The King's Bought Bride (Royal House of Leone #1)

The King's Bought Bride (Royal House of Leone #1)

by Jennifer Lewis
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The King's Bought Bride (Royal House of Leone #1) by Jennifer Lewis

A convenient bride...
Royal heir Darias Leone needs a wife to claim his crown. He doesn't want to get stuck with the kind of snooty princess his mother has in mind, so he makes a business arrangement with the pretty young assistant at his New York art gallery.

Emma Ricci thinks the idea is crazy, but the money Darias is offering will allow her to put her brother through drug rehab. Surely she can survive one year as a fake royal wife to save what's left of her family?

After one year Emma and Darias can divorce and go their separate ways...unless something goes wrong with their plan. With a sizzling attraction, two unsolved murders, a mysterious secret society, and the constant forced proximity of a marriage under the eyes of the entire palace...almost anything could go wrong.

Darias watched her, dark eyes gleaming.
She wondered if he intended to say something for any potential eavesdroppers. "I love you," perhaps. What else would real newlyweds whisper as they lay in bed together on their wedding night?
Sometimes it was hard to remember this was all fake. There was something magical about being folded into the bosom of this big family, when she was still reeling from the loss of her mom.
"You're a very special woman." His voice was low enough to be almost a conspiratorial whisper but probably loud enough to be picked up by recording equipment. Was he truly saying this to her, or was it for the benefit of snoopers?
"Thanks." Did it really matter whether he meant it or not? He was paying her handsomely to be here, and she needed to do her job.
It would get easier over time, wouldn't it?

This book is the first in the Royal House of Leone series:
The King's Bought Bride (Darias and Emma)
A Prince for Christmas – FREE short - (Sandro and Serena)
The Prince's Secret Baby (Sandro and Serena)
The Princess's Scandalous Affair (Beatriz and Lorenzo - coming spring 2017)
The Princess and the Player (Lina and Amadou - coming spring 2017)
Taming the Royal Beast (Rigo and Bella - coming fall 2017)

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940156706525
Publisher: Mangrove
Publication date: 11/21/2016
Series: Royal House of Leone , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 128,265
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Jennifer Lewis loves heat in all its forms including spicy food, steamy temperatures and smoking hot heroes. Her romances have been translated into more than twenty languages, and she especially enjoys seeing them in unfamiliar alphabets where she can't even tell her name from the title. She lives in sunny South Florida and when she isn't writing she's can often be found at the beach.

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grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Darias Leone is devastated by the murders of his grandmother, the Queen of Altaleone, and his father, the Heir to the throne. As he and his family deal with their loss, Darius realizes that he needs to find a wife. He must be married to claim the throne. When he sees Emma Ricci at a gallery showing of his art work, he knows that she is the answer to his problems. Emma needs help if she is to save her brother from his drug addiction and Keep him away from unsavory characters. A marriage of convenience is the answer. The fact that these two have powerful chemistry shouldn't be a problem. Can they help each other and then walk away from their attraction? The King's Bought Bride is a romantic tale that combines a passionate couple, battling a deadly enemy and a Secret Society to learn the truth. I loved that Jennifer Lewis used Gibran from her Desert Kings series as the Security Expert. This book appealed to my romantic nature. The memorable characters, the witty banter, the heart stopping romance and the non-stop action kept me reading. The Royal House of Leone series is off to a great start. I can't wait to see what happens next. An added Bonus is the inclusion of A Prince For Christmas. This is a short story where we meet Serena Raines, a lifestyle guru, and Sandro Leone, a playboy Prince. They end up spending Christmas riding out a winter storm in each other's arms. I loved seeing their first meeting. I can't wait to see what happens next. These characters are charming. They are good together. Their romance made me smile in contentment.