Bride by Ali Hazelwood

Posted February 6, 2024 in review Tags: , ,

Bride by Ali HazelwoodBride by Ali Hazelwood
Pages: 13

Genres: Paranormal Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Narrator: Therese Plummer, Will Damron
Also by this author: Love, Theoretically, Not in Love
Amazon iBooks Audible

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.
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.

brideBride by Ali Hazelwood was an unexpected delight! I devoured this, going back and forth between listening and reading so I never had to stop. Interspecies arranged marriage has never been so intriguing.

The story is told from Misery’s point of view, but we get occasional glimpses at Lowe’s thoughts. Misery, a vampyre, has been a pawn for her father for her entire life. Every species hates her-she grew up as the “collateral” in human territory, so she was despised by her own people and the humans. The weres hate all vampires, and are not thrilled that the alpha of the pack has decided to enter into this arranged marriage with a vampyre. I really loved Lowe and Ana, his sister. Misery ends up winning many of the weres over because she is bright and hard working. It’s the first time she has felt wanted anywhere. By the end, Lowe does something monumentally stupid and I wanted to punch him in the nuts. Hard.

This book was a surprise. I wasn’t sure what I expected, but I am in love with the result. I hope this turns into a series! The audio is phenomenal! Therese Plumber does an amazing job. I will probably relisten to this one because it is just that good!



Highland Wolf by Lyndsay Sands, Broken Crown by Rachel Van Dyken, Storm Echo by Nalini Singh…then you will probably like Bride!


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6 responses to “Bride by Ali Hazelwood

    • Really?! Interesting! To me, 3 flames is typical heat levels (open door sex scenes between 1 male and 1 female). The high flames, to me, indicate kinks or a story focused on the sexual journey.

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