Title: Take the Bride
Series: A Knight Brothers Novella
Author: Carly Phillips
Publisher: Evil Eye Concepts
Publication Date: 28 May 2019
Synopsis from Goodreads
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Carly Phillips comes a new story in her Knight Brothers series…
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.
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?
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Take the Bride is a sweet second-chance romance even though that second chance comes at the expense of a failed wedding ceremony.
Ryder and Sierra were high school sweethearts and although Ryder is her brothers best friend it did not pose a problem for them as their relationship developed.
Ryder and Sierra had the type of relationship that would have withstood the test of time if only they stuck together. Unfortunately, Ryder took that option away from Sierra believing he was giving her freedom to life her dreams. Not comprehending that Sierra’s dreams meant nothing without him.
You know the idiom – if you love something let it go – well that kind of backfired when Ryder finds himself watching Sierra walk down the aisle to another man. Without thought to the consequences Ryder takes the leap and declares his objection to the wedding. To say all hell breaks loose would be an understatement.
Whisking Sierra away from the chaos they end up at the place they once dreamed of taking their own honeymoon!!!! Hiding out and exploring their feelings for each other while doing so.
While the relationship between Ryder and Sierra takes off like a rocket; it should be remembered that they have a lot of history between them and their feelings for each other never really went away – they only pretended they did for each other.
Although I did feel for Jason when his wedding was hijacked by Ryder, it was obvious that he did not have the depth of feeling for Sierra as Ryder. There had been subtle hints through Take Me Again as to the incompatibility of our ill-fated couple which as luck or rather Ryder would have it resulted in Sierra having the man she truly deserved.
I do enjoy the 1001 Dark Knights novellas from my favourite authors, it enables some of our favourite characters to get a turn in the spotlight they may not have otherwise had 💕