THE BRIDE TAKES A GROOM by Lisa Berne

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Penhallow Dynasty, Book 3

I truly hate writing negative reviews but I stuck with it and read the whole thing, so I’m going to review it. Read on…

From the publisher:

Lisa Berne’s Penhallow Dynasty continues with a pair of star-crossed childhood friends who meet again years later—and find love where they least expect it . . .

Katherine Brooke may be a fabulously wealthy heiress, but she’s trapped, a pawn in her parents’ ruthless game to marry her into the nobility. Then Captain Hugo Penhallow—so charming, as handsome as a Greek god—comes into her life once more, and suddenly she sees a chance to be free.

As a Penhallow, his is one of the highest names in the land, but still his family is facing ruin. So Katherine boldly proposes an exchange: his name for her money. But only if Hugo understands it’s merely a practical arrangement, and that she’s not surrendering herself entirely.

Back from eight years in America and determined to give his younger siblings a better life, Hugo agrees. He’s never fallen in love, so why not? Yet neither of them guesses that this marriage will become far, far more than they ever dreamed of . . .


This is my first book by this author and it is a Regency romance, which are usually pretty witty. This one, not so much. I also didn’t care for the writing style, it seemed a bit childish to me. Or the characters were childish, I can’t say exactly. They were very one dimensional for sure.

The setting was interesting and the storyline was good but I just couldn’t get past the lack of character development and the writing. To be fair, maybe if I had read the first two books in the series the characters would have come to life for me but I’ll never know. I didn’t like this one enough to go read the first two. There are so many wonderful romances out there that this one just felt very mediocre to me.

5/18 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch™

THE BRIDE TAKES A GROOM by Lisa Berne. Avon (April 24, 2018). ISBN 978-0062451828.  384p.

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