How to make a reluctant fiancée happy:
Buy her a huge-ass diamond ring.
Throw a balls-out engagement party.
Make the wedding a quickie.
Every girl dreams of getting married. Right?
Not Paris Elizabeth Hollis Fairchild. And especially not to me.
She says this party boy is anything but husband material. Cocky. Arrogant. Presumptuous. And even manipulative. Hey, those are all perfectly acceptable traits.
When it turns out she doesn't have a choice, the arranged nuptials dear old granny insisted on go off without a hitch. But that doesn't mean we're riding off into the sunset anytime soon.
With both of our failing wineries merging and a contract that states only one family business can survive, we're spending a lot of time negotiating. And not the kind I prefer. The truth is it's just a matter of who will come out on topher or me? I wish I meant that literally.
In the meantime, she demands separate bedrooms.
I insist we break in our new bed.
She says she hates me.
I think it's love.
She believes our marriage won't last. I know it will.
She tells me not to bother popping the champagne. I disagree.
In fact, I think it's time to get this party started.
About the Author
Ava Lucas is a formally trained actor and a Sultry Listeners Award semi-finalist. Her passion and focus are romance novels because she loves to tell stories about people who are missing pieces of themselves and fall in love with a partner who can fill in those gaps. The first romance novel she ever read was Judy Blume's Forever, which was given to her by her mother. A social-media addict, she lives and works in Los Angeles.
Benjamin D. Walker lives in the moment and loves the now. He has no past and expects no future. He just wants to read stories.