Bride For Order

By: Jenika Snow & Sam Crescent

“Thank you.”

“This is your closet,” he said, going to the door on the opposite wall. Opening it up, he flicked the light on and grabbed the present he had for her. “And this is for you.” He held the small box out for her to take, which she did with a frown.

“You didn’t have to give me anything. You’ve done more than enough.”

“I like giving gifts.”

He waited as she opened it.

It was just a necklace with a diamond heart. The moment he’d seen it in the city a few weeks ago, he knew it would look good on her.

“Landon, it’s so beautiful. You didn’t have to. Thank you.”

“I wanted to. You’re going to have to get used to gifts. I do like to give.” He took the box from her, removing the necklace, and moving behind her. “May I?”

She smiled and nodded. She lifted her hair up. “Of course.”

His fingers touched her neck and he was sure he heard her gasp. He locked the clasp and released the necklace. Placing a kiss at her neck, he quickly stepped away, not wanting to make her uncomfortable. Of course it was the opposite of what he wanted to do.

She touched the heart. “Thank you. It’s beautiful.”

“I’ll leave you to unpack, and I’ll grab the rest of your bags.” He made his way downstairs to grab her last few things.

He made the trek back up to her room with the last of her cases. The door was open, and he walked in.

“Is this all you have?” he asked, looking at the few suitcases.

“Yeah, I’ve never been one to go shopping. Just a few clothes, some pictures, and a few bits that I bought for my apartment. Most of the furniture came with the apartment, and anything I had that wasn’t necessary to bring I just put in a small storage facility. I figured I didn’t need much.”

He watched as she placed her clothes in the closet.

Landon was so used to doing stuff that he didn’t like standing around. Opening up one of the cases, he flicked the lid back, and stared at really nice lingerie.

She rushed toward him, and closed it. “I, erm, I.”

“I’m your husband, Anna.”

Her cheeks were a delightful shade of red. “I-I went shopping. I wanted to buy some nice things. All of my old stuff was grey and horrible.”

He stroked her cheek. “You’ll never have to worry about that again. I like you having nice things. If you ever want anything, let me know.” He’d seen a beautiful red lacy set that looked so soft. He couldn’t wait to see her in that, but wait he would. “I’ll go and make you some lunch.”

Leaving the bedroom, he breathed out a sigh of relief. His cock was so fucking hard, but he didn’t want to pressure her. He knew without a doubt that with a few touches he’d have her naked and underneath him begging for his dick. Afterward would be a whole other problem though. He didn’t want her to regret belonging to him.

One step at a time, but he was a patient man.

Entering the kitchen, he grabbed some of the ingredients for lunch, and began to make them both a sandwich. The first day with her in his house, and everything was going well. Now, he just needed to get his dick under control, and all would be fine.


One week later

Anna stared at the food that she was preparing for dinner tonight. Diced carrots, celery, potatoes, spices, and anything else she could find to make the stew. She was all but crying from cutting up the onions, but she wanted to make him a nice home-cooked meal, wanted to show him that she wouldn’t just be sitting around. That wasn’t like Anna. She had always worked her ass off, made sure others came before her, and now was no different. No matter how bad her day had gone, going home and seeing her mother had always made her feel better. Since her illness though, that hadn’t been the case.

The meat that Landon gave her was fresh, something he’d gone out and hunted for just before she’d arrived. The deer was done defrosting in the sink, and as she stared at it she couldn’t help but picture him out there in the wilderness, his rifle slung over his back, his focus intent, all of his senses on alert, looking every bit the alpha as he hunted.

God, thinking about him going all mountain man shouldn’t have turned her on, but it sure as hell did. The thought of him ready and able to protect her aroused her.

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