By the king s edict, Alec Kincaid, mightiest of the Scottish lairds, must take an English bride And Jamie the youngest daughter of Baron Jamison, is his choice From his first glimpse of the proud and beautiful English lady, Alec felt a burning hunger stir within him This was a woman worthy of his fearless warrior s spirit And he aches to touch her, tame her, possess heBy the king s edict, Alec Kincaid, mightiest of the Scottish lairds, must take an English bride And Jamie the youngest daughter of Baron Jamison, is his choice From his first glimpse of the proud and beautiful English lady, Alec felt a burning hunger stir within him This was a woman worthy of his fearless warrior s spirit And he aches to touch her, tame her, possess herr But with the wedding vows, Jamie pledges her own secret oath She will never surrender her love to this Highland barbarian He was everything her heart warned her against an arrogant, brooding scoundrel whose rough good looks and seductive embrace fire her blood But when strange accidents begin to threaten Jamie s life and an old rumor that Alec killed his first wife spreads anew, something far dangerous than desire threatens to conquer her senses.
The Bride By the king s edict Alec Kincaid mightiest of the Scottish lairds must take an English bride And Jamie the youngest daughter of Baron Jamison is his choice From his first glimpse of the proud and
This is one of my ALL TIME TOP FAVORITE historical romance books.I actually have the pink flowered paperback version which was released in 1989 and I think I first read it when I was 12 years old 1995 Let s just say that my Dad had NO idea what he was buying me lol There, there, Pops There, thereI had had to get my sexual educational from somewhere, right LOLZ Anyway, I am mentioning this now because I just snagged the kindle version of this bad boy and it s sequel The Wedding, which actually IS [...]
5 Lady Kincaid StarsThe Bride is the first book I have read from Julie Garwood and I loved it I loved the set up, the plot, and love Jamie and Alec I love me some sexy Scottish highland romances and this one was great From the start Alec shined He was so sexy, cocky and 100% bad ass Scottish warrior But what I loved most about Alec was he had a tender side Don t get me wrong though Alec could be damn ruthless when he needed Jamie had me laughing She was the perfect blend of sassy, brave, sweet, [...]
I m not feeling very literate today, so I am going to compose this review around a list of reasons why I loved this book Reasons Why I Loved The Bride by Julie Garwood1 Jamie is a great heroine Okay, she might have some Mary Sue ness going on, although I hate using that term She is really gorgeous, very nice, oh so sweet, great at pretty much everything, giving, and self sacrificing However, she s totally loveable For me, that s the opposite of a Mary Sue, because Mary Sues are characters that t [...]
Huge 5 StarsI loved this book It s one of those feel good stories that leaves you smiling for days If I was to sum up this book with one word, delightful comes to mind I honestly can t think of a better word to describe the experience I had while reading it Jamie has become one of my all time favorite heroines Julie Garwood has a way of writing heroines that are strong willed without becoming annoying hard to do in my opinion Jamie s one of the most endearing character I ve read She s impossible [...]
15% And here we goes for the fastest DNF of 2016 what do you mean I m not supposed to celebrate Before buying an historical book, go check the period of time of the story, would you Truth is, I started hyperventilating when I saw that little England, 1102 written at the top of chapter one Why, you ask Because there s no hiding behind the fact that these times weren t women rights friendly and that I, for one, don t enjoy reading about girls being sold to some OMG a bulky highlander jerkface who [...]
Highlander romances never really appealed to me, well, because I like my men in pants The whole kilt thing just doesn t do it for me, but I have to put that aside, or I d miss out on a lot of great gems like The Bride And the great thing about books, is that I can just imagine he has pants on or not.These highlander stories are always brutes whisking women away willingly or unwillingly I might prefer the latter to their Scottish castle, and I can pretend I m a damsel in distress with the attenti [...]
I had been wanting to read this book for years, and I finally got to it, it was WONDERFUL I love Highlander type books and this one has got to be one of the best EVER EVER Lol I m so excited right now.
