The Other Guy's BrideBook - 2011
Determined to prove her worth as a budding archeologist, Ginesse Braxton vows to solve one of the world's greatest mysteries -- to find the location of the lost city of Zerzura. Unfortunately, no man dares take the risk of escorting an unwed young lady across the open desert. But on her way to Egypt, Ginesse engages in a daring deception -- she will switch places with Mildred Whimpelhall, who is traveling to meet her fiancé, an officer posted deep in the Sahara.
Years before, cynical adventurer Jim Owen disappeared from his former life to escape the dark secrets of a troubled past. Betrayed by the woman he loved and scorned by proper society, he agrees to carry out a danger-fraught task: escort Mildred Whimpelhall across a lawless desert to her intended. But Jim is about to learn that "Mildred" isn't exactly what she seems...and the dangers they face together are eclipsed only by an even greater peril: falling in love, against all reason, with another guy's bride.
"Take one enchanting, free-spirited woman and one hard hearted loner, toss in some witty dialogue [and] some heated passion, and you have the perfect recipe for romance -- The Other Guy's Bride ." --Christina Dodd, author of In Bed with the Duke