Devil In My Bed (Runaway Brides, #1)
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Devil In My Bed (Runaway Brides #1)

3.78 of 5 stars 3.78  ·  rating details  ·  616 ratings  ·  30 reviews

The three-year-old girl sitting on the steps of Brown�s Club for Distinguished Gentlemen insists that one of its members is her papa. Aidan de Quincy feels obligated to help the wee thing, even though she certainly isn�t his�or is she? To find answers, Aidan must first track down the lovely widow he swore to forget when their passionate affair came to a painful end.
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Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published August 4th 2009 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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UniquelyMoi ... So I Can Shine...

Devil in my Bed is the first book in the Runaway Brides trilogy and my first read by author Celeste Bradley. I went into this trilogy with no idea of what to expect from this author, and I have to say, I wasn’t disappointed.

We’re introduced to an adorable little girl named Melody, when Aiden de Quincy finds her sitting on the front steps of Brown’s Club for Distinguished Gentlemen, a London club where he resides when he’d rather not be at home with his mother, the Dowager Countess, and his cousi...more
Katie(babs)
Celeste Bradley has a new historical romance series called The Runaway Brides. The first book, Devil in My Bed is so unrealistic and loopy. There is that “big misunderstanding” plot device and a cute little toddler who takes up many of the scenes she is in that may annoy. If you like your villains, who remind you of those old fashioned ones that twirl their mustaches and tie the poor woman to the railroad tracks, give this one a go.

Aidan de Quincy has never gotten over the widow he had a passion...more
Elis Madison
Once upon a time, a very little princess was left on the stairs of a castle of bachelors. A note pinned to her little jacket said that one of those bachelors was her father. Now, it happens that most of the bachelors in residence were older than God, and any offspring they might have fathered would be older than dirt. But there were three handsome young princes….



Aidan, Lord Blankenship, does the math (it takes awhile—lots of fingers and toes involved) and realizes that little Melody could be his...more
Tamra
At first I really didn't like this book. At times I found myself rolling my eyes at the absurdities, like Lord Bartles and Sir James....However, about 1/3 into the book I was hooked. By the end, I found myself purchasing the next book in the series. Call me crazy, but the ending leaves you kind of hanging, so you have no choice.

I probably would have never purchased this book on my own. I borrowed it using the Lend Me feature on my book. So many publishers seem to be against the lending of Ebooks...more
Megan
This story seemed flat to me. I enjoyed it as I generally do, but it felt like something was missing. Maybe it was the chemistry. We missed the whole part of them falling in love, only saw it in glimpses to the past. In the present we had to deal with Madeleine lying. I understand her reasons, however at some point I would have confessed it all to him.

She was so close to doing that too, if she just told me everything and not half truths then she wouldn't have had to end up where she did. I felt...more
Hina
This book was not as good as Bradley's other series, but it did the job to get me interested enough to want to read the second book which I am hoping is better than this one.
Kyraryker
This book intrigued me in the beginning because of the interesting way it starts off in the prologue. So kudos Ms. Bradley for having an interesting beginning and making me very curious as to where the story was going to go. Unfortunately, my curiosity and interest was lost along the way as I read on.

So right away I'm just going to say if you liked the movie "Three Men and a Baby" you'll probably like this book. I did not enjoy Three Men and a Baby, not even the 'stache could save it for me, th...more
Kimberly
Originally posted on Joyfully Reviewed: http://www.joyfullyreviewed.com/new-r...

It’s an ordinary day for Aidan de Quincy, fifth Earl of Blankenship when he steps out of Brown’s Club for Distinguished Gentlemen. At least, it’s an ordinary day until he spots a three-year-old girl sitting on the club’s steps. The child, Melody, has been abandoned by her nanny, left only with a note saying that one of Brown’s members is Melody’s father. Suspecting that Melody might be his daughter, Aidan sets off to...more
Hinken
Darum geht es:
Halsüberkopf verliebt sich Aiden de Quincy, fünfter Earl of Blankenship in die schöne Witwe Madeleine Chandler, der er in einer brenzligen Situation zu Hilfe eilt. Doch als er ihr einen Antrag macht, lehnt sie ab. Ein Wort gibt das andere und die beiden trennen sich.

