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Today I’m sharing a snippet from my brand new historical novel WINNING HIS WIFE. It’s a marriage of convenience story set during the American Revolution with a sensual heat level. And it released today!
Setup: Captain Caleb Haslet has just returned home from a stint at sea and is trying to convince his wife he’s been faithful and wants her. It’s not going well.
All thoughts of divesting her of her clothes and running his hands over her warm skin flew out of his head. “You desire an annulment?” Hurt ricocheted through him and stole his earlier warmth. If she hated him that much, why go through the nuptials at all? Why hadn’t she voiced her concerns before they’d wed? He would have begged off had he known of her revulsion. Had her claiming her menses been her way of telling him she was less than pleased to be married to him? Did she mean to torment him and take “to death do us part” literally? He slid a finger beneath his neck cloth. Surely she wasn’t as petty as that.
Confusion shadowed her eyes. In her lap, she clasped her hands so tight the knuckles showed white. “I’d be lying if I said I haven’t thought of it while British soldiers have been in and out of the house searching for anything that could incriminate us both, or when Navy men gad about the town with stories on their lips of the women they’ve bedded while away and with their wives none the wiser.”
“I am not those men.”
Here’s the blurb:
Captain Caleb Haslet has come home to Portsmouth, Rhode Island after two years at sea chasing pirates and keeping British ships from the fledgling American nation. He wants nothing more than to settle into domestic life and finally claim the new bride duty had forced him to leave behind.
Though she now has her own life doing charity work, providing prisoners with basic creature comforts, Abigail Haslet is both excited and anxious that Caleb thinks to take up where they left off. But, how can she give her heart to a man who’ll leave again when duty calls?
Caleb no longer wants a marriage of convenience. When plying Abigail with kisses and spending time with her fails, he decides to take advantage of his wife’s stint behind bars to make her see the truth—he’s in love with her.
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