Author: Kate McKinley
Published: March 4th 2014
Source: Copy given by author for honest review
Genre: Historical Romance
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Caution: May contain spoilers
While at a lavish house party, Gabriella Weatherfield confidently bets her friends that she can convince the "unseducible" Duke of Somerset to kiss her. But Gabriella's innocent wager turns wicked when faced with the duke's intense blue eyes and talented hands.
Nicholas Montgomery usually strives to stay away from society, yet there's no denying Gabriella's wild beauty or the way she makes him want to lose control for once. Will the fire between them burn out when Gabriella uncovers the inner demons haunting Nicholas?
You know how much I love novellas, right? They're short and sometimes can still be quite sweet. In this one, there could have been more to it, but I felt it was enough to make for a good story.
The whole idea of Gabriella trying to seduce Nicholas just makes me want to giggle like mad. I love those kind of plots--a woman stepping out of character to be someone more daring. And the characters weren't one-dimensional, they had their faults, and there was depth to go along with their romance. Which is a nice change of pace when it comes to stories that are mostly romantic.
A Night With the Bride may be short but it is a nice little story. I am intrigued enough to pick up Kate McKinley's other books in this series at some point. Possibly soon!