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Rule's Bride (Bride's Trilogy #3)

3.86  ·  Rating Details ·  1,217 Ratings  ·  87 Reviews
Unrepentant rake Rule Dewar is living the good life when a most surprising event occurs—he falls in love with his wife.

After their strategic "marriage of commerce" three years ago, Rule quite forgot about Violet Griffin, the teenage heiress to a Boston manufacturing fortune. He simply spoke his vows, took over her father's business and returned to England to resume his us
Paperback, 368 pages
Published January 21st 2014 by Harlequin (first published 2010)
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The problem with smutty historical fiction these days is the whole "series" approach. I am tired of sisters, brothers, legacies and the like taking place of a really great stand alone novel. This is no exception. Boring third brother Rule, already successful business tycoon, marries for money and leaves teen bride Violet. Three years later bride arrives to annul marriage. Boring third brother realizes he wants her. She proves to be tender-hearted and yet strong and sensible. They face down busin ...more
Patti TheLoveJunkee
Rule's Bride is the third book in Ms. Martin's Bride trilogy, I have not read the previous two books, Royal's Bride and Reese's Bride. When the book opens, Rule is employed in a weapons factory in Boston, and his boss calls him into his office and offers him a deal that could change his life. His boss, Howard Griffin, is dying, and he's concerned for the welfare of his 16-year-old daughter, Violet. Howard wants Rule to marry Violet, in name only until she turns 18, at which time he can exercise ...more
Dec 10, 2012 StrangeBedfellows rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Let me preface by saying I've haven't read the first two books of this series or anything else by Kat Martin. Perhaps if I had, I would have liked this book more, though I doubt it.

First and foremost, I did not like Rule. He started off as a self-centered jerk wad just out to get laid. As the story progressed, he turned into a moronic jerk wad just out to get laid that needed to grow up more than just a little. Every time he possibly redeemed himself, he then went and proved himself to be, yet a
May 03, 2010 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3 1/2 stars

This the 3rd book in a trilogy about the Dewar brothers. I have not read the first two of the series and did not feel as though I missed out on any of the story in this book because of it. I also do not feel the need to go back and read the first two, although I would like to get to know more about Royal and Reece.

Rule is the youngest of the Dewar brothers. His mother died when he was born, so he has never known a mother and does not understand the love of a woman. He enjoys women, bu
Rule’s Bride by Kat Martin
Historical Romance -May 1, 2010
3 1/2 Stars

This is my first Kat Martin book, so I was pleasantly surprised when I was easily able to get into the story. It started off capturing my attention because Violet Griffin, seemed to be a strong woman and I like my heroines to be strong! Violet easily runs her father’s business despite being abandoned by her husband. Fortunately, Rule Dewar is Violet’s husband in name only. The only reason they married in the first place was to
Melissa E.
Cheesy, sappy, and pretty predictable (although the author did manage to surprise me with a fun twist near the end) - this was exactly the type of fluffy brain candy that I needed right now.

Sometimes I just need to read some fun trash!
Maria Bikaki
Nov 23, 2014 Maria Bikaki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: guilty-pleasure
Ευτυχως βρε Ρουλ που καταλαβες οτι εισαι ερωτευμένος στη Βαιολετ στις 200 σελίδες γιατι αλλιως θα χαμε προβλημα. Κατα τ αλλα και εγώ σ αγαπώ
Eli Yanti
Mar 26, 2012 Eli Yanti rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ok ini bk ke 2 dr kat martin yg aku baca, walo msh lebih suka dgn “silk and steel” tp yg ini jg bagus dan musti colek eno lg bt bt cari bk ke 1 dan ke 2 nya krn ini ada 3 seri :

Royal’s bride, Resee’s Bride and Rule’s Bride

Jadi critanya begini :

Violet, 16 tahun, keturunan Amerika yang terpaksa menikah dengan Rule, 24 tahun, keturunan Inggris karena permintaan ayah Violet yg sekaligus rekan kerja Rule, yg menderita sakit parah dan hidupnya sdh tidak lama sementara ibu Violet jg sdh meninggal.

Apr 16, 2010 Jody rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fear of commitment and questions about the meaning of love are just some of the hurdles that have to be overcome in this sexy story with a tinge of mystery and social issues thrown in to add to this intriguing read.

