A bride wasn’t in his plans . . .
The last thing Marcus, the Duke of Autenberry, expects to see after sleeping off a night’s drunken shenanigans is a woman being auctioned in the village square. Before he can think about the ramifications, he buys her, thinking he’s winning the girl her freedom. Instead, he discovers he’s bought a wife.
A duke wasn’t in hers . . .
Alyse Bell is almost rid of the shackles that bound her in a name-only marriage, but the day her friend promised to purchase her in a wife auction, he vanishes, leaving her to face a mob of unsavory bachelors intent on owning her body and soul. But the appearance of a wicked, wealthy stranger changes her path forever.
The road to ruin . . .
Marcus doesn’t know what to do with the impertinent chit who clearly isn’t duchess material! Insisting their marriage isn’t legitimate, they leave for his estate in Scotland, hoping to devise a plan to get rid of each other. However, on a journey fraught with misadventure, their attraction grows and Marcus realizes he’ll do anything to keep this fiery woman for his own.
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The Duke Buys a Bride
by Sophie Jordan
The Rogue Files Series
July 24, 2018
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A rogue with honor
Marcus Weatherton, the Duke of Autenberry, begins this tale in the stable muck. But he sees fits to rescue the maiden at auction on his way out of town. He doesn’t understand how it is that a man could sell his wife, until he signs the contract and finds that he’s bought himself a wife.
But Alyse will not be his wife in truth. He thought only to save her from the demanding spectacle of being sold to the highest bidder of provincial men who likely won’t value the bravery she exhibited while in the block. He will find her a better situation than the one he plucked her from, but she will never be his Duchess, and he will not take advantage of the girl he purchased and now has an obligation to, For she has no one else.
A maiden with dreams
Alyse Bell has abided years as an old man’s wife in name only, planning to wed her childhood friend upon his return from the navy. But Yardley flees before the auction, leaving her to the mercy of the high bid. An English gentleman buys her, and offers her a job after insisting that their marriage isn’t valid beyond her backwater town. Only, as they make their way to his estate to the north, he offers her kindnesses and luxury she’s unaccustomed to, as well as his protection. And she finds herself growing fond of the man she’s coming to know, and foolishly hoping for what she knows she can’t have.
A marriage of necessity
When Marcus finds himself relieved of the spirited lass he’s come to want and care for more and more, he’s desperate to get her back. Desperate enough to claim her as his wife. But what kind of marriage can they have when his claim is born of obligation, to save her once more, and she wants nothing more than a love match? And how can Marcus convince his new wife that he means what he says when he’s revealed his title and she insists that nothing has changed?
As my first foray into the Rogue Files, I’m well and truly hooked. Marcus is in a journey of self-discovery, one facilitated by the plucky girl he bought in a tiny lowland town. And Alyse is seeking her freedom at last, only to find herself caged yet again by different circumstances than she expected. Watching the two grow into themselves and fall in love was enchanting and heartwarming and even heart-wrenching in a couple occasions. It’s my full intention to delve into Sophie Jordan’s Rogue Files at my earliest opportunity, because her wonderful characters stole my heart, and I’m dying to see what else has happened and will happen to the Autenberry family.
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About Sophie Jordan
SOPHIE JORDAN grew up in the Texas hill country where she wove fantasies of dragons, warriors, and princesses. A former high school English teacher, she’s the New York Times, USA Today and international bestselling author of more than twenty novels. She now lives in Houston with her family. When she’s not writing, she spends her time overloading on caffeine (lattes preferred), talking plotlines with anyone who will listen (including her kids), and cramming her DVR with anything that has a happily ever after. You can visit her online at http://www.sophiejordan.net.
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