When I first got my kindle a few years ago, I wasn’t all that careful in the books I chose. Which is how Salt Bride ended up there. I will say this: if you enjoy historical romance novels, you will probably enjoy this one. Somehow I read “historical Georgian romance” and interpreted it to mean “historical fiction with a romance thrown in.” In spite of it’s Georgian setting, it’s definitely not historical fiction.
Plot in a nutshell: The Earl of Salt Hendon and Jane Despard fell in love and planned to marry. Due to circumstances and misunderstandings, it didn’t happen, and hard feelings ensued on both sides. Now, they are forced to marry, but the same forces that kept them apart before, are still at work.
It’s been years since I read a romance novel. While it’s not on par with Kathleen Woodiwiss or Johanna Lindsey, it did have it’s moments. The storyline wasn’t exactly believable, but I did enjoy the conflict/banter/love that connects the protagonists.
3 stars (out of 5)
Published in 2011