His Captive Bride
Book 3, Stolen Brides Series
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She’s swept away to a hidden island paradise filled with pleasures… and secrets.
Abducted from a trade fair, Lady Avril de Varennes awakens on Asgard Island, an enchanted paradise cloaked in mists and mystery, kept secret from the world for centuries. Against her will, Avril weds her arrogant captor, Hauk Valbrand--even as she vows to escape. Hauk believes himself beyond the reach of love, until his fiery captive bride begins to melt his heart of ice. But soon he must reveal the stunning truth about Asgard and its people--and Hauk and Avril must choose between love and honor, duty and desire… now and forever.
"An utterly absorbing read! With its richly drawn characters, powerful conflict and vividly imagined setting, HIS CAPTIVE BRIDE is a romantic fantasy lover's dream. When it comes to sweeping, sizzling historical romance, Shelly Thacker is a shining star!" -New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian
"Powerful. From the very first page you're whisked away to a world where anything is possible." -The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Five hearts (highest rating). An involving, beautiful story. I thought about the characters often at work, at the grocery store, in my car—wherever I was until I could get back to the book. A definite keeper." -TheRomanceReader.com
Sizzling paranormal romance from the bestselling author Publishers Weekly hails as "innovative" and "exciting."
A full-length novel of 100,000 words
Adult content: explicit love scenes
Originally published by Dell under the title Timeless
This expanded Author's Preferred Edition ebook includes additional scenes never before published. Also includes bonus content: "The Making of TIMELESS: The Story Behind the Story."
The Stolen Brides Series: One falls through time and finds herself married to a dark stranger… one may never reach her royal wedding if she can’t resist her rugged protector… one is abducted by a mysterious swordsman and swept away to a secret island paradise. Three regal brides are about to discover that falling in love with a warrior is the most dangerous adventure of all.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The characters touched your heart. You can feel connection between the characters, Avril and Hauk and want them to get together forever.
This is a keeper
I rarely keep a book and read it a second time but I can see myself picking this one up again at some point. I read it in record time and enjoyed every last second of this story. I loved all the secondary characters as well and look forward to reading about their stories in future books (I hope!).This book had an element of magic which I adored and the romance was perfect!
A great way to spend a quiet afternoon. The story drew me in and I was thoroughly invested in the characters by the end. Thanks, Shelly.