Take one enchanting, free-spirited woman and one hard-hearted loner, toss in witty dialogue, heated passion, and the sweeping adventure of an Indiana Jones movie and you have the perfect recipe for romance — Connie Brockway's The Other Guy's Bride.
Everyone in Edwardian England knows Ginesse Braxton is too intelligent, too ambitious, and too adventurous ... for a girl. Not that Ginesse cares what anyone thinks. The daughter of famed archeologists Harry and Desdemona Braxton (As You Desire) wants only one thing: to earn her place amongst her illustrious family by finding the lost city of Zerzura. To do so, intrepid Ginny disguises herself as another guy's fiancée to trek into the uncivilized depths of the Egyptian desert.
Escorting her is the stern, cool, enigmatic James Owen, a gentleman who appears to be nothing but a nameless soldier of fortune. Yet he hides a past filled with heartbreak and betrayal ... and Ginny senses the secrets behind his inscrutable gray eyes.
As they travel the exotic desert, they fight not only the relentless sun, the loss of their troop escorts, and ruthless men who want to enslave them, they also battle an unexpected and overwhelming desire ... for each other.
James knows he cannot in all honor seduce another man's fiancée, and besides, what can he offer the irrepressible Ginny? He has nothing of value but a scared past and an unyielding integrity. And Ginny doesn't have time for romance, especially not right now. She has a goal — to find her lost city and prove to the world she’s more than merely a well-bred, over-educated female.
Yet as danger threatens, they find their desires impossible to resist. A night under the stars in a romantic oasis unites them in passion, but as James's secrets and Ginny's identity are revealed, they must decide — can they cast aside pride and ambition for the greater dream of love?
Every time Connie Brockway writes another historical romance, I know I’m going to enjoy sparkling banter, a riveting story, a charming heroine, and a hero who makes my yearning heart beat too fast. For readers who adored the wit, passion and adventure of the movies The Mummy and Romancing the Stone; The Other Guy's Bride will leave you breathless. Buy it! -- Christina Dodd