This is only fiction books found in our library catalog.
The Dragon’s Bride (Jo Beverley)
The Raven’s Bride (Lenore Hart)
The Doctor’s Bride (Patt Marr)
The Mercenary’s Bride (Terri Brisbin)
The Border Lord’s Bride (Beatrice Small)
The Prince’s Cowgirl Bride (Brenda Harlen)
The Prince’s Pregnant Bride (Jennifer Lewis)
The Earl’s Mistletoe Bride (Joanna Maitland)
The Admiral’s Penniless Bride (Carla Kelly)
The CEO’s Accidental Bride (Barbara Dunlop)
Acquired: The CEO’s Small-Town Bride (Catherine Mann)
Many of these are romance titles, moreso than The X’s Wife were. I guess that makes a little bit of sense, since ‘bride’ implies a wedding as a major plot point, which is generally very romantical. One thing that did surprise me in compiling this list was how many of the brides had adjectives applied to them. Of course all the adjectives are there to be shocking. A prince is marrying a cowgirl? What? She’s pregnant?! Or broke, or an ‘accident’. And I guess CEOs never come from small towns.. or something.
The counterpoint titles:
There are some with ‘groom’ in the title, but they never explicitly belong to anyone. Thanksgiving Groom, The Convenient Groom, etc. And only about half a dozen of those.