the funniest, perhaps cutest character I've read out of Catherine Coulter's many books. This book gives surprising depth to the charming rake we've come to know in the first book and makes you love him even more. This is a must read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I dont know but I liked this one the least out of the bride series. I didnt like the new kindness Ryder seemed to have, but oh well. This book was good but it kind of bored me. I usually read books ive already read like 3 times after some time. I wont be reading this one again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book showed more of a softer, caring part of Ryder. He wasn't the man showing up for the quarterly meetings any more. He was being a responsible and honerable man. He becomes the hero by saving Sophia and caring for her as he falls in love with her. I loved the carachter of Sophia because even though she was the one being saved she seemed like the woman who was able to take care of herself and was ready to do it as well as caring for her younger brother. She was the kind of woman who could take charge.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the second book of the Bride series and I loved it the best. First because the main character is very warm hearted and caring, though it seems as if he tries to hide his feelings for a purpose of protecting others from thinking he is someone he shouldn't be. Second, I really like this book because the story takes place in Jamaica. From up here in Minnesota that sounds like the place to be. Ms. Coulter is at her best in this romantic, breathtaking story of two young people who find love in different countries, and find themselves in each others' hearts. What an adventure.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lately I have been reading more along the lines of Oprah books, but I have to say this was a delightful much needed break. It was a fast fun ride that kept me wanting a bit more. Romances are romances and every so often you get one that makes you wish your husband was like Coulter's Ryder Sherbrooke.