Book Review: The Bride (Laird's Fiancées #1) by Julie Garwood

This was my first Julie Garwood book and I feel completely blown away. I stopped halfway through reading to add more of her work to my TBR. I am thrilled I have so many more books to look forward to. Check out my review for The Bride and grab your copy today!

Book Review: The Bride (Laird's Fiancées #1) by Julie Garwood | About That Story
The Bride (Lairds' Fiancées #1) by Julie Garwood

An arranged marriage leads to passionate love in this classic Scottish historical romance from #1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood.
By edict of the king, the mighty Scottish laird Alec Kincaid must take an English bride. His choice is Jamie, youngest daughter of Baron Jamison—a feisty, violet-eyed beauty. Alec aches to touch her, to tame her, to possess her...forever. But Jamie has vowed never to surrender to a man she considers a highland barbarian.
Alec is everything Jamie’s heart has warned her against—an arrogant scoundrel whose rough good looks speak of savage pleasures. While Kincaid’s scorching kisses set fire to her blood, she is determined to resist him...until one rapturous moment quells their clash of wills, and something far more dangerous than desire threatens to conquer her senses...

5 out of 5 stars

The Bride was absolute gold. The prologue completely captivated me and from there, I couldn't put it down. The characters, the time period, and the bit of mystery had me hooked!

I loved Jamie and Alec. I loved the challenge between them and the back and forth fight they had going on as they got to know each other and feelings grew. They had incredible chemistry and there was seriously fantastic banter. It was so extremely entertaining and exciting to read. Jamie was such a free spirit and so very fierce. Alec was sweet and gruff and very much in charge. I loved how exasperated he could get with her because she wouldn’t back down. I loved the build between them, the heated moments, and when they open up and share. I thought it was a very well-rounded story.

There was a wonderful group of characters that made it even more fun to read. I loved Jamie with Alec's men and those interactions. The men and with Alec were pretty awesome too. There were just so many humorous and witty scenes that made it incredibly enjoyable. I loved the suspense element. That was an exciting addition that was fast-paced and thrilling. There's a nice bit of action and drama as well as emotion, but it was the entertaining moments that were charming and delightful that stood out. There were so many priceless scenes, I can't tell you how many times I laughed and smiled.

This was terrific storytelling. I loved the third-person POVs, the descriptions, and the amazing build. I loved the dynamics of the world Alec and Jamie lived in with the different clans and with England and Scotland. I loved the setting and the time period. I loved the cadence and the language. There was a great flow and there never seemed a time I wanted to put my book down. Loved it! I’m officially a Julie Garwood fan!

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