May 28th, 2020
Home | Log in!

Fresh Pick
DEVOLUTION
DEVOLUTION

New Books This Week

Latest Articles

Summer Kick-Off

Reviewer Application


May Books to Delight

Slideshow image


Since your web browser does not support JavaScript, here is a non-JavaScript version of the image slideshow:

slideshow image
He's a kidnapper for hire...and he's just caught her.


slideshow image
For all no-mercy heroines over forty. It’s Not Too Late.


slideshow image
Read the Wild, Wild Regency everyone is talking about.


slideshow image
Garrett had an irresistible charm and Julia knew she was headed for trouble.


slideshow image
A perfect Mother’s Day story - free on KindleUnlimited


slideshow image
When missing turns to murdered, one woman’s search for answers will take her to a place she never wanted to go…


slideshow image
Opposites resist—and attract—under the Cancún sun


I Thee Wed

I Thee Wed, May 2016
Wicked Worthingtons #4
by Celeste Bradley

Signet
Featuring: Francesca Penrose; Orion Worthington
352 pages
ISBN: 0451475976
EAN: 9780451475978
Kindle: B00X593G2C
Paperback / e-Book
Add to Wish List


Purchase



"Plenty of Smiles Along This Route to Matrimony"

Fresh Fiction Review

I Thee Wed
Celeste Bradley

Reviewed by Bonnie Rose
Posted June 29, 2016

Romance Historical

Orion Worthington is determined to be a renowned and respected scientist. To accomplish this, he needs to distance himself from his unorthodox family, and their somewhat shaky reputation. When he receives an offer to apprentice with Sir Geoffrey Blayne, a well known scholar, it seems like the answer to his prayers. If this working relationship is successful, Orion will be well on his way to the future he's dreamed about. In addition, Blayne has hinted that his beautiful daughter, Judith, is a possible match for Orion.

While Judith is, indeed, beautiful and courteous, she leaves Orion cold. There is another guest in the house, Francesca, Judith's orphaned cousin, and she leaves Orion very, very hot. Francesca also has scientific interests, and this means that she and Orion spend much time together in the lab. They snipe and jab at each other, but that's just a cover-up for the desire they're both feeling. Soon, they decide that if they just indulge their inconvenient passion, it will quickly burn itself out. Rather than fizzling, their desire only increases. Neither Orion nor Francesca has much sexual experience, yet they quickly become adept at setting each other ablaze in fine fashion. Their chemistry outside the bedroom blossoms as well, and soon inconvenient emotions are involved.

Both Francesca and Orion are endearing characters. She never intends to marry, yet the thought of a future with Orion sounds very appealing. Francesca meets and actually loves his quirky family, who loves her in return. She is, at heart, a comfort giver, enjoying cooking and making people happy. Orion is the typical hunky geek. He never believed in love, and now that he found it, his heart is breaking because he can't have it. Since Orion is all but promised to Judith, and can't back out without causing a vindictive Blayne to ruin Orion and further tarnish his family's already dubious standing, he's resigned to a loveless marriage, and a future without Francesca.

I really enjoyed the variety of this book. There is steamy passion, romance, intrigue, danger, an odious villain, humor, and a wonderful cast of secondary characters. I love Orion's analytical mind, and how he turns heroic when there is a threat to his family. His little sister, Atalanta, is a hoot, and the ongoing Shakespeare quotes from the siblings are smileworthy. If you enjoy levity along with steam in your historical romance, this Book 4 of the Wicked Worthington series fits the bill. I THEE WED is pure entertainment.

Learn more about I Thee Wed

SUMMARY

From the New York Times bestselling author of With This Ring comes a Wicked Worthington novel of love that defies reason...

Intelligent and driven, Orion Worthington aspired to be like his mentor, the acclaimed scientist Sir Geoffrey Blayne. Logically, Sir Geoffrey’s daughter would be Orion’s perfect match. So why can’t he keep his mind off the unruly girl who works in Sir Geoffrey’s lab? 

Orphaned fire-cracker Francesca Penrose hopes that London is modern enough to accept her brilliant mind despite her womanhood. But she can’t help noticing Orion’s mind...or his body.

So they decide to run an experiment: if they give in to their passions, their attraction will simply fizzle out, with no impact on their hearts...right?


What do you think about this review?

Comments

No comments posted.

Registered users may leave comments.
Log in or register now!

 

 

 

© 2003-2020 off-the-edge.net  all rights reserved Privacy Policy