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Sunday, May 5, 2013

His Jilted Bride (Banks Brothers Bride, #3) by Rose Gordon



Picture When the intended husband of Elijah Banks' oldest friend Amelia Brice, jilts her at the alter, Elijah knows he must do something before she is publicly shamed - even if that means convincing her to run away and marry him instead. Amelia has a troubling secret, she believes she is a "fallen" woman, hence her sudden betrothal to a man of less than noble intentions. However, she has been in love with Elijah for as long as she can remember, and although it seems she has finally gotten everything she wanted, she doesn't know how to tell him she's not the girl he thought she was. But when the man who jilted her at the alter shows up, threatening to reveal her secret to everyone, she knows she must come clean. The question is will Elijah accept her once he knows the truth? Or will he share with her his own secret - one that if known could change their entire relationship? 

 My Rating: 4 Stars out of 5 

 Another wonderful addition to the Banks Brothers series, this one featuring Elijah - one of the twin sons born to Edward and Regina (yes, the Edward and Regina from His Contract Bride), I was immediately drawn into the story. 

Following the tradition of her other books His Jilted Bride can be read as a stand-alone novel (although I highly recommend starting at the beginning just so you don't miss out on any of it). Amelia is such a spit fire that it is hard not to like her. She isn't afraid of putting her husband in his place whenever he needs it, but even when she's mad at him she still loves him with everything she has. It was easy to see that the years of friendship had given them a special bond, and I enjoyed watching their marriage as it unfolded. I loved the sense of mystery that this book brought with it. Even though I already knew what Amelia's secret was, I was dying to know what Elijah could possibly be hiding from her - and I was not disappointed! 

 As a final note, I just have to add - Mr. Henry Hirsute is an awful name befitting an awful pet! I don't think I would have been as nice about him as Amelia was!

 DISCLAIMER: I received an advanced copy of His Jilted Bride in exchange for my honest review. This has not reflected on my review in any way.

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