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The Bride in Blue

3.35  ·  Rating details ·  231 Ratings  ·  24 Reviews
Brotherly love…?

It was Sophia's wedding day, but she wasn't a happy and radiant bride. How could she feel anything but blue when she wasn't marrying Godfrey, the man she'd loved and the father of the baby she was expecting? Instead she was to wed Godfrey's younger brother. Jonathon Parnell was coldly handsome, and ruthless about carrying out the deathbed promise he'd made
Mass Market Paperback, Harlequin Presents, #1811; Wedlocked!, 189 pages
Published April 1st 1996 by Harlequin (first published 1995)
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Jul 20, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-o-c, category
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The bride in blue was one of the whiniest h's ever. I usually hate using the small case "h" to refer to a heroine, but it is so appropriate here. She is horrible. Granted, she is a pregnant 19 year old, but (view spoiler)

Sophia throws Godfrey, the good whimpy brother, in Jo
Nov 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hqn-presents
This was a delightful surprise. My only regret is that I wished I had read it sooner.

This had all the typical HP tropes, but I still found the book extremely refreshing.

Unlike other HP's, the hero and heroine didn't stew in their own juices, but rather confronted issues head-on and talked through their problems right when they happened. Yet, the author still had the ability to keep the tension dial up and emotions running high.... just the way I like my HPs.

Highly recommended.

It was a conflicting read for me cause at every turn i was surrounded by loads of questions,hero weds heroin cause she is pregnant with his dead brothers child,both enter the wedlock and hero does'nt even for decency sake honors his wedding vows,spends his wedding night with another woman n from there on every weekend he goes on holiday spots and spends nice n sexual holidays with womans while heroin here is left alone and she keeps finding scarfs,lipstick marls ,perfumes,hotel bills which makes ...more
May 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Second HP in a row where the hero is a man who falls in love with his brother's girlfriend. Here he ostensibly marries her to give his dead brother's baby a name. But we all know that really he's already in love with her. While naïve she is pretty level headed. You can see her begin to fall in love with him. You can see from the beginning that he is head over heels for her. There is cheating here but it was during a period where their marriage was unconsummated and was intended to be annulled af ...more
I have already forgotten about this one.
Tatiana Stefan
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Shari Kay
Sep 18, 2018 marked it as not-for-me
Sibling double dipping
Alexis-Morgan Roark
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Nov 21, 2015 rated it did not like it
Adultery again excused as understandable because of circumstances.
A lovely dramatic. The h, fell in love with one brother, and got preggers for him after their first and only time together before he sadly dies of cancer. On his deathbed he requests that his brother, the H, married and protects the h and the baby.

The H does his duty and marries the h but makes her uncomfortable and miserable. It’s a MOC that turns into more. There is an ex-wife, a grieving MIL, a sassy housekeeper and a matchmaking assistant. Oh and the H’s friend who fancies the h.

It all tur
Nov 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
This story was so very good after the last disappointing one I've read, it was so romantic in a way I couldn’t believe it. I loved the hero so much; he was super super sweet and like hard on the outside and a cuddly bear in the inside.
The heroine did get on my nerves in some point but all in all the story was to keep it's going straight to my favorite shelf… :)
Nov 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
I loved it , he is so in love with her since the moment he saw her . That what I was thinking during the reading.

TOTALMENTE. No podía estar más de acuerdo con la siguiente reseña:

(...) (...) (...)

Era el día de la boda de Sofía, pero no se sentía feliz. ¿Cómo podría estarlo si no se iba a casar con Godfrey, el hombre a quien amaba, el padre del hijo que llevaba dentro, sino con su hermano mayor?
Jonathan era apuesto y agresivo y cumpliría la promesa que le hizo a su hermano en su lecho de muerte: casarse con Sofía y reconocer a su hijo. Jonathan le ha
Jun 10, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Well, that was a tad regressive.

But I did like one small exchange :
'Are you saying you've loved me all along?' he said, utterly taken aback.

'No, I don't think so any more than I think you loved me all along. It was desire we both felt in the beginning. But, somewhere along the line, our desire for each other did deepen to love. We grew to know each other and we liked what we saw.'

Sweet and yet, practical and believable.
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was ok
Samaila Adamu junior
Aug 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
It is a wonderful book, actually it is my second time of reading it.
Love truly transcends all differences.
Update 11/4/2017- I actually upgraded this from 2 * to 3. On second reading, it was better than I remembered. Still not great and most of their relationship *was* in the bedroom, but I noticed more of the way Sophia gained insight into her husband, and that raised the rating for me..

Original post.

Meh. I'd forgotten how superficial HQP was. Sophia is pregnant with one brother's baby, but as he is on his deathbed (cancer), he gets his super-sophisticated brother, Jonathan, to ag
Mar 23, 2013 rated it liked it
The Bride in Blue is a romance novel by Miranda Lee, the fourth book in the Wedlocked! series. Sophia is the bride in blue, but the tears on her wedding day aren’t tears of happiness. After all, she’s pregnant to Godfrey Parnell, who, on his death bed extracted a promise from his brother, the intimidating Jonathon, to marry Sophia and give the baby the benefit of the Parnell name. Jonathon makes her nervous, while Sophia just seems to exasperate him. Luckily, they have agreed to a marriage in na ...more
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was ok
1.5 stars actually...

I do not know if I like or hate this piece.

No matter how hard I tried to relate to the heroine...I just couldn't.
I just wish the hero had another type of heroine HAHAHA!

OVERALL my reaction was this:
Jul 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: calibre
The h on the cover is older than the h in the story. An enjoyably angsty read with a smitten H and a clueless h.
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