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The Bride Says Maybe by Cathy Maxwell
Series: The Brides of Wishmore #2
Published by Avon on 2014-02-25
Genres: Historical, Regency
Reviewed by Vanessa
New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell returns with a delicious new series, The Brides of WishmoreWhat happens when a bride says maybe?She'd once been the toast of London, but now scandal has brought her down. Still, pretty, petted Lady Tara Davidson can't believe her new fate. She had wanted to marry for love . . . but her profligate father has promised her hand to none other than Breccan Campbell, the
Lady Tara Davidson seemed to rule society and had her pick of men. However, she would only marry for love. Tara had no idea that her father was wheeling and dealing behind the scenes with the “Beast of Aberfeldy” for her hand in marriage. Left with no alternative after her most recent escapade in town, Tara agrees to Breccan Campbell’s offer, but she has no intention of giving her heart with her hand!
Breccan Campbell aka Beast of Aberfeldy, has desired Tara since he first saw her. He must possess her and has gambled a LOT to get his hands on her. Yet, Breccan never figured his wager would cost more than he planned on giving, nor that there was more to Tara than the surface veneer. However, Breccan soon comes to see that he wants it all, but how does he convince Lady Tara that she can have it, too?
The Bride Says Maybe is like chicken soup for the disenchanted! Breccan was the perfect hero of yesterday matched with the feisty heroine, Tara Davidson. Their story was comforting to read in The Bride Says Maybe. Breccan did come across as a bit of a “beast” in The Bride Says Maybe while Tara took on a little of the mantle of beauty.
The secondary characters helped to move the story along in The Bride Says Maybe, but there was truly no real angst in this tale. The Bride Says Maybe seemed to want to delve a bit more into their initial impressions of one another and how they changed as they got to know each other over the course of The Bride Says Maybe. However, it was more of a light touch in that respect as well. Overall, The Bride Says Maybe was reminiscent of the older romance novels, without all the action that I’ve come to appreciate.