Sometimes you aren't given a choice
Her scream resonated in the expanse of the forest. Had he heard it or merely imagined Violet’s cry as the memory of Myrtle’s shout for help? He picked up his pace, hastily making his way through the path. Several yards further he spotted the carriage overturned on its side.
Dismounting from his horse he stepped closer, examining the scene, making sure it was not a trap before further pursuing Violet. He pulled the metal handle for the door, the hinges squeaked as he poked his head inside. The carriage remained empty but a trace of blood had coated the wall that had been nestled against the grass.
“She’s not here,” he said to himself. As he walked around the carriage, Francis bent down to examine the grass. A faint trail of blood had dripped against the grass and dirt. Grabbing the reigns of his horse, he wandered due north following the trail. Where had Violet gone? Had she run off, injured and trying to escape? He hoped she was okay and just hiding until she felt safe enough to return back home. After the wedding, once noon had passed and Myrtle had wed, Violet would be able to travel without the fear of attack.
New Forest is dangerous territory, where vile men snatch affluent brides-to-be, forcing marriage, solely for a woman’s dowry. With the increase in violence, brides of wealth often hire a decoy to ensure their protection.
When Violet Adams is forced by her caretaker to become a decoy bride, she must accept the position with honor, even if it means she may not return. Setting out for New Forest, she soon discovers that being a decoy bride is not the worst of the danger that lurks, the decoy hunt is far crueler.
The Decoy Bride contains elements of graphic sex, spanking, anal play, and mild violence.
About the Author:
Allison West is a #1 International Best-Selling Author in Erotica, BDSM, Romantic Erotica, Sci-Fi, Victorian, and Historical Erotica. She also writes young adult novels under the name Ruth Silver.
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