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His Lady Bride

Brothers in Arms, Book 1
Narrated by: Tim Campbell
Series: Brothers in Arms, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
Categories: Romance, Historical
4.5 out of 5 stars (98 ratings)
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This Story Is Seductive

Publisher's Summary

He was a legend on the battlefield, but Aric Neville, known throughout England as the White Lion, had had his fill of intrigue and bloodshed. So he threw down his sword and walked away, to live a solitary life, cultivating a reputation as a sorcerer. But his prized tranquility was shattered when the villagers brought him a bride. Gwenyth de Auburd was a raven-haired beauty too impudent to ignore and too tempting to resist. When the war raging around them sucked Aric into his past again, he also fought a losing battle against his undeniable desire for the luscious, willful maiden...only to learn that he had come to cherish her as his wife.

Contains mature themes.

©2000 Shelley Bradley LLC (P)2017 Tantor

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Irritating Lady

Started out pretty good, but the leading lady who was supposed to be strong and spunky, became irritating enough, I wanted to slap her. Her name calling was forced and no longer cute by the end. And every action up to the last 10 minutes showed her to be a unrepentant gold digger. Then at the last second she is suddenly so in love she would give it all up for him.

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Very pleasantly surprised 😲

I'm a fan of Shayla Black but I wasn't sure how I'd feel about a period piece written by her. She rocked it! After listening I bought the entire series. This book is the perfect combination of enthralling historical romance blended with Shayla's sinfully sensual bedroom scenes. Of course these scenes were made even better with Tim's narration. I'd never heard of him before, but he's on my romance radar now.
I can't wait to dive into the next book in the series.

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Meh

The leading lady made me mad over and over. Too selfish. The story overall was ok. Wish the heroine wasn’t so selfish and idiotic. Felt sorry for the leading man more often than not.

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More Please!!

I had no idea that Shayla Black wrote historical romance until I stumbled across this audiobook - I loved it! My only regret is that the rest of this series is not yet on Audible so I am (im)patiently waiting for the continuation :)

This book is set near the end of the War of the Roses and Aric Neville, famed Yorkist warrior and cousin to Queen Anne, has become disillusioned with the constant fighting, politics and bloodshed. Gwenyth is a saucy, beautiful, spoiled and stubborn yet hilarious character who is both irritating and loveable. As I came to understand her character (and her lamentable circumstances brought on by her cruel family) I was charmed by her creative insults, her refusal to be silenced, and her compassionate nature.

Shelley Bradley (a.k.a. Shayla Black) weaves a Phillipa-Gregory-meets-Sylvia-Day tale with skill, humor and sensuality. Tim Campbell is talented as ever in his narration of His Lady Bride. There is some explicit sex in the book but by no means does it take over the story-line. A well-written, sexy, medieval tale of love, politics, war, family, and duty. Keep them coming!!

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Great Start to a Series

Shelley Bradley is a new author for me and a nice surprise. I like Aric Neville's character, and you will understand the reason for his choices. However, Gwenyth de Auburd got on my nerves. You learn early on why she has such an attitude, still she is so selfish. I like the development of the story and the surprises along the way. I am looking forward to book 2. Tim Campbell is always great.

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Reminds me of "Taming of the Shrew"by Shakespheare

The beginning of this book reminds me of the Taming of the Shrew which is a very witty play by Shakespeare. What makes that play and this book witty is that the lead female character are very smart, quick and sharp on the tongue. They say what's on their mind and don't hold back. A lot of cussing too! Quite entertaining.

Having gone through many of Shayla Black's books, I have enjoyed them all. I'm very familiar with her dark, violent and over-the-top steamy books. However, this book is a totally different genre. I was pleasantly shocked by how eloquently this book is written with the perfect English of it's time. I love this time/place and Shayla wrote it to perfection with a little bit of actual history. I could imagine it all.

The narration is done so well that often I thought it was two people talking. Tim is awesome!

I can't wait for the next book in this series. I highly recommend this book. Enjoy!

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Dumb. Gwen is VERY selfish

All they needed to do was talk to each other. It was drawn out for no reason. couldn't finish it.

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Flip flop

Unsure on this book. Gwyneth isn't a brave spitfire but a whiny petulant spoiled brat. Makes you wonder why he didn't just give her over and let her head get chopped. But then she realized she had been a brat and our hero becomes the butthead. Anyway Gwyneth never becomes anyone I particularly liked. Tim Campbell does a good job but hard to care one way or the other.

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Meh..,

It was ok to pass the time doing dishes but this book was nothing special.