WHEN SHE SAID I DO
Bradley puts her unique touch on Beauty and the Beast when a devil’s bargain flings an innocent into a demon’s den. Brimming with her signature depth of emotion, delightful characters and perfect pacing, this sexy love story tugs on the heartstrings and makes you smile.
Miss Calliope Worthington takes shelter in an abandoned mansion only to find herself facing the devil. When reclusive Ren Porter spies a young woman pilfering a strand of pearls, he’s determined to punish the thief. She will repay him by becoming his bride and giving him one act of passion in exchange for each pearl. Callie is both afraid of, and tempted by, the bargain. She finds her captor’s demands titillating and surrendering to him a secret delight. When her family arrives and a killer stalks the shadows, Callie knows she’ll risk everything for her beast. (ST. MARTIN’S, Feb., 390 pp., $7.99)