THE SEDUCTION OF ELLIOT McBRIDE
Ashley creates marvelous, unforgettable and heart-stopping stories with unique heroes. She touches on a multitude of human emotions while never losing sight of the love story. With lush prose and memorable scenes, readers learn how wounded characters can be healed by the power of love. Memorable, remarkable, tender and touching, here is a book to cherish, re-read and sigh over time and again.
Returning home after years of imprisonment, Elliot McBride seeks shelter in the local church, just as his childhood friend Juliana St. John is left at the altar. Left alone together, Elliot helps Juliana face the situation with a bit of humor and an idea: Since everything is set for the wedding, why don’t they get married? Juliana doesn’t know that Elliot has come home a tormented man with a broken heart and wounded soul. He needs her love to rebuild his life and chase away the memories that haunt him. Juliana falls in love with Elliot and hopes he will allow her to pull him from despair and grab the love they both deserve. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Jan., 320 pp., $7.99)