A Suitable Replacement
Part of Deceived verse
After three years abroad on an arduous expedition, Maximilian is happy to be home, where he can pursue his private studies in peace and enjoy not living in a dusty tent. He is also glad he has arrived in time to attend his twin sister’s wedding in a few months, and to finally meet her fiancé, Kelcey.
Instead he arrives home to be accosted by his sister’s furious fiancé, who wants to know where she has run off to and why. When they confirm the wedding is most definitely canceled, Max has no choice but to fulfill the runaway clause in the marriage contract: he must find Kelcey a new spouse.
And if that was not enough to manage, there is also the matter of the people his sister angered when she vanished…
This story is actually the result of an idea I had forever ago, somewhere on the internet (I no longer remember where, LJ?) about the idea of being required to find a replacement spouse should a marriage contract be broken. But the idea never firmed up, and as all my long-suffering readers know, my to do list changes as often as the weather. So it fell away.
But it came back to me months and months ago, while I was thinking about something else. I still meant for it to be some 20k cute and funny thing. But then I meant for Princes of the Blood to be a single book (I also meant for The Engineered Throne to be a single book, I blame Samantha, Sasha, and Michelle entirely for The Painted Crown and The Stolen Scepter).
Anyway, it turned into a novella. I love any variation of arranged/forced marriage, and would basically write them all of the time if I thought I could get away with it :3
This story also has the high honor of ‘really good smut’ from Sasha, who greatly prefers her books, reading or writing, do not contain smut.
Much love to those who endured the serial format ^__^ And I hope those of you who have been patiently awaiting the ebook enjoy it. As always, I appreciate every single person who reads my books <3 <3 <3