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Preview — The Sherbrooke Bride by Catherine Coulter
The Sherbrooke Bride
Douglas Sherbrooke, Earl of Northcliffe, is a man besieged. He must have an heir. Thus he must first provide himself with the requisite bride.
Alexandra Chambers, youngest daughter of the Duke of Beresford, has loved Douglas Sherbrooke since she was fifteen. Unfortunately, it is her sister, the incomparable Melissande, he wishes to wed.
But life never ladles ou ...more
It’s not for readers who don’t like triangles with sisters – because this one has it in a big way and the sister is present almost throughout and the author seems to be in love with the very spoiled, very self-centered and extraordinarily beautiful sister and seemed set on not only giving her a great guy, a hea but also a character development. And the H hankers ...more
The setup is completely ...more
This one is definitely not for me. It turned my stomach that a story... romance story, could show the "hero" and his brother with such a callous attitude to their illegitimate children. Not sure I have the patience to see him come good.
I'm cutting my losses and moving on. No rating as I didn't really give it a fair go.
I'm glad I did because after a truly disastrous start, the book, hero and heroine hit their stride and improved.
The reviewers weren't kidding when they said the two brothers compared how many bastards they had. I think I'm going to be sick. CC never pulls punches on the ick factor, does she?
Okay, I did finish it, and applaud CC for redeeming the hero. Kind of. He certainly does become besotted with the heroine's ...more
A couple of months ago I've read "The Valcourt Heiress" by CC, and my disappointment was so profound, that I gave that book a very scathing review, which brought forth a very lively discussion on Amazon, as well as with some of my personal friends. Some people agreed with me [...], and others not so much. In rereading my review of that book, I admit to being a bit harsh; however I still stand behind my words.
This being a New Ye ...more
I loved the book in the beginning. It made me laugh out loud, snort and chuckle and just basically - I loved it. Coulter writes very well, there's a depth to her characters that you don't normally see, ...more
This is the first in the Sherbrooke Brides series and a must read if you want to read any of the others. In it, we are introduced to the family and most prominently, the elder brother, Douglas Sherbrooke, Earl of Northcliffe.
Douglas, a cold man who takes seriously his duty as head of the household, has no real interest in marrying except to fulfill his duty to produce an heir. In considering the woman he will tak ...more
READ THIS BOOK AT YOUR OWN RISK!
Well, hell! If it isn't the worst book I've read! Okay, I don't know where it started to be so painfully horrible because I really liked the story line and at first it was really wonderful, it has an emotional appeal and the cruelty of Douglas towards Alexandra could have brought tears in my eyes when he found out that his cousin, Tony, have married her instead of her sister, Melissande, who he really intended to marry. You see, Douglas' family is forcing him to g ...more
The plotline was ok. Douglas found himself being married to the wrong woman, Alexandra. The pair did not start interacting until 20% into the story. The first 20% was spent on buildling up the backdrop of the story. Douglas had some government duties and Alexandra was already in love with Douglas. Douglas wanted to marry Alexandra's beautiful ...more
Is it a bit cheesy? Oh yes, in the absolute best possible way. The thing is, it's supposed to be a Historical Romantic Comedy, and if you remember that while you read it then you will see the same magic I do. In it's own way it's making fun of Regency romances, the male characters are all a bit overly pom ...more
Alexandra is the sister that no one noticed, she's plain, smart, funny and wears out of date dresses because her sister is the beautif ...more
I dont like him for half book.
From the first page i gusess 50% He always humiliate h (Alex). Blame her because he can't married with his dream woman 3 years before.
Disapprove about her style.
Insult and often compare her because she not beautiful like her sister Mellisande.
Her sister Melli so annoying, she beautiful beyond compare,she always think men would bewitched if see her. Fortunate Mellisande married with Douglas cousin Tony. Tony instan ...more
I was rivited. Seriously I could not put this book down and I read every single word. Never skimmed etc I was hooked!
I also absolutely loved this heroine. She was seriously adorable.
The bad? Head jumping but I quickly got used to/expected it after a few chapters. That wasn't huge what WAS huge was how much I hated the hero. God I hated him. Like seriously he was mean to her until almost the very end. Constantly drooling after her perfect beautiful (but stupid and mean) s ...more
Really, I couldn't turn a page without laughing or rolling my eyes.
The romance started out great. Typical hate to love story. This time the guy was lusting after his wife's sister, the impossibly beautiful Mellisande. The wife of course is plain but she has magical breasts... Instead of being a bitch we would love to hate, Mellisande is a silly darling whose vanity is absolutely priceless! When she met Ryder I was howling!
Now back again to the romance... Ale ...more
I liked the h a lot. The H was tolerable but nasty.
Safety: H is h’s only lover. H had an illegitimate 4 years old daughter with some woman. They don’t mention the child or her mother again. It is only mentioned in the beginning when the H and his younger brother discuss about any children born out of wedlock 🙄
(ahh “what to do” — can’t believe we have to deal with this in romance novels, but oh well, you can’t expect Catherine Coulter to not write this, trus ...more
Douglas is pretty ticked off that instead of finding the beautiful woman he expects to come home to he is married to her younger sister that although handsome (Alex said she was quite handsome when listing her attributes to Douglas) she appears ...more
To start out.. the family males are holding a meeting to discuss their (pardon me) bastards. I suppose this may be keeping with the era, but just.. wow. This was a major turn off as it placed the so-called hero ...more
Such an annoying book. I understand Ton ...more
I liked Alexandra but not that Douglas, half the book he acts like jerk and he is like king of jerks.
Douglas wants to marry Melisande the beautiful and desirable sister of Alexandra. He's detained due to a mission and sends Tony( I like this fellow :D ), his cousin to marry Melisande by proxy. But when Tony reaches Claybourne Hall, he's bewitched by Melisande's beauty and marries her. Alexandra gets married to Douglas. When Douglas comes back he finds himself married to Alex...more
It has been years since I first read this series. I was a novice in the genre when I read it. I wondered if I might have changed my opinion of this book since I have now read hundreds of historical romance novels. Nope, it did not. I still enjoyed it. I still laughed at Ms. Coulter's crisp, humorous dialogue and the unconventional characters in this book. Yes, it is still a fun read.