Suddenly a Bride [NOOK Book]

Overview

Rilo An comes from a world where there are no women, and what he longs for is a life mate, which is the Earth equivalent of a wife. So he leaves his world, takes on the Earth name Chris West, and bonds with Caitlyn Davis.

But she was married before, and memories of her deceased husband still linger around her home. Will he have to become like her first husband to win her love?

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Suddenly a Bride

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Overview

Rilo An comes from a world where there are no women, and what he longs for is a life mate, which is the Earth equivalent of a wife. So he leaves his world, takes on the Earth name Chris West, and bonds with Caitlyn Davis.

But she was married before, and memories of her deceased husband still linger around her home. Will he have to become like her first husband to win her love?

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011335761
  • Publisher: Ruth Ann Nordin
  • Publication date: 6/21/2011
  • Series: Across the Stars , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 5,709
  • File size: 574 KB

Meet the Author

I'm a stay-at-home mom of four school-aged boys and the proud wife of a veteran of the US Air Force. I live in a small Nebraska town where I am fortunate to spend my days creating new worlds with characters I fall in love with. I've written over thirty romances and have plans to write many more in the years to come.
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  • Posted January 6, 2012

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    They were worlds apart...

    Suddenly a Bride by Ruth Ann Nordin Across the Stars Book 1 I just love Ruth's books! Her hero's are the sweetest guys and you just fall for them as they try and please the love of their life. In this case our hero is Rilo An from Pandoran, a planet where there were only men left. He goes to Star Systems Unlimited and pays them to choose him a wife from Earth. He wants a woman willing to be his Life Mate and who will want children with him. He knows when he finds her that a special hormone will release from him giving her the desire to bond with him and that will make them Life Mates, or in earth terms, married. While waiting for his trip to earth he meets Marn. Marn has chosen to go to Earth and look rather then have the Life Mate chosen for him. Marn, who becomes Mark on earth, wants to know the woman would choose him as well. They meet again once they arrive and even end up working in the same place... a job that was the most challenging for them, as they are coming from an extremely advanced world. But lonely without women. Caitlyn Davis is a waitress. Her first husband, Randy, passed away three years ago. She worked with her best friend, Sandy who was also Randy's sister. A man comes to the diner and Caitlyn waits on him, he is one of the sweetest men she's met in awhile. He asks her to eat with him and she does. Rilo's earth name is now Chris West and before Caitlyn knows what hit her, she is suddenly Caitlyn West. Through out the story we see where Chris feels like he has to be like Randy to gain Caitlyn's love. The villain in the story is her mother who likes to rule her daughters lives, she manages to get her claws into Chris and convince him that he has to do certain things to prove his love for her daughter. Poor Chris is so eager to prove he is as worthy as Randy that he falls for it. I can't wait until the next two books are written. **Sexual situations within marriage. Rated R.

    21 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2012

    Loveeeeeeeddd!!

    I don't understand why some readers are so close-minded. I am a Christian and did not find this book morally wrong (like one of the latest reviews said). I probably don't read as much as most of you do and i was instantly hooked to this book. I read at least 100+ pages a day of this book (and that's a lot for me!) There is so much love and passion that it's relatable. Even though the whole "being from another planet" aspect was different, it makes you broaden your perspective. It can also be symbolistic. I definitely recommend this book!

    18 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2012

    Just OK

    I would not recommend this book. There are too many sexual scenes. If it were cleaned up it could be a decent book. I found that it was lacking in morals. The second half of the book was too predictable and had a poor ending. IF YOUR A CHRISTIAN DON'T BOTHER. The mother was right since they were not married by a minister they were NOT legally married in the eyes of God. Just because the guy said it was OK where he comes from, didn't make it so. Her friend had more brains and she should have listened to her. I will be deleting this without a doubt.

    11 out of 62 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 17, 2012

    I am so glad I didn't pay for this book. I had to delete it. I h

    I am so glad I didn't pay for this book. I had to delete it. I honestly thought it was the dumbest thing I'd ever read.

    9 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2012

    Definately different

    Made me laugh out loud in places, shake my head and groan in others, but it was certainly worth raeding.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2012

    I loved this book so much. The characters are so well writin tha

    I loved this book so much. The characters are so well writin that you find yourself getting mad about they way Caitlyn's mother treats Chris and holding your breath hoping Caitlyn and Chris have a happy ending. I HOPE Ruth writes a book with marks story. It would be awesome if Ruth put mark and sandy together.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2012

    More!,!!

    Loved this book wish we could continue with mark and sandy,s story or even the sister come on ruthann write 2more everyone loves a trilogy also i would like an epilogue when u like a character u want to know what happens to them

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 10, 2011

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    So good....

    I think this was my favorite book by this author so far!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2012

    Liked it alot

    Started out weird but became interesting. I love romantic scifi.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2011

    The author....

    Anytime you see Ruth Ann Nordin's name on a book, read it.
    I loved them all/ except one. But, 10 books...and the 11th
    is good,but not great...how can you gripe?

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2013

    Unique

    Chris is a man that truely wants to be in a commetted marriage ( yah). What woman wouldnt want that(duh). His planet has not women left on it, so he is left with two options Earth being his choise. He wants a woman that wants to be bonded with him and to have childern

    Caitlyn is a widow that wants love and childern. Chris is a welcome love that she will have to prove to himthat she truely loves him.

    There bonding (marriage) isnt christain traditional but I like the fact that they are together for life.
    Great love story

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2013

    No complaints

    I read some complaints but i didnt think anything was wrong with this book. I mean the fact that no other person can touch them sexually is amazing! I love the fact that its "love". Its automatic with them.
    The sex isnt even that detailed so i dnt know why people throw a tantrum about it. Good read

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2012

    Great book

    Not for young adults. Or from other posts I could suggest not for religious fanatics... I'm looking forward to more in this series.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2012

    Great book

    I really did like this book. I'm a christian and found nothing morally wrong with this story. If you're easily offended by sex between a couple in love than this book is not for you. Also this is about aliens, so don't take it to heart about the marriage and sex.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2014

    Glad I didn't pay for it.

    Cute concept and a quick read, but it did not leave me wanting to read more. Parts of the relationship were very real, like the doubt and insecurities that come with new romance or the MIL friction. I found myself having a hard time accepting Caitlyn's reactions, especially early on. I expected there to be much more akwardness. I kept thinking, "If I were Caitlyn, I would be furious, angry, confused," at least in the beginning. No woman would just be at peace with the life changing situation. I suppose one could rationalize it as a result of the unique bond Chris establishes, but it bugged me. For a free book it was okay and I may check out another freebie by this author to see if things improve, but I won't be returning to this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2013

    a real strange story line

    but very interesting real

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2013

    Adorable!

    Cute story. I found it to be a page turner. Definitely buying the other two books in this series! Really an enjoyable read and well written.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2013

    Good read

    Very funny.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2013

    It was....

    Everything and more lol

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  • Posted June 1, 2013

    recommend

    I thought this book was sweet. He was innocent and wanted love and she needed healing from a lost love. They were a cute couple and it was an overall good read.

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