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The Other Guy’s Bride- by Connie Brockway….A Review

 

Coming December 22, 2011

 I received an Advance Reader Copy from Ms. Brockway’s publicist and a copy to give away in exchange for a fair review. 

Book Description:  Determined to prove her worth as a budding archeologist, Genisse Braxton vows to solve one of the world’s greatest mysteries–to find the location of the lost city of Zerzura. Unfortunately, no man dares take the risk of escorting the resolute young scholar across the open desert. But on her way to Egypt, Genisse engages in a daring deception–she will switch places with Mildred Whimpelhall, who is traveling to meet her fiancé.

Cynical adventurer Jim Owen will do anything to escape the dark secrets of his troubled past. Betrayed by the woman he loved, scorned by proper society, he agrees to carry out a danger-fraught task: escort Mildred Whimpelhall across a lawless desert to her intended. But Jim is about to learn that “Mildred” isn’t exactly what she seems . . . and the dangers they face together are eclipsed only by an even greater peril: falling in love, against all reason, with another guy’s bride . . .

My Review: If you are looking for a sharp-witted,  young heroine who is winding her way through the London Ton while catching the eye of the suave Lord Rake, then this isn’t your book. This book reminded me so much of many of the historical romances I used to read years ago. Luscious middle eastern desert setting. Strong, opinionated heroine, who isn’t who everyone thinks she is. A hero running from his past. A mystery that needs to be solved. I loved it. When I was away from the book (because life interfered with my reading time!), the characters continued to live in my mind, talk to each other, were living breathing people. I couldn’t wait to get back to their story. Watching Jim and Genisse spar, kiss and make-up, spar again, make love, and finally fall in love is truly sigh-producing…or at least I sighed. So romantic.

Ms Brockway’s talent shines. She has a way of telling a story that draws the reader into the story…you feel you’re there, experiencing the wind storms, feeling the grit of the sand between your teeth, the drip of sweat down your back.

The Other Guy’s Bride is the first offering from Amazon’s new publishing endeavor, Montlake Romance. If old-fashioned romance with sweeping desert vistas, strong opinionated hero and heroines, and a search for a lost city sounds like entertaining read, it is. I can recommend it strongly.

Now here’s your chance…Ms. Brockway’s publicist is giving away one copy of THE OTHER GUY’S BRIDE. Want to read it? Leave a  comment and tell me your favorite setting for a historical romance. Trust me…you want to win this book!

To order a copy, click on the book cover. The link will take you to Amazon.

Good luck.

And well done, Ms. Brockway.

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7 Responses

  1. I’m kind of old school – I still love England as settings for my historicals.

  2. I never really thought of having a favorite setting. I have favorite time periods or genres or authors. But if I have to pick one, it would be Scotland.

  3. This sounds great, Cyndi! I enjoy the Regency historicals, but I’m also a big fan of those that go outside the norm, probably one of the reasons why I like Sherry Thomas and Joanna Bourne. Not sure I could pick a favorite, though.

    I’m curious to read something in the new Montlake line. I’ll have to check this one out.

  4. Nice review, thank you! I’d like to read this one myself. But my favourite historical settings will always be regency or victorian england. I love to read about lords and ladies, and Highlanders.

  5. I love historicals, any time and any place. One of my favorite settings, though, is the old American West.

  6. Scotland and Ireland are my favorite settings. I think the countries are very charming and appealing.

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