Book Reviews of The Reluctant Bride

The Reluctant Bride
The Reluctant Bride
Author: Leigh Greenwood
ISBN-13: 9780843952360
ISBN-10: 0843952369
Publication Date: 1/4/2005
Pages: 373
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 48 ratings
Publisher: Leisure Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Take one handsome cowboy, harden him with betrayal by all the females he has known including his mother, jail time for a crime he did not commit and an enemy who hates him and bullies everyone else into hating him also. Mold and shape for many years until you have an emotional crippled man who does not want the mail order bride that is coming to marry him.
Take a stubborn and fiesty mail order bride who is looking for a place to live where fueds and killings do not happen on a daily basis. Add her desire to have her opinion listened to and respected. Blend well until you have a young woman who thinks there is no place for compromise of her wishes and desires and who is not sure she wants to marry.
Blend the 2 together along with many negative outside influences, stir well and watch the wonderful love story that develops.

Another highly rated Greenwood story.
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Helpful Score: 1
I enjoy Greenwood, and the characters were funny but the book was a little too predictable for my taste.
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Loved it
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"Greenwood's books are bound to become classics."--Rendezvous
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I liked the book. Did you know Leigh is a guy? I din't know until I saw the back cover. I was reading his name a Leah. Or Lee. A woman's name.
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I enjoyed this book very much.
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Colorado Territory, 1872: It was about as rough and ready as the men who left civization behind and driven by a desire for land gold and a new life. Boulder Gap: It was a false fronted one street town where the only way a fellow could find a decent woman was to send away for her. When Tanzy first caught sight of the man she'd come west to marry, he was galloping after a gang of bandits, peppering their worthless hides with buckshot. Russ Tibbolt was a far cry from the safe, respectable husband she'd expected when she agreed to become a mail order bride.
For one thing he had killed a man 10 years before and he was much too compelling for any woman's peace of mind. With his cobalt blue eyes looking down into hers and his powerful body doing its magic, how could she hope to win the battle of wills between them or keep her heart intact. For beneath the onslaught of Russ's kisses she was very far from being a reluctant bride.
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From cover: When she first caught sight of the man she'd come west to marry, he was galloping after a gang of bandits. Russ Tibbolt was a far cry from the safe, respectable husband she'd expected when she agreed to become a mail-order bride.
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From back cover:
TANZY: When she first caught sight of the man she'd come west to marry, he was galloping after a gang of bandits, peppering their worthless hides with buckshot. Russ Tibbolt was a far cry from the safe, respectable husband she's expected when she agreed to become a mail-order bride. For one thing, he'd killed a man ten years before. For another, he was much too compelling for any woman's peace of mind. With his cobalt-blue eyes looking down into hers and his powerful body doing its magic, how could she hope to win the batttle of wills between them or keep her heart intact? For beneath the onslaught of Russ' kisses she was very far from being a Reluctant Bride.
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It has a very good story line.
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Now, I'm not saying men can't write romance novels... I'm just saying that this man can't write romance novels. The characters were flat, the plot was dull, and the writing lacked depth. I thought something was off after the first fifty pages, it took me flipping to the author's page to realize why. I was surprised to see a man's picture on the back flap. Perhaps it's just this author, but part of me felt weird reading a romance novel written by a guy. I don't know why, but I felt as if my father had walked in on me reading something I shouldn't.

I've read a lot of romance novels and, to me, this one just felt sterile. It was too difficult to feel the characters emotions. It was like the Greenwood took an okay plot and then tried his damnedest to remove any sense of depth and emotion.