by Caitlin Crews, author of His For Revenge
When I was a girl I adored Daphne Du Maurier books—really, any book with a bit of Gothic flair.
One of the finest nights of my life was spent in an English country house hotel when I was seventeen, listening to the rain pour down outside while imaging all kinds of Gothic goings on in the atmospheric old place.
I’ve always loved scary movies for exactly this reason—I get to be terrified and then the lights go on, and all is well. (Except for the odd bad dream.)
So when Zara Elliott appeared in my head, forced down the aisle in her absentee sister’s wedding gown (which doesn’t fit her) to enter into a marriage of convenience with surly, brooding, all-about-revenge-on-Zara’s-father Chase Whitaker, who then whisks her off to his dark and uninviting mansion off in the countryside—I couldn’t resist.
HIS FOR REVENGE, the exciting conclusion to my Vows of Convenience duet that started with October’s HIS FOR A PRICE, isn’t a Gothic. But Zara, like me, has an intense appreciation of the form—and is even doing a Master’s degree on the subject. That’s only one of the reasons she’s more than a match for Chase, who might have been prepared to handle the selfish Elliott sister who didn’t bother to turn up at the church that day. But no way is he ready to handle Zara…
Walking down the aisle toward striking but cold CEO Chase Whitaker was never meant to be Zara Elliott’s fate. But to safeguard the family business, she’ll have to play along…
Chase is only interested in one thing—his own dark game of revenge against Zara’s father. The one thing he hadn’t counted on? Zara’s charm and natural beauty unsettling his rock-hard defenses.
But their wedding night proves to be a game changer, and they both realize they’re in over their heads. Losing is never an option for Chase… but winning suddenly takes on a very different meaning!
I hope you enjoy the second book in the Vows of Convenience duet! And Gothic romances, for that matter. I know I do.