The Other Guy's Bride Paperback – 22 Dec 2011
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About the Author
USA Today and New York Times best-selling author Connie Brockway began her writing career in 1994 with the publication of her first novel. Since then she has written eighteen full-length novels and several anthology stories, which have been published in fifteen countries.
Consistently praised for her “adult romances" (Publishers Weekly, June 28, 1999) Brockway has twice received Publishers Weekly starred reviews and unqualified recommendations from Library Journal, as well as multiple starred reviews from the Library Journal and Booklist. Her 2004 title, My Seduction was named one of 2004’s Top Ten Romances by that same industry magazine.
An eight time finalist for Romance Writers of America prestigious RITA award, Brockway has twice won the award, in 1998 for My Dearest Enemy and in for 2002 for The Bridal Season. Today Brockway lives in Minnesota with her husband David, a family physician, and two spoiled mutts.
Top Customer Reviews
This is very much like As you Desire. If you liked that book, and wanted to read it again, but without already knowing the plot, this is for you. It's the same humour, setting, and smile inducing romance in a different book. - If you haven't read As you Desire, then read both, in either order - they're both fine as stand-alones.
The plot synopsis above is fine, and so I won't really add to that, except to say that Ginesse is very much like her mother, Desdemona (which is understandable, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree) and ends up with a man rather like her father (which again, is not unheard of). The setting is Egypt, and is as beautifully atmospheric as expected. Ginesse is a trouble magnet, and Jim is her champion. But it's not her fault... ;)
This book doesn't fall into the mistake of spending ages focusing on previous characters - Dizzy and Harry are mainly absent from this novel. I do have one slight criticism: I'm not a fan of overly sweet baby filled ever afters, and some of my favourite Connie Brockway books are notably absent of this (for instance All through the night). If you like this, all to the good. If you don't you may have to kind've mentally block out that Dizzy has eight children, and Ginesse already has one at the end of the book.
Jim and Ginny are thrown together on a treacherous journey across the desert where their attraction to each other grows stronger and stronger. They have courage, humour, resourcefulness, passion and intelligence, and they're young and attractive. However pride on both sides leads to misunderstandings that are are difficult to resolve, neither of them is truthful about their real identity, and even if they manage to outwit the dangerous enemies that have been pursuing them since they left Cairo, society's conventions may make it impossible for them to be together.
The adventure story is told with warmth and humour, the characters are engaging and the sex scenes are well-written. In the week that the contenders for the 2011 European Bad Sex award were announced, reading Connie's book was a reminder that sex scenes in books don't have to be awful. The Other Guy's Bride was very entertaining and the sex scenes are sexy. I have already downloaded the book that preceeds it, As You Desire, and I look forward to reading it.
- the Southern Cross is not visible from the Sahara, which is in the northern hemisphere; the Southern Cross is only visible from the southern hemisphere (the clue is in the name...).
- Only a madman would try travel to Italy from London by boat and then travel on to Cairo by train. (If you don't see why, check a map!). I know it sets the scene for the rest of the story, but it's still ridiculous.
- There is no English army. British, yes, but not English!
Having built up a head of steam about all the mistakes, Connie Brockway then (mostly) disarms me by saying that she knows that, for example, women were not awarded degrees at Cambridge University in those days and she used a lot of poetic licence elsewhere too.
I still think she was careless in places and there are genuine mistakes, but at the end of the day it was otherwise well written, entertaining and original, and so yes, I will be reading more by Connie Brockway.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
3 stars for a great hero, very well-drawn supporting cast & adventure story. If only the heroine hadn't been tstl or had been even vaguely likeable, this would have been a great... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Beakerooni8
I rely enjoyed the story, was different to the Story's I normally read. But it was really good I could not put it downPublished 22 months ago by dot
Excellent very enjoyable and interesting Plenty of action to keep you interested and the main charactors we're appealing Will read other books by this authorPublished 24 months ago by Sheila Cambridge
good funny adventurous
recorded to.anyone that likes adventure and free spirits.
really entertaining and difficult to put down
enjoy the read
Very believable. romantic characters. vivid description. exciting hunt and twists to the story gave it a definite edge. me likely.Published on 9 Jan. 2014 by yemi
A great book with interesting references to Egyptian history entangled in a wonderful love story. Hard to put down, greatPublished on 28 Aug. 2013 by Miss S A Jefferys
I had looked beyond the Mills & Boon style front cover when I downloaded this book and I'm glad I did. Whilst somewhat predictable, this was an enjoyable read, with fun characters. Read morePublished on 16 July 2013 by Mrs B
i have not read this book yet but i am sure i will love it, it sounds as if it will be a great bookPublished on 20 Jun. 2013 by Maureen E. Henderson