THE VENGEFUL BRIDEGROOM
Utilizing the traditional wager, revenge and hidden treasure themes, Donner delights with a charming pair of characters, a marriage of convenience and a mystery designed to entertain readers with its fast pacing.
Madeline Colgate must marry in three days to save her family from ruin. But where to find a husband? Her brother informs her he has found the “ideal” man whom she can wed and then annul the marriage. But then Gabriel Westcott, her brother’s nemesis, disguises himself as her betrothed, marries her and then carts Madeline off to his isolated estate. Madeline is determined to escape, which is why Gabriel has her under guard. Madeline realizes Gabriel is a man she could love and he sees her as a great temptation. When strange accidents, poisoning, downing and abduction affect Madeline, Gabriel realizes he wants a true marriage, but he’ll have to prove his love in more ways then one. (ZEBRA, Sep., 352 pp., $5.99)