3.5 StarsOverall Opinion I enjoyed this one I rarely say this, but I floved the h She had all the character traits that I enjoy to read about Sadly, I didn t connect to the H as much He was enjoyable at times, but for the most part I feel like we didn t get a full glimpse into who he was supposed to be behind the tough exterior I wanted banter between them It seemed like most of the banter was lost on miscommunication or them not understanding each other s sense of humord that resulted in me no [...]
I d rate this 3.75 stars or whatever a B minus rating would convert to.I wanted to love this book because it s a favorite for so many readers, but couldn t quite get there There were several parts that made me smile, like when the heroine wears black to her wedding, and when she dumps water on the soldiers who are making fun of English women And the ending was great, with the jewels I won t say for spoiler purposes My main problem connecting with the book lies with the heroine, who is straight [...]
The Bride audio was everything I was hoping for and Julie Garwood is the reason I love reading romance I started reading her books at the tender age of 16h After my first, I was addicted and used all my pocket money to buy Of course, I eventually exhausted the bookstore s supply so then I was forced to re read them over and over and over again I dreamed of highland heroes who were rough and even a wee bit scary These scary men were ferocious in the start but then we see them change A kind gest [...]
Instagram Twitter Facebook PinterestIt s always nerve wracking to read a romance that s considered by many to be a classic and is beloved by many especially when you re an individual whose literary tastes often go against the grain But THE BRIDE went on sale for Kindle and I bought it, and then it was voted as our December book of the month in my romance book club, so it seemed like I was destined to read it.I haven t read a lot of Scottish romances The only one I ve read is the one everyone has [...]
It really sucked to be a woman in the 1100 s Yes, it was much better in the 1200 s Oh wait, never mind Well, it s better now We can t be sold into marriage or bartered by our fathers And, for some reason the king of England was playing Cupid and forcing couples into marriage That is what happened here A loser guy doesn t pay his taxes and as his punishment he has to give two of his daughters to some Scottish men to marry.Hmmm, and this punishes the man how I mean, daughters were chattel The way [...]
I MUST SAY SAY THAT I LOVED THIS BOOK will get back to proper reviewing soon AFTER MY ROAD TRIP TO IRELAND.xxI
Now as you have noticed, I have been reading many historical romance novels lately and some of my favorite types of historical romance novels have to deal with Highlanders since the men in those novels are ultra sexy Well, Julie Garwood s The Bride, is definitely no exception and it was the first book that I have read from romance author Julie Garwood The Bride is surely one hot romantic story that will set your romantic senses afire By order of King Henry and King Edgar, the strong and mighty S [...]
What a charming story was that Really, guys That book caught me by surpriseI m used to read renegence historical romance and this medieval was my first, but i enjoyed it very much.I won t lie to you In the beginning, i was a little bit lost, but then the storyline captivated meNo, no, no I don t think that it was the story only I really loved this couple and especially JamieShe made me laughing all the time with her actionsAnd she manage to make the cruel, wild warrior to laugh alsoThey were the [...]
All vamos Tercer libro del RetoRitaEste libro creo que es el segundo que punt o con una estrella de todo los que llevo le dos hasta ahora,Pero es que de verdad no hay por donde cogerlo, los cap tulos son la misma historia contada de diferente forma Es como el d a de la marmota.Jamie me parece un personaje infantil, bipolar y repetitivo Pasa del llanto a la risa en menos de un minuto, s lo hace preguntas sin sentidos y parece salida de la casa de la pradera Encima que todo lo que hace, lo hace bi [...]
Did you get a good look at her, then he added in a rush.Alec nodded You ll be taking her with you, won t you The Kincaid stared at the old man a long minute before answering Aye, Beak I ll be taking her with me An absolute must read for any Garwood fans Quite simply a treasure of a historical romance If you can get ahold of the audio, this is one of the better narrators I ve heard as well If not, the story stands on it s own, a masterpiece set in the Scottish Highlands.This is the very best of t [...]
Loved it Listened to the audiobook The narrator was excellent with her accents, but I found her to be just a tad bit too dramatic It took a little while to get used to her.
