Wild Heir (Fated Royals #4) Read Online Dani Wyatt

Categories Genre: Romance Tags Authors: Series: Fated Royals Series by Dani Wyatt
Total pages in book: 77
Estimated words: 71482 (not accurate)
Estimated Reading Time in minutes: 357(@200wpm)___ 286(@250wpm)___ 238(@300wpm)
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Wild Heir (Fated Royals #4)

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Dani Wyatt

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My family had wealth beyond measure. We were feared. Respected throughout the land. But it wasn’t enough for them. They wanted a title. They wanted to be royalty.
So, my brother will marry a princess, paper though she may be, the issue of her willingness never a concern. The whole charade repulsed me. Until I met her.
Valeria…delicate, yet able to bring a man to his knees with a choke hold no one would see coming. Behind those emerald eyes and honey-colored hair, she has the heart of a hellcat.
She is the pawn in a deal that forgives a heavy debt. A debt that, if left unpaid, will destroy everything she loves. I’m her only hope. And she’s mine. Until the blade of a knife separates us.
Maybe forever.
Readers: The fourth standalone book in the Fated Royals series is here! This princess is no pushover but she’s met her match in the brother of her fiancé. It’s tactical seduction with a side of knife play in this safe, no cheating ever, fantasy historical romp from Dani Wyatt & Nikolai Andrew.
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Chapter 1

Valeria

“If you want to survive, you’ll learn to obey him.” My father’s words sounded like an incantation, not loving advice to his daughter in preparation for her wedding day.

I stared outside, feeling dazed and distant, watching the snowflakes dissolve on the carriage window as I pressed my finger to the ice-cold glass, dragging a line through the steam where my breath condensed on the beveled pane.

The snow was falling harder now, and the sound of the horses’ hooves was growing more muted as we wound our way down into Greengallow Valley.

The light in the carriage was on that cusp of shifting from the stark blue of winter afternoon to the sinister shadows of frigid dusk. I wished I could throw the carriage door open and run, but I knew I wouldn’t—I was in a dove gray silk ball gown, and horribly tight buttoned shoes made from a matching impractical silk. The heavy quilted velvet cape I wore might protect me for a while, but not for long. My fate was sealed and the carriage rumbled on.

I had been dreading this day for months. Today I was to meet my fiancée; reminding me of the impending loss of my freedom, the end of my own life.

My dreams of marrying for love, as my parents had done. Of living happily, raising children. Mapping the stars in the sky. Traveling to far off exotic lands on the search for all sorts of adventure. All of that was gone.

The end of everything had arrived. And I felt as cold inside as the air outside.

“Valeria,” my father snapped, whacking his cane on the carriage floor to get my attention. “You hear me? You’ll learn to obey him. In everything.”

I sucked in a freezing breath and turned to face my father. His cheeks were ruddy with too many years of hard living—drinking, smoking, and gambling. God, the gambling.

What a ruin my life had become because of his gambling. If it hadn’t been for all his losses, I wouldn’t be in this position at all.

“I will never forgive you for this,” I hissed.

I ground my teeth together as I stared at him. What I wouldn’t give to slap his chubby, red cheek. I clenched my fist, and my white, calf-leather glove stretched over my knuckles with a squeak.

He kept his eyes on mine as I finished. “Paying off your debts with me. Like some brood mare.”

Now it was my father’s turn to look away.

I knew he felt guilty about it all; he wasn’t a monster at heart. I knew that every time I reminded him of what he’d done, it stung him deeply.

Finally, he was going to face a consequence for his actions. One that would continue to confront him, day after day. A living, breathing reminder of what he had done to himself, to our family, and to me.

“You’re a princess, Valeria Valentine. Time to start acting like one,” my father said. “You come from noble stock.” He pecked at his chest with a chubby finger. He wore no rings because he had lost them all over the years. So easy to gamble away five hundred years of family history on a losing hand. “An arranged marriage was always your fate—it’ll be a good match, for you and for the Greengallows.”

“Save your excuses. You did this for yourself. To save your hide. If you hadn’t had me to marry off to Petre Greengallow, they’d have killed you. You know it and I know it. But instead, I get to call this godforsaken family of criminals my in-laws. Well done,” I snarled, and turned away again.

I snatched my purse from the seat beside me and carefully opened the clasp so as not to break the small, delicate hinges. Like everything in my life, my little purse only gave the appearance of wealth. But look closely and you’d see the frayed silk and the missing beads.

We were titled and land rich yet cash poor, as the saying went. Despite everything, my father was still a prince. His family disowned him when he married my mother against their wishes, ironically, for love as she was the daughter of an unwed scullery maid that worked in their manor.

Such a scandal it was. Especially when it was discovered, my mother was already with child when they ran away and were married in secret under the mid-night moon.

His family sent him away to the least loved castle in the harshest corner of the kingdom and forgot all about him, but they didn’t strip him of that damned title..

My “fine clothes” were mended; my “jewels” were glass; our “castle” housed more ravens than people; the “carriage” where I sat was so rickety a pumpkin would have probably been sturdier.

All I had was my title and it seemed that it had doomed me from the start.

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