His Bride for the Taking by Tessa Dare

I was feeling bereft after finishing the Wallflower Wager so I found His Bride for the Taking that was also written by Tessa Dare. This was a quicker read as it is a novella and only ten chapters.

A quote from His Bride for the Taking by Tessa Dare

Sebastian Ives, Lord Byrne has been burning for Mary Clayton for the longest time. But one of the strictest rules of friendship is that you never touch your best friend’s sister. (What book does that make you think of, gentle reader?) It doesn’t matter if that friend is no longer living; you still can’t touch the sister.

A quote from His Bride for the Taking by Tessa Dare

Mary Clayton is all alone in the world. Her father and then her brother died. The book opens with Mary at the church, waiting for her groom and being jilted.

His Bride for the Taking by Tessa Dare

Brief Summary (while trying not to give everything away)

In His Bride for the Taking, which is a short novella, Mary is at the church. The only person there for her seems to be Sebastian, who has had a crush on Mary forEVER. When Mary’s groom doesn’t show, Sebastian demands that she marry him so that she doesn’t end up a spinster.


There’s a twist I didn’t see coming in this one. Even though it’s short, I still felt like it was a complete story. Like Tessa Dare’s other stories, it’s definitely worth reading.

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