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His Captive Bride
     

His Captive Bride

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by Shelly Thacker
 

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Originally published under the title Timeless

She's swept away to a hidden island paradise filled with pleasures... and secrets.

Abducted from a trade fair by a mysterious warrior, Lady Avril de Varennes awakens on Asgard Island, an enchanted paradise cloaked in mists and mystery, kept secret from the world for centuries. Against her will,

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Originally published under the title Timeless

She's swept away to a hidden island paradise filled with pleasures... and secrets.

Abducted from a trade fair by a mysterious warrior, Lady Avril de Varennes awakens on Asgard Island, an enchanted paradise cloaked in mists and mystery, kept secret from the world for centuries. Against her will, Avril weds her arrogant captor, Hauk Valbrand--even as she vows to escape. Hauk believes himself beyond the reach of love, until his fiery captive bride begins to melt his heart of ice. But soon he must reveal the stunning truth about Asgard and its people--and Hauk and Avril must choose between love and honor, duty and desire... now and forever.

"An utterly absorbing read! With its richly drawn characters, powerful conflict and vividly imagined setting, HIS CAPTIVE BRIDE is a romantic fantasy lover's dream. When it comes to sweeping, sizzling historical romance, Shelly Thacker is a shining star!" -New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian

"Five hearts (highest rating). An involving, beautiful story. I thought about the characters often at work, at the grocery store, in my car-wherever I was until I could get back to the book. A definite keeper." -TheRomanceReader.com

"Powerful. From the very first page you're whisked away to a world where anything is possible." -The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Sizzling paranormal romance from the bestselling author Publishers Weekly hails as "innovative" and "exciting."

A full-length novel of 100,000 words

Adult content: explicit love scenes

Originally published by Dell under the title Timeless

This expanded Author's Preferred Edition paperback includes additional scenes never before published.

The Stolen Brides Series: One falls through time and finds herself married to a dark stranger... one may never reach her royal wedding if she can't resist her rugged protector... one is abducted by a mysterious swordsman and swept away to a secret island paradise. Three regal brides are about to discover that falling in love with a warrior is the most dangerous adventure of all.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780988729858
Publisher:
Summit Avenue Books
Publication date:
12/10/2013
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

USA Today bestselling author Shelly Thacker has won numerous national awards and earned lavish praise from Publishers Weekly, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Detroit Free Press and The Oakland Press, who have called her historical romance novels "innovative," "addictive," "erotic" and "powerful." Find out more at www.shellythacker.com

