"Will She Surrender Her Heart?"
Reviewed by Sherri Morris
Posted April 24, 2013
WHEN SHE SAID I DO, is a passionate novel about two
lonely souls who are drawn to each other as soon as they
meet. An erotic retelling of Beauty and the Beast.
Callie, her brother, Dade, and their parents, are stranded
in Cotswold when their carriage almost goes underwater in a
storm. Seeking shelter, they enter a large manor thinking no
one is home. Callie is a naturally curious person and when
she finds a jewelry box full of necklaces and bracelets she
tries them on not knowing the owner of the manor has found
Ren Porter had served king and country, he was betrayed by
his own and left for dead. Having healed from his
injuries, he is now left disfigured and had chosen a life of
solitude, hiding his face behind a hood. When he sees Callie
trying on jewels in his house, he believes her nothing more
than an a drunken vision.
Callie has never felt the hands of a man. So when Ren &
Callie are found in a compromising position, Callie's
brother Dade challenges Ren to a duel. Callie just can't
let her brother set himself up for murder. Nor can she
allow Ren to die at her brother's hand. Her quick thinking
lands her & Ren into an unexpected marriage...but not
necessarily an unwanted one.
It is here that the two of them begin a relationship that
must be built on trust and unconditional acceptance....and
of course love. Callie begin to see into Ren's soul through
his actions and words. Their intimate scenes are where the
couple truly learn about themselves as well as each other.
Celeste Bradley writes a great novel. You begin to feel for
the characters from the beginning of WHEN SHE SAID I DO. I
definitely add Celeste to my favorite author list!
Caught in a rainstorm, Miss Calliope Worthington takes
shelter in a seemingly abandoned mansion. But when she finds
a string of pearls in a dusty chest, she is caught
red-handed by the house’s reclusive owner—Mr. Ren Porter—a
fiery demon of a man who demands that Callie pay for the
necklace…with her innocence.
When he first lays eyes on the beautiful trespasser, Ren
mistakes her for an angel. But when he realizes Callie is a
thief, he strikes a bargain she cannot refuse. She must take
his hand in marriage and pay him back in full: one night of
passion for each stolen pearl. But when Callie surrenders to
his desires—night after wicked night—he awakens something
deep inside of her. Something powerful and passionate. Like
a fairy tale come true, the monster she married has become
the man she loves…when she said I do.
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