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Celeste Bradley (Fallen) brings readers a sizzling new Regency romance that will tug at their heartstrings and tickle their funny bones with When She Said I Do.
Calliope Worthington never expected to marry, accepting she would remain in the bosom of her tightly knit, madcap family. However, when a rainstorm sends the traveling Worthingtons scurrying into a dark manor house for shelter, Callie finds herself caught up in a misunderstanding involving a strand of pearls, the reclusive lord of the manor, Ren Porter, and a compromising situation. To stop a duel between Ren and Callie's brother, Callie and Ren make a bargain. Callie will remain at the estate as Ren's wife until she has earned every pearl on the necklace he caught her borrowing. His plans for how she'll earn them astonish Callie--and tantalize her.
Ren Porter's injuries in service to the Crown burned half his face and crippled him, leaving him a drunken wreck of his former self. He never expected a choice tidbit like Callie to fall into his lap and he intends to take full advantage of the situation. However, Ren gets more than he bargained for when his spitfire bride proves to be the cure he needed, taking his life and estate from wretched to wonderful. When the pearls run out, can he convince her to stay?
Callie's hilarious misadventures, Ren's transformation from beastly grump to princely husband and plenty of scorching love scenes make their love story one readers will want to enjoy again and again.
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