She’s swept away to a hidden island paradise filled with pleasures… and secrets.
Abducted from a trade fair, Lady Avril de Varennes awakens on Asgard Island, an enchanted paradise cloaked in mists and mystery, kept secret from the world for centuries. Against her will, Avril weds her arrogant captor, Hauk Valbrand--even as she vows to escape. Hauk believes himself beyond the reach of love, until his fiery captive bride begins to melt his heart of ice. But soon he must reveal the stunning truth about Asgard and its people--and Hauk and Avril must choose between love and honor, duty and desire… now and forever.
"An utterly absorbing read! With its richly drawn characters, powerful conflict and vividly imagined setting, HIS CAPTIVE BRIDE is a romantic fantasy lover's dream. When it comes to sweeping, sizzling historical romance, Shelly Thacker is a shining star!" -New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian
"Powerful. From the very first page you're whisked away to a world where anything is possible." -The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Five hearts (highest rating). An involving, beautiful story. I thought about the characters often at work, at the grocery store, in my car—wherever I was until I could get back to the book. A definite keeper." -TheRomanceReader.com
Sizzling paranormal romance from the bestselling author Publishers Weekly hails as "innovative" and "exciting."
A full-length novel of 100,000 words
Adult content: explicit love scenes
Originally published by Dell under the title Timeless
This expanded Author's Preferred Edition ebook includes additional scenes never before published. Also includes bonus content: "The Making of TIMELESS: The Story Behind the Story."
The Stolen Brides Series: One falls through time and finds herself married to a dark stranger… one may never reach her royal wedding if she can’t resist her rugged protector… one is abducted by a mysterious swordsman and swept away to a secret island paradise. Three regal brides are about to discover that falling in love with a warrior is the most dangerous adventure of all.
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Didn't Want It to End
I didn't realize until I began reading "His Captive Bride" that it wasn't a historical romance, but a paranormal romance, an unfamiliar genre to me. However, I enjoyed it very much. In particular, I liked how the author described the intimacy between the H/h, the action, and the characters. My only criticism would be that it ended too soon. In fact, I didn't want it to end.
Loved this series!
I could not put it down! If you like historical and/or supernatural romance, you will love all the books in this series!
His Captive Bride
This has to be the absolute best novel I have EVER read! Non-stop action, exquisitely written romance and emotionally draining. I couldn't put it down. I started in the morning and kept reading til the wee hours until I was done. Wonderful book, highly recommend it! Only wish I had a Hauk too! 💕