Tempting the Bride
By Sherry Thomas
(Berkley, Mass Market Paperback, 9780425251027, 304pp.)
Publication Date: October 2, 2012
Categories: Romance - Historical
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ONE OF LIBRARY JOURNAL'S BEST ROMANCES OF THE YEAR
In this new masterpiece of historical romance from the acclaimed Sherry Thomas,
a headstrong beauty is rescued by the notorious rake she has always despised...
Helena Fitzhugh understands perfectly well that she would be ruined should her secret love affair be discovered. So when a rendezvous goes wrong and she is about to be caught in the act, it is with the greatest reluctance that she accepts help from David Hillsborough, Viscount Hastings, and elopes with him to save her reputation. Helena has despised David since they were childrenthe notorious rake has tormented her all her life. David, on the other hand, has always loved Helena, but his pride will never let him admit the secrets of his heart. A carriage accident the day after their elopement, however, robs Helena of her memorythe slate is wiped clean. At last David dares to reveal his love, and she finds him both fascinating and desirable. But what will happen when her memory returns and she realizes she has fallen for a man she has sworn never to trust?
Sherry Thomas is one of the most acclaimed historical romance authors writing today, winning the RITA Award two years running, and appearing on innumerable "Best of the Year" lists, including those of Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, Dear Author, and All About Romance. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and sons.
"With lush sensuality, intense emotion, lyrical writing, and exquisitely realized characters, Thomas has delivered another unforgettable winner." (Starred Review) --Library Journal
Praise for Tempting the Bride:
~Chosen by Library Journal as one of the Best Books of 2012~
"Sizzling....Helena's self-possessed intelligence makes her a standout heroine, and Thomas has an exquisite ability to transport the reader into the outstanding story."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Thomas’ splendidly nuanced characters and emotionally compelling plot give the third book in her latest lushly sensual, exquisitely written historical trilogy... a rare richness and depth readers will treasure." --Booklist
"Exquisitely beautiful prose...heartwrenching emotion....A profoundly beautiful romance that I absolutely adored." --All About Romance [Desert Isle Keeper]
Praise for Sherry Thomas:
“Thomas’s lyrical writing is really the star of the show. There are writers who can tell a great story, and writers who can tell a great story with beauty and artistry. Thomas is in the latter category, and her writing is, quite simply, a cut above.” —All About Romance
"Searing, tender, and filled with passion, her writing is nothing short of a revelation."—Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author“Thomas…has made a name for herself with her exquisite use of language.”—Library Journal