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Devil In My Bed (Runaway Brides #1)

3.76  ·  Rating Details ·  822 Ratings  ·  39 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. It doe ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published August 4th 2009 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

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
Aug 30, 2009 Katie(babs) rated it it was ok
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
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
Nov 24, 2010 Tamra rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
May 24, 2011 Megan rated it really liked it
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
May 05, 2010 Hina rated it liked it
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.
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
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, t
Nov 13, 2011 Kimberly rated it liked it
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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
Christine Gable
Jul 02, 2012 Christine Gable rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
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
CJ - It's only a Paper Moon
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
Mar 31, 2011 Sheryl rated it really liked it
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
Lea Bourg'
Mar 12, 2015 Lea Bourg' rated it really liked it
When Aidan de Quincy discovers a little girl on the doorstep of his gentlemen's club who says his father is a member of the club, he's got some awful doubt. What if her mother was Madeleine Chandler, the only woman he ever loved and who rejected him in the past ? However, while seeing her and falling in love with her again, he ignores that Madeleine has many secrets and some very dangerous ones ...
The story was fun to read, the characters were not bad (I loved the little Melody =)) but it lac
Feb 11, 2013 Leya rated it liked it
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
Aug 27, 2011 Melissa rated it liked it
Shelves: not-owned
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
Jul 23, 2010 Alyn rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. I liked all the characters. I enjoyed seeing the romance between Maddie and Aidan, seeing them learn more about each other. I also liked seeing snippets of other characters' POV. It added to the mystery a bit and understanding the villain's thoughts.

What I don't understand is, what does the title have to do with the story? Aidan is a true gentleman. He is intimidating because of his looks but not once wasn't anything that could be used to describe as a Devil.
Jul 28, 2010 Virginia rated it liked it
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.
Oct 26, 2016 LemontreeLime rated it it was amazing
The thing about this series is there is a whole cast of characters that you the reader falls in love with, just as easily as little Melody wraps all of Brown's gentle men's club around her wee finger... and you simply HAVE to know what happened next.
Kamon SecondAccount
เลมแรกในชุด "เจาสาวหนีรัก" ชุดนีควรอานตอเนืองกัน

การเดินเรืองใชบทสนทนาของหนูนอยในเรือง (ทีตอนนีโตแลว) มาเปนตัวเชือมเรืองหลักในแตละเลม

เลมนีตัวพระเอกออกแนวผูชายมาดขรึม สไตลผูดีอังกฤษ ...ซึงมักจะชวยใหอานโรมานซสนุกเพราะชอบอานเวลาเขาโดนละลายพฤติกรรม 555
Aug 11, 2012 Joan rated it really liked it
A really great read.
Barbara James
Sep 02, 2010 Barbara James rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, historical
regency romance
Feb 04, 2014 Mimna rated it really liked it
สนุก มาก มาก
แตมิม ไมชอบ นางเอก T_T
Mar 18, 2012 Barbara rated it really liked it
This was a very good book as was the entire series. I really liked how everything was weaved together.
Aug 14, 2009 Carolyn rated it liked it
Shelves: bradley-celeste
The book wasn't in the same league as Ms. Bradley's "Liars Club" series or "Royal Four" series, but it was entertaining.
Brooke Springer
Apr 24, 2009 Brooke Springer rated it it was amazing
Loved it! I can't wait for the next one to come out.
Christy Quesenberry
Apr 24, 2013 Christy Quesenberry rated it really liked it
Another great one from Celeste Bradley. I don't even have to read the synopsis to know it's going to be great.
Celestita Giron
Mar 16, 2014 Celestita Giron rated it liked it
No es de las mejores de Bradley y eso que ella se ha hecho una de mis favoritas
Bella Grace
Nope. Not my cup of coffee; not even a long shot.
Mar 02, 2016 Ana rated it it was ok was ok.
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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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