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She’s his everything…
I can’t marry you. You don’t love me.
Two sentences, that’s all Gabrielle Harper left Vito D’Ascensio when she vanished the night before their wedding. If he wants his bride back, he’s going to have to hunt her down and prove his love. But when he searches for Gabrielle, he finds Gabby instead; it seems his perfect bride is nothing but a fantasy.
After six months, Gabby presumes it’s over, an episode in her life she’s totally ashamed of. But now Vito is back. He’s the one man she can never have, but as desire explodes between them, she has a tough time remembering why they shouldn’t be together. Oh, right, her family hates him, and he’s done terrible things. Or has he? But it doesn’t matter. When he finds out the truth about who she really is…he’ll never want to see her again.
“The characters are very real and likeable, and as the reader I was really rooting for a way for them to find a way to be together. Highly recommended!!” - Amanda R, NetGalley reviewer
“Loved the story. Vito's near death made him realize what was important. But then had to deal with Gabby's betrayal. A must read.” - Denise P, NetGalley reviewer
“Overall His Fantasy Bride was a sweet, hot and fun read and a good addition to the Things to Do Before You Die series.” - Irene, Goodreads
“This book is very well written and these characters are wonderful. Definitely a book I recommend….This one is quick, fun, and devilishly sexy.” - Bette Hansen, Goodreads
“Nina Croft delivers a well-paced contemporary read with great dialogue and plenty of romantic moments….Overall, this was a great, quick read and one I recommend.” - Siobhan Davis, Goodreads
“I devoured this book. It is really good and I'd definitely recommend it to fellow readers.” - Wrecked Life, Intellectual Vixens
“His Fantasy Bride was a good read. It was a short sweet read that had me captivated...It totally recommend this read!” - Monica Cardoza, Goodreads
“If you want a sexy, funny romantic story with a little bit of drama and a whole lot of heat than this is definitely the book for you!” - Bookaholic Ge, Goodreads
"This was an amazing love story with an unconventional beginning….I HAVE FOUND A NEW AUTHOR TO LOVE. That’s right I said love, as I loved this book and plan to read book one and two now.” - Kimberly O’Daniel, Kimmie Sue’s Book Review
“So far I’ve loved all of Nina Croft’s Brazen books and this one is no different. I really enjoyed reading Gabby and Vito’s HEA! It was packed with steamy hot scenes, raw emotions, and some funny scenes that had me laughing out loud.” - Angela, Goodreads
“Vito and Gabby's love story was one that really got under my skin and had me thinking about it days after I finished….Overall, I love, love, loved this book. It was funny, intense, emotional and just all around good. A definite must-read for lovers of steamy romance novels with some depth in my opinion.” - Samantha Kay, Sammie’s Bookish Reality
“I liked these characters and wanted them to get their HEA. Nina Croft did an excellent job! She kept me on the edge of my seat.” - Rosemary K, Goodreads
“Wow this series keeps getting better. I love Gabby and Vito. This book is well written and steamy. Once I started reading I couldn't stop until I found out what happened. I recommend not only this book but the rest of the series as well.” - Crystal, Goodreads
ARC requested through Netgalley, and kindly provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
I can’t marry you. You don’t love me.
I received an eARC, from NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.
'His Fantasy Bride' by Nina Croft is the story of Gabrielle Harper and Vito D’Ascensio.
Gabby let Vito 6 months ago on the night before their wedding. Gabby is actually seeing Vito under false intentions. Vito... ...more
This one is quick, fun, and devilishly sexy. It's the third in a series but they don't need to be read in order. After a near death experience three men have vowed to make right the one thing they regretted most. For Vito D’Ascensio that is going after Gabrielle Harper and finding out exactly why... ...more
Title: His Fantasy Bride
Series: Things to do Before You Die (#3)
Author: Nina Croft
Release Date: 11th July 2016
Challenges: 2016 New Release Challenge, 2016 Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge, Summer COYER 2016, 2016 Prequel... ...more
I've really enjoyed this series. While this one wasn't my favorite in the series, I did still really enjoy it. The main issue is that the bulk of the romance between the two characters happened before the book ever happened....and it was all built on a lie. And then it takes forever for... ...more
Nina Croft delivers a well-paced contemporary read with great dialogue and plenty of romantic moments.
I was intrigued by the premise of this book, and I loved the little note that the author inserted at the start of the book to put it into context.
