The Bad Boy's Wife by Karen Shepard PDF
By Karen Shepard
What occurs if you marry the undesirable boy--the reckless, impossible to resist cowboy who steals your center and throws it again to you, the single you'll have known as it an afternoon with after the affair?
When Cole, a beautiful ne'er do good horse coach and stereotypical undesirable boy, proposes to Hannah, daughter of a filthy rich Southern kin, it comes as a surprise to every person. After a twenty-year marriage, Cole leaves Hannah for one in all her most sensible buddies and so they play out their passions on a ranch in Kentucky, the place previous secrets and techniques and sentiments spring forth to unsettle their courting. stuck within the center are their liked daughter Mattie, and Georgia, the employed hand debutante who casts their destiny.
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Whaling gear sat lined up along the railings. Our chief officer loaded the blunderbusses, which can shoot harpoons as far as a mile, and long duck guns with exploding bullets that can mortally wound even the strongest animals. Ned Land was content to sharpen his harpoon, a dreadful weapon in his hands. At six o’clock dawn began to break, and with the first rays of sunrise, the narwhal’s electric glow vanished. By seven o’clock it was light enough, but a very heavy morning fog restricted the horizon, and our finest spyglasses couldn’t see through it.
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The Bad Boy's Wife by Karen Shepard