The Runaway Bride

The Runaway Bride

by Claire Delacroix

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Aoife MacNeill is a beauty and a prize, a former heiress who wants to marry for love, but her father has arranged her marriage to Nigel Armstrong, the oldest son and heir of the Hawk of Inverfyre. One look confirms that Nigel will never possess her heart—although his cousin, Ross of Kinfairlie, is another matter. Aoife knows she cannot escape her fate, but yearns for one last adventure: she will flee Inverfyre and hope that Ross will be sent in pursuit. She tells herself that one kiss will be sufficient...

Ross of Kinfairlie is a mercenary with a blade for hire; a knight without the coin to claim a bride. When his cousin's betrothed flees, he lends chase, for the Hawk of Inverfyre trained him. Ross suspects that Aiofe plays a game, but her ploy is dangerous—the treacherous MacLaren clan, always seeking to undermine Inverfyre, take her captive. In the course of rescuing Aoife and ensuring her safety, Ross finds himself captivated by the fierce and beautiful maiden. How much will Ross surrender to guarantee Aoife's safety? And how much will Aoife offer to protect the man who has captured her heart?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158899188
Publisher: Deborah A. Cooke
Publication date: 11/27/2018
Series: The Brides of Inverfyre , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 67,224
File size: 865 KB

About the Author

Bestselling and award-winning author Claire Delacroix has published over fifty novels and novellas. Her first book, Romance of the Rose was published in 1993. She is USA Today and nationally bestselling, and her medieval romance, The Beauty, was her first book to land on the New York Times List of Bestselling Books. Claire Delacroix is a pseudonym used by Deborah Cooke for her historical and fantasy romances. Deborah also publishes contemporary and paranormal romances as Deborah Cooke and has written as Claire Cross. Deborah was the writer-in-residence at the Toronto Public Library in 2009, the first time TPL hosted a residency focused on the romance genre, and she was honored to receive the Romance Writers of America PRO Mentor of the Year Award in 2012. She lives in Canada with her family.

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The Runaway Bride 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the story of Ross. Fast read
Robindpdx More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent, well-written book. The heroine is smart and sassy, though a bit impulsive, and the hero is strong and honorable. There was humor, romance and action thfoughout. I highly recommend this book, this series and this author. I am already eager to read the next book (once it is written).
MADreaderMD More than 1 year ago
This is quite the chase through the wilds of Scotland. While Aoife wants to test the man she is betrothed to marry, she secretly hope that Ross will be the one to track her down. Of course she gets into more trouble than she bargained for when she encounters outlaws in the forest. This might be more than even the well-trained warrior Ross can handle, but he's duty-bound to retrieve the lovely Aoife for his cousin. I like the writing style, which lets you imagine you are back in medieval times with the lords and ladies of Inverfyre. There is plenty of action and romance, too. This is a great addition to the series.
NanatoAS More than 1 year ago
Aoife MacNeill has been involuntarily betrothed to the eldest son of The Hawk, Nigel Armstrong, a man who, upon meeting him, she realizes she will never love. Attracted instead to his poverty stricken cousin, Ross of Kinfairlie, she decides to simultaneously test Nigel’s mettle and have one last adventure before she becomes (in her view) Nigel’s chattel. To say the least, it does not go well. She gets kidnapped by The Hawk’s enemy and puts herself and Ross in mortal danger due to her recklessness. Of course there is a delightful HEA, when everything works out, but along the way is adventure, romance, danger, suspense, confusion and a delightful journey. This wonderful story is thoroughly enjoyable and a great addition to Ms. Delacroix’s Inverfyre and Kinfairlie worlds. A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book and my comments here are my honest opinion.