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Emily Wilder needs a miracle. Her abusive brother, taking his religious fundamentalism to an extreme, dictates each moment of her day. Horrified to learn he has selected a husband for her, she flees with a stranger who steps in between her and her brother's rage.
To win custody of his three young sons, Luke Templeton needs a wife. On impulse, he proposes a marriage of convenience. His steamy wedding night with Emily takes him by surprise, but physical attraction isn't enough to build a real marriage. Their worlds are too different. Luke vows to return to their business arrangement.
However, Emily sees a chance for the home and family she's always dreamed of. Determined to be Luke's wife in all ways, she sets out to seduce her new husband into making their marriage vows permanent. But leaving a controlling zealot isn't simple.
Can Emily's love for Luke and her new family protect them, or will vengeance kill them all? (368 pages)