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Take the Bride by Carly Phillips

She used to be his. Now she’s about to marry another man.

Will he let her go … or will he stand up and take the bride?

Ryder Hammond and Sierra Knight were high school sweethearts. Despite him being her brother’s best friend, their relationship burned hot and fast…and ended with heartbreak and regrets.

Years later, she’s at the altar, about to marry another man.

He’s only there for closure, to finally put the past behind him.

But when the preacher asks if anyone has a reason the couple shouldn’t wed, she turns around and her gaze locks on his.

Suddenly he’s out of his seat.

Objecting.

Claiming.

And ultimately stealing the very pissed off bride and taking her to a secluded cabin.

He wants one week to convince her they’re meant to be, to remind her of the fiery passion still burning between them.

When their time together is up, will she walk away and break his heart this time, or will he finally have the woman he’s wanted all along?

Title:Take the Bride
Author:Carly Phillips
Series:Knight Brothers (Book 1.5)
1001 Dark Nights
Pages:125
Genre(s):Contemporary
Trope(s):Second Chance Romance
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Location:US
HEA:✔️
Release Date:8th May, 2019
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Quick and fun, second chance romance

When I first read the blurb for this book, I assumed it was going to be a wham-bam, caveman takes his woman, type of book. And while that would have been fine, it actually wasn’t much like that at all. It was more of a slow-burn. Well, a slow-burn with sex.

The story was a fairly simple second-chance romance with a twist on the circumstances of the reconciliation. Despite that, the writing really elevated the story to something special that made me keep those pages turning and turning. It’s a short story – just 125 pages – so you’ll devour it in no time at all.

Sierra was a likeable character and you could understand and sympathise with her plight and confusion over what to do. I mean, what would you do if you thought the love of your life was lost to you? You can sulk or move on with second best – even though you’ll always be aware he’s second best.

Ryder was absolutely delicious. Such a rugged, alpha man who’s determined to win back the heart of the girl he’s always loved. He just needed a boot up the bum for him to realise it’s now or never. And he’s going to make sure it’s now.

“…quick, fun and happy romance.”

The sex was wonderful but it was actually more of the banter and intimacy that caught my attention and captured my heart. These two were made for each other which made this a sighworthy and swoonworthy romance.

This book is technically the second book in the Knight Brothers series but stands completely alone (and it does because I haven’t read the first book in the series, Take Me Again). Sebastian from that book does appear in this book – along with the other Knight brothers – but not with Ashley, although she is mentioned.

This was a fun taster of Carly Phillips’ books and it’s made me want to read more of the Knight Brothers series. She’s got me hooked with this quick, fun and happy romance. 5 stars.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series.**

Carly Phillips gives her readers Alphalicious heroes to swoon for and romance to set your heart on fire, and she loves everything about writing romance. She married her college sweetheart and lives in Purchase, NY along with her three crazy dogs: two wheaten terriers and a mutant Havanese, who are featured on her Facebook and Instagram. She has raised two incredible daughters who put up with having a mom as a romance author. Carly is the author of over fifty romances, and is a NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller. She loves social media and interacting with her readers. Want to keep up with Carly? Sign up for her newsletter and receive TWO FREE books at www.carlyphillips.com.

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  • […] is Parker’s story and Book 3 in the Knight Brothers series. I’ve read Book 2 (Take the Bride) but not Book 1 (Take Me Again). While the Knight siblings and their significant others from their […]

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