Just a Little Lie (Shades of Deception, Book 1) - Mallory Rush
Mariah Garnet didn't mean any harm when she sent her older sister's picture to Sgt. Sol Standish—her pen-pal stationed in the Middle East—and forgot to mention that at 18 she's on a fast track to becoming a surgeon like her dad.
Then Sol is badly wounded in combat, and there's no time to straighten things out before Mariah grants him his last wish—her hand in marriage—over the phone.
Sol didn't expect to live, or return home with a battered body and defeated spirit, to face a new bride who isn't at all what he'd expected.
Now Mariah must convince him that she's much more than the little lies that landed his ring on her finger.
Previously titled: I Do
SHADES OF DECEPTION, in series order
Just a Little Lie
Just a Little Taboo
Just a Little Misgiving
Just a Little Sin
OTHER TITLES by Mallory Rush
Outlaws and Heroes, a three book series
Bad Boy of New Orleans
Between the Sheets
Hurts So Good
Kissed by the Beast