Valdez's Bartered Bride by Rachael Thomas

Valdez's Bartered Bride

Convenient Christmas Brides #1

Rachael Thomas

Valdez's Bartered Bride by Rachael Thomas

Reviewed By Helen

I really enjoy MS Thomas’s stories and this one is fabulous, two passionate people, a thin line between love and hate and two fathers that set them on a journey that could go either way, sit back and get to know Spanish Magnate Raul Valdez and Genealogist Lydia Carte-Wilson as they try to fight the instant attraction that could light up a city.

Lydia has not had a very happy childhood unloved by her mother and father and now she has been thrown into a position that is in all likely hood about to turn her world upside down when she is summoned to meet up with Raul Valdez regarding his father’s will they have not seen each other since she was a young teenager and that did not end happily. So now she is being asked to help Raul gain his inheritance and her father has a big part to play in it as well and it could mean getting married on Christmas Eve or being ruined.

Raul is furious with his late father he never wants to marry or fall in love, falling in love to him is a sign of weakness but there are debts to be paid off and he needs to get it done so as the people who work for the company will still have jobs there is a lot riding on Lydia and her answer, Oh but the sparks fly and it is not too long before they are having an affair a sensual one at that.

This story sizzles with a huge sensual spark that both Lydia and Raul try very hard to curb they really have been thrown in the deep end by their fathers but surprisingly soon learn a lot about each other considering how neither one wanted to be near each other in the first place, both normally keep to themselves but open up to each other in more ways than one. I did love this story it is fast paced and a fantastic journey to a very delightful HEA. I look forward to the next one in this series.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Expected publication: October 17th 2017 by Harlequin Presents


Reviewed by Nas Dean

VALDEZ’S BARTEREDBRIDE by author Rachael Thomas is a November 2017 release by Harlequin Presents series.

This is Book 1 of author Rachael Thomas's mini series, 'Convenient Christmas Brides'.
Book 2 is Martinez's Pregnant Wife, release date January 2018.

Lydia Carter-Wilson is aghast at her father’s debt and the way he’d tied up her future in it. She’d do almost anything to settle it all. But would she be willing to marry Raul Valdez for it?

Because once she met Raul, she can’t get him out of her mind. Passion flares between them and chemistry ignites with scorching results. They give in to their desires, but could this turn into love?

VALDEZ’S BARTEREDBRIDE is a highly sensual romance filled with emotions and drama. Author Rachael Thomas brought this tale of family jealousy, betrayal and redemption to life on the pages. This story would enthrall a reader and keep her hooked until the very last. I finished this story in one sitting, as I was eager to discover what happened next.

Highly recommended for all readers of romance.