Blackmailed into marriage…by Christmas!
Genealogist Lydia Carter-Wilson is horrified by the debts her father has run up in her name. Then magnate Raul Valdez approaches her with an outrageous proposition. If she helps him claim his inheritance, he’ll pay off her debts and save her tarnished reputation. But there’s a catch. If she fails, she will marry Raul on Christmas Eve! No matter their instant and electrifying attraction, Lydia knows Raul’s proposal amounts to blackmail. Yet faced with an impossible choice–risking ruin or becoming Raul’s bartered bride–Lydia finds she cannot resist her desire to make a deal with the dark-hearted billionaire!
Rachael Thomas’s writing gets better with each new book she adds to her name. What happens when an enigma of a man meets his match in a fierce and headstrong woman? Sparks fly of course! Valdez’s Bartered Bride is exotic as much as it is smoldering hot and intense. I savored Raul and Lydia’s interactions and couldn’t get enough of the author’s spellbinding writing as each character came alive with unique vividness. I clamored onto every page like fiend and at last when the ending zoomed in, I was wholly satisfied.