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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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  • Andrea
  • 19-10-2017

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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  • Mandymay💄👠👛
  • 26-11-2018

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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  • amberdawn m. smith
  • 19-01-2018

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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  • ES
  • 21-09-2017

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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  • Megz Lawhon
  • 23-01-2020

Leading Lady is wretched

The leading male character deserved so much more than the harpy he acquired. She is one of those arrogant and prideful witches that thinks she is always right. If she would have just talked to him instead of jumping to conclusions it would have been fine. She is small and immature and shows no real depth. I'm not a huge fan of this book. We will see how the rest of the series goes...

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  • J Jags
  • 09-08-2020

predictable story, pretty good performance

Pretty predictable story, the main female character is annoying and fairly unbelievable for that time period. The way her character is written seems historically inaccurate in terms of language & bearing. She's supposed to be well bread, yet she constantly insults by name calling and acts out every single one of her emotions at all times. These are highly unlikely traits for a well bread woman of that time period. Also she can't cook at all even though her unkindly uncle relegated her to the kitchens and pantry for years and she's a hard worker..? Sure, whatever. They say the devil is in the details and well, I guess this is a book where the details are not that important as long as the sex keeps going. Tim Campbell's performance is excellent. He's great with the accents.

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  • DJJ
  • 18-06-2020

Circumstances

A true romance story that will keep you interested from start to finish. Loved it.

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  • Micky
  • 09-10-2019

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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  • IceWanda
  • 04-09-2019

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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  • Chalfonte' Patrick
  • 19-06-2019

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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  • Claire
  • 25-07-2020

brilliant story

Loved every second of it. I just couldn't stop listening. This is my first book of Shelly Bradley and will definitely be listening to the rest of the series. I loved that it was based on true historical events with true historical figures. And I loved the beautiful bit and steamy love story between Aric and Gwyneth. Tim Campbel was brilliant as usual. in fact I found this book looking for more titles of historical romances narrated by him. Definitely worth a credit. Now on to the next one

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