Capture the Bride by @GiselleRenarde #DarkRomance #NewRelease

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Tessa is two days away from marrying the wrong guy. What will it take to save her from a life of misery?

When Alec, Tessa’s ex, shows up out of the blue and begs her not to marry Sean, she brushes him off. Sean is the most romantic guy she’s ever met. So what if her friends aren’t so hot on him? It’s her future. It’s her decision.

Not as far as Alec is concerned. When Tessa won’t listen to reason, he takes matters into his own hands. He won’t stand idly by while Tessa makes the biggest mistake of her life.

Will Tessa change her mind before it’s too late? Or will Alec make the choice for her?

Find out in Capture the Bride, a new dark romance novelette from Giselle Renarde.

At present, Capture the Bride is available for Kindle Unlimited subscribers to read for free.

Capture the Bride is available for purchase through:

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“We already discussed this, Alec. I’m marrying Sean and that’s final.”



He shrugged. “Okay. That’s all I needed to hear.”

She lost a bit of respect for him every time he gave up so easily, but it still moved her that he cared. “Thanks for being concerned. It’s good to know I’ve got someone in my court.”

He nodded casually and looked around. “Say, I’ve got a little wedding present for you in my car, but I had to park around the corner.”

She was about to tell him to send it to her new address, but what would Sean say? A gift from an old boyfriend would set him off for sure. Sean would ask if they’d seen each other recently, and she’d either have to lie or face his sullen jealousy.

“Okay,” she told Alec. “That’s sweet of you. Thanks.”

He led her up the block, just past the club entrance, and then around the corner. When they got to his car—a sharp new sedan, much more sophisticated than the old clunker he drove when they were together—he opened the back door and pulled out a black fabric bag. Looked like the sort of thing you’d carry a nice pair of shoes around in.

“What’s this?” she asked.

He reached inside and pulled out her present, then slung the bag over his shoulder.

She laughed. “You’ve got to be kidding me. What’s this, a gag gift?”

“Not a gag,” he said, gazing down at the length of rope.

He still had a smile on his face when he turned her around and pushed her against the car. She laughed, but asked, “What’s this all about?”

“Sorry to take such drastic measures.” Yanking both hands behind her back, he looped the black satin rope around her wrists. “You’ve left me very little choice, Tessa. You wouldn’t listen to reason.”

Was he serious?

He pulled the rope tighter and knotted it, pinching her skin. Up until that moment, she could take this as a joke. But as she listened to her ex’s heavy breathing and felt the intensity of his restraints, she had to believe this was for real.

“Alec,” she said. “What is wrong with you? Untie me now! Let me go!”

“Shh-shh-shh! Keep your voice down.”

“Keep my voice down? You’re tying me up and telling me to keep my voice down?”

“Trust me. This is a last resort—and I’ll stop at nothing to protect you.”

“Protect me?” she cried. “I need to be protected from you!”

She looked around, wondering why nobody had come to her rescue, but this little side street was totally void of pedestrians. All the shops were dark, and most of them boarded up. Jeeze, this wasn’t a very nice neighbourhood, was it?

Trying to keep it together, she said, “Alec, if you don’t untie my right now I’ll scream bloody murder.”

“I thought you might say that.” He shoved the black bag over her head and then folded her body down, pushing her into the back seat of his car. “Sorry about all this. I really am.”

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