4,5 sparkling Stars for a fun and really entertaining sweet historical romanceThis romance is both sweet, romantic, a little silly and very funny It s predictable but so very charming and well done that I stuck completely in the cute trap A story that made me smile and feel so good a perfect feelgood to read for all lovesick romantics Aye, Beak I ll be taking her with me The choice had been made She still hadn t caught on Alec sighed Change your gown, Jamie, if that s your inclination I prefer w [...]
from my book blog Some of you may remember that I had an ambitious for me TBR list that included two SRS books, and The Hunger Games It will surprise none of you that I made it through The Hunger Games before I decided that was enough heavy shit and people dying I decided it was time for some lighter fare, or at least a book that didn t prominently involve death Enter The Bride by Julie Garwood and its 172 5 star reviews on Because apparently the fanatically positive reviews for Sherrilyn Kenyon [...]
Julie Garwood is my all time favorite historical romance author I have been binge re reading her books on audible Don t plan to write much by way of reviews since there is plenty already out there But feel free to ask questions My caution to my safety gang buddies Get yourself in a historical romance frame of mind before reading Almost all of them have widower manwhores matched up with virgins Or a very young widow matched with a manwhore But almost all JG books are insta something and the men a [...]
I have to say I was disappointed by this book I love Julie Garwood and she is a wonderful author but this just didn t pass muster The story it self was just fine, it s the characters that bugged me to no end The way the characters were written was very confusing because at the beginning you are miss lead that the heroine is a strong and independent woman who is capable and smart, yet a few chapters later and a few conversations with her and all those descriptions are tossed out the window and in [...]
4.5 Untamed StarsThis was my first Julia Garwood, and one of the few historical sovereign read so far and it got me hooked on her style and characters This couple was absolutely perfect They captured me from the very start Interesting and dynamic, steamy hot and banter filled, The Bride really had everything I look for in RomanceFor me, her family situation, and even the feel of some scenes and attitudes really was reminiscent of Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice, one of my all time favs.On the [...]
Re read Jan 2018 Still 4 starsThe Bride was as good as a double gooey chocolate brownie It was captivating, witty and absolutely perfect.I loved Jamie and Alec for themselves and as a couple Alec was an arrogant warrior with a tender heart, Jamie was quick, feisty and relentless Both of them were engaged in a battle of wits and wills, I was grinning through most of it.Both of them are smitten but their bond evolves at a realistic pace No insta love or mind numbing longing in this one.The story i [...]
Outstanding and amazing Where is the sixth star I waited forever for this book but it was well worth the wait it was utterly amazing I laughed so much I am so glad that JG didn t listen to the expert who told her to downplay the humor and gave in to the urge It was hilarious But the humor didn t take away the divine romance between Alec and Jamie.The trouble with too good books is that there is no words to do it justice I loved everything about this book Alec was an amazing ber hot hero Jamie wa [...]
What can I say about this story other than a classic Julie Garwood book still delivers I ve lost count of the number of times I ve read this one thought I d try the audiobook this time The narration, by Rosalyn Landor, brings this book to life I ll be seeking out of her audiobooks.
Super funny Loved it when I read it years ago and read it for a PIFM challenge and still loved it Even though I ve been reading romantic erotica the last few years it is still nice to read a well written and funny romance Reread again Last read 12 10 2015Still a great story So enjoyable March 16, 2017 No matter how many times I re read this book I still always enjoy the humor and the dialogue between Alec and Jamie She s such a strong character and she has to be to be married to Alec, but she s [...]
Sometimes you need to read something different A book taking place in a far away way land, where the people are ruled by kings, lusty lords and lairds following his proclamations Futures are given within a blink of an eye and titles are fought and died for Julie Garwood does an amazing job capturing the sights and sounds of Scotland and allowing us readers to bring home a taste with us Its almost as if you were really there You can practically hear the bagpipes, Side Drums, Whistles Flutes A fiv [...]
2.5 StarsThis was a disappointing read Maybe my expectations were too high because I love me some arranged marriages But Alec quickly and swiftly sent my expectations tumbling wayyyyy down Now a little bit of brute in a man is sexy, but he was just an utter a hole who had me shaking my head most of the book wonderingWhen he wasn t thinking or saying thisHe was thinking or saying thisOr sitting around with his friends sayingAnd when he wasn t getting on my nerves, Jamie was I liked her for the mo [...]
4 well now I like historical romance too STARS