Thursday, January 22, 2009
Title: CORDERO’S FORCED BRIDE
Author: KATE WALKER
Line: Harlequin Presents
Mills and Boon Modern Romance
Release month North America: February 2009 UK: March 2009
The S-Factor: Simmering and Sensual
Alexa Montague is mortified! She's had to call off her sister's wedding, and now the ruthless, arrogant groom, Santos Cordero, is demanding shy ugly duckling Alexa take her sister's place!
The Montagues have stolen his money and his convenient bride, so Santos will enjoy taking Alexa instead. For Santos does not—cannot—love. But his body burns for Alexa as it has for no other woman before. He'll keep her captive in his bed until she's begging to be his….
Codero’s Force Bride by Kate Walker is intense, explosive and the passion leaps off the pages. It’s one of those books that once you begin you’ll literally stay up all night reading. From the moment I began reading, I absolutely knew I was going to fall in love with Santos Codero. He’s a man of many layers and he’s determined to have what he wants and will go to any lengths to get it. So on his wedding day when his future bride’s sister appears on the scene to announce her sister has run off with the man she loves, what does he do? He invites all of the guests back to his home for the reception, including the bride’s parents who have stolen a fortune from him.
Alexa Montague is one determined young woman. The first time she met Santos there was an electric charge between them and now she is facing him head on and determined that her sister and her family will survive Santos. What she doesn’t count on is that Santos now has a plan, that very plan to still gain the respectability by marrying a Montague, giving that respectability not only to his business but also to his heirs. So the revised plan leaves it to Alexa to wed Santos and he’s not going to take no for an answer.
There’s no denying the attraction and desire they both feel for each other. Immediately Santos recognizes it, and is drawn like a moth to Alexa. He wants her and he’s going to have her no matter what. He even lets his guard down and shares his horrible childhood with her, something he’s never shared with another woman and reading about it will have you shedding tears. For Santos, she is like no other woman he has ever known but he keeps fighting it and chalks it up to the passion they share.
As their story unfolds, you will learn that Alexa feels deeply for this proud Spaniard and that he literally rips her heart out. She has such a low opinion of herself and she sincerely believes herself to be the unattractive sister while it’s obvious Santos feels differently. Her realization that he will never love her, her struggle to walk away from him, just prepare yourself for the emotion the author delivers.
Cordero’s Force Bride is part of the Bedded by Blackmail series and a wonderful addition especially with this year being Harlequin’s Diamond Anniversary, celebrating sixty years. It’s a beautiful sensual and passionate love story and one you definitely won’t want to miss.
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Reviewed by: Marilyn