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The De Burgh Bride (The de Burghs #2)

3.80  ·  Rating Details  ·  365 Ratings  ·  23 Reviews
Sleeping With The Enemy

It was the last thing Elene Fitzhugh intended. She only prayed her array of sharpened daggers was ample protection against Geoffrey de Burgh's gentle coaxing and honeyed lies, for she was determined to be no man's bride king's command be damned!

Noble By Birth, Yet Wild At Heart

Though Elene Fitzhugh had slain her first husband in the marriage
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Paperback, 299 pages
Published February 1st 1998 by Harlequin Books (first published January 1st 1998)
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Crista
May 19, 2010 Crista rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star, historical, series
I love this family of men! The de Burgh brothers are all unique, and each of their stories are turning out that way as well!

Taming the Wolf was Dunstan and Marion's story and is firmly planted on my "keeper shelf". The de Burgh Bride is Geoffery and Elene's story, and after reading hundreds of romance novels, I can say that I've never read one like this before!

Geoffrey draws the "short straw"...literally and is ordered by the king to wed "the Fitzhugh". Elene Fitzhugh is known for her violence
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Ilze
Mar 23, 2012 Ilze rated it it was ok
It was kind of interesting, although I got bored and skimmed towards the end when they had to confront the cardboard villain (whose identity was obvious).

However, I could not figure out Elene's appearance - for most of the book her hair is supposedly
a) completely uncombed (as in years and years worth of being uncombed)
b) unwashed for years and years
c) over three feet long (below her waist when finally combed out)
d) apparently hanging over her face like a veil the whole time

All of these detail
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Kitap hoştu ama ilkinden daha güzel bulamadım malesef. Dunstan tam sevdiğim tipte bir karakterken Geoffrey benim tarzımın dışında bir karakterdi. Fazla sabırlı, alttan alan, iyimser ve bağışlayıcı. Böyle pamuk gibi bir adama da böylesine şirret bir kadın rastlar zaten! Kitabın yarısından fazlasına kadar oğlum sen bu belaya nasıl bulaştın, böyle bir kaderi hak edecek ne günah işledin dedim durdum kendime.

Mallory'i ise bir kaşık suda boğsam ye
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HÜLYA
Jun 02, 2012 HÜLYA rated it it was amazing
Kralın Buyruğu-Deborah Simmons


Bu ayki Harlequin Historical sayısının hikayesi harikaydı..Bayıldım
Mallory Fitzhugh ilk kocasını gerdek gecesinde kalbinden hançerleyerek öldürmüştü..Vahşi ve cahil bir kadındı...Babası ona hiç değer vermemişti..Sadece babasımı çevresindeki insanların tümü neredeyse..Kral onu bağışlamıştı..Ama o dönemlerde kadınlar kendi mülklerine sahip çıkamıyordu..BAbası öldükten sonra Kralın emri ile tekrar evlenmesi gerekiyordu..
Hemde aralarında kan davası olan bir ailenin oğlu
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Megan
Book 2 in the de Burgh series

4 stars (almost 5!)

Another amazing addition to the de Burgh series! Ms. Simmons writes so beautifully that it’s so easy to get drawn into her world and her characters in it. By the King’s decree one of the de Burgh sons must marry Dunstan’s neighbor- Elene Fitzhugh (the daughter of Dunstan’s enemy from the first book). Elene is known as a wild and fearsome creature. No one wants to marry her. So they draw sticks. Geoffrey gets the short stick- literally- and must fu
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Chy
Jun 29, 2012 Chy rated it liked it
Okay, a Beauty and the Beast story where the woman's the beast. How could I possibly resist? (For the second time, even? Shut up.)

I swear, this ends my romance train. I blame this on a comment to a review, as well as purchases from Amazon being slow. Also, also...Oh, I'm sure there's something else. Shut up.
Claudia
Feb 06, 2015 Claudia rated it liked it
I liked Geoffrey in the first book but here I nearly lost my patience with him. A caring and understanding hero is quite well but the was too much. I could not understand how he fell in love with Elene

Elene could have been a great heroine but she came around too late for me to really enjoy the story. I missed the development between these two as there was none in the first half and not enough time in the second

I nearly rated it with 2 stars but the end and the wolf turned it to a 3 star rating b
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ஐ Canan ஐ `·.¸¸.·´´¯`··._
bence ilkinden daha iyiydi..duygusal olarak :)
Adriana Fogaça
Jul 08, 2013 Adriana Fogaça rated it it was amazing
O Clã dos De Burgh 02
O Anel de Noivado
Deborah Simmons
H. Históricos 85
2011

Simplesmente... Geoffrey é maravilhoso, lindo, perfeito e o melhor De Burgh. Sou completamente apaixonada por ele. E acho a louca da Elene, a maior sortuda do planeta, que inveja!!!

