Erik the Tempered (Dokiri Brides #2)

She never thought to find love. He never thought to keep it.

 

Sold to whoremasters by her own husband, Tysha flees into the night with pursuers hot on her trail. For once in her life, the gods show mercy and deliver her to Erik the Tempered, a man as wild as he is noble. With him, Tysha’s long-dormant heart awakens, helplessly drawn to the quiet, enigmatic man who seems content to keep his distance.

Obligated to choose a bride for himself, Erik has spent weeks in half-hearted pursuit of a woman. Any woman will do, so long as he can easily say goodbye. However, fate brings him an unexpected bride, as nervous as she is lovely. With each passing day, Erik realizes his timid bride conceals the heart of a lion and finds it harder to turn from her sweet touch and haunting green eyes. But loving her comes with a great price: his family, his home, his purpose. 

Soon Erik and Tyhsa will discover both the reward and cost of unconditional love.

The Series

Sven the Collector (Dokiri Brides #0.5)

Hollen the Soulless (Dokiri Brides #1)

Erik the Tempered (Dokiri Brides #2)

Coming Soon (Dokiri Brides #3)

Coming Soon (Dokiri Brides #4)

Coming Soon (Dokiri Brides #5)

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Excerpt

 I should let her go.

He didn’t. He held her even tighter, his arms in open rebellion. She didn’t whimper, didn’t stir. There was no sign of the turmoil that had haunted her as she lie curled against him.

Erik’s face drifted forward until he felt her wild, stray hair tickling his face. A sense of giddiness overtook him as he breathed in her scent. Had he ever felt this way? So content? So alive? So terrified?
He was like an orphan that had lived a life destitute, only to be plucked from the streets and plunged into the warmth of a loving family. For all the pleasure and contentment of this moment, thoughts of returning to his old life, of losing her, made his stomach clench and his heart sicken.