Galveston Bride by Eugenia Riley
TORN LOYALTIES—EMBATTLED HEARTS!
She’s a rebellious Southern
belle on the loose in Civil War Galveston, and he’s the handsome,
masterful Yankee ship captain who’s determined to tame her . . .
and thirsting for adventure, beautiful, spoiled Laurel Ashland escapes
from a nunnery in Galveston, Texas, with her maid, Fancy. But Laurel
charges straight into danger when she and Fancy land in a den of Yankee
sailors occupying the island! Their dashing leader, Captain Jacob
Lafflin, fires Laurel’s blood even as his arrogant ways pique her ire.
How dare the insolent rogue appoint her his personal maid and expect her
to sleep in a cramped anteroom just feet from his bed! Laurel vows to
become a lady spy for the Confederacy and turn the tables on the
Jacob Lafflin is fascinated by Laurel but
baffled by the obvious lies she has told him. Who is she really and why
is she trying to cozy up to him and his men? And why is he having such a
devilish time keeping his hands off the sassy, seductive belle?
battle of wills ignites ever-fiercer passions between them. But as the
dramatic Battle of Galveston unfolds, both Jacob and Laurel must choose
between loyalty and love. Will Laurel ultimately betray Jacob, or save
him and surrender to her heart?
Galveston Bride is the fun,
adventurous, and tender romance of two star-crossed lovers, set against
the backdrop of the American Civil War. At 108,000 words, it is Book 2
in the Ashland Women Series, following Brazos Bend Bride. It is also
perfect as a standalone read. Eugenia Riley is the renowned, bestselling
author of dozens of historical, contemporary, and time-travel romances,
including the classics A Tryst in Time and Bushwhacked Bride. She has
written for publishers including Avon, Bantam, Warner, Harlequin, and
Dorchester. She has numerous romances available in Kindle.
½ Stars!! “ . . . defies all the old clichés usually associated with
the Civil War. The characters are alive with depth and humor, and the
freshness of their romance flows over the reader as effortlessly as the
warm Gulf tide.” –Affaire de Coeur
4 Stars!! “Ms. Riley has added
a light and refreshing approach to a Civil War story and her readers
will thrill to the deep aura of bittersweet romance and sensuality.”