Cinderella Bride (Conveniently Wed) (Silhouette Intimate by Monica McLean

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She yelled. " Aaron whined. " She caught them by their elbows and reeled their small bodies around. "Now. Go. " The urgency in her voice finally outweighed the five-year-olds' natural curiosity, and the boys responded in kind. Without another word, they took off. Their teacher met them halfway, ushering them inside through the open school door. She turned as if to wave to Marly, then faltered midway. Following her gaze, Marly looked back toward the limo and froze. She didn't know how she'd expected Billy Ray Cameron to look in person—she'd seen him only in a grainy newspaper photo soon after one of his arrests.

He'd fallen for a pretty face once and nearly lost everything. Good looks weren't among his criteria this time around. He knew too well that physical attraction often led to deeper emotions, and those emotions inevitably led to pain. He'd witnessed it enough times as a boy. His own mama had gone through four failed marriages all in the name of love. Maybe he was fortunate it had only taken him one try, one failure, to realize marrying for love was a modern myth. But Marly Alcott met all his criteria, most especially the absolute conviction that there was no possible way he would ever feel anything even remotely akin to passion for this woman.

Thank you, Miss Marly. " Marly gazed down at her hands. At the scars. It had been eight years since the village fire that changed her life forever. Eight years since she'd escaped the terror she'd once feared would never end. Eight years of living in someone else's skin. How ironic it seemed that one person's death could give another a second chance at life. "Goodbye," she whispered into the empty room. " Carter hung up the phone and loosened the knot on his tie, then pulled the tie off as he unbuttoned his shirt on the way to the private bathroom in his office.

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