The Billionaire Rancher's Christmas Wife

Evergreen's Mail-Order Brides

Book 2
Jaded Speck Publishing LLC
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 “I’m beginning to think you set out to fool me in those letters of yours.”
“I did not.”
“But you were so sweet and funny---”
“I am sweet and funny!”
“Whatever you say, sugar.”
Isla shot him an accusing look. “There’s just something about you that brings out the worst in me. I only lose my temper with you.”
“Uh huh.”
“I’m not lying. Except with you, I have always been sweet and funny---”
Sean’s gaze turned thoughtful. “Assuming what you’re saying is true…”
“It is!”
“You’re sweet and funny, and you never set out to fool me---”
“Of course I didn’t.”
“Then how about that kiss you promised?” he asked very politely. “Didn’t you promise me one when we’d meet?”

28-year-old Isla Bouchard signs up to be a mail-order bride to escape her heartbreak and start a new life as a cowboy’s wife. She comes up to Aspen, Colorado to meet her future husband, who’s nothing like the sweet, gentle man his letters have made him out to be. Instead, Sean Northwood turns out to be a devastatingly handsome rogue, and even more shocking, he’s no ordinary rancher but a billionaire who owns one of the world’s most successful stud farms.
Isla is terrified of trusting and loving a man again, but just one kiss from Sean is enough to make her forget all her fears and insecurities. And so she gives herself to him – heart, body, and soul – not knowing that the billionaire only sees her as a temporary part of his life.

Note: This is a STEAMY, MODERN-DAY ROMANCE set in Colorado. It has no cliffhangers and a guaranteed HAPPY EVER AFTER. Fans of Diana Palmer and Margaret Way are likely to enjoy this book.
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 To save her father from prison, geeky graphic artist Arabella Blume agrees to sell herself to Aurélien Sauvage, a young French billionaire whose life is shrouded in mystery and strange and conflicting rumors.

When she’s immediately whisked away to a remote island, Arabella braces herself for all kinds of torture. But instead, her new life is more perplexing than terrifying.

During the day, the staff pampers her like a princess.

But as for the nights –

They’ve become her most precious and shameful secret.

When all is silent and dark, Arabella succumbs to the dangerously addictive passion of her master. Night after night, he listens to her, he talks to her, he makes her laugh, he makes her forget – and later on, he fucks her.

He fucks her long and hard, he fucks her until she passes out, he fucks her so, so beautifully, and Aurélien promises to cherish her forever – for as long as she doesn’t break his rules.

Never talk about me to anyone.

And she doesn’t.

Never kiss me.

And she doesn’t.

And the most imperative, my beauty – never, ever try to look at me in the light.

But Arabella does.

She doesn’t mean to, but it happens, and that’s when Arabella realizes all along she’s been making love to an animal.

A man with a beautiful face, sapphire eyes, and a lethally powerful body, but at the same time a beast with terrifying horns, claws, and fangs –

Oh my God.

La bête Sauvage.

It’s what the islanders have been whispering about – something they’ve always known but never told her, something she thought she understood but didn’t, something that may change the way she sees him –


Her owner.

Her lover.

And he seems to know this, too, as the beast – her beast – asks quietly,

Do I frighten you now, ma belle?

Do I disgust you?

Do you want me still?

 Years and years from now, it would go down as one of the saddest days in the kingdom’s history when the crying, trembling figure of their queen was seen at the gates of the palace, performing the public ritual of ending her marriage to the king.

News traveled fast, and the area was soon swarming with people – reporters who were out to sensationalize this unprecedented sight, gawking guests who were titillated by the hint of scandal in the air, and men like Mahmud, who didn’t hesitate to sow seeds of discord to further their cause.

Terrible accusations began to take shape, broadcasted in viral headlines---

Queen Harper publicly disavowing marriage to travel alone and leave Ramil?

Princess Safiya, daughter of Sheikh Mahmud, to be Ramil’s next queen?

Ramilians to be fined if found offering aid to Queen Harper?

Later, there would also be stories of loyalty – of how secret enemies of the sheikh had incited a rabble, and of the queen’s most trusted guards coming to her defense. Witnesses had sworn they heard the queen tearfully begging her loyal guards not to endanger themselves for her, but still they had shed blood for her, their loyalty to her unwavering.

You will always be our queen.

And when the tide seemed to swell in the favor of the sheikh’s enemies, there came the thundering, ground-crushing sound of the army’s footsteps, led by the king and his vassals. They fought their way to the queen’s side, infallible in their power, strength, and valor – 

It was a breathtaking sight, witnesses from that night were known to avow. But what they would never ever forget was the sight of their king finding his queen---

Only to let her go---

You are free, my love.

Enjoy reading Marian Tee’s first sheikh romance – set in the desert kingdom of Ramil, this epic, no-cliffhanger love story is destined to break your hearts and sweep you off your feet.

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