How to Lose a Bride in One Night by Sophie Jordan

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How to Lose a Bride in One Night by Sophie Jordan
Publisher: Avon Books
Genre: Historical
Length:Full Length (221 pages)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Lisianthus

He saved her life…

When Annalise Hadley is tossed over the side of her honeymoon barge, the newly-minted duchess knows she’s been left for dead — for her husband’s only interest is in her vast dowry, not her muddied lineage. However, she didn’t count on a savior. Especially not an honorable, sinfully intriguing earl who will tempt her to risk everything—again.

Now he will seduce her heart and soul

A man with his own demons, Owen Crawford, the reclusive Earl of McDowell, is enchanted by the mysterious, courageous woman he rescued. He will help her heal, teach her to protect herself, and then send her away—so that she’ll never see he’s far from the hero she believes him to be.

But days and nights alone prove that some secrets are meant to be discovered…some desires are too powerful to resist…and some wounds can only be healed by love.

From the moment Owen Crawford finds Annalise Hadley washed up on shore and reluctantly saves her, he’s determined to get her well and on her way so he can face his own demons alone. Seeing the way Owen keeps trying to find someone else to save her, endeared him to me all the more. He’s a hero who doesn’t think he deserves to be a hero.

Annalise isn’t ready to trust easily after her husband of only hours threw her overboard to rid himself of his wife so he could keep her dowry. There is something about Owen though that calls to her to trust him. He isn’t sure he’s the hero type and she sees him as an honorable, attractive and sweet man, even if he doesn’t talk much and keeps avoiding her.

There were many supporting characters that made this story work, without the healers to help Annalise and convincing Owen into staying to help, this wouldn’t have been the story it is. This is a story of two broken people finding each other fighting their demons together all while falling in love. I loved this story and will gladly read other stories by this author in the future.

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