For years Ally has lived alone in the rugged lands outside the walls of a community called The Ridge, the only patch of civilization left in this part of what was once the state of Texas. Taught from childhood to trust no one—especially no man—and to do what she must to survive, she lives by foraging and, when the chance arises, petty theft from the people of The Ridge. Until the day she is caught by Josh McAllen, and her life is thrown into chaos…
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Twenty-year-old Lacey Alton knows she’s behaving scandalously when she catches a stagecoach to another town to meet Hal Earhart, her potential husband, but what’s a girl to do when she has three bossy brothers always in the way of her plans? Upon meeting Hal, Lacey quickly concludes he’s a good man, but not the man for her. She’s more than ready…
After a firm spanking on the spot, she is dragged back to The Ridge against her will and brought before the council to answer for her years of stealing, and before she knows it she finds herself not only an unwilling new citizen of The Ridge, but also the reluctant wife of the very man who captured her.
To Ally’s surprise, her new husband proves to be more than a gentleman, and he does not force himself upon her. On the other hand, however, he takes his duties as her husband seriously. When Ally returns to her thieving ways she quickly learns that in the community of The Ridge, naughty wives are dealt with firmly. As this wayward bride stands naked before her husband, awaiting his chastisement, she begins to feel something for him that she has never experienced before. In time she begins to crave his loving caress, and though she blushes to admit it, his firm hand as well. As her fears melt away in the heat of her need for him, she awaits the moment when he will seal their bond and claim her forever as his own.
Publisher’s Note: The Orphan Bride contains both consensual and non-consensual spankings of an adult woman, including domestic discipline. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.
Also note that a sequel to this book called The Traveler’s Bride is now available.