Title: The Billionaire’s Bride
Series: Whiskey River Brides, #6
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: December 7, 2019
She’s running away from a life of false assumptions. He’s running toward the life he’s always wanted. When their paths cross, identities and ideas clash as their destinations become unexpectedly entwined.
Millie Martin is tired. Tired of her reputation as the town flirt. Tired of going nowhere in her life. Her solution? To get out while she can. But there’s a snowstorm on the way.
Wanting time off from his life, billionaire Charles Whitfield boards a train just before Thanksgiving. His destination? Whiskey River, his favorite place in the world. In Laramie, he takes great care to hide his identity and heads out. But on the way, he meets a damsel in distress—his greatest weakness.
Each are excited to start their lives anew, but the weather has other plans. Snowed in and trying to conceal their identities, will two weary souls find love while a snowstorm rages, or will their hearts turn to ice as danger lurks in the shadows?
In the midst of mayhem and memories, return to the snowy banks of Whiskey River as two hearts discover danger, desire, and what matters at the most magical time of year.
Before long, the snow covered everything. Luckily, the demarcation of the road was still visible, but it was impossible to see details. Unfortunately, no one else was close by, so if anything were to happen…
For the first time since she embarked on this journey, she wondered if she had made the right decision by not waiting. But she had been so eager to leave, to finally get away from Whiskey River, that she didn’t think. And if she would have waited until spring, she feared that she never would have left.
Suddenly, the buggy lurched, sinking down sideways into the road, jerking to a complete stop, nearly dumping her out onto the road.
Heart racing, she looked up to assess the damage and realized the buggy was pulling down sideways on Butterscotch. Millie tried to steady the load before Butterscotch got hurt, but it was getting the best of her.
She draped the reins over the front bar and hurried down from the buggy. “Don’t worry, girl. I’ll have you loose in just a minute.”
She struggled a bit on the harness, but soon Butterscotch was free. Millie led her off the road and tied her reins to a tree.
“Now, don’t be getting any bright ideas about running off,” Millie instructed. “I know we don’t know each other yet, but I don’t intend to chase you all over kingdom come.”
Butterscotch nodded and whinnied as if she had understood every word.
“Oh, no, I won’t either,” Millie threw over her shoulder, traipsing through the snow back to the buggy.
Butterscotch bobbed her head in response.
Millie placed her hands on her hips. “Well, one thing’s for sure. We won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.” She motioned toward the buggy. “Not in this, anyway.”
All of a sudden, Millie heard the pounding of horse’s hooves, muffled against the snow-covered road, coming up fast from the Laramie side. Luckily, it sounded like only one rider.
Millie searched for a place to hide, but there wasn’t any. She could have darted behind a tree, but with Butterscotch there and the buggy, she’d look like an idiot who was just trying to hide. Knowing she had to face this head-on, she straightened the coat over her dress and just hoped that whoever was coming was respectable and a gentleman.
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WHISKEY RIVER BRIDES SERIES
Whiskey River Princess
An educator, writer, mother, and free spirit, Theresa Oliver’s love affair with the written word has spanned decades. An Indiana native, Theresa began the foundation of her writing career as a child. Her love of reading, writing, and creative expression guided her to seek a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, News Editorial sequence, from the University of Tennessee at Martin; and then continued on to earn a Master of Arts in Teaching degree, Early Childhood Education sequence, from Armstrong Atlantic State University.
Her foundational experiences in childhood led her to want to create meaningful, positive experiences with reading and writing for future generations, and inspire the same love of creative expression that has been such a rewarding force behind her career and life.
Theresa has dedicated her life to the world of writing and the creation of novels that span all levels and genres. First and foremost a mother, her greatest loves are her three beautiful boys, to whom she dedicates the success and longevity of her prolific career. Theresa currently resides in Kissimmee, Florida with her beloved husband and children.