Enjoyed this book. Set in mid 1800's in New Orleans.
To keep the Louisiana plantation he loved, Dominic Kane had six months to honor his father's will and marry. When he saw the beautiful bondservant fresh from the high seas, his decision was made. He offered temporarily make her his wife in name only. But after impulsively kissing her lush lips, a raw passion surfaced, and Nick realized his rougish life had not been complete before the entrance of this green-eyed enchantress.
Bobbi Smith has done a great job for this book. Dominic Kane has to find himself a bride in order to get his father inheritance. He wants the bride to be easy to handle, without any feelings in the marriage. Therefore, he finds Jordan St. James, a noble lady who runs away from England and sell herself as a slave, perfect for the job. He demands her to act like a falling-in-love bride only where his father around. But love is there between them, so as you all can guess, everything ends happily....
He bought a bride. Wealthy Louisana planter Dominic Kane was in a bind: according to his father's will, he had to find a wife within 6 months--or forfeit his inheritance and his plantation, Riverwood. When he saw the beautiful bond-servant on the docks, he figured she'd do just fine. He would buy her papers and strike a deal with her: she'd be his wife for six months... on paper. But when he claimed a kiss to seal the bargain, a fiery passion rose within him and he knew he most possess his tantalizing bride in flesh as well as in name! He'd caress her satiny skin and taste her lovely lips until her sighs of undisguised ecstasy told him she was truly his own--body and soul.
She claimed a lover. Desperate to flee the man who wanted her as his mistress, spirited Jordan St. James could find only one way to escape Lond: hire on as an indentured servant in faraway America. When her ship docked in the New World and a wealthy plantation owner bough her for his own, Jordan's blood raced at the sight of her handsome master. Then she heard Dominic Kane's intriguing proposition and swore she would give everything to be his bride...at any cost! When his strong arms crushed her fevered flesh in a passionate embrace, Jordan knew she must surrender to his thrilling kisses and lie in his arms for one long night of loving ... no matter what the future might bring!
Bobbi Smith gives an enjoyable read in Bayou Bride. Well worth the time!