More at ease with injured animals than with people, shy Helen Crosby knew that drastic measures were required to find herself a man. She'd even sleep in the supposedly enchanted D'Amour mansion in the hopes of conjuring up a husband. But her wildest dreams could never have produced the reclusive stranger she encountered there.
Damien Lord had turned his back on the world that had once adored him. An act of heroism had scarred him-body and soul- and all Helen's protective instincts were aroused. She knew she could help Damien if he would only meet her halfway, but how could this man be her destiny when, once healed, he would inevitably leave her . . .?
To Marry A Stranger By Renee Roszel
Enchanted Brides Series Book 1
The Enchanted Brides Myth:
The stately DAmour mansion stands majestically in the countryside, its absentee owner rumored to be living in Europe. Closed for years, this mansion has a charming myth surrounding it. Legend says that the mansion is enchanted and that an unmarried woman who sleeps within its walls on her birthday, when the moon is full, will marry the first man she sees in the morning."
Helen Crosby is going to prove that the D'Amour myth works, so on her twenty-first birthday she snuck into the deserted mansion and fell asleep. Only it's not so deserted after all. She wakes up to find some ruffian must be in the house and she escapes. The man she meets on the road later is not her first, or last, choice of a husband, but who can fight destiny and fate? She'll just have to find the good characteristics of Hirk Bogg. Realizing the man in the mansion was Damien Lord, a man who had the world in his hands before a tragic accident, she sets out to help him. Not an easy feat.
This story is told from Helen's point of view. There are some pretty humorous parts along with the serious ones. Helen and Lucy have given their inheritance money to their sister Elissa to help her open an inn. Book 2 is Lucy's story, Married By Mistake, and book 3 is Elissa's tale called, Her Mistletoe Husband. This first book was really good and I'm looking forward to reading these next two in the series.