Thursday, December 14, 2023

My Darling Bride by Ilsa Madden-Mills

My Darling Bride. Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author. Ilsa Madden-Mills

In a sizzling romance that sparkles with wit and depth, two wounded souls meet by chance in the desert and agree to get married, and their lives will never be the same.

On a normal day, Emmaline Darling isn’t a car thief. She’s just a simple girl who runs a bookstore and adores cats. But when she’s stranded in the desert and needs to get away from her dangerous ex-boyfriend, she picks her only option: swiping the keys to a famous football player’s Lamborghini and speeding away.

Football star Graham Harlan is in chaos. First he took a hit on the field that left him with a near-death experience, and now he’s promised his brother he’ll get married to secure the family inheritance. Trouble is he isn’t even seeing anyone.

Then a mystery woman steals his car. With his usual stubbornness, he tracks her all the way to Manhattan and gives her an ultimatum: marry me or I’ll press charges.

Her choice is obvious, only neither of them expect the sparks that ignite between them.

As the end of their arrangement looms, will Graham take a chance on love or let his darling walk away forever?


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My Darling Bride by Ilsa Madden-Mills

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Emmy is hiding from her ex-boyfriend in a motel in the Arizona desert. Graham is trying to get his life back on track after a concussion on the football field. They meet when she needs him to pretend he is her boyfriend to drive the creepy guy away. After Emmy's ex shows up at the motel, she steals (borrows) Graham's car to escape her ex. Now the fun begins, Graham has an idea that will help Emmy redeem herself and help him out.

Turns out Emmy works at a bookstore and part-time she works at a bar that Graham's brother goes to. When Graham meets with Emmy, she thinks he is there to have her arrested. But he has other plans, a quick wedding so he can get his family inheritance and she will get a hefty sum in the end. Emmy thinks about her siblings and niece and accepts his offer, hoping she doesn't fall for him in the process. Graham doesn't think he is falling for Emmy but all he thinks about is her. So where will they land when the marriage is up?

As a fan of this author, I couldn't wait to read this one. It is filled with a rollercoaster of emotions that will keep you engaged in the story of Graham and Emmy. I loved Graham and Emmy. I hope there will be more about them and Brodie and Cass.

This is a really enjoyable read with two very likeable and amusing characters and one of the more incredible fake marriage stories I have read in a while!

Emmy has just escaped from her footballer player boyfriend whose temper got the better of him, and is hiding out in a dodgy motel, when a rather gorgeous man arrives in a Lamborghini. Little did she expect the turn of events which follows – I will leave you to enjoy that by reading it!

As the two of them navigate the marriage they have agreed to in order to help Graham's brother, Emmy and, separately, Graham soon realise just how much they really like each other. We have the pleasure of being privy to both their thoughts and we just have to wait for the penny to drop with them.

Great fun and really well written, thank you, Ilsa Madden-Mills!



Author Bio

Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today best-selling author ILSA MADDEN-MILLS is best known for her angsty new adult romances and romantic comedies.

Eight of her eleven novels have placed in the Amazon Top 10 Bestseller List:
Dirty English #1; Fake Fiancée and I Dare You #2; I Bet You, Filthy English, and Very Bad Things #6; Boyfriend Bargain #8; The Last Guy, her collaboration with Tia Louise, #4.

A former high school English teacher, she adores all things
Pride and Prejudice, and of course, Mr. Darcy is her ultimate hero.

She's addicted to frothy coffee beverages, cheesy magnets, and any book featuring unicorns and sword-wielding females. Feel free to stalk her online

Connect with Ilsa Madden-Mills!

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided with a free copy of My Darling Bride by Ilsa Madden-Mills to read and review.

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