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The Lord's Forced Bride (Melford Dynasty #2)

3.32  ·  Rating Details ·  60 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
From dangerous stranger - to her wedded husband! A dark and handsome stranger fighting in a town square mesmerises youthful innocent Catherine Melford. His shirt off, his skin glistening with sweat - he's all man! On meeting him again in the opulence of the Royal Court, Catherine finds her desire is more aroused than ever. But he is Andrew, Earl of Gifford, and bad blood r ...more
Published (first published March 1st 2008)
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Victoria (daisyduck)
This popped up in my Amazon recommends list and, as I am a lover of historical romance, I downloaded it straight away. I was so disappointed! On paper, it should be something that I would love and the plot sounds right up my street. Unfortunately, the execution lets it down terribly.

The first third of the book suffers from poor characterisation. I wanted to like Catherine and Andrew and Harry but I know virtually nothing about them. They aren't described at all, so I had no picture of them in m
Sep 13, 2013 Sarah rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. Even though I didn't realise its the second book in a series of three. I didn't miss anything with not reading first story which is about Catherine mother and father. Their story is explain very slowly in this book while the daughter of the Melfords Catherine meets and falls for Andrew the earl of Gifford. Really good historical and mystery with the attacks to Melford and Gifford family. Great HEA. Don't think I'll read first book as I know the story and ending from t ...more
 ♥ Suger Honey ♥
DNF this book way to repetitive also written as if the reader can't withhold information from one page to the next Andrew was a wired pervert as the first 2-3 sentences is I'll take to to the landlords best room to ravish those rosy lips or something like that then he gives her a rose and says (to a young innocent girl) I shall think of that rose on your breasts sorry that is just weird, and literally everywhere she went that just happen to see each other nope this book was not for me.
Mar 21, 2016 Amy rated it liked it
Catherine and her brother Harry keep finding themselves in suspicious situations throughout this story, and Andrew constantly comes to their rescue. After awhile the king makes his own decree in relation to all these suspicious situations. I thought the first few chapters took awhile to get moving, and the finale was a bit too "mushy" for my tastes.

Apr 05, 2009 vra rated it liked it
Good old sweet heroine. Recommended for light reading. For a romance novel to work, I think I would prefer more confrontation between the ex-mistress and the wife. The romance worked out a wee bit too quickly.
Nov 20, 2013 Roub rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
andrew n catherine shared a very dull chemistry. i felt no chemistry, no love bet these 2. the tone of the book itself was very boring. it was like a passive read. i did finish the book though n did not skip too many pages.only smthng like 10 pages i skipped. i liked nthng abt it:P
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May 22, 2013 Emily Stone rated it really liked it
I liked that this book pulled in Henry vii and the kings court, the characters made you feel like you could relate to them and their friendships. Lots of mystery and excitement!
Angelique Minnaar
It was lighthearted. Not the normal time period I read, but made a nice change. Would be interested in reading the previous book written about the family.
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Feb 04, 2015 10:33AM  
LINDA SOLE also writes under the names of Anne Herries, Emma Quincey, Lynn Granville and one as Juliana Linden.

Linda was born in Swindon. Her family moved to Ely in Cambridgeshire when she was nine, and Linda attended the local school but left at fifteen to work as a hairdresser in her father's business. She was married at eighteen and ran her own hairdressing business for some years before moving
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