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His Captive Bride 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 106 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
TIMELESS was probably one of the best Romance books I have read over the past year and honestly, I could not put this book down! The characters were well developed and I imediately fell in love with Hauk, because I knew there was a caring, romantic, laughable and lovable man inside that big ole' mass of a Viking! And each and every chapter had me going, going inside...you know, like when you're making homemade ice cream and you keep on cranking away because you know that at the end there is going to be this wonderful, yummy gift? That's how TIMELESS made me feel! Like I had been given this GIFT and Shelly, you wrapped it up in a beautiful bow of romantic scenes...scenes that leave you wiping the steam off your mirror! Horray! Five stars!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first time I've written a book review. I loved this book. I had no idea where it was going and I had to keep reading to find out. Very well written & I will definatly read more of Shelly's books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My first Shelly Thacker book and I must say I loved it. Stayed up half the night, until I could no longer focus my eyes, to try to finish it! I usually don't care for historical romances, but I'm a new fan of Shelly Thacker and will be looking for more from her.
Ray080 More than 1 year ago
 Who wouldn't want to be a captive bride???          -  I wish a viking would kidnap me and bring me to Asgard!!! This book is may favorite in the trilogy and I have read it many times already. Avril and Hauk is an amazing pair and I also like Josette and Keldan's story. This story makes me wish for a viking to sweeten me up when I am having tantrums and will show real care and affection. I guess you know now how this book had affected me .. ^ ___^ .. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful romance book. The paranormal part of the book was so interesting and it was nice to have a hero who was gentle, honorable and not a rake; not that I have anything against rakes. My only complaint is that the ending could have been fleshed out a little more. I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this entire e-book in 1 day. The story line is sweet, heart wrenching, sensual & also humorous at times, all rolled into one. The bonus features that are included are great. They help give a sense as to the type of person the author is. I know there aren't many reviews as e-book to go on but there is no disappointment to be had with this story. Its filled with only wonderful imagination that will literaly make you escape reality. Great Read!!! Wonderful Book!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of Shelley's books available on B&N and loved them all. I especially liked the story line of Timeless with the twist of the "fabled" island of Asgard. Can't wait for this author's next book, which will hopefully be in the not too distant future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read. Enjoyed it for destraction. Good story line & well developed characters. You won't be disappointed if you love romance. Kind of spicey but not overwhelming.
JudiRohrig More than 1 year ago
Couldn't Put it Down! TIMELESS, the third book in Shelly Thacker's Stolen Bride series, presents the story of Lady Avril de Varennes, widowed sister-in-law of Gaston of FOREVER HIS (Book One), and Hauk Valbrand. Avril enjoyed such a magical love with her murdered husband, she's had a difficult time with her enduring grief. When she and a friend are abducted by Vikings looking for brides, she must muster the courage to find her own way home. In her quest to return to her three-year-old daughter, she must battle a harrowing sea, a begrudging Viking, and Hauk, her abductor. It's the latter who proves the most challenging. Hauk, who was not looking for a new relationship either, winds up moving her heart. Yes, she still has one! But the island where the Vikings live is no ordinary place. How could it be? It's in a Thacker universe of fables and fog and secrets. How these two grapple with their grief and find each other is a most satisfying tale, well told.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The only reason I do not give this book five stars is beacuse of the ending. I would love to have read a follow up on what happened in the future. It just ends. Hate that when a book simply ends. I want know wherr they are a few years down the road. But overall a wonderful book and I am going to read others in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this story. A romantic, fantasy, & sensual tale that pulls the reader into the emotions of avril & hauk. Beautiful descriptions of the surreal island where avril is held captive. Hauk's torment & lonlieness is very touching. Well written and poetic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WHAT A FANTASTIC STORY!!!!! This author really knows how to develop a story slowly so it is believable. I loved Hauk and Avril's story and read the whole book in two afternoons. It was one of those I could not put down. Thank you Ms. Thacker!! I would give it 10 stars if I could!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the unique story and adventure! Well written, entertaining and not a dull moment
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm impressed with this authors imaginitive and creative writting•Highly recommend•
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books i have read in a long time. Wonderful author, have read all of her books and was not disappointed in any of them. Strong characters and a plot that pulls you along making you wish that it never ends. Definitly worth a try.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a surprisingly great read! I never heard of Shelly Thacker until I bought 'Timeless'...because it was only $1.99 at the time. The story line is well developed and keeps the reader engaged.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was just as good as her other books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a great love story. Really enjoyed reading this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
liked the storyline, will read again - but the ending was a bit abrupt. this could have been easily handled with an epilogue (on how well he adapted to her "world" and family).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A true page turner. I could not put this book down once I started reading. Totally fell head over heels for Hauk. Great historical with paranormal thrown in. Author really made you feel a range of emotions from love to loss. Won't be dissapointed.
Anonymous 10 days ago
This is the fourth book in Ms. Thackers' series and it has the most imaginative tale. Some might say it's far-fetched, but isn't it fun to escape from reality for a bit? Especially when you get to imagine Hauk? Who wouldn't want a husband who is honor bound to take care of all your needs, fulfill all your desires, and protect you (and is a hot Viking, for crying out loud!)? This story is so full of love that you'll just love it. I did!
Anonymous 11 months ago
So cute and such a sweet ending!
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