His Lady Bride

His Lady Bride

by Shayla Black, Shelley Bradley

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A forced marriage leads to a passionate battle of wills.

He was a legend on the battlefield, but Aric Neville, known throughout England as the White Lion, had had his fill of intrigue and bloodshed. So he threw down his sword and walked away, to live a solitary life, cultivating a reputation as a sorcerer. But his prized tranquility was shattered when the villagers brought him a bride. Gwenyth de Auburd was a raven-haired beauty too impudent to ignore and too tempting to resist. When the war raging around them sucked Aric into his past again, he also fought a losing battle against his undeniable desire for the luscious, willful maiden...only to learn that he had come to cherish as his wife.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149798452
Publisher: Shelley Bradley, LLC
Publication date: 07/21/2014
Series: Brothers in Arms Trilogy Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 10,480
File size: 834 KB

About the Author

Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than sixty novels. For twenty years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold millions of copies and been published in a dozen languages.

Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past ten years.

Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her daughter, and two spoiled tabbies. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.

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His Lady Bride 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
juglicerr on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I don't normally read "bodice busters", so I'm not going to review this from that standpoint. Since there are no other reviews at the writing, I will say that this scored pretty high on that account in Amazon.

I read this because it was set in the time of Richard III, so I am commenting on it from that angle; it is an Evil Richard novel. Shelley Bradley tells us that it was inspired by Alison Weir's The Princes in the Tower, and apologizes to the Richard III Society, since she knows they will not like it. No matter, they will get their revenge picking at the historical inaccuracies and laughing their heads off at the historical howler in the Prologue, dated November, 1485. The hero Aric Neville convinced Sir Thomas More to investigate the fate of the princes and More was able to prove that they were murdered. More was in fact 6-1/2 at this time; I believe that Alison Weir pointed out that he was a child at this time.

I was not going to say anything further, but the author dedicates her book to: "With gratitude to readers everywhere who keep history alive by supporting fiction about days past." Then why doesn't she put more history in her fiction, instead of writing this vaguely medieval setting that could be almost anywhere, including a fantasy novel?
powerse More than 1 year ago
Great hero, ungrateful heroine. In the beginning I understood Gwenyth's feelings. She had been raised in a loving noble family to be a lady only to then be treated as little more than a servant when her uncle became her guardian. So, naturally she was upset when forced to marry a man, Aric, who lived in a hovel and was seen as a sorcerer. However, Aric treated Gwenyth with kindness, understanding and an endless supply of patience in the face of her constant name calling and bemoaning of her fate.  She was justified in her anger when she found out who he truly was when he was called back into service. Again though, even after noting how miserable her husband was and acknowledging his reasons for leaving that life behind she continued to belittle him. Aric was weighed down with guilt for an event that led to an innocent's death. He refused to share this burden with Gwenyth. He also refused to allow her to perform her duties as his wife outside of the bedchamber, instead letting his father's young, beautiful and power hungry widow to continue running the household. Both of these made Gwenyth question her position and may have contributed to her acting out but didn't keep her from falling in love with him. Several times in the story Gwenyth does some soul searching and realizes what a  brat she's being after repeatedly telling Aric that she seeks not just security but the running of a castle and servants since that's what she had been raised to do and vows to change her behavior because she loves him. However, when Aric asks her to go back to that hovel of a cottage with him that love is tested. She fails miserably telling Aric "you cannot give me everything my heart desires, then rip it away from me as if it meant nothing." Both Aric and Gwenyth have their faults. However, Aric seemed to learn from his and become a better person whereas Gwenyth would recognize hers, change for a bit then revert back to those same behaviors. Since that happened throughout the book, I'm left thinking it will continue to do so even after the end.