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Forever His (Stolen Brides #1)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  2,289 Ratings  ·  232 Reviews
An enchanting time-travel romance for fans of Jude Deveraux and Diana Gabaldon.

Medieval knight Gaston de Varennes wants a docile bride who will fit into his plans for vengeance and justice, but a trick of time finds him married to a thoroughly modern American lady who turns his castle, his life, and his heart upside down. Will her desperate secret tear them apart after onl
ebook, Author's Preferred Edition, 231 pages
Published December 18th 2011 by Summit Avenue Books (first published December 1993)
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Dec 21, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
So this book drove me to the brink of mindless rage, and almost spurred me to do bodily harm to myself and/or any nearby objects; my laptop being in serious danger. These actions resulted in writing a review regardless of time and my usual lazy predisposition and seriously doubting my sanity for all of the above and still reading the book midway. Gods, the female character drove me bananas! She is like Mother Theresa without any self-respect or much spirit. She is ridiculous lusting for the main ...more
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Apr 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a well written story that I couldn't stop reading. It keeps getting better the more you read. What an exciting experience of time travel and the power of the love that developed with the characters. I love the strong unfearing Celine. I love the tough on the outside tender on the inside Gaston. The time travel was very believable as it happened. This was my first book by this author and I loved it! I will be getting more of her books to read. I highly recommend this book.
Jan 09, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Alisa by: Glamdring
3.5 Stars :0)

I will definitely be continuing this series. I read a few teasers at the end into the next book(s) and they sound great too :0) I'm a historical romance fan so though this wasn't one of the best I've read, not even topping most, I still felt that it deserves 3.5 stars because it was well written with a great plot & interesting enough characters.

I love this book! Over the years I've read it many times in French,this is my first read in English.
Jan 06, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
นิยายยอนเวลาอีกเรืองหนึง คราวนียอนไปยุคกลางในฝรังเศสคะ

ถาจินตนาการไมออกใหนึกถึงผูชายใสเกราะ ดาบ อัศวิน (โตะกลม) ปราสาท กษัตริย แยงชิงพืนทีครอบครอง สงคราม พวกนอกรีต

เปิดเรืองมาในยุคสมัยของพระเอก เซอรแกสตัน เดอ วาเรนส ซึงกำลังอยูในภาวะคับขึน พอและพีชายเพิงเสียชีวิตไปเพราะดยุคแลง เดอ ลา ทูเรลล คนทีเขาเชือวาทรยศ

แตกษัตริยไมเชือคำทีแกสตันกลาวหา เพือสงบศึกในจะไดมีใจรบศึกนอก จึงมีพระบัญชาใหแกสตันแตงงานกับคริสเตียน เดกในปกครองของทูเรลลผูนัน

สวนนางเอก เซลินี กำลังใชชีวิตอยางหรูหราอยูในงานฉลองขามปี แมเธอจะเพ
Jennifer A. Cohen
Mar 06, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

Celine, from 1993, speaks, and understands, archaic French from 1300?

I struggled through the Canterbury Tales in English.

These "historical romances" are an insult.

Come on. We all know they're formulaic. One commentator once wrote that there must be a romance novelist app. Numerous readers have begged that the authors buy a dictionary and a thesaurus. Rasp, twitch, hard nipples, nub, hot wetness in the nether regions, apex of thighs, core.... Yikes!!

At least get an editor!!

C'mon you reade
Dec 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a hidden gem. It is sweet, funny and every so often heartbreaking. It had a fun supernatural element that didn't overwhelm the story. The lead characters are like oil and vinegar. But even those two things come together eventually to make salad dressing; the lead characters just don't stand a chance. It was a hoot to watch Celine try to fit in with the times and Gaston continue to torment his "little wife". The writing was very nicely done. It never once felt stilted or awkward. It ...more
Mar 23, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shelly-thacker
3.5 I like time travel books. Around 80% this book just annoyed me. I thought the book was interesting, but I was ready to finish it. Suddenly it seemed like the author realized she needed another 30 pages for the book. I do not like it when an author just suddenly throws in the sex as a filler to get more pages written. It just didn't flow well for me.
Rachel Annie
(2.25 stars)

Dear Gaston,


Ugh... I would have rated higher had there been any sufficient groveling.
Aug 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a wonderful book read it twice in fact read all shelly thacker's books except the newest one so will check it out as I didn't know there was one!
Sarah (A Weebish Book Blog)
Such a LONG audiobook! Over 15 hours o.o Still, I loved this book way more than I thought I would.. Before this book I so didn't do time travel. Now I might become obsessed...
Nov 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thacker-shelly
It didn't grab me at first, but it didn't take long before I couldn't put it down. I thoroughly enjoyed it!
A steamy swoon worthy treat that has left me gasping and in a place of pure bliss at the end after a wild ride to get there!

“Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is not." ~ Henry van Dyke

Forever His by Shelly Thacker is a spectacular historical time-travel romance. I'm still in uber swooning mode, but I can tell you that Forever His will most definitely be on my CY2016 top
So I was in the mood for a little time travel story so I stumbled on this one on my ipod

First of all, can I start this review by saying how beautifully written this book is! The language used was so intense, the descriptions so beautiful! it's almost like art and poetry combined in story telling

Celine finds herself being whisked back into time, 700 years in the past and in the arms of Sir Gaston de Varennes ... quite literally

and man what a first meeting that was!

Story wise: Damn this story wa
Sarah (A Weebish Book Blog)
This review was originally posted on One Curvy Blogger br>Forever His is a story about a woman from 1999 heads to bed on New Years Eve and wakes up in the bed of a handsome stranger 700 years in the past. I've said before that I'm not much for time travel. This may have something to do with a few unsuccessful time travel reads in my past, whatever it is didn't leave a negative reaction to Forever His.

Sir Gaston a French knight returned home to get vengeance from the nobleman who slew his fami
Cary Morton
May 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
I adored Forever His by Shelly Thacker. I’ve been on a bit of a time travel romance bender the past week and being the 7th of it’s kind that I’ve read in a row, I was starting to get used to the idea that I wasn’t going to run into any 5-star reads in the genre. After all, I picked up this book on a whim from Amazon back when it was FREE—and the FREE section on Amazon is often very hit or miss when it comes to quality. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised to find a genuinely solid read.

Wow! Loved this book. The book starts right off with a battle between two enemies one is a French Duc and the other is the last of his line after the Duc had both his father and brother murdered in what was to have been a mock battle. Time skip to 1993, its New Years Eve and Celine is at the families ancestral chateau still dealing with the traumatic events from the year before when she finds herself swept away to the 1300's and into the arms of Gaston. Gaston, or Sir Gaston de Varennes, just so ...more
Sep 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book I've read by Shelly and I can safely say that I'm hooked. What attracted me to the book was the time travel aspect as this is a genre I like. The story flowed and kept my attention so much so that I couldn't put the book down.
Celine is an American who is transported back in time on New Years Eve to 1300 France. Everyone assumes that she is Gaston's unwanted bride Christiana. King Phillipe has ordered the wedding so that the two enemies Gaston and Tourelle can be united. Al
It was free so I went for it. But this book is the epitome of why I'll never be a big historical romance fan.

The sex scenes were fun, of course ;) The real reason why these are written...

But I can't stand the stereotypes and tropes. Brutish rake with long hair seeks virginal fainty woman you know how to scream but knows nothing in the bed...

I wish Thacker had just gone with a strict historical romance and done away with the time travelling bit; it only served as a means for said damsel and said
This must be the longest "time travel romance/HR" I've ever read. No complaints here, I love every part in this book. Gaston was such a pain in the ass in the beginning, he can be very stubborn and really sweat sometimes, oh and Celine is definitely one of my fave female characters. She is not like those girls who can get bullied easily, instead, she's pretty sassy in my opinion YASH GURL!

Definitely recommended since it made me shed legit tears T.T
Sep 06, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
At first I wasn't sure if I was going to like this book. The time travel premise was interesting, and I like the way the author writes, but I really didn't like the characters until almost the end. Especially Gaston. I get that he is a 14th century man, but he was annoying. Towards the end the book really got better, so I gave it a 3.
Laura Simmons
Sep 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this story even though I didn't like Gaston until close to the end. I was struggling to comprehend Celine's attraction to him. He was so mean to her in the beginning, and terribly hard-headed. I loved the time travel aspect though, and hope there will be a sequel to this story. I'm longing to find out what happened to Christiane, Brynna, and Fiara!
Michele Genest
I have read thousands of books and each time I come across those rare, wonderful stories that make me want lock myself away and savor the story, hoping it will never end I am grateful to storyteller who shared their gift with me. This is one of those stories and I knew it within the first chapter or two. I don't revisit many stories but this will stay in my collection for future visits.
Jul 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
While I have a passion for all things Scottish and The Highlands, this book in the series is excellent beyond anything I could have imagined. There is the building passion that leads to some hot and sexy love scenes, the trust/mistrust issue, and the suspense near the end to see what happens and how it all turns out! Highly recommend. A great, great read!
Glenda M
May 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautifully written. Loved the characters especially the chauvinistic,kind,sexist,loving Gaston. A love story written in the stars. Highly recommend as I will be reading more of the stolen brides series.
Rin ♔
Jan 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm just going to wait for the second book to be free in Amazon. Review still in the works.

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Dec 01, 2014 marked it as dnf  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
Not feeling it. DNF.
Jul 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed it so much - especially the historical parts!
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USA Today bestselling author Shelly Thacker has earned lavish praise from Publishers Weekly, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Detroit Free Press and The Oakland Press, who have called her historical romance novels “innovative,” “addictive,” “erotic” and “powerful.”

A two-time RWA RITA Award finalist, Shelly has won numerous other honors for her novels, including a National Readers' Choice Awar
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