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The Other Guy's Bride by Connie Brockway
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Jan 27, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: own, nor, arc-copy, read-in-2012, romance, historical, reviewed

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When mistaken identities, secret lives, and an exotic locale like Egypt are thrown together, the outcome can only be one thing—a rocky roller-coaster ride that provides plenty of entertainment!

Ginesse (Ginny) Braxton has been judged by her name for years. As the only daughter of the infamous Harry and Dizzy Braxton, the world expects her to be much like them—a successful Egyptologist who discovers countless finds. But while Ginny has worked hard all her life to fill those shoes, she's never quite done it. And now she's finally realizing that perhaps this career choice was the wrong one for her. There is no passion for her to find in this job, and Ginny has always dreamed of having love and passion—especially in her personal life...

But Ginny wants to give it one more try, and off she goes to find the ancient city of Zerzura, which has been lost for centuries. She knows that no one would dare to be her guide through the desert—first, because of who her father is, and second because she is a young woman. But she won't give up that easily, and when she sees an opportunity arise that would take her close to her final destination, she takes it. She thought she would be finding Zerzura in the desert; she never expected to find love instead...

Jim Owens, believed to be a rough, no-good scoundrel by many who “know” him, is finally repaying his debt to Colonel Lord Pomfrey by delivering his fiance, Miss Whimpelhall, to the fort he commands in the middle of the desert. His first look at Mildred reveals everything Pomfrey told him about the woman—brassy red hair. But her actions are not that of the quiet lady Pomfrey described her as. She says she is Mildred Whimpelhall, so she must be....right? Jim doesn't give it much thought; his job is simply to take the girl to Pomfrey. Besides, he is not who he pretends to be either, so he can't judge her too harshly.

As the days in “Mildred's” company go by, Jim finds himself wishing that he was someone else. It's not right, wanting another man's bride, but even when she returns his affections, he can't offer for her when he has nothing to call his own...Unless he takes back his old life—and his rightful title. But will Mildred—or she he say Ginny—take him up on his offer?
This was a wonderful historical romance, full of adventure and set in exotic Egypt (one of my favorites!). I found The Other Guy's Bride had just enough twists in it to keep the story alive, but not so much that it left it feeling cluttered. I was surprised a few times, which only added to the over-all adventure.

The romance was very nicely done—both tender at times and very steamy during others. It was everything a fan of this genre could ask for—and more! I loved watching Ginny and Jim come to terms with their feelings for each other. They fought the inevitable for so long, but rather than this being an annoyance, it was actually rather fun to read.

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Reading Progress

January 27, 2012 – Started Reading
January 27, 2012 – Shelved
January 27, 2012 –
page 20
January 27, 2012 –
page 50
January 30, 2012 –
page 300
82.42% "Almost done--and it's been a pretty good read! :D"
January 30, 2012 –
page 364
January 30, 2012 – Shelved as: own
January 30, 2012 – Shelved as: nor
January 30, 2012 – Shelved as: arc-copy
January 30, 2012 – Shelved as: read-in-2012
January 30, 2012 – Shelved as: romance
January 30, 2012 – Shelved as: historical
January 30, 2012 – Finished Reading
March 31, 2012 – Shelved as: reviewed

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