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a bargainedA Bargained-For Bride by Marcia Lynn McClure (Novella)


“You’re the sweetest girl in Mourning Dove Creek, you know?” Jack mumbled as he paused in kissing Jilly a moment.

Jilly smiled. “And you’re the handsomest man in Mourning Dove Creek, you know,” she flirted in return.

Jack smiled. “I do know,” he said.

Jilly giggled. Jack Taylor was so predictable—and a little conceited. He really did think he was the handsomest man in Mourning Dove—and he was, for the most part.

Secretly, however, if Jilly ever allowed herself to be completely honest about it (which she tried to avoid), there was one other man in Mourning Dove who always crossed her mind when the subject of the handsomest man in town arose. Yet there was no lingering on thinking of that man—no sirree! Not for a moment! Not for any reason—ever. And so Jilly just kept telling Jack that he was the handsomest man in Mourning Dove Creek. Besides, it was almost true—being that the other man lived outside of town and not right in town the way Jack did

marciaAuthor Marcia Lynn McClure

Marcia Lynn McClure’s intoxicating succession of novels, novellas, and e-books, has established her as one of the most favored and engaging authors of true romance. Her unprecedented forte in weaving captivating stories of western, medieval, regency, and contemporary amour void of brusque intimacy has earned her the title “The Queen of Kissing.”

Marcia, who was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has spent her life intrigued with people, history, love, and romance. A wife, mother, grandmother, family historian, poet, and author, Marcia Lynn McClure spins her tales of splendor for the sake of offering respite through the beauty, mirth, and delight of a worthwhile and wonderful story.

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Loved it

Jilly, raised by her grandparents after being orphaned, is used to their old fashioned ways and thinks she is in love with Jack, since sparks fly when they kiss, but something just doesn't ring true with him. Boone, also orphaned, meets Jilly when he is twelve and she is just eight, she also gifts him with something precious to her at Christmas that Boone never forgets.  So when Boone asks for her hand in marriage, her grandfather says yes, and Jilly is not sure what to expect since he never really paid her any attention.  This being the west, Boone is accustom to taking charge and going after what he wants.  I can't tell you the whole circumstance between this somewhat arranged marriage since it might ruin it for it.  

In true McClure fashion, the kiss at the wedding makes Jilly's toes curl and she realizes exactly what a kiss can do to a girl.  That and the fact that she has always had a crush on Boone.  Once they are married, Boone sets her up in a separate bedroom, Jilly becomes a bit confused but accepts it and thinks since they haven't really known each other long, it will help them connect.  And then, Boone leaves and Jilly worries about his safety.  This historical western is just very romantic and this is what this author does best.  I love the dialogue and the tension between the characters. Another wonderfully clean romance from McClure that will let you escape for a few hours.  

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