Ella's Desire

Ella's Desire

by Madeline Martin

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Lady Ella Barrington is a romantic who has always dreamed she would marry for love. But when loyalties are questioned, she must sacrifice her dream to save her father. Her handsome betrothed seems to be the hero she's always hoped for and awakens a yearning she never imagined. But her belief in fairytale love crumbles as the truth comes to light and danger lurks.

Bronson Berkley is the new Earl of Calville - a title that came with staggering revelations. He learns not only did his father leave a mountain of debt but he also sorely neglected Bronson's stepmother and half-sister. When the King makes him an offer that will save his family from ruin, Bronson quickly agrees to wed Lady Ella. But while her longing is easily stoked with his courtier's charm, he discovers her love is the true prize and will require the unveiling of his own guarded heart to win.

Attraction sizzles between them, even after dreams are crushed. But when the reality of life in the borderlands threatens both their families, can Ella and Bronson mend the cracks between them in time to keep everyone safe? With the lines between love and lust blurred by passion, will unmasking their souls reveal the love of a lifetime, or will desire cost them everything?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161202562
Publisher: Madeline Martin
Publication date: 07/30/2019
Series: Borderland Ladies , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 43,059
File size: 720 KB

About the Author

Madeline Martin is a USA TODAY Bestselling author of Scottish set historical romance novels filled with twists and turns, adventure, steamy romance, empowered heroines and the men who are strong enough to love them. She lives a glitter-filled life in Jacksonville, Florida with her two daughters (known collectively as the minions) and a man so wonderful he's been dubbed Mr. Awesome. All shenanigans are detailed regularly on Twitter and on Facebook. Madeline loves animals in sweaters, cat videos, and working out (to support her love of wine and Nutella). As she is unable to have pets herself due to allergies, she has acquired a plastic Halloween skeleton named Nick and a small robot named Meccano - both of whom are dressed up regularly by the minions. She loves connecting with her readers, so feel free to follow her on any one of her social media platforms, or send her a message :) FB page: https://www.facebook.com/MadelineMartinAuthor/ Twitter: @MadelineMMartin Sign up for her newsletter: http://hyperurl.co/MMNL

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Ella's Desire 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Historical_Romance_Lover 17 days ago
Wanting to marry for love, Ella is forced to marry an Englishman to prove her father's loyalty to the crown. But as she gets to know her betrothed, she realizes that she might get her HEA after all. Bronson doesn't want to get married, but when he realizes that his estate is riddled with debt and the king will save him family from ruin, he decides to go through with it. He soon falls for his betrothed, but just when things seem to be working out, trouble enters. Can these two work out their differences to get the HEA they both deserve? I loved Ella and Bronson's story! They were both determined to make it work for reasons of their own. But with them both being very strong willed, they sometimes got into their own way. This was a great addition to the Borderland Ladies series and I'm excited to read the next book in the series!
georgia1 22 days ago
I think we all are dreamers in that we read amazing stories that all have a happy ending. Lady Ella Barrington was the same. Even though she was a warrior and could wield a mace and sword as well as any man, she was also a romantic and wanted to find love as her father had promised she could. But such was the problem when the King decreed she should marry an Englishman, Bronson, the Earl of Calville. Bronson was in dire straights because with his father's passing he realized he was left with heavy debt and not much to be able to take care of his stepmother and half sister. So when the King offered he marry Lady Ella and receive money and lands, he knew it would help solve his problems. Well, that all sounded simple, but when you put these two together the sparks begin to fly! That is a strong physcial attraction. But Ella remained a little stuborn about not wanting to marry him. Yes, I just wanted to shake, I mean how could she resist him? Prepare to take a magical journey filled with all of the suspense, romance, action, a winning squirel and all that is needed to make this another great addition to the Borderland Ladies series! It is hard to put down a book by this author and I know when I turn the first page, I should just settle in for a page turning adventure that will leave me sighing as I turn the last page!! Lori Dykes
Anonymous 22 days ago
Ella’s Desire by Madeline Martin is Book 3 of The Borderland Ladies Series. Ella is the 3rd daughter of a English Borderland Earl that finds his loyalties to the English King are in question due to his two oldest daughters married Scotsmen and not Englishmen. Ella is an axe and mace welding warrioress who has to put her dreams of marrying for love aside and agree to marry an Englishman to save her father. I love this series because of the complex and lovable characters and the humorous banter. This story is rich with adventure, danger, great fight scenes, and a steamy romance surely to make your summer even hotter!
clarkws 22 days ago
Ella’s Desire is book 3 in The Borderland Ladies series by Madeline Martin. I enjoyed this book. Martin is an amazing writer. Her characters are so life like they literally leap off the page. I enjoyed the love story between Ella and Bronson. There were some twists and turns that I didn’t expect. “His lips had been wonderfully soft, his touch tender. And her response...that had been the most surprising thing of all. She’d revelled in his touch, his kisses. She tucked her lower lip into her mouth as she savored the remnant feel of his lips on hers.” Well done Ms Martin! I can’t wait to read the next Borderland Ladies book. I was gifted a copy of this book.