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In this sequel to His Scandal , Sir Edmund Blackwell is forced to take an unwanted wife — only to fall in love with her. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.
Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. I love the idea of a dark, wounded man finally finding love and redemption at the hands of a woman who's not afraid of him. Give the fairytale magic a try! About the Author After a detour through fitness instructing and computer programming, Gayle Callen found the life she'd always dreamed of as a romance writer.
The mother of three grown children, an avid crafter, singer, and outdoor enthusiast, Gayle lives in Central New York with her dog, Uma, and her husband, Jim the Romance Hero.
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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Verified Purchase. This book takes place a couple of years later, after Elizabeth the woman has died; their marriage was an unhappy one and although Edmund tried his best to make her happy and make the best out of unfortunate circumstances, his wife was a spoiled and selfish being who didn't deserve him!
Her death is shrouded in suspicion and rumors abound that Edmund is the one responsible for killing her. His in-laws, whom he dislikes and who return the feeling, offer him the opportunity to keep the property he received as part of Elizabeth's dowry if he marries Gwyneth Hall, a poor cousin of Elizabeth's.
They admit they have ulterior motives but won't admit what they are. Although Edmund doesn't want to accept, the dowry they are offering along with Gwyneth tempts him, for Elizabeth drained the estate and though he went back to mercenary work to support them, since his injury this is no longer a possibility.
What Elizabeth's parents don't know, however, is that Edmund doesn't plan on making the marriage a real one - he won't consummate it and once he has recouped the amount of the dowry through his land, he will pay it back, annul the marriage for all he knows, this new wife of his is helping his in-laws , and finally be done with Elizabeth's family forever. Gwyneth Hall is nervous about marrying a man she has never met, but has hopes that the marriage will help her poor though happy and tight-knit family.
She meets her husband moments before marrying him and is then taken to a beautiful but crumbling castle in need of repair. Who is this stern man, whom many people seem to fear because of his large size and the rumors of murder, but whom she can't help but be drawn to? He causes a fluttering in the bottom of her stomach and she wants to make him smile or even laugh.
Gwyneth is determined to make a real marriage of what circumstances have forced, for she sees in Edmund a good man whom she is growing to love - and whom she thinks badly needs that love. This book combines a marriage of convenience; a hurt and suspicious hero who has decided not to have sex with his wife but is drawn to her, both emotionally and physically ; a sweet and loving heroine who is confused by her husband's attempts to separate himself from her and determined to not let him succeed and seduce him as best she can ; and a nefarious plot being directed by evil ex-in-laws and carried out by we-don't-know-who.
The combination is definitely a hit so hat's off to Gayle Callen for another great read! It's a pleasure to watch their relationship develop: Edmund trying to stay away from and not get attached to Gwyneth and Gwyneth trying to seduce her husband and make him care for her as she has begun to for him though of course he already does.
Gwyneth is so sweet and loyal that Edmund can't help but fall in love with her and although he's at first frightened by his feelings and fights them, he eventually realizes that he could never give Gwyn up and can no longer carry out his initial plan for their marriage. The secondary characters are entertaining, especially Geoffrey Edmund's friend and lieutenant , and on the whole the mystery subplot is interesting and adds intrigue and suspense - though it is resolved somewhat anti-climactically.
The books don't have to be read in order Alex and Emmeline appear briefly in this one , though I think it helps to read Book 1 before Book 2. For me the story of Edmund and Gwyn was bar far the best of the series.
And I think for this series it is helpful to read them in order because the author does not exactly explain the relationship of the characters in the other books. Certainly after reading the second book about Alex it was clear how Edmund got into the situation with the Langster family.
It also clearly made sense why Edmund was so untrusting of Gwyn at the beginning of their marriage. But Gwyn was a determined and engaging young lady and wanted to make this a real marriage. For me this was a beautiful love story and the most romantic of the three books. I would recommnend all of the series but think this one the best!! I loved this book. It is very well written, I don't remember one typographical error.
It is a keeper, to be read over and over again. In England, the parents of his deceased wife summon Sir Edmund Blackwell to see them. Edmund's father-in-law Lord Langston offers to buy back Castle Wintering, the estate he gave as part of his daughter's dowry.
Edmund refuses, but Lady Langston points out his lack of funds to run the estate. She offers a different deal. Edmund marries Langston cousin Gwyneth Hall and receive a large dowry too. The only clause in the marriage contract that gives Edmund pause is that if he dies without a male heir, Castle Wintering returns to Langston.
Needing money badly after his spouse's excesses, Edmund accepts though he feels he deals with the devil. Edmund does not trust his second Langston bride though Gwyneth works hard to quickly gain the support of his people. Edmund begins falling in love with his wife and wants to believe her behavior is genuine, but wonders what her role is in whatever nefarious scheme Langston has concocted.
Still love blossoms between the Blackwell couple, but trust is a more difficult feeling to attain. Though the overused theme of a marriage pawn is the underlying concept of HIS BRIDE, Gayle Callen keeps the story line moving through the wonderfully caring Gwyneth, albeit even if she acts too perfect while trying to prove to Edmund that she has no deceit.
The Langstons are too avariciously villainous while the lead couple is a delight as Gwyneth wins over everyone but her skeptical husband. Fans of Ms. Callen's "His" tales will enjoy this novel made pleasant by the lead "Her". Harriet Klausner. Though the story line is similar to some others I have read.
I did enjoy this one. Written during Elizabethian times- the widower Sir Edmund Blackwell is having to accept an offer made by his ex-father-in-law to get the castle and lands back into shape and it will take a large sum of money. A bride and large dowry has been offered to Edmund with strings attached.
It is made clear that the father-in-law is out to ruin Edmund. But Edmund is not one to turn down a challenge and accepts.
He is to marry his deceased wife's cousin and if she is anything like Elizabeth was, Edmund is in for a miserable time. But she turns out to be just the opposite. Gwyneth Hall doesn't realize she is being used like a pawn and goes into this marriage to make it a success though she has never even met Edmund.
With time Edmund lets his guard down to see Gwyneth as she really is and Gwyneth learns that there is a different person behind that face of Edmund's.
Full of passion, some humorous bits, and over-all enjoyable. See all reviews from the United States. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Get free delivery with Amazon Prime. Back to top. Get to Know Us. Amazon Payment Products. English Choose a language for shopping. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.
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Book 3 of the "His" trilogy The books do not have to be read in order. Gwyneth Hall has heard the dark rumors about Sir Edmund Blackwell, the man she is betrothed to but has never seen. To save her penniless family from ruin, however, she would wed the devil himself. And this gorgeous, moody "devil" sends a tremor of excitement racing through her when they first meet--sparking the young bride's determination to turn a marriage of mere convenience into much more. Edmund dares never love again. Already wicked tongues falsely blame him for a crime he didn't commit.
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