Violet Griffin is just sixteen when she's joined to Lord Rule Dewar in a marriage based on business her dying father desires to see to her future well-being and that of his gun manufacturing company. Violet's father has been working with Rule and admires him for his intelligence and s
Oct 29, 2010 Samantha rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
In Rule’s Bride, Kat Martin delivers a fast paced tale of a married couple on the path of discovering what it takes to fully surrender to their hearts desires.

Howard Griffin knows that he is dying. His only wish is to secure his company and his daughter’s future and what better way than to proposition Rule Dewar to marry his sixteen year old daughter, Violet. Both are shocked that Howard would make this request and neither has plans to marry but both opt to give the dying man his last wish and m
Sandy M
Jul 25, 2011 Sandy M rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
I’m very glad Ms. Martin didn’t place the bulk of this story in America, which had been my thought might happen when reading the two previous books and Rule’s promise to his dying father was mentioned. Not that America of the time wouldn’t have made a good backdrop, I just felt this series needed to continue and finish in England.

We do, however, get a little bit of both. The book begins in Boston where Rule has been working for Griffin Manufacturing, where high-quality armaments are made. His bo
Aug 17, 2012 Katya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Juana "Darkness" Duran
Rule Dewar is not looking for a wife when he is summoned to his employer's Howard Griffin of Griffin's Manufacturing. They talk business, and then Griffin tells Rule that he is dying of a liver disease. And he also says that he has to get his priorities in order for him to rest in peace when he dies. Including Griffin's daughter, he wants to find a good husband for her so he picks Rule. Rule and Violet Griffin's daughter get married right away and then Rule leaves for america. Three years later ...more
Deborah Vespo
Nov 30, 2012 Deborah Vespo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Violent Griffin's life has not been easy... her mother died when she was very young and she finds at the beginning of this book that her father is also dying. Her father is a very wealthy American man who owns a ammunitions factory. He is concerned about the welfare of his 16 year old daughter who will stand to inherit everything that he owns, homes, money and the factory which he has taught her how to run. He is opening up a factory in London and has chosen a man, Rule Dewar - the son and broth ...more
Linda Walters
I was pleasantly surprised. I have to admit expectations of this book weren't all that high. In fact, I wasn't really sure what to expect. Yes, I know. I've heard of this author and heard that she was a good one. But I have been disappointed before by other similar plot-lines. Well, I'm happy to say, I enjoyed this book and it got even better as the story went on. Rule left a tomboyish innocent bride but when Violet came boldly back into his life it was a whole different ball game. She is a stro ...more
Sep 25, 2011 Maria rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I had trouble with Rule from the very beginning. He seemed so egocentric, seldom thinking about anyone but himself. He continued to seem that way until nearly the end. Violet also was a disappointment. I would have liked a heroine with more spine when it came to her seduction. She caved too soon and too easily. Since an annulment was her goal, I thought she could have and should have held out longer - closer to the full month, at least. Instead it was a matter of days. Very disappointing. She do ...more
I was lucky enough to have snagged this book as an Early Reviewer on LibraryThing, however the book never arrived and since I had already read the other 2 books of the series, was extremely interested in this one also. I borrowed it from my local library and was glad that they had it available for me. I really enjoyed it and still hope to receive my own copy of it.

A marriage of convenience in the face of her father’s illness left Violet Griffin and Rule Dewar man and wife, but only in name. Retu
Elis Madison
Years ago, Rule Dewar promised his father that he would make connections for the family in America. So he went to work for an arms manufacturer, and one day the old guy called him in, announced he was dying, and made a proposal. The old man wants to provide for his sixteen-year-old daughter Violet. A marriage of convenience (no sex for now) would protect the girl, and in exchange, Rule will get a partnership in the family's bicontinental business.

Rule (and Violet, who harbors a crush on the han
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Violet Griffin wants to please her dying father, agreeing to marry a man she hardly knows. Howard Griffin, the wealthy owner of a Boston-based munitions plant, wants to make sure his only child is provided for so he makes his employee, Rule Dewar, a tempting offer.

In exchange for marrying Violet, Rule will become part owner of the company, heading up the London office. Rule agrees to leave his 16-year-old bride untouched and return in three years t
Haley Osborn
Jan 08, 2010 Haley Osborn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. Royal's Bride was my favorite but Rule's Bride like Reese's Bride were equally enjoyable. I enjoyed the relationship between Rule and Violet. I liked that both were so in denial about there feelings making them acutally have to work to falling in love especially considering how they started out. Rule is definately a character to love witty and adorable while still sexy and determined. He's my favorite of the brothers without a doubt. And Violet is very easy to enjoy a ...more
Ruth Hill
Dec 23, 2011 Ruth Hill rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, historical
As far as I know, this is my first Kat Martin book, and I must say that it met and exceeded my expectations. I always love a good 19th century English romance, and this certainly fit the bill.

