In Tempting the Bride David Hastings, haven fallen in love with Helena Fitzhugh when he was 15 years old, does anthing he can to gain her attention, including torment her and make rude comments. His pride keeps him from disclosing his true feelings, and Helena grows into a vibrant, independent, well-educated business woman who wants nothing to do with Hastings. When Helena makes a decision that could result in scandal, Hastings is there to save her reputation,and the couple is forced into marriage. Helena despises Hastings until an unfortunate accident erases her memory of the recent past. Hastings finally has his chance to make his true feelings known and to court the woman he has loved for most of his life. The characters in this romance are strong personalities–both are arrogant and obstinate but also vulnerable, dialog is witty and the love story is believable and touching–a charming and entertaining story.