A intimidade do mocinho e a mocinha têm uma descrição belíssima e sensual. Para Elene é um ritual de passagem, da mulher que teve que reprimir sua feminilidade. Para mulher sensual, que se transformou nos braços de Geoffrey.

Sobre possíveis muti
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Melis
May 26, 2013 Melis rated it really liked it
Shelves: harlequin
Aslında 5 yıldız vericektim ama Mallory'nin hal ve hareketleri yüzünden 4 verdim. Kitabın başından taa o tarihe geçicek dediğim 164. sayfaya kadar kızımız resmen adamımıza yapmadığını bırakmadı. Aslında tek Geoffrey değil etrafındaki herkes çekti çekiceklerini. Yani bir yerde hak veriyorsunuz neden böyle davrandığına ama bu demek değildir ki alıp bağrımıza basıcaz hanımefendiyi. Çok uzatılmıştı o cadı hareketleri. Bir yerde yeminle kitabı yolasım geldi onun yüzünden. Neyse sonunda yine tarihe ge ...more
Peggy
Mar 23, 2014 Peggy rated it it was amazing
A reworking of the Taming of the Shrew - great book! So well written it makes you feel like you are there. I rarely read a book more than twice but this one I read once a year just because ^_^
Joana V.
May 14, 2014 Joana V. rated it really liked it
4.25
garnetyuna
Dec 29, 2013 garnetyuna rated it it was ok
Shelves: m-f, historical
1,5 stars.
Rawr, I didn't like Elene from the beginning, and it got worse when she treated Marion like sh*t (not that I liked Marion that much). ヽ༼ ಠ益ಠ ༽ノ But okay, after a while she was a bit better.
Anyway, I really hate whenever the De Burgh brothers talks bad about her, either at the end of this book and expecially in the next books of the series.
İnci Puyan
Oct 08, 2013 İnci Puyan rated it really liked it
4,5 stars

Sonunda bunu da okudum ve bitti... Wessex'ten sonra en sevdiğim bu oldu diyebilirim. Mallory'nin davrnaışlarından tutun da Geoffrey'in tavırlarına kadar.. Muhteşemdi.

En çok da Mallory'e üzüldüm ama sonunda hak ettiği mutlulukla da sevindim :)

Okuyun bence okutun da :)

http://illekitap.blogspot.com/2013/04...
Lord Rose
I liked it a lot more than I thought I would, based on the summary. The heroine seemed kind of crazy at the beginning, but by the end, felt like I knew why she was the way she was.

The lack of Big Misunderstandings made me happy. There were so many opportunities for them, and they were avoided. Which is definitely a good thing, in my opinion.
Martha
May 29, 2015 Martha rated it liked it

The Plot is quite original: a marriage ordered by the king, one of the brothers draws the short straw and get the awful bride! Geoffrey is resonabel, sweet, almost perfect and Helene….. well she is not!!!
And although it’s nice written (by the way, like all the other books in these series too!) it just didn’t do it for me…
Judith
Aug 06, 2013 Judith rated it liked it
I did like this; read it first before Taming the Wolf. Had I read the other first, it would have set this up for more success. Good characterization. A bit up and down as far as the heroine's character. Moves slowly at first, then almost too quickly.
Nicole
Jun 14, 2011 Nicole added it

Currently reading. I hope I finish this one today you may not know when will I last read books .:))
Anyway, I love the start on how they draw stick on who will marry the girl they all think that nobody would like.
Esra
Oct 16, 2014 Esra rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-a-copy, harlequin
Geoffrey, hayatım peygamber gibi adamsın valla o ne sabırdı öyle :D Mallory'nin bitmek bilmeyen o saçma sapan davranışları ömrümü tüketse de kitabı sevdim :D
Christine
Oct 16, 2007 Christine rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: historical romance lovers
again a romance novel that had characters that weren't 'true to form'. enjoyable.
Kathleen
Dec 24, 2012 Kathleen rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance-historic
4.5 stars. Loved it!

Explicit sex. Violence. Cussing.
Marcella
Jul 21, 2012 Marcella rated it really liked it
A good solid story
Camila
Aug 11, 2013 Camila rated it really liked it
4.5
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Deborah Simmons is the author of twenty-five historical romances and novellas, published by Avon, Berkley, and Harlequin.

A native midwesterner, Simmons graduated cum laude from Wittenberg University and was a journalist before turning to fiction. Her first book, Heart's Masquerade, was published by Avon in 1989 and was followed by a number of Harlequin Historicals, including a USA Today Bestsellin
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Other Books in the Series

The de Burghs (7 books)
  • Taming the Wolf (de Burgh, #1)
  • Robber Bride (The de Burghs #3)
  • My Lord de Burgh (de Burgh, #4)
  • My Lady de Burgh (de Burgh, #5)
  • Reynold de Burgh: The Dark Knight (de Burgh, #6)
  • The Last de Burgh (de Burgh, #7)

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