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The rocky road to Lynette and David’s wedded bliss is filled with danger, sexual tension, tears, and laughter. Wild and dangerous best describe the Colorado Territory from what Lynette Cavanaugh had encountered so far, but that doesn’t frightened her as she nervously awaits the arrival of the stranger who married and then left her still a virgin. She fears the coming nighttime when her husband, David Cavanaugh, slakes his passions on her body. David Cavanaugh, with dreams of a loving dutiful wife and a cabin filled with strong sons and beautiful daughters, hurries to join his virgin bride. He is unpleasantly surprised to discover his bride doesn’t share his enthusiasm. Worse yet, her fears are so great he feels pity and promises to allow her enough time to adjust to the marriage before he consummates it. Logic sets in and he concludes that might take forever. He must find an honorable way to cancel the vow. David thinks of his log cabin and the hard work that is in store for his skittish bride. His pampered wife will surely complain. The solution is clear. He gives Lynette one year before she becomes his wife in the full sense of the word. But, she must run the household properly without a single complaint or that night she will fulfill her wifely duty in his bed. Lynette eagerly agrees. David almost feels guilty that he plans to court her until she begs him to take her virginity. David’s kindness and consideration soon wins Lynette’s friendship, but as time goes on David’s southern drawl gives her tingly feelings that turn her legs to mush. His kisses send strange cravings to her lower regions that frighten and tempt her to seek relief she senses only David can satisfy. Their burgeoning romance is aided when David’s rebel cousin captures Lynette. Lynette comes to appreciate that David is honorable and understanding, while his wicked cousin only seeks to fulfill his own selfish desires. She escapes and flees into the wilderness in hopes of finding her way back to David. Lost, ill and close to death, she vows that if she ever finds a way home she will fall into his arms. Lynette is returned safely only to learn that her husband loves a redhead he visits regularly. Lynette worst nightmare become reality when she is forced to tend a close friend giving birth to a stillborn child. The reality is worse than what she has imagined and reinforces her fear of childbirth. She knows now that her aunt is correct; men seek satisfaction and women suffer heartbreak. She is more than ever determined to escape that fate. David is seriously wounded defending Lynette. While delirious, he mistakes his wife for another woman. Raging with jealousy, Lynette wonders whom his fickle heart truly loves, his first love that ran away with his cousin, or the redhead in the valley? Her future is at stake. She is David’s wife and the daughter of a military hero. She will not surrender without a battle. The time has arrived when she must fulfill her wifely duties, or lose David. But has she waited too long?
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The Skittish Bride
by June M. Woodring
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by on October 01, 2016
- Xlibris US, February 2005
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