by Simone Scarlet MMA
A prim and proper little princess, they called me. Twenty-eight-years-old, never been kissed, and the closest thing I’ve ever had to a relationship is running my family vineyard.
But then I met him – a surly, one-eyed war veteran with a will of iron and a heart of gold.
In a single day, he made me feel things I didn’t think were possible. In one forbidden afternoon, he made a woman out of me.
And now everything is ruined.
Because how can an ice-queen like me burn for somebody so hotly?
And how can he and I be together, when I’d foolishly promised to get married to his brother?
An anti-aircraft shell took my eye, my military career, and a whole lot more than that.
Now I live alone, in the big, old house I grew up in, with only racehorses and whiskey for company.
And I like it that way. At least when I’m on my own, I don’t have to endure the stares, or the whispers, or the kids pointing in horror at my half-a-face.
But all that was ruined when my brother announced he was getting married, and insisted I ‘get to know’ his blushing bride-to-be.
My brother, the aspiring politician. He’d never had any interest in women. I knew he’d only get engaged for political convenience; to put on a respectable face for all those picky voters. He didn’t even want to hold a girl’s hand, so I knew whichever girl he’d pick to marry would have to have a cynical reason of her own.
But why did he have to pick her?
Because the moment I met Lucy Henwood, everything changed.
Her engagement to my brother might be a sham, but my feelings about her aren’t.
And after one afternoon of forbidden passion, I know she feels the same way.
I’ve never burned like this for a woman; and nobody’s ever made me feel this complete before.
But how can we be together, when she’s stood up and told the world that she’s marrying my brother?
Champagne & Spurs is an 87,500 word military bad-boy romance with no cheating (seriously) and scenes so steamy, you might need to apply ice afterward. HEA guaranteed.
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