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Ginger Voight’s “The Undisciplined Bride” – a new stand-alone novel NOW AVAILABLE! Make sure to check out my Review, Character Profiles & Giveaway for a $50 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card below – Today is the last day to enter!

Throughout her 23 years, Peyton Prescott was used to running the show. That went into overdrive the minute she agreed to become a bride. Born into an affluent Southern family, she was expected to fulfill her social obligation to marry well, and found that unsuspecting groom in her pushover fiancé, Leland Goodreau. He, like the rest of her family, catered to her every whim to keep her happy, and she predicted a satisfactory, if not boring, existence as his missus.
In fact, the only real human to stand up to this bridezilla from hell is Mateo Bravo, one of the chefs she considers to cater the blessed event. Sparks fly the minute they meet and out of sheer defiance, she hires Mateo and his sister Naomi for every social gathering in the remaining months until she marries.
Mateo, unlike any other man she’s ever met, doesn’t put up with Peyton’s behavior. With a masculine energy that she finds alluring and exciting, he turns her entitled existence upside down by showing her she’s not always the boss. No one is more surprised than she is when she finds out that she kind of likes it.
Peyton decides to seduce, and then dump, the middle-class cook, just to get him out from under her skin. Instead she finds out that there are a few things in life even the great Peyton Prescott can’t plan.

What do you do when you run into the Bridezilla from hell? If you’re Mateo Bravo, you bend her over and show her who’s boss.”

Meet Peyton:

Peyton Prescott is a young woman who knows what she wants. Bred to be one of Houston’s upper-class debutantes from one of Houston’s powerful, wealthy families, she has become accustomed to getting her way – and she doesn’t care who knows it. She accepts the position of royalty within the 1% like the true queen-in-training she happens to be, and that jumps into overdrive the minute she decides to marry.
Peyton is no dummy. When it comes to Southern wealth and power, men definitely have the edge. And she’s tired of being effectively shut out of all the excitement, disregarded as a bubble-headed socialite whose main career is to look pretty, marry well and breed. She’s fiercely ambitious, and forever beating against the rails of her gilded cage. To be mistress of her own destiny, she must be mistress of her own home. She zeroes in on her childhood sweetheart to secure her status as a powerful Mrs., rather than an invisible Miss. That her groom hails from a family even more powerful and wealthy is no coincidence. Love has precious little to do with her choice. She’s more concerned how well she can control her future hubby, and with Leland Goodreau, III, she’s confident that she has a secure grip on her diamond-studded leash.
Peyton has honed her many wiles through the years, taking lessons from the culture around her that the power women have comes either from charm or complete bitchiness. Peyton took the bitch route, treating everyone around her the same way: it was up to them to keep her satisfied.
Unfortunately for her AND everyone around her, no one managed to make that happen.
The older she got, the nastier she got about it. And no one was willing to stand up to her and all her bridezilla ways until one fortuitous meeting nine months before she was expected to walk down the aisle and say, “I do.”

Meet Mateo:

Mateo Bravo was raised to be a man of unquestionable integrity. His mother was widowed shortly after his birth, forcing her to raise both Mateo and his sister, Naomi, with nothing more than her indefatigable will. She had one goal: to get her children to adulthood, and to their own amazing futures, without taking one handout from anyone. She worked every job, never missing one day, to pinch and save every penny to give them a future much brighter than she herself had working as domestic help for Houston’s super wealthy.
It was a lesson Mateo never forgot.
Another lesson he learned was that his station in life, much poorer than the people his mother served, robbed him of his worth and identity to the privileged upper-class. His resentment grew the more he realized that he was a nameless, faceless minority that could be traded and sold within that upper crust society. When it cost him the thing that meant most to him, his family, he was out for revenge.
When pampered princess, Peyton Prescott, landed on his radar, he had a few plans in store for the preening debutante who thought the world owed her something. He embarked on the rather titillating journey teaching her a few important lessons he thought she needed to learn. He wasn’t going to be happy until he was in the driver’s seat, and she was going to fight him every step of the way.
The longer it takes to tame this entitled vixen, the more Mateo is attracted to her core strength and uncompromising ability to go after what she wants.
Before long, this powerful alpha male must decide whether or not he can submit to his own desires. But things are more difficult than they seem, for the top spot on Mateo’s priority list is already taken by another girl.

