OhmyGod ohmyGod ohmyGod ohmyGOD.
(Yes, this is serious. I spelled out OMG, and used a big "G".)
CELESTE BRADLEY IS WRITING REN'S STORY!
(Let me explain.)
The first romance series I ever read, back in 2005 (like I picked it up of my own volition at B&N - not from a recommendation or review - just for sheer
Back to my hyperventilating point: There was a mysterious wounded-hero character named Ren Porter, and he such a vibrant character (even if he was barely there for a few pages in the series), that many of Celeste's fans were asking, "When is Ren going to get his own book?!"
January 29th, 2013 is that day.
When She Said I Do
by Celeste Bradley
"Caught in a rainstorm, Miss Calliope Worthington takes shelter in a seemingly abandoned mansion. But when she finds a string of pearls in a dusty chest, she is caught red-handed by the house’s reclusive owner - Mr. Ren Porter - a fiery demon of a man who demands that Callie pay for the necklace…with her innocence.
When he first lays eyes on the beautiful trespasser, Ren mistakes her for an angel. But when he realizes Callie is a thief, he strikes a bargain she cannot refuse. She must take his hand in marriage and pay him back in full: one night of passion for each stolen pearl. But when Callie surrenders to his desires—night after wicked night—he awakens something deep inside of her. Something powerful and passionate. Like a fairy tale come true, the monster she married has become the man she loves…when she said I do."
Celeste Bradley is one of those authors who changed the way I read romances (we're talking a PROFOUND impact on my "romance literacy"). I know I need to go back and do a re-read of her books, but sweet merciful baby Jesus, I CANNOT sit still about this... Rainstorms, necklaces, thieving angels, and passionate demons - REN!!!
I HAVE WAITED OVER A DECADE FOR THIS DAY.