The Bedeviled Bride (Regency Historical Romance)
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The Wetherby Brides, Book 4 Lady Elizabeth Wetherby, formerly Crawley, has married the wrong man, after being duped by his identical twin brother. Now, to escape scandal, she and her new husband have taken refuge at Dunbocan, their Scottish estate. Having been a highly popular and active member of the ton, she worries that being stranded in the Highlands will be a horrible bore. But how can one be bored when a ghost haunts one’s home? Michael Wetherby has been in love with Elizabeth Crawley, now Wetherby, since the day he met her. So, when his identical twin brother suggested they trade places one night, he was happy to oblige. But the charade got out of hand, and the next thing he knew, he was leg-shackled to a woman who didn’t want him. Now, they both must make a choice: be miserable together, or learn to love one another. Either way, till death do them part.
I've read 2 other books in the series & wished this one could have drawn me in as much as the other two. I knew the character of Michael was already in love with the heroine from the previous book but it was not believable how Elizabeth "fell in love" with him. The transition from enraged attraction to "amorous" passion was a bit abrupt and the author did not develop it as much. I did like the paranormal aspect a bit.
I thoroughly enjoyed the other three Wetherby novels, in fact I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning enthralled in them. This book left me wanting and disappointed. I think the author had a great idea for the story, but was lost how to execute it. The plot is weak at best. The "ghost" is almost an after thought, like the author got halfway through the book and remembered there was supposed to be a "ghost", so she quickly wrote a chapter to include it and that was it. If you've read the other three books, read it, but just know it's not worth the paper it's not even printed on!
Interesting and humorous story.
- Category: Historical
- Published: Mar 24, 2011
- Publisher: Jerrica Knight-Catania
- Seller: Smashwords, Inc.
- Print Length: 273 Pages
- Language: English