Monday, May 27, 2013

Straight Reading from the Library: His Jilted Bride by Rose Gordon

Thanks to Goddess Fish Promotions for organizing this virtual book tour and giving me the chance to read this book. Rose will be awarding a $100 gift card to to a randomly drawn commenter so please be sure you leave a comment.  You can see the other stops on the tour here:


It's her wedding day and there is no groom in sight. But why should Amelia Brice be surprised? Hiram, Lord Friar is known for having no gentleman's honor to speak of and his jilting her on their wedding day makes it official.

Elijah Banks cannot allow his childhood friend to continue to be shamed this way. It's been almost an hour past the time when the wedding was to start, and that bounder still hasn't shown up. Unable to sit still a second longer, Elijah does the only thing that seems logical from where he stands: kidnap the bride and marry her himself in order to escape this scandal with one far more forgiving for a young lady's reputation.

The only trouble is, she has a secret...but so does he; hers is big...but his is bigger.


This is a fun book!  I loved the characters of Elijah and Amelia, even while I wanted to pick them up and shake them.

I'm not normally a big fan of romances that could be solved if the characters would only talk to each other, but in this case Rose Gordon makes it work.  Given the social mores of the time, Amelia's reluctance to talk to Elijah about sexual matters is understandable... however, I had a little less patience with Elijah's reasoning.

Even giving that---Ms. Gordon draws characters that are easy to like.  I've not read the rest of the series, but if they are as engaging as this one I'm looking forward to reading them.  Good job, Rose Gordon!!


USA Today Bestselling Author of ten unusually unusual historical romances that have been known to include scarred heroes, feisty heroines, marriage-producing scandals, far too much scheming, naughty literature and always a sweet happily-ever-after. When not escaping to another world via reading or writing a book, she spends her time chasing two young boys around the house, being haunted by wild animals, or sitting on the swing in the backyard where she has to use her arms as shields to deflect projectiles AKA: balls, water balloons, sticks, pinecones, and anything else one of them picks up to hurl at his brother who just happens to be hiding behind her.

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  1. This is the first time I realized this was a series. This book sounds really fun, and I am anxious to read it. A really nice review.

  2. Great review! I can't tell you how many times I've read something and wanted to yell....'you didn't just do that!'. But pick them up and shake 'em works for me too!

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  3. Sounds like a fun read. Thank you for the review.


  4. Thanks for the review!


  5. Reading the blurb, Lord Friar sounds like a cad.

    Thank you for your review.


  6. I never thought about things quite like that...But that;s true. A lot of the time there are romances that are in trouble because the couple just keeps things from each other. But thanks for sharing your review. It was really helpful!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  7. I haven't read this book yet but I have read her first two series, the Scandalous Sisters and the Grooms. Both are very good and I highly recommend all of them.

  8. Thank you so much for taking time to read and review, I certainly appreciate it!