Miguel Ruiz is the son of a harlot—his blonde hair shows his white blood while his black eyes and accent marks his Mexican Indian heritage. Ostracized by the townsfolk, he is putting himself and Abby in danger by marrying her, though he has lusted after her for a very long time.
Author, Melany Logen brought small town
Texas to life with BOLD BRIDE. It was easy to step into the shoes of Abby as she made the bold first step to the one man who could and would protect her. Her outspokenness and intelligence are apparent in all she does, particularly getting Miguel to accept pleasure. I had to laugh at some of the ploys she used and poor Miguel tried to be so noble and unselfish, yet surrendered to her ministrations time and again. He is definitely a hero I will remember for a very long time. The chemistry between these two remarkable characters is an easily recognized force; you pray they will work things out and stay together. Newton Smith is the town bully, a thoroughly reprehensible character I disliked from the opening chapter. His bullying and meanness made him a perfect villain. It is heartening to see Abby stand up to the man alongside Miguel and foil his plans. Overall, BOLD BRIDE was a satisfying way to spend the afternoon.