Epico Bayou by Charlsie Russell
Approx. 95,880 words.
Published on August 8, 2010.
Lionel Augustus left his estate to his bastard son, Clay Boudreaux, and stepdaughter, Olivia Lee, with one bizarre stipulation, they wed. But days after her marriage by proxy, Olivia's groom is dead and her family is contesting the will. Now a stranger invades her home claiming to be her groom, and Olivia finds herself allied with a stranger who could prove her greatest ally or most dangerous foe.