This is a book about second chances and learning... ...more
This is a sweet but somewhat sad story about a woman who fell in love with a man under false pretenses. His Fantasy Bride is the story of Gabrielle Harper and Vito D’Ascensio. Gabby left Vito right before their wedding 6 months before because she had a secret and couldn’t marry him with that secr... ...more
It is a quick and fun read. I loved Gabby and Vito, and the story is quite interesting. It's the kind of book which sucks you in and hard to put down once you started it. Good thing is there was no reason for me to put it down. ;)
Gabby ran away just before she was supposed to marry Vito. She didn... ...more
Things are finally going well for Gabby. Her Mom is responding to medical treatment, her brother is out of trouble, for now, and she has a job, a good one. So what if she can't stop thinking about him, the man that she should be celebrating their six month wedding anniversary with...... ...more
She can be a good actress acting like a different person someone that he would fall for but in the end she only fooled herself.
This is my first read by this author and I have to say I liked her writing style. Her characters were well developed and the chemistry between them was steaming hot. Gabr... ...more
I loved Vito in the second book, Her Fantasy Husband (book one, His Fantasy Girl is sitting patiently in my TBR...I will get to you Logan, I promise!) and was really anxious for his story. I still liked him a heck of a lot in his book (and LOL, the sleeping-drunk-with-a-chicken-scene... ...more
I HAVE FOUND A NEW AUTHOR TO LOVE. That’s right
I said love, as I loved this book and plan to read book one
and two now. I know what you’re thinking why did I not start
with book one? Well I was told about this book by the
publisher and asked if I wanted to read it. Well I am so glad
I said yes.... ...more
She left him with the words, "I can't marry you." "You don't love me." Gabrielle was hoping Vito never found her. That is when she wasn't wondering why he didn't try harder to find her.
It took a near death experience for Vito to realize that he wanted to know why she left him. He wanted to prove... ...more
Gabrielle Harper did a bad thing for a very good reason and when she decides to set matters right... it just may break Vito's heart.
Vito D’Ascensio was very surprised when Gabrielle aka his fantasy bride left him with no warning or excuses. After a near death experience Vito decides to not give u... ...more
What are the things you want to do before you die? When faced with a life or death circumstance people tend to think of all the things they didn’t do or say when they had the chance. Vito and his two friends made promises when they almost died in a cruise ship sinking accident. Vito wanted to fin... ...more
I love Nina Croft's writing and was excited when I heard this book was coming out. I have to admit that I think this story was a bit rushed but I still liked it because it was by Nina Croft!
Gabrielle meet Vito and fell in love with him quickly, only Gabrielle had not been truthful with Vito from... ...more
This is the story of Gabby and Vito. Or maybe the story of Gabrielle and Vito. Are they two different women or the same woman? Vito isn't sure which one, if either one, is real. Gabrielle was his perfect woman, at least until she left him at the altar. Gabby is almost the exact opposite, but how... ...more
His Fantasy Bride, the third book in Nina Croft's Things to Do Before You Die series with Brazen was an excellent romance. Vito and Gabby's love story was one that really got under my skin and had me thinking about it days after I finished. I had already loved Vito from when I read Her Fantasy Hu... ...more
Vito D'Ascensio nearly died when the cruise ship sank. His biggest regret was not going after his runaway bride. He didn't understand why Gabrielle ran away on the eve of their wedding. Now that he survived he's determined to find her and make her his. Is he prepared for the truth? Gabby made a p... ...more
His Fantasy Bride as a good read, I liked the take of family vendetta's and that byplay. I think it would have been a little more fun if it played a little bigger role in story. We spend a lot of time reading about how Gabby is fearful of the fall out of her part in it and then the whole resoluti... ...more
His Fantasy Bride by Nina Croft is the most complex of the three book in the Things To Do Before You Die series. Vito is the one who nearly dies but Gabby has regrets too. They have a lot of chemistry but also a lot keeping them apart, making this an interesting story. Gabby and Vito present and... ...more
I had the pleasure of reading the proceeding two before this one but it would of still been ok even if I had not. I like each one but this one seemed to go alittle quicker in pace then the other two. I do know this Gabby has a bit of spunk but her self worth sometimes could of been her problem. I... ...more
I enjoyed Vito and Gabby's story. I enjoyed their confusion on their true selves and what they wanted out of their lives. Their journey to self discovery and love was sweet and spicy. Vito was this man who never lost control and kept his temper in check. Gabby rid him of that control and it was s... ...more
Vito, after nearly being killed in a boating accident, vows to track down the girl that disappeared the night before their marriage and convince her he loves her. Only problem is the girl he finds is definitely not the girl he thought he knew. Gabby met Vito under a false presence, one she couldn... ...more
Gabby, an actress and dancer, needs money so she spies on Vito, an archeologist, for her best friends brother, Luca. Their families have been feuding for over sixty years. Vito falls in love, asks her to marry him, and the night before the wedding she takes off. After an accident almost kills him... ...more