The Wrong Bride
Shaken from sleep during the night and bundled off to the Highlands by a burly Scot, Riona is at first terrified, then livid. Hugh McCallum insists they were promised to each ...more
The Wrong Bride is a great start to the Highland Weddings series as Gayle Callen weaves a tale that makes me wish I could travel back in time and step into Riona’s shoes for just a bit
USA Today bestselling author Gayle Callen creates an unforgettable story of mistaken identity and irresistible attraction in this first in a wonderfully engaging series set in the Scottish Highlands...
Shaken from sleep during the night and bundled off to the Highlands by a bur ...more
But the book has its moments. I thought the book rather bland but I have to give a blank book credit for keeping me reading.
Hugh McCallum has kidnapped the wrong bride. When Lady Riona is awaken in the middle of the night by a Scot that has found his way into the room, the last thing she expected was to be swept away out of her home and into the highlands. Hugh claims that she is his promised wife, due to a contract between their families to ensure peace among their clans, a contract her "father" was refusing to honor. Riona is lived with the highlander that doesn't seem to get it, or refuse to acknowledge the fact t...more
Read for the URR 2017 New Year's Reading Challenge prompt 'Scottish/Highlander Romance'
27/10 - I didn't think much of this one. The 'she's lying because she doesn't want to face the responsibility of an arranged marriage' story line lasted way too long and Hugh's persistent disbelief of Riona made it impossible for me to warm to him. Riona's non-stop thoughts of how to get Hugh to believe her and who of his clan she could swe ...more
Soon to be Highland Chief, Hugh McCallum kidnaps his betrothed from her home in Great Britain. Lady Riona Duff is frightened at first, then enraged at the man who claims they have a marriage contract arranged by their fathers. The contract was drawn be ...more
The Wrong Bride, the first in a new series from Gayle Callen, is one of those books that’s hard to grade. It’s well-written, the author allows time for her romance to develop and there’s a nicely sensual undercurrent to many of the interactions between the central couple; but it’s the sort of book I had no problem putting down when I had to, rather than one that compelled me to keep reading and ignore everything else around me while I did.
We jump right ...more
We start with Riona being kidnapped in the middle of the night by a stranger who claims she was promised to him in a contract settled by her father. However, Hugh McCallum has accidentally kidnapped his intended betrothed's cousin, Riona, who shares the same name. That's the premise that k ...more
The first in a new series by popular author Gayle Callen, The Wrong Bride is an entertaining story that revolves around the idea of mistaken identity. While I at first thought the whole thing was going to turn out to be one of those stories that turns on the Big-Misunderstanding-which-could-easily-have-been-cleared-up, Ms Callen manages to make the misconstruction in this book plausible so that I wasn’t constantly yelling (in m ...more
Though I wasn't overly wowed by The Wron ...more
The Wrong Bride by Gayle Callen is the first book in her new series Highland Brides.
Catriona Duff is staying with her uncle in London while her parents take her sister abroad to hopefully help improve the consumption she is plagued with. During her stay she finds herself being kidnapped by a highlander and taken to his castle in Scotland.
The highlander is Hugh McCallum. Years earlier his father and Catriona's make a contract that brings peace to their feuding clans. McCallum's prime land is sha ...more
1. Riona is pretty much like "NOPE" from the get-go. The first few chapters were kind of a delight, actually, seeing her resourcefulness and intelligence at work as she figured out what was going on. Except it isn't until the 50 ...more
Hugh McCallum is returning to his homeland to take his rightful place as laird of the McCallum clan. He grew up elsewhere when his mother took his sister and him away from their abusive father. Now that his father has died, he is ready to claim the bride promise ...more
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I received an opportunity to read The Wrong Bride by Gayle Callen. Actually, it's an interesting read. We have Hugh McCallum who kidnaps his intended, because her father wouldn't honor the agreement. However, the Earl of Aberfoyle is a tricky man and had decided to put his niece in his daughters room instead of a guest room. Which Hugh kidnaps the wrong woman. Now here's the kicker both girls are name Catriona. The Earl's actually daughter goes by Cat ...more
For the most part the author did a fairly decent job at maintaining my attention. The plot proved to be interesting and since I stuck with the story I was able to discover a ...more
I liked Riona's fiesty attitude, and the fact that she was willing to fight back and try ...more
Oh I do so love me a good historical romance and Gayle Callen’s new book The Wrong Bride is no exception. This steamy bundle of entertaining words captured my heart right from the beginning. Even though Riona was being kidnapped by a Scottish brut, it still grabbed me!!
Gayle has a wonderful way of introducing you to her characters through their inner monologue and it surely does not leave you lacking. The characters, Gayle ...more
Laird Hugh McCallum has come to kidnap his betroth Catriona Duff, but wait there are two Catriona Duff's cousins with the same name. Of course Hugh kidnaps the wrong one. Two brothers one a Earl decides to give there two daughters the same name. One goes by Riona and the Earls daughter is called Cait.
No matter how much Riona tells Hugh he has made a mistake he won't listen. He believes The Earl Riona's uncle is trying not to honor the betrothal agreement made between the McCa ...more
I liked this book - but I didn't love it and it will not be on my keeper shelf.
I thought the story moved a bit slow and I started to get irritated with both Riona and Hugh.
Riona is Hugh's intendeds cousin - Hugh kidnapped her by mistake and refuses to believe her when she tells him he has the wrong bride.
Hugh is convinced that Riona is his bride and thinks she is trying to trick him into breaking the betrothal. He has been away from his home for years and desperately wants to p ...more
My first Gayle Callen, and it was definitely a fun read.
It seems a bit ridiculous that Hugh manages to kidnap the wrong Catriona but somehow they manage to work it out.
Hugh was quite the confident Scot.
Against her lips, he murmured, "I've missed ye, lass. Say ye've missed me, too."
They had some pretty cute moments and I liked seeing fall in love.
Hugh had never told a woman he loved her before, but he didn't think abject sobbing was the right response. "Riona?"
Also, good set up for ...more
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Gayle’s novels have won the Holt Medallion, the Laurel Wreath Award, the Booksellers’ Best Award, and finaled in the National Readers Choice Awards. She was a nominee for RT Book Reviews Magazine’s Reviewers’ Choice Award. Her books have bee ...more