A STEAMY STORY OF DECEPTION AND DESIRE...AS TWO LOVERS DISCOVER THAT AN ARRANGED MARRIAGE CAN SIZZLE WITH MORE HEAT THAN A TEXAS NIGHT! She was a pampered Mississippi belle who had never known a single day of hardship in all her twenty-three years. But now Skylla St. Clair was desperate. Why else would she have advertised in the newspaper...?or a husband? And here he was, galloping onto her newly inherited Texas ranch-a handsome, sweet-talking rogue Skylla couldn't trust-or resist. The ex-Rebel soldier and con man took pride in his deceiving art. Now, in the booming post-war West, Braxton Hale intended to make the biggest killing of all. He would play the groom the lovely lady wanted...right before he stole her land and high-tailed it to the richer horizons of California. But that was before Braxton held the sweet, sensuous Skylla in his arms-and discovered a woman he desired far more than gold...
by Martha Hix
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