The Reluctant Bride

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"After giving Marissa Davidson a bare-bottomed, alfresco spanking over his saddle for trying to confront a bull on her pet’s behalf, Kane Blackwell realized that he wanted that lovely thorn in his side all to himself why, he wasn’t exactly sure. But he knew that her kisses created a heat in him that threatened to blister him from the inside out even worse than he ended up having to blister her bottom on occasion. Sparks fly, but Marissa doesn’t want to be tied down. Does Kane have what it takes to convince her to marry him<
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42 reviews for The Reluctant Bride

  1. S.F. (verified owner)

    I enjoyed this story but not one of my favorites. It was a good romance but not as exciting as some of this author’s other books. I would definitely recommend this story.

  2. S.F. (verified owner)

    I enjoyed this story but not one of my favorites. It was a good romance but not as exciting as some of this author??s other books. I would definitely recommend this story.

  3. DNF (verified owner)

    The plot of the story is not very deep, while the description of the scenes of love and spanking are well described. Overall enjoyable to read.

  4. DNF (verified owner)

    The plot of the story is not very deep, while the description of the scenes of love and spanking are well described. Overall enjoyable to read.

  5. SH (verified owner)

    This was a great story. Loved the characters and the romance.

  6. SH (verified owner)

    This was a great story. Loved the characters and the romance.

  7. K.D. (verified owner)

    A lighthearted story with spankng added to the mix. A good book for a lazy afternoon read. As always Carolyn Faulkner writes a great story.

  8. K.D. (verified owner)

    A lighthearted story with spankng added to the mix. A good book for a lazy afternoon read. As always Carolyn Faulkner writes a great story.

  9. Crystal (verified owner)

    A perfect example of letting your past dictate your future. Was a good story very easy to imagine someones life being just as these two lived. One question though… What happened to the dog?

  10. Crystal (verified owner)

    A perfect example of letting your past dictate your future. Was a good story very easy to imagine someones life being just as these two lived. One question though… What happened to the dog?

  11. Alicia (verified owner)

    I love most of Carolyn Faulkners books and this one is no exception even though it is on the softer side of love. The womans past keeps getting in the way of preventing her from truly being happy. Fortunatly the alpha male in this story wont let anything stand in the way of their happiness for long.

  12. Alicia (verified owner)

    I love most of Carolyn Faulkners books and this one is no exception even though it is on the softer side of love. The womans past keeps getting in the way of preventing her from truly being happy. Fortunatly the alpha male in this story wont let anything stand in the way of their happiness for long.

  13. Miss contrite (verified owner)

    This was a good story I felt so sorry for Kane but could also understand Marisa\\\’s feelings of distrust

  14. Miss contrite (verified owner)

    This was a good story I felt so sorry for Kane but could also understand Marisa’s feelings of distrust

  15. Evelyn

    Even though this story is definitly on the softer side of things it is very good with great characters that really make you root for them. The spankings were well deserved and quite good as well as the the l;ove these two characters felt for each other.

  16. Evelyn

    Even though this story is definitly on the softer side of things it is very good with great characters that really make you root for them. The spankings were well deserved and quite good as well as the the l;ove these two characters felt for each other.

  17. Sassy

    This was the first real DD novel I ever picked up many years ago. I had read nothing like it! It opened my eyes to a whole new world of literature. This was a great romance with sizzling tension, hot spankings, and GREAT characters!

  18. Sassy

    This was the first real DD novel I ever picked up many years ago. I had read nothing like it! It opened my eyes to a whole new world of literature. This was a great romance with sizzling tension, hot spankings, and GREAT characters!

  19. Maria (verified owner)

    Great

  20. Maria (verified owner)

    Great

  21. lani girl

    This was one of the first stories I read by Carolyn and continues to be one of my favorites. I reread it often. I love Kane and Marissa and how their story grows and develops throughout the book. A must read if you are a CF fan!

