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Genres: Contemporary, Erotica, Fiction, General
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What happens when a naive city girl answers a personal ad to marry a bachelor farmer from the hills of Tennessee? Destiny! Read how Orla and Jethro's story started back in the 1960s...and find out exactly how deliciously naughty these two can be! This insta-love 50,000-word novel is filled with humor, romance, and just enough erotica to keep you coming back for more. Wed by Wednesday is the prequel to Sarah O’Rourke’s Paradise series, and like all of her books, it can be read as a standalone.
“Listen, chaste kisses are fine for what they are. Quick exchanges of affection. An innocent way to tell somebody they mean something. When you wanna show a woman that she’s what’s lighting the fire in your gut, though… quick and innocent pecks just don’t do the trick. Nah, a man goes dark and dirty for that kind of lesson. He wants his woman wet and hot. And he wants her that way everywhere. Her mouth. Her core. Everywhere.”
ARC provided by Author/Publisher for honest review.
Wed by Wednesday is the prequel for the whole Passion in Paradise series. You must understand in all the books Aunt Orla, the matriarch, is the supporter for all the girls and their men. Orla and Jethro have always been there for them and it was just lovely to read their story on how they met. It was I wanted and as always got more.
These ladies really know how to write their characters. So much depth and versatility. You cannot help but relate and fall for these characters. Orla was amazing. Such a spit fire and once you get to really know Jethro, she is his match! Jethro, lord that man gave me all the feels. So alpha, he definitely complimented Orla.
This story pulled me in from the get go. Reading about Paradise, even though it was done in a different time, still brought me back wishing it was a real place with real people.
One thing for sure, these ladies know how to tell a story. It’s bittersweet ending or beginning I should say for me but no matter what, I can’t wait for more!
“Thirty- one?” Orla echoed faintly. “He’s thirty-one?” The longer Nellie talked, the less this man sounded like the one she’d been corresponding with for weeks. Why, her Jethro, was sweet and soft-spoken, and certainly not as old as thirty-one. No. Her Jethro was nothing like the animal the older woman was describing.
“Yes, ma’am. He surely is. I changed that rascal’s diapers myself,” Nellie announced with a decisive nod, her eyes widening as she apparently noticed the surprise on young Orla’s face.
“What?” You mean to say that you didn’t know how old your beau was?”
“Well, not his exact age. I mean, his letters indicated he was older than me. I just assumed there were only a few years between us,” Orla confided in a strangled whisper. Hells bells! Her future husband had over a whole decade’s experience on her. What in the world about her would attract a worldly, well-off man like him? “Why hasn’t he wed before now then?” she asked without realizing she’d spoken out loud.
Nellie was quick with an answer to her question, however. “Oh, many a girl around these parts have tried to lasso Jethro’s heart, but that surly demeanor of his runs all decent women right off his scent once they get a whiff of how crabby he is for two thirds the day.”
“What’s he doin’ for the other third?” Orla asked shakily.
“Oh, he’s sleepin’. Collectin’ his strength so he can keep his title as the world’s most boorish bachelor and all such manner of things. Truly, ‘bout the only time I’ve heard him stay civil for more than fifteen minutes is the hour long sermon we all sit through once a week at the church. And maybe once or twice a year when he’s paying his respects at his dear departed momma and daddy’s grave or something such. Otherwise, he’s blunt as a hammer and speaks with a tongue sharper than any knife you’ll ever come across.”