Lady Madeleine Castleigh is tired of
being pursued for her dowry. Taking matters into her own
hands, she persuades a boring, mild-mannered gentleman to
marry her. Their plan to elope is first detoured when Lady
Madeleine’s cousin insists on chaperoning. Then their
carriage is seized by two noblemen, the Martingale brothers,
being pursued by an angry duke.
Madeleine is horrified by her immediate
and fierce attraction to Jack Martingale, Marquess of
Blackthorne. Being chased by not only an angry duke but also
Madeleine’s angry father, Madeleine and Jack jump from one
adventure into another. When the pair is accidentally
married, Madeleine is incensed. Soon her anger turns to
passion, and in Jack, Madeleine may discover the husband she
was afraid to dream for.
Blackthorne’s Bride is full
of adventure. Wild chases, high-spirited escapades, fights
and unlikely rescuers keep the plot at a very fast pace. I
was also delighted by the humor in Blackthorne’s Bride.
There were several times that I couldn’t hold in my giggles.
Add in a lot of sexual tension and some pretty sizzling
passions and you have a first-rate historical romance. Fans
of Shana Galen expect exceptional writing and
Blackthorne’s Bride delivers!