• Pub. Date: May 2010
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • ISBN-13: 9781426854620
  • ISBN: 1426854625

From the Publisher

Unrepentant rake Rule Dewar is living the good life when a most surprising event occurs—he falls in love with his wife.

After their strategic “marriage of commerce” three years ago, Rule quite forgot about Violet Griffin, the teenage heiress to a Boston manufacturing fortune. He simply spoke his vows, took over her father’s business and returned to England to resume his usual pursuits: high-priced wine, high-stakes gambling and highborn women.

Yet when Violet, now a sophisticated woman, unexpectedly appears at Rule’s London town house, husbandly duties no longer seem so odious—he can’t wait to take his stunning bride to their marriage bed. Violet, however, is not so easily led: she has her own ideas and is seeking an annulment to marry another. But as Rule attempts to win her over, someone else is determined to frame him for murder and keep him out of the way for good….

           MY THOUGHTS:

RULE’S BRIDE by Kat Martin is a Historical Romance set in 1859 Boston and ends in 1862 England. It is well written. It has intrigue, mystery, murder, love, romance, and sensuality. The characters are charming, independent, and strong. The secondary characters are just as strong. The heroine’s cousin finds love in the hero’s best friend, therefore there a story in the brew. It is fast paced and page turner. The characters will draw you into the story with them. Therefore, the hero and youngest of the Dewar brothers, he is not a force to be reckoned with as the other two. He is not sure what love is or how it feels, but through advice from his older brother he realizes what it is and he is in love with his wife. This is a captivating story of young love and what a dying father will do to ensure this lovely daughter’s future and well being. If you not read the other two in The Bride Trilogy (#1 Royal’s Bride and #2 Reese’s Bride) I would recommend them. I would recommend this story. This book was received for review from Net Galley and details can be found at  MIRA books.

Rating: 4.5

Reviewed by: April Renn