An Heiress For All Seasons by Sophie Jordan
Excerpt for ONCE UPON A WEDDING NIGHT by Sophie Jordan!
"Sizzling sexual tension ... thoroughly satisfying ..."
ONCE UPON A WEDDING NIGHT
by Sophie Jordan
Release date: July 2006
An innocent deception...
Lady Meredith Brookshire has every right to Oak Run. Now that she's suddenly husbandless and penniless, where else would she, her addled father, and spinster aunt reside? Yet who should appear but Nicholas Caulfield, the new Brookshire heir, claiming the estate is rightfully his by law. The brute is as arrogant as he is handsome--besides, he's supposed to be dead. And the only plan resourceful Meredith can devise to save her family from homelessness is a desperate scheme that may lead her to salvation or ruin ...and the bed of the man she has vowed to hate.
A reluctant aristocrat, Nick does not trust this fiery, infuriating chit whom he suspects of subterfuge--yet who bewitches him with her innocent green eyes. The sooner he can get this tempting beauty married off to some stodgy old blueblood--and off his hands for good--the better. There is one slight problem, however:
Nick can't bear the thought of her wedding any man but him.
"You're cut from the same cloth as your brother--selfish to the core!"
He felt her accusation as keenly as a knife to the chest. Leaning his face close to hers, he whispered, "Rest assured I am nothing like my brother. I would have no problem consummating my marriage. More specifically, I would have no problem bedding you."
If possible, her eyes grew even bigger, green saucers in her pale face. She went as still as stone beneath him. "How do you know Edmund never consummated our marriage?"
He ignored the question, instead ran a finger along her jaw and down the column of her throat. Her breathing hitched, and he stopped his finger at the throbbing pulse on the side of her neck. "It's an easy enough matter to prove. Maybe that's what you need, hmm? A man in your bed to rob you of your rebelliousness? You could use a little taming."
"...a refreshing change."
- January, Mystic Castle/Pink Hearts Review
"Passions explode in rookie author Sophie Jordan's debut novel!" -Bonnie, A Romance Review
"ONCE UPON A WEDDING NIGHT is everything that I look for in a romance, and then some, and I definitely look forward to reading more of Ms. Jordan's work." -Kristal Gorman, Romance Reader At Heart Reviews
"ONCE UPON A WEDDING NIGHT is a charming and sensual tale of betrayal, passion and love, Ms. Jordan's writing shows her love for the period and I have found a new author to look forward to." -Valerie Pelissero, Rakehell Reviews
"Jordan makes her debut with a delightfully charming, fresh romance. You've got ... a bad-boy hero and a good-girl heroine whose endearing characteristics and sprightly repartee are sure to captivate." -Kathe Robin, RT BOOKReviews
"...a well-written and compelling story in her debut. It's sensuous. It's fast paced and full of intense emotions with a few twists and turns thrown in along the way." -Connie Payne, Once Upon A Romance