  22. lani girl

    This was one of the first stories I read by Carolyn and continues to be one of my favorites. I reread it often. I love Kane and Marissa and how their story grows and develops throughout the book. A must read if you are a CF fan!

  23. Inga (verified owner)

    Unfortunately I didn\\\’t enjoy this book as much as other CF books. This book felt mechanical and plodding and I\\\’m sorry but I didn\\\’t feel the chemistry or excitement between the H/h. Similar storyline to Embraced and A Good Man, it\\\’s the progression of a relationship but feels very drawn out…. something about it was dull ….still as with all CF books at least very well written, the pieces all fit together, the story makes sense and the editing/grammar etc. was as expected.

  24. Inga (verified owner)

    Unfortunately I didn’t enjoy this book as much as other CF books. This book felt mechanical and plodding and I’m sorry but I didn’t feel the chemistry or excitement between the H/h. Similar storyline to Embraced and A Good Man, it’s the progression of a relationship but feels very drawn out…. something about it was dull ….still as with all CF books at least very well written, the pieces all fit together, the story makes sense and the editing/grammar etc. was as expected.

  25. onyx lilly (verified owner)

    I didn\\\’t like this as much as her other books. The story just limped along. It need more depth and more plot.

  26. onyx lilly (verified owner)

    I didn’t like this as much as her other books. The story just limped along. It need more depth and more plot.

  27. Kendra Trafton

    Nice story that is definitly more romantic than some of CF books usually are but is very good and a fun read. Good characters that you can really feel the love they have for each other even though it is hard for them to see eye to eye all the time.

  28. Kendra Trafton

    Nice story that is definitly more romantic than some of CF books usually are but is very good and a fun read. Good characters that you can really feel the love they have for each other even though it is hard for them to see eye to eye all the time.

  29. Connie (verified owner)

    Marissa and Kane have known each other all their lives. He loves her so much, but she had a bad first marriage and refuses to marry again. Kane gives her an ultimatum about marriage. The problem is Rissa\\\’s and she must decide. I really like these characters and the story

  30. Connie (verified owner)

    Marissa and Kane have known each other all their lives. He loves her so much, but she had a bad first marriage and refuses to marry again. Kane gives her an ultimatum about marriage. The problem is Rissa’s and she must decide. I really like these characters and the story

  31. Vicki (verified owner)

    This book is a quick but good read, probably about 2 hrs. Long time family friends who\\\’ve had an attraction for each that neither were willing to admit. When Rissa was younger, she would have loved to get into a relationship with Kane. However, Kane was not prepared to be with Rissa. Now with a failed marriage behind her, Rissa is reluctant to begin anything. Once the relationship does start… well… she is not willing to ever marry again. Kane is not sure he cannot accept that…

  32. Vicki (verified owner)

    This book is a quick but good read, probably about 2 hrs. Long time family friends who’ve had an attraction for each that neither were willing to admit. When Rissa was younger, she would have loved to get into a relationship with Kane. However, Kane was not prepared to be with Rissa. Now with a failed marriage behind her, Rissa is reluctant to begin anything. Once the relationship does start… well… she is not willing to ever marry again. Kane is not sure he cannot accept that…

  33. jeanped (verified owner)

    I really did like this book, as I have liked most of CFs books… however I was very disappointed with Marissa and how even after so much time she could not get passed the difference between Kane and her idiot first husband…only later, after hurting him, does she accept Kane. A great HEA.

  34. jeanped (verified owner)

    I really did like this book, as I have liked most of CFs books… however I was very disappointed with Marissa and how even after so much time she could not get passed the difference between Kane and her idiot first husband…only later, after hurting him, does she accept Kane. A great HEA.

  35. Denise (verified owner)

    I would like to give it 3 1/2 stars. My biggest issue is how easily she submits to his dominance. Never balking except the first time, but letting him boss her around over everything. Anyone just finishing a divorce and felt so strongly about not marrying, would have been a little stronger i think. The writing was done well and i liked the characters a lot, i just wanted to see Marissa be a little stronger.

