Bold Bride

Author: Melany Logen

Publisher: Loose Id

Release Date: March 4, 2008

Blue Ribbon Rating: 3.5

Format: EBOOK

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Abigail Sutton’s father has abandoned her to discover his fortune in the gold fields of California.  Upon his departure, Abby is accosted by the one man who makes her skin crawl.  He tells her she will be his wife or he will make her pay.  She has no choice but to offer a proposition to the one man who will stand up to the bully and protect her.  Miguel also happens to be the man she has dreamed about for such a long time.

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.

By Romance Junkies Reviewer: Scarlet

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