A dangerous alliance between a Vampyre bride and an Alpha Werewolf becomes a love deep enough to sink your teeth into in this new paranormal romance from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love, Theoretically and The Love Hypothesis.
Misery Lark, the only daughter of the most powerful Vampyre councilman of the Southwest, is an outcast—again. Her days of living in anonymity among the Humans are over: she has been called upon to uphold a historic peacekeeping alliance between the Vampyres and their mortal enemies, the Weres, and she sees little choice but to surrender herself in the exchange—again…
Weres are ruthless and unpredictable, and their Alpha, Lowe Moreland, is no exception. He rules his pack with absolute authority, but not without justice. And, unlike the Vampyre Council, not without feeling. It’s clear from the way he tracks Misery’s every movement that he doesn’t trust her. If only he knew how right he was….
Because Misery has her own reasons to agree to this marriage of convenience, reasons that have nothing to do with politics or alliances, and everything to do with the only thing she’s ever cared about. And she is willing to do whatever it takes to get back what’s hers, even if it means a life alone in Were territory…alone with the wolf.
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I have my first 5 stars of the year!
I read Bride in one long sitting and it didn’t happen for months!
From the start, I was in and I wrote “Oh I love her already!”, her being our female main character Misery!
What’s Bride about?
Bride is a paranormal story playing with different tropes like:
-Slow Burn mixed with “She is mine”: because of course Alpha are territorials, even if their bride is another specie.
Bride is a mix of paranormal romance where Ali Hazelwood has her spin on the vampire world with a mystery on top of it. All served by a cast of great characters and lots of action.
In Bride, our heroine, Misery is a genius with computers. A white hat hacker. Living among humans but hiding her true identity, she’ll soon be called by her father, a powerful councilman, to marry Lowe, the new were alpha and have peace between species.
Misery is a lovable heroine possessing a dry humor. And reading about her past, I just wanted to hug her very hard.
She has always come second and has had very little throughout life. She began as the sacrificial lamb when she was part of an exchange between Vampyres and humans at a tender age. She had no choice but to live with humans while a human lived with Vampyres, two hostages as a show of good faith.
And now, she is being a pawn a second time in her father’s agenda.
Misery should be unfeeling, like Vampyre culture dictates, but she is the opposite. Caring deeply for her friend Serena and soon for little Ana in her new weres family.
Let’s note that adding a kid to the story was a sure path to my heart! Ana is quirky, perky and just adorable.
Our male protagonist, Lowe is sexy, smart, powerful, rules his pack with a firm hand but with justice too. He is a marshmallow and artist deep inside and I love the contrast between power and sweetness. Ali Hazelwood wrote a dream worthy Alpha werewolf.
The story is built upon Misery and Lowe’s relationship. They are put together in that marriage of convenience but you can feel through their slow burn that they could not be better suited for each other, even with their species being mortal enemies for years. Faced with a hidden enemy threatening the pack and Misery’s friend, they’ll prove to be a very effective tandem.
I truly devoured Bride and Ali Hazelwood has once more proven that she is a master at writing deeply romantic yet very smart and entertaining stories!.
Thanks for reading!