Reviewed by Nas
THE VALQUEZ BRIDE by USA Bestselling author Melanie Milburne is Harlequin Presents release for September 2014.
Theodore Marlstone agreed to a marriage of convenience, hadn’t she? Then why was the sexy Argentinean Alejandro Valquez shifting the goalpost on their arrangement? He was changing the rules!
Alejandro hadn’t wanted to marry but now he couldn’t resist his wife. What if the marriage was in name only? He had the right to break the rules, hadn’t he?
THE VALQUEZ BRIDE is a sizzling romance with breathtaking sensuality between the pages. Author Melanie Milburne brought this mesmerizing tale with a gorgeous hero and a plain but feisty heroine and the result sparkles on the pages.
Highly recommended for all readers of romance.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Reviewed by Desere
Untouched Theodora Malrstone has always wanted what pretty much every woman wants, a fairy tale wedding, a stunning white dress and a groom who adores her! What she ends up with is walking down the aisle toward a marriage of convenience to an outrageously attractive Argentinian Alejandro Valquez
He promises overwhelming raw sensuality, but not devotion, this is all thanks to her father's will and Theodora has no choice but to forget about her fairy tale dreams and say I do!
Alejandro never wanted a wife, but his buttoned up bride is a delicious present he simply cannot wait to unwrap. Beneath the white silk lies a woman who exceeds his wildest imagination and it's very clear that this union will burn the very paper it's written on. Is Theodora bound to end up fairy tale -less and heartbroken ?
I really enjoyed this read, it was full of life and mystery and of course in true Melanie Milburne style loads of sizzling hot passion!
The storyline itself has been done before but it was not just the old fashioned forced into marriage, both are lost and lonely souls, betrayed and hurt in the past and now we find each other and voila all comes to an end kind of read.
Those are the bare facts but what made the read unique is the author's writing style. She did not just take two characters and mesh them together she really layered them both with such exquisite perfection that I more than cried my eyes out for Theodora , I used an entire box of fifty tissues!
As for our hero in this read, boy oh boy was this man arrogant, I wanted to honestly stuff him inside a whole, cover it with sand so he would never be found again! Yes this character made me that mad!
But as we all know there are always reasons for everyone's actions and in this case for both characters it links back to their past and as a very nice added twist it also leads back to Theodora's father and the hurt he caused her and Alejandro's family.
I am taking away a message of all fairy tale drams come true, sure they show up looking nothing like we expect but is that reason to run away from it? Of course not! Hang in there and just change the picture in your mind a little , eventually you will be able to form a whole new kind of fairy tale and it will be so much better than anything you could ever dream up!
I highly recommend this read for all fans of Melanie Milburne books and for any fans of romance reads! If you need passion, intrigue, drama , dreams coming true and the perfect pick me up read this is it!
5/5 star review
" Marriage or no marriage this is the coming together of the year! "