"How to Lose a Bride in One Night" is part of the "Forgotten Princesses" series by Sophie Jordan. It's the story of a girl plucked from obscurity when her wealthy, titled father finds her and brings her into his home. She is his illegitimate daughter, but he treats her as as his other daughters.
Annalise limps because of a broken leg that never healed correctly, and she finds it difficult to believe that she is marrying a duke. What she doesn't expect is that he will try to kill her the first night of their honeymoon. She realizes that he only married her for her dowry and that his courting was completely a sham.
Annalise survives the attempted drowning and is rescued by a reclusive Earl. The story of their love affair is charming and touching. And Annalise is no slouch herself. She asks to be taught self-defense and she is determined to not allow herself to be used ever again.
Of course, there is the requisite misunderstanding between the lovers, but on the whole this is a well-written romance with a strong heroine.
Romance readers, don't miss this one!
Why 5 stars? It's a wonderful romance and while not a literary gem, it's a great light read.
Please note: This review is based on the final paperback book provided by the publisher, Avon, for review purposes.
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