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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Review: Accidentally A Bride By Mary Malcolm

Title: Accidentally a Bride: Forever After Series

Author: Mary Malcolm

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Buy Link: Buy Accidentally a Bride Here!

Rating: You Want to Read

Reviewed by: Karen Parker


Marriage Sucks. Or at least, that's what Gwen Taylor believes after her awful divorce. So when she wakes up naked, with no memory of the night before, next to a sexy man who seems intent on putting a ring on her finger, she wants nothing more than to get back to her normal life in the States - even if that means leaving behind a man she thinks could be the one, if she only believed in marriage.

Grant McLeod knows Gwen isn't planning to stay in Scotland, she is only there on assignment, after all. But Lord help him - if he loses her, he will lose his heart. So he sets out to convince one of the most stubborn women he's ever met that not only does true love exist, she has found it in him.


1. Imagine waking up in a strange place, with only vague memories about how you got there in the first place.

2. You’re slightly hung over.

3. You’re naked with no idea where your clothes are.

4. There’s a beautiful Scotsman smiling down at you asking if you want to “have a tumble?”

Gwen Taylor is facing that very same scenario in the flesh, most of it bare! The sheet she’s clinging to her doesn’t leave much to the imagination. And the way he’s touching her leg is making her consider his offer… Gwen has never before considered red-headed men attractive, but this gentle giant was making her reconsider. Gwen likes her freedom and is enjoying her career as a writer. A reporter for the Boise Ledger, she has come to Scotland with her friend and photographer Judith. Their assignment is to cover the summer festivals that were held in various rural locations. There was a lot of drinking at last night’s festival and now Gwen is having trouble remembering much about it.

Grant MacLeod is a tall, well-built man that has just married a beautiful American during his town’s Summer Fire Festival. He believes he has fallen in love with her as well. The only problem is, she doesn’t remember getting married! Grant is determined to convince his unwilling new bride that she wants to stay with him. He’ll use any method necessary, including seduction. Their wedding night has shown him that they are definitely compatible, at least in the bedroom department. Now… if only his ex-girlfriend will butt out!

This is a cute story about a strong, level-headed woman who is so damaged from her first marriage that she is determined not to marry ever again. Her gentle giant of a husband is just as determined to change her mind!

This story, though too short for my preference, is a delightful look at accepting the joys that life gives you. Ms. Malcolm did a nice job of showing us a glimpse of life in rural Scotland. The main characters’ strong-willed banter is fun to read. I found myself smiling often as I read this. My only complaint is that I felt there was room for more development of this story. Ms. Malcolm had a great idea, and she did a fine job, I just feel that she might have missed an opportunity to make this a GREAT book, instead of the good book that it is. Enjoy it… I did!

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