The Reluctant Bride

· Dangerous Press
42 reviews

About this ebook

One moment I’m the forgotten daughter of one of the most wealthy families in the country, and the next I’m the blushing bride in an arranged marriage. My fate is sealed in my wedded union with a complete stranger.

In public, Perry Constantine is the life of the party. Easygoing. Adored. In private, he’s brooding. Dark. Angry. But so am I. It’s a contest of wills to see who will break in the bedroom first, and while I try to remain strong, I find myself craving the very man I swore to hate.

My husband.

Welcome to the Midnight Dynasty... The warring Morelli and Constantine families have enough bad blood to fill an ocean, and their brand new stories will be told by your favorite dangerous romance authors.

WARNING: This book is intended for readers eighteen years old and over. It contains material that some readers could find disturbing. Enter at your own risk...

Ratings and reviews

42 reviews
L Gonzalez
April 23, 2022
I loved Perry and how Monica Murphy wrote him. He's the nice, easygoing guy that everyone underestimates. We see another side of him, and I kind of want him to be a little bit more like this. Charlotte was great. I really liked her feistiness, refusing to show her vulnerability. The two were wishy washy, but I thought it was understanding of why they kept changing their minds so much. I didn't mind it because I was enjoying their interactions together. Looking forward to the next book and seeing how Perry hands the obstacle that presented itself at the end of the book.
Julia Butterfield
April 19, 2022
"Every once in a while, it hits me—I’m engaged. I’ll be married, to a woman I don’t even know. A woman I don’t want to know." Yes, arranged marriage, fake relationship between two people who seriously don't want it! This was my first book by Monica Murphy and it was so easy to read and keep turning the pages. I loved Perry from The Cinderella trilogy, set in this Midnight Dynasty world. He was the easy going, relaxed, charming Constantine but we certainly saw a different but very good side to him in this as family responsibilities try to grind him down. When he starts to get to know his reluctant bride, his protective side unexpectedly kicks in and Mother Caroline will not get all her own way! I loved that side to him. Perry Constantine was an absolute sweetheart and I loved Charlotte Lancaster as well. She'd been through a lot and with a very controlling father too, she struggled to trust anyone. She was feisty but vulnerable and I enjoyed the slow burn attraction together with the push, pull denial and reluctance to be forced into a marriage of convenience. With a twist at the end I kind of guessed, although not completely, I really enjoyed this and can't wait to find out what comes next.
Jolene Edwards Triggs
April 19, 2022
Holy W-O-W did I devour this one! I love Perry, he might be my favorite Constantine to date, and Charlotte is a doll, and I felt from the beginning they were going to take us on an adventure. Charlotte is so sweet, she deserves a good guy like Perry and I was glad she knew that from the word go. Perry is sorting his own mess out, they are both people pleasers, but I think Perry has had enough. It was good to watch them grow stronger together, and the family drama and suspense kept me turning the pages. The ending had me screaming at my Kindle (mentally of course), I have to know what happens! I had my theories but they all went out the window and I loved it, because I hate when its predictable! I CANNOT WAIT to see how much they grow in the next book, hopefully strong enough to face the obstacles that still lie ahead. I don't know where they are going but sure hope Charlotte's Dad gets whats coming to him!

About the author

Monica Murphy is the romance author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling series, The Billionaire Bachelors and One Week Girlfriend. Her books have been published both traditionally and independently. They have sold over a million copies worldwide. She writes young adult, new adult, and contemporary romance. She also writes under the name Karen Erickson.

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