The Bride Says No by Cathy Maxwell is the first book in “The Brides of Wishmore” series. For those who love romance, historical romance, and enjoyable books, this is definitely one you want to read!
“New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell returns with a delicious new series, The Brides of Wishmore
What happens when a bride says no?
He is the bastard son of a duke, arrogant, handsome, a little bit dangerous, and, of course, one of the most sought-after bachelors in London. He is also about to be publically jilted by some chit of a girl! Blake Stephens' pride isn't about to let him be humiliated, so he charges after his bride to the wilds of Scotland, determined to bring her to the altar.
What happens when the heart says yes?
He is promised to one woman, but discovers his soul stirred by . . . the chit's sister! Lady Aileen Davidson's reputation was ruined ages ago, which is why she's buried herself in the country, but her fiery spirit and bold beauty threaten to bring Blake to his knees, making him wonder if he has proposed to the wrong lass.
And now he must make a choice: marry for honor . . . or marry for love?” – The Bride Says No
The Bride Says No is a well written historical romance that kept me interested in the story and characters from the beginning to the end, even if many of the plotlines were rather predictable.
Not all of the characters are very likeable, in fact a few you will probably hate. For instance, the fathers. Another one is Tara, who is a spoiled brat that takes up too much of the book, at least in my opinion.
I did quite like the characters of Aileen and Blake though, and I enjoyed reading it. Overall, I think that this is a very good read that fans of historical romance will definitely enjoy as well.
* Thank you to the publisher of The Bride Says No, Avon Books, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.