Today we’re back in Bridgewater, this time with Golden Angel. Today we have Clive, Sassy, and William in Their Harlot Bride.
We start in a London brothel. Sassy is working there, but her madam has just sold her debt to the nefarious Lord Carmichael. That, of course, makes everyone thing that Carmichael now owns her. If you ask Sassy, it’s not true. Only one person owns her, and that’s her. And if she was going to be involved with anyone, it sure as hell wouldn’t be Carmicheal. He likes to hurt women. A lot. The last time she was with Carmichael, she was out of action for several days because of her injuries. So, Sassy is bound and determined not to let that happen again. She grabs a fire poker, smacks him the face with it, robs him, and leaves. Then she heads to NYC. Until she finds out people are looking for her. At that point, she finds a mail order bride ad that sounds perfect.
Clive and William have been friends for a long time, ever since Clive saved William from getting beaten up. Now they live in Bridgewater and are ready to take a bride, so William sent out an ad for a bride. He’s terribly excited. Clive is less so. So they are waiting for their lovely bride to get there on the train. William is so very ready to have a wife to love. Clive is… more reserved. Then, Sassy gets off the train, William pretty much falls instantly in love, or at least deep like, and Clive is a little worried. There seems to be something that she is keeping secret, but that doesn’t deter either of them from marrying her. And the fact is, Sassy is keeping secrets.
I thought that Sassy was really brave. It took a lot of courage to do what she did, well, and desperation. I mean, beating the Lord and stealing from him is desperation, running away to NYC and then Montana is courage. I like her determination and how she seems to be so happy to be in Montana. She’s a very happy person, overall, I think.
Of Clive and William, I think they are both good and honorable men, but it took me a hot minute to warm up to Clive. He is very closed off, and it is hard for him to trust. William is a very sweet man and is very open to life. I think they complement each other really well. Except for Clive’s temper.
OK, that’s all for this one. Nothing below the picture today.