Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 02/19/17 Only Marriage Will Do ~ A Desperate Deception


I’m continuing this week, sharing snippets from the second book of the House of Pleasure series, Only Marriage Will Do. It’s got one of my favorite heroes, Amiable Dawson, a man with secrets who becomes attracted to a woman with secrets of her own.


Captain Amiable Dawson, irritated because he’s been standing out in the hot sun, knocking on the Marquess of Dalbury’s door, has stumbled upon quite a scene of a man lunging across a sofa and grabbing a woman’s arm. The woman runs to Amiable and whispers for him to please help her as this man was trying to abduct her.


Juliet and Amiable



He smiled into her pleading face, then grasped her hands and gave them a gentle squeeze to signal his acquiescence. “Whatever is the matter, my dear?” Hell if he knew. However, he could play his part, even with little information. Let the lady lead and he’d follow as well as he could.

The woman swayed toward him, then took a deep breath. “My dear, may I present Viscount St. Cyr?” She nodded toward the fop. “Philippe, my husband, the Earl of Manning.”


Not every happy-ever-after begins at “I do.”

When the hero of her dreams rescues Lady Juliet Ferrers from the man claiming to be her husband, she is sure she has found her one true love.  But is she free to marry him?  Not to be deterred, Juliet arranges for her hero, Captain Amiable Dawson, to escort her to her family estate, hoping that along the way she can win his love.

Amiable is charmed by the sweet, beautiful woman he rescued, and although he has grave reservations about her marital status, he allows himself to be swept up into Juliet’s romantic spell and the promise of a happy-ever-after.

The spell breaks when legal questions arise and Juliet faces the horror of not knowing if she is married to her knight in shining armor or the cruel viscount who is determined to have her at any price.


Books in the House of Pleasure series:

onlyscandalwilldo sizeONLY MARRIAGE WILL DO

only-a-mistress-will-do-finalAnd don’t forget to check out the rest of the Warriors here.  There’s some fantastic snippets to be read.




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22 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 02/19/17 Only Marriage Will Do ~ A Desperate Deception

  1. Oh my, that should start some action!


  2. Sounds like things are about to get more complicated.


  3. Hmm, I wonder what kind of trouble this situation will bring him. 😉 Great snippet!

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  4. Diane Burton says:

    Fun snippet. He’s quite the hero to follow her lead.

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  5. It’s good that he’s willing to go along with her. I guess the question is how far he’ll go…

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  6. Oh, he can work it! lol. I love his inner voice “Hell if he knew.” 🙂

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  7. They both stay so calm and quick thinking in a crisis, love it. Great snippet!

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  8. julieevelynjoyce says:

    Love his name! Seems very fitting. He’s found himself in quite an interesting situation here. Looking forward to more!

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  9. nancygideon says:

    LOVE the he gamely steps right in. Amiable, indeed. Really enjoying this, Jenna!

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  10. He jumped right in to save his damsel in distress to find. . .she’s already married. Bad words to be resolved in your facinating story.

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  11. Author Jessica E. Subject says:

    Well, I’m sure that’s a part he didn’t expect to play. I wonder how much trouble that will get him into. Great snippet!

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  12. daryldevore says:

    Great little snippet. Fop – I like that word. Fop! I think I’ll start using it. I know someone who it would fit perfectly on – lol. Tweeted.

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