The Unwilling Bride is a true romance written in the style of many of the great romance novels published by Avon, Harlequin, etc. It has sass, a strong female lead, an understanding male lead, a historical setting and a dramatic storyline. Everything about this book screams classic romance.
Little does a nice job of weaving love into a horrid situation and bringing all members of the cast out the other end semi-unscathed. I like the interaction between the characters and how I almost feel sorry for the bad guy, well gal in this case (gals?) because of their perceived situation.
I won’t give away the ending but I was pleased with it and wasn’t so sure things would work out in the manner they did. The only thing that kind of bothered me about the whole thing was that it was a bit slow in some places where situations were being explained or things were changing around. I felt those explanations maybe could have been moved around or split up somehow to accord them less relevance.
Generally, though, if you are looking for a great romance book, this is well worth the read.
Reviewed by Sue Owen