Lucie: Bride of Tennessee (American Mail-Order Brides & prequel to Mail-Order Brides of the Southwest): Heidi Vanlandingham
Jenny never intended for this to happen. It was just a stupid pop-up ad on a stupid website, the final annoyance in a frustrating, stupid day. Seriously, who offers 30-day trials for viking husbands? Of course Jenny didnt read the fine print, she just clicked it! Now Torhild is standing on her doorstep wrapped in animal pelts, his muscles rippling, his primitive mind set on just two things: Conquest, and making love to his new American bride! ----- Excerpt ----- He was the tallest man Id ever seen outside a basketball game, yet his body was nothing like a professional athletes. His neck and shoulders were massive, his biceps thicker than my thighs, and his own thighs were like glistening tree trunks. I saw all of this, and all the glistening, because he was garbed in nothing but fur pelts. His bare skin was shiny with sweat and the spatters of what I didnt recognize as blood. Id stepped out of my car laughing. I stopped when I realized the stag slung over the mans shoulder was alive--or had been until just recently. Its antlers bowed over his broad chest, its eye closed in death. I dropped my purse when the man called out to me. His voice was as frosty as a glacier and as rugged as the calluses in his palms. Greetings, Jenny Templeton, he boomed. I am Torhild, son of Folcwald, strangler of the serpents spawn and bane of Jörmungandr. Uh? I said. I stared into the mans ice blue eyes. They were heralds of winter in the warm fall evening. His hair, too, had a wintry cast, a pale blonde that was more snow than gold. The hair was thick and flowed over his shoulders, some of it wrapped up into long, complicated braids. His face was beardless, though a reddish stubble gleamed on his cheeks and chin. His eyebrows, thick and even whiter than his hair, rose high on his tan forehead. You are Jenny Templeton? he asked. Um, yeah, I said. I shouldered my purse and tried to remember if mace had an expiration date, and if I was even carrying my mace, and if mace could stop a hulking hunk that strangled serpents spawn. Torhild nodded. Then we are well met, he said. You are a most comely maiden. Why was I blushing for this psychopath on my doorstep? I swiped a lock of hair behind my ear and shook my head. Well, uh, jokes on you, buddy, because Im not a maiden. I glanced quickly to my left and right. Where the hell did he come from? Could I outrun him? Hed apparently outrun a deer, so probably not. Torhild let rip a mighty laugh that threatened to rock my car windows out of their sockets. Aha! he snorted. Tis good, Jenny. Ive little patience for blushing virgins. Green kindling yields little warmth. Oh, okay, so thats where this is going, I muttered. Just stay back or Ill scream. You cant attack me in broad daylight. He smiled at me from beneath his snowy eyebrows. Ive no intention of ravishing thee, Jenny. He hefted the deer on his shoulder. As a token of my troth, Ive hunted the swiftest stag in this land. For five days he led me through the woods of Fairfield, Litchfield, and Hartford, where I at last slew him within a stones throw of Tolland. He died honorably and shall make a fine feast. I stared at the man, my mouth agape. Or perhaps you are a vegetarian? he asked.
Montana Mail-Order Wife (Mills & Boon American Romance):ebook Ausgabe Harlequin - Series eBook - American Romance. ePub First edition. Charlotte Douglas
Conducting a Mail Order Business:
His dangerous past cant stop him from loving her... Stella McCord wants to be accepted and loved for who she is now, not for the rambunctious child she once was and believes marrying as a mail-order bride will bring a new beginning. But when she arrives in the small desert town, shes greeted by a dilapidated hotel and its distrustful owner-her soon-to-be husband. Travis Stone hopes to escape his lawless past when he wins a rundown hotel and takes a mail-order bride to help him. But instead of acquiring the hotel manager he wanted, his new bride has other plans for their marriage, and Travis finds himself fighting against his own heart.
She never wanted to be a bride. He wants a family to love. Plagued by her mothers profession as a prostitute, Hailey Jefferson spends most of her life dreaming of being everything her mother was not. But with no means to escape from the town she grew up in, she must become a mail-order bride and accept what she never wanted. A husband. Orphaned as a young boy, Alex Croft wants a family of his own and marrying Hailey is the answer to his dreams, until she announces theirs will be a trial marriage. He has until Christmas Eve to convince her to stay married. When he learns shes been secretly saving money for a train ticket to Boston, he has to decide whether or not he can let her go. Will Alexs Christmas wish come true or will Hailey break his heart?
Shes running from an outlaw and found by a lawman... Escaping the outlaw who controlled her old life, Alayna Kimbal is determined to forge a new one. She answers a mail-order bride request and shoulders the job of wife and mother, each day hoping her lies and the identity of the man hunting her arent discovered. US Marshal Jerome Riddick has never considered getting married until he inherits his best friends three children after shes murdered. Struggling to care for her children and do his job, he takes a bride-only to find out shes keeping a huge secret from him. A secret that could get them all killed.