Author Rose Gordon
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: January 27, 2013
Reviewed by: Jasmyn
It's her wedding day and there is no groom in sight. But why should Amelia Brice be surprised? Hiram, Lord Friar is known for having no gentleman's honor to speak of and his jilting her on their wedding day makes it official.
Ejijah Banks cannot allow his childhood friend to continue to be shamed this way. It's more than an hour past the time the wedding was to start, and that bounder still hasn't shown up. Unable to sit still a second longer, Elijah does the only that that seems logical from where he stands: kidnap the bride and take her to Gretna Green in order to escape this scandal with one far more forgiving for a young lady's reputation.
So then why does his new bride seem angry with him and rebuff his advances?
Elijah is the gentleman she'd always hoped to marry, but though he was merely the third son of a baron and she the daughter of an earl, she'd never felt worthy of someone like him. Especially now. Try as she might, she cannot find the words to tell him of her situation and ruin the good fortune that has befallen her, but neither can she keep the truth from him.
But when Lord Friar threatens to reveal her secret, it's up to Elijah to save her from public humiliation once more by revealing a few of his own...
His Jilted Bride was a fun walk through Regency era England. Amelia is a vibrant and beautiful character that believes she has a deep secret - one that she must find a way to tell Elijah. Elijah is not only her husband now, but has been her friend for as long as she can remember. I very much admire Amelia for her morals and sticking to her beliefs - and even though she struggles to tell her secret, it's obvious that she wants to and just doesn't know how.
Young Elijah ran from Amelia and her feelings as a boy, and now regrets every single minute of it. When he sees the woman Amelia has become, he knows that they were meant to be together. But he has a secret as well - one that he can't reveal just yet.
Watching the two characters become comfortable around each other was a wonderful experience. The best way I can think of to describe this book is "fun". There is a bit of excitement, a lot of romance, and many enjoyable pages. It is not necessary to read the first two in the series in order to have fun reading this one.