Etwas mehr als drei Jahre später findet Aiden die dreijährige Melody auf den Stufen von Brown's Gentlemen Club, in dem er zur Zeit wohnt. Eine Notiz an der Jacke der Kleinen informiert darüber, dass die Mutter kein Geld...more
Christine Gable
This is book 1 in a seies of 3. The story takes place in London 1812, and is about Aidan de Quincy and Madeleine Chandler. They meet three years and about nine months ago and fell in love. She was a young widow and he rescued her from a theif on the street. They fell in love right a way and could not be kept apart. Adain proposed and she refused because of a dark secret that she was keeping from him. They parted ways and did not see each other again.
Three years later Adain comes across a small c...more
CJ - Drop Dead Cute
There's not much to discuss with this book. It didn't bore me but it didn't impress me either. It falls in the 'eh' category.

The story is not that typical but has been done before and it has been done better. The characters were sort of 2-D even though there was a lot of mystery surrounding Maddie. It seemed more like theatrics to me than real mystery. It could've all been solved if Aidan hadn't been such a moron and Maddie hadn't been so afraid of her own emotions. That does oversimplify things...more
Sheryl
I found this book to be a thoroughly enjoyable read. The little girl (Melody) is delightful and I loved Aidan's and Colin's interactions with her. I don't see how some other reviewers are describing this as a comedy. It does have some humorous scenes but nothing LOL funny (at least not in my opinion). To me it is more a traditional historical romance with requisite evil villain (quite evil, in fact) and an adorable little girl thrown in.

I have not read any other of Ms. Bradley's books, but I ve...more
Leya
Feb 11, 2013 Leya rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: kindle
In Devil in My Bed we are introduced to Aidan, Colin, Madeleine and little Melody. Aidan, Colin, and Jack are members of Brown's, a gentlemen's club. Little Melody arrives at the doorstep of said club with a note saying that her father is a member, and through the process of elimination they will try to figure out who is her father.

I found the premise of the story to be very good. I enjoyed the characters, I really liked Aidan and Madeleine, enjoyed their story ans was rooting for them at from t...more
Melissa
I give this book a solid 3.5 stars. The plot was different than anything I've read before, the child angle made for in interesting device. I liked that the good characters, especially the heroine, weren't completely good, but the bad characters were a little too bad, perhaps to compensate for the good ones. I do think the final wrap up was a little convenient, but then again most romance novels are.

Where the book really suffers is not the plot, but the fact that it is a trilogy, so going into th...more
Mimna
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Virginia
Nothing special but not particularly bad either. A sight better than the sequel. However, I truly couldn't stand Aidan for a bit of the book. Eh. It was a decent story. Still can't get used to her constant POV changes though.
penelopewanders
Very pleasant read, although it somehow doesn't quite shift up to a great read. Read it on the plane. Would be fun to read the next in the series.
Carolyn
The book wasn't in the same league as Ms. Bradley's "Liars Club" series or "Royal Four" series, but it was entertaining.
Christy Quesenberry
Another great one from Celeste Bradley. I don't even have to read the synopsis to know it's going to be great.
Barbara
This was a very good book as was the entire series. I really liked how everything was weaved together.
Amy
Fabulous! I loved this story and Melody is a precocious child!

I cannot wait to read Colin's story!
Usiusiusi
Oct 07, 2009 Usiusiusi rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Regency readers, hopeless romantics
Very nice Regency Chick-Lit. Nothing special but nice enough to pre-order the authors next book.
Jean Tatro
Cute and fluffy, a good quick read. Interesting set up, but lacks real depth.
Elifobeth
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Riley Darkes
LOVED this book! Couldn't wait to get the next one!
Brooke Springer
Loved it! I can't wait for the next one to come out.
Joan
A really great read.
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Celeste Bradley is the author of Fallen, which was nominated for a RITA in 2002, and The Pretender, the first book in the Liars series. According to Bradley, the best thing about writing is that she finally gets to use the brain full of trivia she's collected over a lifetime of living in eight states, residing in over twenty homes, and changing her major five times. "It was research for my writing...more
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