Can someone like Celia be likable? You’ll have to judge that one for yourself. 😀
Here are the books in the Marriage By Bargain Series:
- The Viscount’s Runaway Bride (Book 1)
- The Rake’s Vow (Book 2)
- Taming The Viscountess (Book 3)
- If It Takes A Scandal (which will be out in September) (Book 4)
Here’s the description:
Miss Celia Barlow has always gotten what she wanted. Whether it’s been clothes, jewelry, or social prominence, all she’s had to do was snap her fingers, and it was hers. So when she sets her sights on a certain gentleman, it only makes sense that she should get him, too. Except it doesn’t work out the way she expects. The trap she planned ends up backfiring on her, and the love of her life ends up with someone else.
Upon finding out what Celia did, her brother is furious, and he sets out to marry her off to the first gentleman who’s willing to marry her. That gentleman just happens to be Captain Sebastian Egan who recently inherited his older brother’s title and troubled estate. Add to that his own debts and the fact that his injury prevents him from going back out to sea, he needs money. He doesn’t care how he gets it. He just needs it. And as soon as possible. So he agrees to marry Celia in order to get her dowry.
When Sebastian realizes just how spoiled she is, he takes it upon himself to teach her that her days of manipulation are over. With him, the rules have changed. And he’s determined to prove to everyone that someone like Celia can be tamed, even if it’s going to take a battle of wills to do it.
Quick disclaimers: If you like my kind of humor (which I admit can be quirky), you’ll probably enjoy this book. Also, this is one of those rare books where I actually have an alpha hero, so if you’re curious to know what an alpha hero looks like in my books, this is the one to check out.
That aside, here is where you can find the book:
(If I didn’t add an Amazon country you shop at, let me know, and I’ll add it to the list in the future.)
Thanks for the heads up! Got it just minutes ago! I think I have all of your books so far- will enjoy this one tonight!
Thanks, Mary! I appreciate the fact that you’re still with me after all these years. 🙂
Mazel tov on the new book!
Dear Ruth, I have started listening to the book on my kindle fire. I have Audrey as the reader. She reads with a charming British accent, and makes the regency setting even more effective. I see what you mean by an Alpha hero. I guess the closest I came to the Alpha hero is Seth Driscoll in “Driscoll’s Lady”. I’m up to chapter eight in the new novella I’m writing, the one I planned to write when you were thinking about the mail-order bride collaboration. This one is also a Christian inspirational romance. So once again, you have been my inspiration. Lots of hugs. ❤ 🙂
I forget who I have on my Kindle to read the books. I used to have a male voice, and I adored it. I now have an American female. She’s okay, but I prefer men to read to me. 🙂
As you know, I love beta heroes. Alphas are fun to read and write once in a while, but the betas are such sweethearts. I’ve always preferred the boy-next-door type. Your heroes are so sweet. Seth was alpha. I remember him. He might have been alpha, but he was a nice one. Too often, I find alphas done in a way that make them seem like a jerk.
Keep me posted on the mail-order bride book! I want to read it as soon as it’s out!