Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Many Strange Women by Parker Cole
Publisher: eLectio Publishing
Softcover (336 pages)
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Solomon Greene made a deal with God.
If He'd send him an unattractive woman, he'd marry her on sight and do what was spiritually right. After all, he needed that kind of wife to help him escape from his sordid past.
Celeste Martin made a deal with Solomon. She'd be his ugly wife. All she wanted in return was his name. She was in love with her sister's fiance and he would be the only man she'd ever love.
Solomon had no idea that he'd find his wife fascinating. Celeste didn't know that one taste from her husband's lips would have her wanting more. Yet many strange women were between them.
Could Solomon ever escape from his past?
Could Celeste ever love her husband?
"I wanted to see if you would join me for dinner tonight. I haven't seen my wife in over a week."
Celeste fought to keep from rolling her eyes. Hadn't she made it clear she did not want anything to do with her husband? Did he not understand?
"No, thank you." She responded politely.
"Why not Celeste? We're married for heaven's sake!" He waved his hand in agitation.
She put down the dress and looked up at him. "I do disdain repeating myself or answering ridiculous questions. But I'll do this for you. I do not want anything but the barest of contact with you. I do not want your company. I do not desire to be with you. All I have taken from you has been your name and that you gave to me." Her voice was at its driest, and she knew it.
"You are some piece of work, aren't you?" A note of disbelief underlined his words.
"Whatever do you mean?" She pretended ignorance although she understood.
The gold specks in his eyes flashed. "You tell me you don't want to have anything to do with me and yet Patrick gives me the bills of the money you've spent in handling your affairs. You don't want my company and yet I find you in here with Gonzo as cozy as lovers."
"Goijaart is not my lover sir. Neither are you."
Before she knew it, Mr. Greene reached down, gripped her arms, and pulled her against his body. His hands scorched her through her layers of clothes. Her dress fell from her lap, and she gasped in surprise.
"What are you doing?"
Parker J. Cole is a writer and radio show host who spends most of her time reading, knitting, writing, cooking, and concocting new ideas for stories. Her first novel, Dark Cherub, won Best of Spring Reading 2013 from eMediaCampaigns. She lives in Michigan with her husband and their beloved dog, Sarah.
Contact the author: Website