Better To Marry Than To Burn
A bridal lottery seems the height of foolishness to ex-slave Caesar King, but his refusal to participate in the town council’s scheme places him in a bind. Either he marries to avoid paying a high residence fine or leave the Texas territory. After losing his wife in childbirth, Caesar isn’t ready for romance. A woman looking for a fresh start without any emotional strings is what he needs.
Queen Esther Payne, a freeborn Black from Philadelphia, has been threatened by her family for her forward-thinking, independent ways. Either she marry or be institutionalized. Her escape comes in the form of an ad: Wife wanted. Marital relations as necessary. Love not required nor sought... If she must marry, it will be on her terms. But her first meeting with the sinfully hot farmer proves an exciting tussle of wills that stirs her physically, intellectually, and emotionally.
In the sport of sexual oneupmanship, neither Caesar nor Queen have been pinned to the mat. Each resolves to make the other cry uncle...and gladly.
About Anna Taylor Sweringen (Albuquerque, New Mexico Author)
A recent transplant to the southwest from Brooklyn, N.Y., Anna is a romance writing protestant minister who writes inspirational romance as Anna Taylor (www.annataylor2678.webs.com), gothic romance as Anna M. Taylor (www.annamtaylor.webscom) and erotic romance as Michal Scott (www.michalscott.webs.com).