  36. Denise (verified owner)

    I would like to give it 3 1/2 stars. My biggest issue is how easily she submits to his dominance. Never balking except the first time, but letting him boss her around over everything. Anyone just finishing a divorce and felt so strongly about not marrying, would have been a little stronger i think. The writing was done well and i liked the characters a lot, i just wanted to see Marissa be a little stronger.

  37. Barbara (verified owner)

    I enjoyed this story, but then I normally do enjoy Carolyn Faulkner\’s writing. Her characters always seem very real yet her hero\’s are normally delicious, hunky, alpha males and in all my years, I\’ve never actually met a man like this so I assume they are all part of the fantasy! That said, this is a lovely, romantic story of two people learning to love each other.

  38. Barbara (verified owner)

    I enjoyed this story, but then I normally do enjoy Carolyn Faulkner’s writing. Her characters always seem very real yet her hero’s are normally delicious, hunky, alpha males and in all my years, I’ve never actually met a man like this so I assume they are all part of the fantasy! That said, this is a lovely, romantic story of two people learning to love each other.

  39. Redrabbitt

    I will be the first to say that I am not a very emotional person, BUT, and it is a great big but, this story reached inside me and pulled on my heartstrings and made me emotional and to cry. Sometimes it was painful, gut-wrenching emotions of hurt and heartache and sometimes it was those beautiful happy moments that we all love and live for. The plot of this story grabbed my attention from the beginning to the end as the pages turned and the relationship between Kane and Rissa unfolds. The story has a great cast of characters, situations, and entertaining dialog.
    Rissa has known the Blackwell family since she was a child, closer to Eric’s age but has always leaned towards Kane, the older brother. Kane knew he was too old for Rissa, and she was off limits during their younger years. Fast forward, adults, but Rissa has been badly hurt by her ex-husband, and she is skittish. It is a long-slow-painstaking courtship. Kane is a dominant man, with rules, especially about safety, and that is where he proves to Rissa that he won’t idly sit by and let her do dangerous things that could harm or kill herself. No matter what, he always proves his love, even if it is in the form of discipline. My favorite line from Kane, “It’s about time you got here, woman. I’ve been waiting for you all my life.” And Rissa’s answer, “I’m sorry I took so long to come around.”

  40. Redrabbitt

    I will be the first to say that I am not a very emotional person, BUT, and it is a great big but, this story reached inside me and pulled on my heartstrings and made me emotional and to cry. Sometimes it was painful, gut-wrenching emotions of hurt and heartache and sometimes it was those beautiful happy moments that we all love and live for. The plot of this story grabbed my attention from the beginning to the end as the pages turned and the relationship between Kane and Rissa unfolds. The story has a great cast of characters, situations, and entertaining dialog.
    Rissa has known the Blackwell family since she was a child, closer to Eric??s age but has always leaned towards Kane, the older brother. Kane knew he was too old for Rissa, and she was off limits during their younger years. Fast forward, adults, but Rissa has been badly hurt by her ex-husband, and she is skittish. It is a long-slow-painstaking courtship. Kane is a dominant man, with rules, especially about safety, and that is where he proves to Rissa that he won??t idly sit by and let her do dangerous things that could harm or kill herself. No matter what, he always proves his love, even if it is in the form of discipline. My favorite line from Kane, ???It??s about time you got here, woman. I??ve been waiting for you all my life.?? And Rissa??s answer, ???I??m sorry I took so long to come around.??

  41. Margaret Corcoran

    I loved this well written story. There is lots of fun and love in it as well as plenty of spankings and hot hot sex. The characters are well written and very well developed as expected from this author. I love reading this writer and this is one of her good ones. I highly recommend it.

  42. Margaret Corcoran

    I loved this well written story. There is lots of fun and love in it as well as plenty of spankings and hot hot sex. The characters are well written and very well developed as expected from this author. I love reading this writer and this is one of her good ones. I highly recommend it.

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