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The Laird Takes a Bride: The Penhallow Dynasty Kindle Edition
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Lisa Berne's Penhallow Dynasty series continues as a Highlander marries against his will--and discovers he may have found the perfect bride
Alasdair Penhallow, laird of his clan and master of Castle Tadgh, is forced to end his carefree bachelorhood, thanks to an ancient decree that requires him to marry. But Alasdair's search for a biddable wife comes to a screeching halt when Fate serves up Fiona Douglass. Prickly as a thistle, Fiona challenges him at every turn, rendering herself surprisingly irresistible. Her love would be a prize indeed . . . if Alasdair could accept it.
Fiona gave her heart once, and doesn't plan to repeat that folly. Yet she finds herself drawn to Alasdair's intelligence and strength, and the passion he incites goes well beyond her expectations for what's only a marriage of expedience. Despite herself, she's falling in love with her husband. But there's a high wall between them--and Fiona's not sure it can ever be torn down.--Romance Junkies --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
"With her sophomore effort, Berne shows a special mastery for characters who hide their feelings, even from themselves, and yearn, even when they don't realize it. A difficult love scene is also brilliantly rendered. A bright, intelligent, heart-tugging romance."--Kirkus Reviews
"A sometimes humorous, sometimes eerie, sometimes dangerous courtship [...] If marriage-of-convenience is your catnip, you'll enjoy this one."--Heroes & Heartbreakers
"A very enjoyable read, filled with some heartbreak, some pain [...] a strong-willed couple, and a realistic romance with a satisfying happy ever after."--Romance Reviews
"Lisa Berne gives the marriage of convenience trope clever, unforeseen, and fabulous twists [...] A perfectly fabulous book, intelligent, unusual, and unique; The Laird Takes a Bride is not to be missed!"--Buried Under Romance
"What a grand, subtle, romantic tour-de-force! The Laird Takes a Bride is an incredibly arresting tale filled with intelligence, foreboding, suspense and a beautiful romance. Prepare to be amazed!"--Romance Junkies
"[...] with Berne's skill for storytelling and a charming cast of characters -- along with a hefty amount of sensuality -- these proud, stubborn lovers find what they need."--RT Book Reviews (4 stars) --This text refers to the mass_market edition.
- ASIN : B01NCHXLES
- Publisher : Avon (29 August 2017)
- Language : English
- File size : 4615 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 389 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0062451812
- Best Sellers Rank: 381,594 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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As it turns out, Fiona and Alasdair are married much to their dismay and must find a way to create a real marriage despite issues from their pasts.
I just read the first book in this series and enjoyed it, so I moved on to this one which I also liked very much. Ms. Berne has an engaging writing style that makes the reader want to keep going in the book (even when she should turn the light off and go to sleep). I liked both Fiona and Alasdair; they were a good match. I especially liked the way the author treated the beginning of their marriage. There was no instant seduction and grand sex scenes. Instead, we have a blase and perfunctory joining that is solely for the purpose of procreation. Too often I read historical romances where the hero and heroine dislike each other, but are immediately drawn into the throes of passion. I found this a nice change.
I was annoyed a bit with the book of rules and the device used for the marriage, but that was a small bother in an otherwise enjoyable read.
We meet a couple, one who is emotionally stagnant due to loss the other rigid and insecure because of betrayal. While they do fall in love, the journey is not without pain and this is where the mastery of this book lies. The author's ability to understand human frailties and put them to paper. As a reader you will feel the heaviness of the character's sentiments which for me required a tissue or two. But rest assured there is the, in my case, mandatory happy ending.
The Laird takes a bride is a straight forward love story with no other subplots except a minor parallel love of an older couple, it's exciting enough to hold your interest. I especially appreciated the love\sex scenes are not overly graphic and there are no trigger scenarios. I wholeheartedly recommend this book and advise you to make Lisa Berne an author to follow.