Meet Lissette and Naomi:

Whereas Peyton embraced the luxurious life of privilege she had born into, her childhood friend, and future sister-in-law, Lissette Goodreau, had always felt out of place. This low-maintenance daughter of Southern money worked her way through college, where she found many like-minded friends who accepted her modest lifestyle and her more liberal viewpoints… all of which were polar opposites of her conservative family.
When she meets the Bravos, she has found kindred spirits who are equally invested in making the world a better place, one random act of kindness at a time. As she becomes better and better friends with the struggling siblings, she realizes just how high their financial stakes are. Worse, neither sibling partner of Bravo Catering will accept her charity.
Instead they accept her kindnesses in other ways, particularly with all their work at a progressive church that seeks to feed the hunger, clothe the poor and be sanctuary for the downtrodden.
The more they accept her for being who she is, the more she is able to grow and blossom into the independent young woman she has always wanted to be… despite the tiny box that had been crafted for her by her status of wealth and privilege. This empowers her to consider breaking free – to be honest with who she is no matter what the cost.
Better still, she finally finds the person who can give her this love and acceptance in ways she never before dreamed possible. She has fallen in love at last… and is willing to risk all her money to marry the her newfound soul mate.
Naomi Bravo is one-half of the hottest new catering company in big demand for Houston’s elite. Trained in New York City and completely self-made, she clings to the core values her long-struggling single mother taught her: If you can work enough for it, you can make any dream come true. Naomi wasn’t sure that all of her dreams could come true, but she knew she had to do what she could to make life easier for others, particularly those she loved the most. After returning to Houston to hold her beloved family together, she works her way from selling muffins out of her car to catering large events for Houston’s most powerful families. She has one real objective: she wants to lift her family out of economic dire straits, no matter what she has to do to make that happen. Her secrets run deep, especially concerning her new friend, Lissette, who has unexpectedly taken her under her wing.
The three become an unlikely trio, and a family of choice, though many complications threaten to tear them all apart.

Brandee’s Review:

Ginger has a way of writing outside the box. She always seems to touch on subjects that are not in your normal cookie-cutter books.  She is always daring in pushing the envelope.
While some readers will not like Peyton, the main female lead, that is truly Ginger’s intention. Ginger has a way of making you love and/or hate her characters, but that is what I love in Ginger’s books.  Peyton is a spoiled rich BITCH!  Her tactics and personality will drive you nuts!  Mateo is a swoon-worthy loyal character and he will be a contender to add to your book boyfriend list.  I can’t say I would object to a few cooking lessons with him (wink, wink).
The other cast members in this book are strong characters that also play important roles in this book and story.  My recommendation to you is to stick with the story even if Peyton drives you to the brink……just remember that she has to be this way to truly be able to make any kind of transformation and surprisingly, she may just win you over in the end.
If you have not read any of Ginger’s books yet, I highly recommend you pick one up!


Ginger Voight is prolific author, freelance writer and optioned screenwriter. Her fiction is diverse, with novels like the edgy, coming-of-age drama DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS, and the fun family adventure for kids of all ages, COMIC SQUAD.
Having grown up reading different authors like Danielle Steel and Stephen King, Ginger has always been drawn more to story than to genre. This shows up in her various stories. Titles such as MY IMMORTAL and TASTE OF BLOOD are a delicious, heady mix of horror, suspense, and romance.
Genre romance, however, has held a special place in her heart, ever since she read her first Harlequin novel when she was only eleven. As a result, Ginger is making a name for herself writing romances of her own, starring women who look more like the average American woman rather than those traditionally represented in the size-biased American media. Her Rubenesque romances were created especially for those heroines with fuller figures, who can still get the man of their dreams if only they believe they can. Such titles include UNDER TEXAS SKIES, LOVE PLUS ONE, THE GROUPIE TRILOGY, THE FIERCE TRILOGY and PICTURE POSTCARDS.
Ginger was included in the best-selling book by Smith Magazine NOT QUITE WHAT I WAS PLANNING, featuring her six-word memoir.

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