The Bride Bed Author:Linda Needham A Reluctant Bride — The king has decreed that his loyal servant, Lord Alex de Monteneau, will rule the Lady Talia's lands and determine whom the fiery maiden will wed. The groom he chooses, however, will certainly not be himself, for the noble knight desires a far richer castle and a docile wife -- not this infuriating, iron-willed beauty who res... more »ists his authority at every turn. Yet the woman's charm, strength, and smoldering sensuality are rapidly becoming a serious distraction.
In the past, Lady Talia has managed to save her humble ancestral castle -- and her virtue -- from numerous self-proclaimed "husbands." But the unnervingly attractive warrior who had "rescued" her from yet another unwanted wedding seems the most dangerous of the lot. No man will ever decide her future! But how can Talia hope to retain her cherished independence when she secretly, passionately longs for Alex to share her bed?« less
A decent historical romance, set in 1145 Devonshire, England. A woman wanting to gain her independence and protection for her family and a man wanting power and wealth, but both struggling with their desire for each other.