I am so excited to have Rayanna Jamison here, sharing her new spanking romance, The Prodigal Bride!
I absolutely love this premise- a lover from the past, a reconciliation, and some naughty young women, conspiring against their HOH. 🙂
I have not read a book about polygamy yet. But the idea (and this great plot!) intrigues me so much, that I have moved this to the top of my TBR.
Here is a tempting little lead in, from Rayanna.
Hiram banged on the door to Josiah’s small house. “Josiah!” He bellowed, “Open up! I
just called the station, and they said you were off shift. I know you’re home, open up!”
He hesitated as he waited for Josiah to come to the door. He knew he needed to go home
and check on Lucy and deal with Phoebe’s text, and help with the younger kids, but he also knew he couldn’t go home in his current mood. He needed to blow off some steam first, and Josiah’s house was the perfect place to do that.
He raised his fist to bang on the door again, just as a very annoyed and sleepy looking
Josiah flung it open.
Josiah was shirtless, and his hair mussed from the pillow. He had a two-day growth on
his normally clean-shaven face. Hiram winced. He knew Josiah was coming off a long shift, and he had hoped to catch him before he went to bed.
“Hiram,” Josiah barked. “I just got off a twenty-four hour shift. Can we do this later?”
“No,” Hiram said darkly, as he shoved past his brother into the small kitchen and grabbed
a beer from the fridge, chucking the top off angrily.
He watched as Josiah squinted at him, looking stunned. Hiram knew his brother well
enough to know what Josiah was thinking. Hiram rarely drank, and was never one to help
himself to something that wasn’t first offered.
“Oh, I know what this is about,” Josiah said nodding. “Look, Hiram, I’m sorry, I had no
choice. I had to give her a ticket. She was speeding in a school zone!”
“Not what this is about,” Hiram growled. “I’ll deal with Phoebe later. And, I would never
be mad at you for doing your job.”
Josiah sighed, and grabbed himself a beer. “So then, what’s got you so upset, Bro? It’s not
like you. Is everything okay with Lucy?”
“She’s back? From where? Where did she go? Was it for treatment?”
Hiram frowned. He apparently wasn’t making any sense. He was all tied in knots from
seeing Sophia. “No, not Lucy,” he corrected. “She didn’t go anywhere. She’s at home in bed.
“Sophia?” Josiah choked out staring at him slack jawed. “Sophia Randall? In Green
Valley? When did that happen? She hasn’t been back since…” he broke off, uncertain of how much to say.
“Since she swore to the bishop, and her parents, and the entire town that I was her intended husband, and then ran off minutes before the wedding, never to be seen or heard from again until today? You can say it, Jos, I remember all too well.”
Hiram tipped his head back, and drained the bottle of beer in two big gulps.
Sophia Randall had no intention on returning to her home in the polygamist community she grew up when she left Hiram Jefferson just hours before their wedding. Though she cared deeply for Hiram and his family, she was young and impulsive.
Ten years, two children, and one monogamous marriage later, returning to Green Valley after the death of her husband is the only option left.
Hiram was devastated when Sophia left him at the altar. With everything already on his plate– between his job as the district superintendent, his large family, and one sick wife, the last thing he needs is the headache of Sophia being back in town.
When his wives go behind his back and form an alliance with Sophia, what is left for him to do but show them the error of their ways with a little old fashioned discipline. But what will happen when he finds out the true reason Sophia left him in the first place?