I loved this book it is a very sweet love story
A tale of adventure, humr, and tender sensuality that sweeps from the pagentry of an English jousting tournament (where a huge bearded menacing Welshman wins the prize- the bride herself) to the brooding mystery of an isolated castle in Wales ( a place haunted by gosts and legends) . Of course, all's well that ends well.
Great book. Medeiros books are consistant. Enjoyable reads
Everything Medeiros writes is wonderful, including this one!
An often recommended read. Offers a flawed hero and heroine.
This book is great with a unique twist,lots of humor and a wonderful ending. I would definately recommed this to anyone.
So far, I have enjoyed every Medeiros book I've read.
the beauty wants to hide her looks from the world....when she meets a man who's looking for a plain bride......what luck? or maybe a curse. great book.
3 & 1/2 stars - I enjoyed the story.
She was rumored to be the fairest woman in all of England, But Holley de Chastel considered her beauty a curse. She had already turned away scores of suitors with various ruses, both fair and foul. Now she was to be there prize in a tournament of eager knights gathering from across the land. Holly had no intention of wedding and concocted her most outrageous plan yet to disguise her beauty from their avaricious eyes. But she never planned on Sir Austyn of Gavenmore. He had come looking for a plain wife and he thought he found it in Holly. What would he do when he found out her deception?
She was rumored to be the fairest woman in all of England but Holly de Chastel considered her beauty a curse. She had already turned away scores of suitors with various ruses, both fair and foul. Now she was to be the prize in a tournament of eager knights gathering from across the land, each more determined than the last to win her hand. Holly had no intention of wedding any of them and concocted her most outrageous plan yet; to disguise her beauty from their avaricious eyes. But she never planned on Sir Austyn of Gavenmore.
The darkly handsome Welshman had come looking especially for a plain bride and Holly seemed to fit the bill. Suddenly she found herself in the possession of this mysterious stranger, ensconced in his castle and forced to keep up her carefully planned illusion. Why did this electrifyingly passionate male, who could have any woman he wanted, desire a homely bride -- and what would happen when he learned he'd been tricked? By the time Holly found out, it was too late to avoid the searing fires of passion -- and the dark curse of Gavenmore ...