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Royal's Bride by Kat Martin

Royal's Bride (2009)

by Kat Martin

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Eh. Not particularly interesting or believable. Overwhelming attraction in four different people, in all four cases enough to make them behave _stupidly_. The men are thinking with their...let's say, lower heads. And the women are equally idiotic. The scam is neatly done, cleverly planned, and suffers from a major loophole or error in their thinking. There's a heck of a lot of coincidence playing major parts in both plotlines (romance and scam). And like that. Also a few misused words - they were 'cosseted' together, rather than 'closeted', for instance. Minor, but an example of how the book could have used some more editing. And since I'm reading this first book last, I know things didn't much improve with time. I like the middle one - Reese's Bride - the best of the three and it's not wonderful. This one, and the trilogy overall - eh. ( )
  jjmcgaffey | Nov 14, 2010 |
Royal's Bride is about a duke whose dying father had arranged for him to marry a weathy woman joyclen. The duke falls for Joyclens' cousin Lily. There are a few suprising twist and turns but the ending is predictable like most romances. It is a very enjoyable story though and I look forward to reading the next in the series. ( )
  honeydew69862004 | May 19, 2010 |
Set in 1855 - Arriving home to discover their father, the current Duke of Bransford, on his death bed, each of the brothers (Royal, Reese and Rule) all pledged to a dying wish. A year after their fathers death, Royal knew he could wait no longer to start fulfilling that wish. He could not return Bransford Castle to it’s previous glory without money and he could not get money until he married Jocelyn Caulfield, the women that his father had arranged for him. All she wanted was the title of duchess and the social prestige that went along with it, since her father had arranged the marriage for her to get that and was willing to pay the new Duke for it, everyone should have been happy. Arriving ahead of the Caulfield women at Bransford Castle, cousin Lily Moran had planned on preparing for their particular needs only to be involved in an accident that left Royal believing her to be Jocelyn. Corrections were made and the betrothal and wedding preparations were under way but still Royal felt an attraction for Lily but knew nothing could ever come of those feeling for a distant relative of his soon to be betrothed. Except that didn’t stop either of them form feeling it every time they were near each other. With her help, Royal might not ever get his fortune back but he could get justice for his father, that would have to be enough - wouldn’t it?

Book 1 - So much information, action and romance for one book. It is fast paced but easy to follow. There are lots of characters to get to know (probably in set up for the rest of the series), but they are introduced in such a way that it does not become confusing. Really enjoyed the multiple romance lines, and the bits of Lily’s family. Also got a sneak peak at Rule’s personality and in the end a great lead in to the next book (Reese’s Bride). Of all the series I have read, this has to be one of the best Book 1’s that I have ever read. This is also the first Kat Martin that I have ever read. If this is a good indication of her writing, I can see her becoming one of my favorites. I am so glad I took the time with this one and am eager to start Reese’s Bride to see how it works out for him. ( )
  onyx95 | May 5, 2010 |
Royal Dewar promised his father that he'd marry Jocelyn Caulfield to restore the family fortune. But Jocelyn falls for another, and Royal's eye is caught by her cousin Lily Moran. Lily is more than just a milliner, however, and her criminal past allows Royal to find out more about how his father lost the family's money and gives him options other than to marry a wealthy heiress. Not terrible, not great, just a middle of the road read. ( )
  Elishibai | Sep 28, 2009 |
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"After years abroad, Royal has returned to Bransford Castle to find his father dying and the family treasury nearly empty. Then the old duke wrests a final promise from his guilt-ridden son: that Royal will marry heiress Jocelyn Caulfield and restore the estate to its former glory. However, it is not his fiancee who quickens Royal's pulse, but rather her beautiful cousin Lily Moran. Penniless Lily knows that nothing can come of their undeniable attraction--but there is a way she can help Royal. Enlisting some questionable characters from her past, Lily concocts an elaborate ruse to recover some of the Bransford fortune from a notorious confidence artist. As the dangerous scheme unfolds, Lily and Royal are thrown together in pursuit of the very thing--money--that keeps them apart...."--p. [4] of cover.… (more)

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