The Bride Takes a Groom (Penhallow Dynasty, Bk 3)
The Bride Takes a Groom - Penhallow Dynasty, Bk 3 Author:Lisa Berne Katherine Brooke may be a fabulously wealthy heiress, but she's trapped, a pawn in her parents' ruthless game to marry her into the nobility. Then Captain Hugo Penhallow -- so charming, as handsome as a Greek god -- comes into her life once more, and suddenly she sees a chance to be free. — As a Penhallow, his is one of the highest names ... more »in the land, but still his family is facing ruin. So Katherine boldly proposes an exchange: his name for her money. But only if Hugo understands it's merely a practical arrangement, and that she's not surrendering herself entirely.
Back from eight years in America and determined to give his younger siblings a better life, Hugo agrees. He's never fallen in love, so why not? Yet neither of them guesses that this marriage will become far, far more than they ever dreamed of.« less
Really good; the best one of the series so far (with at least one other to follow). Katherine was a complex yet endearing woman, but it was steadfast Hugo with his limitless and loving patience who won me over. Theirs was a childhood friendship turned marriage of convenience that grew into passionate love and unwavering trust. Sometimes, I wondered if Katherine would successfully shed her cold, secretive shell, but Hugo--wonderful, supportive Hugo--waited while she figured herself out. Romantic in every sense of the word. 4 stars.
An interesting and different style to this book. The heroine was so prickly and unlikeable for a good part of it, the author did a great job of having her believably become a better person.
The hero was so patient and easygoing, he was too good to be true. I must say, it was a page turner.
And the Penhallow family was great!