Stolen in Her Wedding Gown by Amanda Cinelli

Posted August 18, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Presents, Owned, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

When the something borrowed…

Is the bride!

About to walk down the aisle of her Manhattan wedding, determined Priya realizes it’s impossible.

After the news Greek playboy, Eros has just shared about her convenient groom, she can’t go through with it.

To save her father’s business, she flees in her white dress…and weds Eros instead!

To beat his brother to the family inheritance, Eros must stay married for one year. Stealing Priya as his wife was the first step.

Then he discovers her deepest secrets—and a burning mutual desire. What started as convenient suddenly got very complicated…

Titles in the multi-author miniseries The Greeks’ Race to the Altar include — Stolen in Her Wedding Gown by Amanda Cinelli – The Wedding Night They Never Had by Jackie Ashenden –

This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence, and sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

Title:  Stolen in Her Wedding Gown
Series:  The Greeks’ Race to the Altar #1
Author:  Amanda Cinelli
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  May 25, 2021
Publisher:  Harlequin Presents
My Rating:  4.5 stars

There are times when a story grabs me by the emotions and won’t let go until the very end… if even then.  Stolen in Her Wedding Gown was such a book, and although Priya wasn’t technically “stolen” she certainly can be considered one determined runaway bride who happens to run into the stepbrother of her “not going to happen” groom as she has left him at the church.  Escaping with Eros is the logical thing to do at the moment – and considering that she didn’t want to go down the aisle to her marriage of business convenience anyway, fulfilling the technical needs of both herself and Eros’ situations also is the logical thing to do.  Even if Eros’ reasons aren’t entirely laid out to Priya before she agrees to their temporary marriage.

There are so many layers of emotions, reasoning, and discoveries within Stolen in Her Wedding Gown that it seems as if every new chapter adds another element to their story.  There is also the draw of one very bad boy in Eros who will be won over and changed by one unique woman in ways he never intended or expected.  It was his plan to crash his step-brother’s wedding, talk the bride out of marrying his step-brother – ending up marrying Priya was a bonus he hadn’t really planned on but if it works for them both then go for it.  I will always adore a bad boy who is changed by his woman’s love.

Yet, for me, Priya was the absolute star of Stolen in Her Wedding Gown.  I loved watching how her true self emerged bit by bit throughout their story until it feels like we’re really seeing the true Priya by the ending.  One minute my heart was breaking for her, the next it was soaring as she found the perfect man for her who loved her just as she is.

There is a sizzling passion here, but there is also thoughtfulness, self-discoveries, a beautiful Greek island to explore, and a couple to cheer on to their own unique happy-ever-after future.  I had such a good time with this story, and I’m definitely waiting on the next title in this series.

I own a Kindle edition of this title.

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