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Indentured Bride

Brown-haired, blue-eyed Brett Parker, had everything but a woman to love and marry. A prominent rancher and Deputy Sheriff in Adler Creek, Wyoming, Brett has much to offer the right woman.

Brown-haired, brown-eyed Jennifer Matthews grew up in security and luxury in New York City. As the only child of a prominent attorney and his wife, Jennifer wanted for nothing. When her parents died, Julian rushed to assume his guardianship duties over Jennifer.

There is a problem though—Julian is not the guardian Jennifer’s parents hoped for.

Book 1 of the The Bride series

An Awe-Struck Release

Coming Soon...

Regan Taylor

From earliest childhood Regan was an avid reader and upon discovering Alexander Dumas and Charles Dickens she was hooked on books that carried the reader away to a different time and place. Preferring the quiet of her room and a good book to spending time with people she traveled far beyond those four walls.

Her first foray into writing, aside from tedious English assignments in high school and college, were two non-fictions intended to be of assistance to people with disabilities. Both books were completed, they made their way to the population that would benefit the most from them and she moved on or back to her reading roots.

It was while working as a police dispatcher, first for the California Highway Patrol and then her local police department, she began to write fiction, primarily time travels and romantic suspense. In the spring of 2009 she returned to the day job she always liked best, working as a legal secretary. Although, curled up in her bunny slippers with her furfaced children, Mel, Missy and Bogie, while writing is one of her most favorite things to do.

Reviews

"With unpredictable twists, Regan Taylor tells a love story with accurate historical detail. Taylor's characters are human to the core, down to the close bond only forged between women on a wagon train. Taylor has a unique skill for revealing the personality of her characters who are fighting for their identity among other people's expectations, in a time when women didn't always have the 'luxury' of being single."

Gina -- Love Romances Reviews



4 STARS

"The internal struggles Jenna suffers are realistically presented by author, Regan Taylor and made me a part of her support group from the onset. Brett's smooth charm and patient manner captured a little of my heart as I got to know him better and the chemistry he has with Jenna is palpable. The prejudice of his past hurt my heart and gives him a vulnerability that makes him a more "human" hero. The undercurrent of danger and waiting "for the other shoe to drop" kept me glued to my seat for the duration of the adventure."

Lettetia -- Ecataromance Reviews


“This story is poignant, riveting, and will keep you on your toes and turning pages. Rich and vibrant, the characters are typical of Ms. Taylor, and are ones you will not soon forget. As Jenna and Brett work their way through the morass of treachery and deceit surrounding her, they must also decide if they can love each other, trust each other, and if they are willing to pay the price of their decision. What do they really want out of life, and exactly how to get it for themselves is only a part of the whole. The real question is, if Jenna's past catches up to her, to them, is love enough, and without trusting each other can they survive? Indentured Bride is a story you will probably want to pick up and read again and again.”

Rose

"I'm pleased to recommend this well told tale to any romantic or western romance fan who enjoys plenty of action. The story will pull you along as the realistic characters welcome you into their world. This is a tale that will leave you pleased at having read it and will have you looking for other books by this very able author."

Anne K. Edwards

“INDENTURED BRIDE is a romantic tale with just a bit of suspense. It is an interesting story, it flows well, and is easy to read. If you enjoy stories of the old west, I think you will enjoy it, too. Brett has two brothers, one white man, Kendrick, who is a U.S. Marshall, and one full blood Cheyenne, Buck. Look for their stories in Books 2 and 3 in this series.”

Marilyn Heyman -- Romance Reviews Today


“The Indentured Bride is a remarkable tale with all the ingredients that keep the reader enthralled. Jenna and Brett are special characters that just bring warmth and sunshine into the heart. The reader cannot help but feel for them with all the events that play into their lives. The wagon train and the move out west was one that this reader could feel on the journey. Regan Taylor pens an extraordinary tale that is refreshing and intense. She creates a devilish villain in Julian that further mesmerizes the reader. I was so captivated with this adventure I wanted more.”

Cherokee -- Coffee Time Romance
Excerpt

Walking through the door of the boarding house, Brett raised his hand in greeting to the man at the counter and escorted Jenna upstairs. He pushed open the door and stood aside for Jenna to enter ahead of him. She spied the hot bath as soon as they entered, as well as her satchel, which had already been moved into the room.

"Enjoy the bath, Jenna."

"Thank you, Mr. Parker." She stood there a moment, chewing lightly on her lower lip, unaware of how the simple gesture affected the man standing in front of her. "Um, well, good night."

She felt his gaze on her lips, the intensity making her feel like he'd actually kissed her. She resisted running her fingers over them, instead turning towards the door. "Oh, Mr. Parker, Brett?"

"Yes?" suspicion creeping into his voice.

"The photographer, did you stop him from taking that picture?"

"Want to tell me why it was so important?"

"I did; I don't like having my photograph taken. Did you stop him?"

"Yeah, I did."

"Thank you. Thank you." She reached out towards his arm, catching herself just before she put her hand on it.

Taking note of her movement, Brett drew into himself, "I'll fetch you in the morning for breakfast. And Jenna?"

She looked up at him.

"Don't even think about trying to run off tonight...I'll find you and bring you back."

She nodded, resigned to marrying this man and then hoping soon he'd seek an annulment. As she turned to close the door, his arms came around her and she tilted her head up to question his intent. Before she could utter a word, his lips descended to hers. His lips nibbled on hers, plying little kisses along the upper and lower while his hands massaged her back. Pressed firmly against his chest she felt her nipples begin to harden and without volition her lips parted to welcome his tongue into her mouth. Without thought, Jenna gave herself to the sensations this man evoked in her. She couldn't stop herself if she wanted to...I do want to, I want to stop him, I want to, I want to...the moan that escaped her lips seemed to startle them both into awareness. "I'll be by around eight to take you to breakfast. Sleep well, Jenna."