BRIDE BY MISTAKE
Gracie pens an unconventional Regency romance with an original heroine and setting for the next Devil Riders story. This character-driven romance appeals to readers yearning for a love story with an unforgettable twist.
Luke Ripon was a 19-year-old spy on a mission in Spain when he rescued a 13-year-old girl from a deserter’s attack. To protect Isabella from her ruthless cousin, he brings her to a convent, marries her and plans on having the marriage annulled when she turns 21. That day has come, and Luke returns to Spain to claim his wife. Isabella has remained in the convent, but she is far from a docile bride. She refuses to go with Luke to England until she sees to her half-sister’s safety. When Luke tries to press his point his wife proves she can use a blade, ride astride, shoot a pistol and wrap him around her little finger. The journey to her home is one of learning about the other — and their desires. When faced with his past demons, Isabella realizes she may just be Luke’s salvation. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Jan., 350 pp., $7.99)