The Wife Lottery
I wanted to taste freedom. In a world where women are seen as a commodity to barter, Alaska promised a sanctuary. But to stay, I have to enter the wife lottery. Six men, one wife. And I have no say in who those men will be. It’s more than a game of chance—it’s my life falling into the hands of strangers. But the men who win my hand are ruggedly handsome and promise to protect me until death do us part.
When his wife and children die, Viking marauder Brandr has nothing left to live for, so he sails away on one final voyage. A storm at sea leaves him shipwrecked, alone, and barely alive on a foreign coastline. Along the Pictish shore, Avril, a warrior maid and the victim of a Viking berserker, banished from her ancestral home of Rivenloch to a seaside cottage, dreams of the day she’ll raise her sword, take back the castle that is rightfully hers, and find her half-Viking daughter a proper father. Discovering a broad-shouldered, fair-haired, broken castaway washed up on her beach among the wreckage of his longship, she takes him captive and binds him in chains. She refuses to be a Viking’s victim again…never imagining that soon her fiercest enemy will earn her trust, invade her heart, and enthrall her senses.
Nikki Brady has given up on relationships. Playing it safe after a messy divorce, the lonely assisted-living HR director is grateful she at least has her twin boys and beloved grandmother. But when she’s dared to buy a hot guy a drink, sparks fly… until she finds out he’s her new boss. Cole Myler is desperate to make his father happy. So he’s determined to move the retirement community they just acquired out of its current location. But discovering the sexy brunette he kissed at the bar is rallying the residents to resist the transfer, he doesn’t know if he should fire her or give in to her blistering charms.