on May 9th 2017
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Long before I wrote my sexy paranormal romances, I wrote traditional Regency romances as Debbie Raleigh. Now I’m delighted that three of my favorites are available once more. This trilogy features three dashing rakes returning home from war. But along the way, a gypsy predicts that love will trap them all. Their high-spirited response? A daring wager! By June the first, whomever Cupid catches must forfeit one thousand pounds and a red rose . . .
A BRIDE FOR LORD BRASLEIGHPhilip Marrow, Lord Brasleigh, must marry off his troublesome ward, Miss Bella Howe. But determined to wed for love, Bella has run away, and Philip must track her down. Since he has never met her, he plans to play the rogue and scare her back to London. He never expects to ignite an overwhelming passion . . . or find a lady who fights fire with a clever scheme all her own . . .
A BRIDE FOR LORD WICKTONBarth Juston, Earl of Wickton, assumes a woman would be grateful to accept an arranged marriage with him. What a shock that beautiful Isa Lawford is not! In fact, she insists she prefers someone else! Now this overconfident lord is about to enter the most perilous battle of all: a fight for a woman’s heart . . .
A BRIDE FOR LORD CHALLMONDSimon Townsled, Lord Challmond, is off to his Devonshire country estate, where he is sure to be safe from feminine wiles. But he doesn't count on feisty do-gooder Miss Claire Blakewell—who is as determined to march down the aisle as he is to avoid it . . .
I’ve fallen head over heels for these timeless books all over again, and believe that you will too.
~~Reviewed by AnnMarie~~
Here Comes the Bride by Alexandra Ivy is 3 books in 1 wonderful box set. The books are about three friends who are definitely not looking for love. When the war ends, and before returning to England, they come across an old Gypsy woman being attacked by a gang of farmers. Being the gentlemen and soldiers that they are, they automatically run to her rescue. As a thank you the woman gives them a gypsy blessing of love, she says that by the Summer all three men will have found true love. They don’t believe her and later they make a bet with each other with the forfeit being that the first one to find true love has to pay up £1,000 and a red rose!
In A Bride for Lord Wickton, Barth Juston has to return to his home where he is supposed to marry the simpering miss, Isa Lawford whom he has been betrothed to for the last 5 years. His family need her dowry in order to refill the family coffers and her family want the title and all the prestige that comes with it.
What Barth doesn’t realise is in the years he has been away, much has changed. Not least that Isa has blossomed into a real beauty, one who is adamant that she will never marry him! Where has his devoted little Isa gone? She has been replaced by a woman who Barth realises he likes very much! Will he convince her to marry him, or will she choose another?
In A Bride for Lord Challmond, Simon retreats to his estate for some peace and quiet and to get away from women desperate for his attention in the hope of becoming his wife.
The peace he thought he would get was sorely lacking thanks to Claire Blakewell. She is a self appointed advocate of Simon’s tenants who have been sorely neglected. On his arrival home he is met with her fury over his neglect. He cannot help but be intrigued in the woman, not only is she beautiful but she has spirit! He is annoyed at her false accusations against him, but that doesn’t stop him from grabbing her to him for a passionate kiss!
Claire despises Simon for the neglect of his tenants but she also finds herself desiring him too, the man can kiss! Can he prove to her he isn’t the man she accuses him of being. Will she turn out to be his true love?
In A Bride for Lord Brasleigh Philip Marrow finds himself having to chase after his ward who ran away after he arranged a marriage for her to a very eligible young man. Bella Howe has been a thorn in his side since he took her on. All her companions have been scared off by her, and now she is refusing to marry.
Philip decides that he will go to where he knows Bella is, and scare her into marriage. They have actually never met in person so although he knows who she is, she doesn’t realise that. He will act the rogue and try to seduce her, showing her that a woman travelling on her own is not safe.
The problem is, once he meets Bella and begins his seduction, reality starts to replace fantasy, but he cannot fall for his ward. He must just see her marry her betrothed then he can head back to London and to uncomplicated women who expect nothing from him. Will he be able to do that or will he be the one to forfeit £1000 and a red rose?
All three of these stories were a pleasure to read. 3 headstrong men determined never to marry, meeting the 3 equally headstrong women who could cost them their place in the Casanova club, £1000 and a single red rose.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced readers’ copy of this book.