When I began the book, I did not realize it was part of a series, and I was reading the third and final installment of the series. I was able to jump right into the story with no trouble whatsoever even without any background knowledge. This book definitely stands on its own with no trouble whatsoever.

I ha
Jul 26, 2010 Lindy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher, as part of the Early Reviewers program on the LibraryThing web site. Based on the blurb I was excited to read 'Rule's Bride'. I was immediately sucked in right from the first page, but then about half way through the book the characters sort of fell flat for me. I just wasn't feeling the connection or the heat between them. I generally dislike it when a heroine sleeps with the hero, then gets pissy & confrontational, as if she hadn't be ...more
Aug 18, 2011 jj rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Though I do love Kate Martin's Necklace trilogy, this book just didn't do it for me.

IMHO the main character's attraction seemed so fast, so forced. Rule and Violet were both good characters though I could not make myself really care for them. I actually cared more about Caroline and Luke's story and when the secondary characters interests a reader more than the primary then there's s problem. Furthermore, Rule's constant need for advice from his brother was all well and good and it's pretty swe
Dec 18, 2010 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The last in the Bride Trilogy, this book was somewhat of a disappointment when compared to the first two and seemed to be lacking what the other two had in abundance. The secondary characters, which I found so endearing in the first two books, were virtually non-existent in this one and is part of the reason I didn't feel the story was as well developed as the other two. Also, the ending was a bit too anti-climatic for my liking but it was still worth the read. Although this wasn't one of Ms. Ma ...more
Cristina Contilli
Letto in italiano...

"Reese la prese per mano gelata e le infilò all'anulare un pesante anello d'oro incastonato di rubini. Era un magnifico gioiello antico e lei si interrogò sui suoi significati"

"Forse era proprio quello il punto: l'amore. Solo che lui non aveva idea di come aprire la serratura arruginita del proprio cuore"

La cosa positiva di questo rosa è l'evoluzione dei protagonisti che devono imparare a lasciarsi andare per vivere pienamente il loro matrimonio, il lato negativo è che il l
Violet is a young American girl whose father is dying and is about to be orphaned. Her father arranges her marriage to Rule, an English lord who will take over the family business and who promises to leave Violet alone until she comes of age. Violet not only comes of age, deals with her father's death, but also works at the business under a male pseudonym. Rule seems to have forgotten about her so she seeks him out for an annulment. She travels to England to do so and begins to doubt her ideas f ...more
May 01, 2010 Kit rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.2 I have mixed thoughts for the last of the series of the Dewers brothers. As with the other brother's stories, there were some excellent parts and some very aggravating parts to Rule and Violet's story. So much of the story revolved around Rule's inability to define what he feels for Violet as love- and of course she is totally preoccupied by it. There is a sub plot with another couple that was captivating along with the ties with the brothers & wives and some great redeeming qualities t ...more
Oct 26, 2010 Laura rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'm struggling to finish this one. I haven't read the other two in the trilogy and probably won't. I wish there was more tension between the hero and heroine besides, "oh no, I'm falling in love with him" and "I can't let myself fall in love with her." And the mystery/action plot in the second half is not holding my interest either. Too bad, because I think the book started out with a promising premise: American heiress weds British nobleman in a business deal, then they split without consumatin ...more
An outstanding finish to this marvelous historical romance trilogy. Loved both the hero and heroine with both their strengths of character and hidden vulnerabilities. It's always entertaining to witness a strong character with utmost dedication to a certain path in life be challenged from the unlikliest source. Of course, this happens over and over again within romance genres, so when a couples' story stands out, it is a fair testament to the skill and gift of the author. Bride's Trilogy was a t ...more
Jun 09, 2012 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Kathleen Kelly Martin (aka Kathy Lawrence, Kasey Mars)

Kathleen Kelly was born on 14 July 1947 in the Central Valley of California, USA. She obtained a degree in Anthropology and also studied History at the University of California in Santa Barbara. She was a real estate broker, when she met her future husband, Larry Jay Martin. A short time after the two became acquainted, Larry asked her to read
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Other Books in the Series

Bride's Trilogy (3 books)
  • Royal's Bride (Bride's Trilogy, #1)
  • Reese's Bride  (Bride's Trilogy, #2)

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