Dragon’s Runaway Bride Read online Sky Winters (Runaway Shifter Brides #1)

Categories Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance Tags Authors: Series: Runaway Shifter Brides Series by Sky Winters
Total pages in book: 46
Estimated words: 45164 (not accurate)
Estimated Reading Time in minutes: 226(@200wpm)___ 181(@250wpm)___ 151(@300wpm)
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(Runaway Shifter Brides #1) Dragon's Runaway Bride

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Sky Winters

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This little Omega ran away from the most powerful Dragon in the city…..
Garrett:
I was hired to track down an omega, Wanted for murder. It’ll be easy. Just seduce her with my alpha nature, turn her in.
Except she’s not the guilty little omega I thought she’d be. My alpha nature wants me to protect her, Like a force out of my control But is the cost too high?

Maddie:
It was going to be the wedding of the year. I was marrying the perfect alpha—or so I thought. Walsh Black ended up being a murderous beast And now my ex-fiancé is hunting me down.
Framing me. His dragon eyes hungry for my blood. My only hope is a cop from the shifter police force, The one Dragon I truly want.
But will he ever believe me after my betrayal?
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Runaway Shifter Brides Series by Sky Winters

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Sky Winters



CHAPTER 1

MADDIE

Her heart was racing, and she could hardly hold a thought in her head.

Maddie Hart couldn’t believe it was finally the day of her wedding. She stood in front of her flowing gown, still having a hard time believing she was going to be walking down the aisle in a matter of hours.

“Oh my God,” said Lana Thorne, Maddie’s maid of honor and best friend. There was a swirl of activity all around the two of them, the rest of the bridesmaids all hurriedly getting ready for the ceremony. “You look like a dream.”

“I feel like I’m about to pass out.”

Lana, petite and pretty with short, dark hair and big brown eyes that always seemed wide and eager and energetic, stepped back from Maddie and looked her up and down.

“Don’t even worry about that—it’s just pre-wedding jitters.”

“Are you sure? Because it feels like I keep breathing in but can’t seem to catch my breath.”

“That’s exactly what pre-wedding jitters are. It probably feels all kinds of surreal, like you’re in the middle of some kind of dream.”

“That’s exactly how it feels—like I’m going to be waking up any second.”

Lana put her hands on Maddie’s bare shoulders, giving her a big, beaming smile.

“But you’re not going to wake up. Babe, you’re about to marry the man of your dreams.”

“Man of your dreams and one of the most powerful dragons in California,” Piper, another one of Maddie’s bridesmaids, chimed in with a flash of a smile.

“That only makes it more intense,” said Maddie. “Like there’s so much pressure.”

“But that’s where the ceremony helps,” said Lana. “You don’t have to worry about what to say or do—you just have to play your role, you know?”

Maddie nodded, still feeling tense and nervous.

“Listen,” said Lana. “Just take a deep breath, let it all out. OK? Try it now. In and out.”

Lana’s hands still on her shoulders, Maddie took in a deep breath and slowly exhaled.

“How’s that?” asked Lana.

“A little better.”

Lana gave her another knowing smile. “Then, if that’s not helping, I’ve got a better idea. Come on.”

Before Maddie could react, Lana took her hand and led her out of the bridesmaid’s room.

“Don’t worry, everyone,” said Lana. “I’ll have her back in a little bit.”

But no one seemed to notice, all too occupied with their getting-ready processes.

“Where are we going?” asked Maddie.

“Just trust me.”

Lana led her out of the room and into the hallway of the grand church, where the wedding was set to take place. They were outside of the city, north of Maddie’s home in Los Angeles. The church was situated on a tall cliffside overlooking the ocean, a sweeping forest to the east behind them. It was about the most beautiful location for a wedding she could’ve imagined.

Walsh Black, her fiancé, had spared no expense in making sure it would be a wedding that would go down as legendary in the California dragon community. He’d always cared about appearances, and this was no exception.

“God,” said Lana as the two of them made their way down the long hall of the church. “Everyone who’s anyone is here.”

“I know. And that just makes me more nuts with worry.”

Lana glanced back over her shoulder. “I get it. But it’s going to go fine, babe. Trust me.”

Maddie looked around, seeing that everyone was giving her a once over as if they wanted to make sure she wasn’t in the middle of fleeing the wedding.

“This way.” Lana opened a door that revealed a small flight of stairs. But before she entered, an expression of realization flashed on her face. “Shit! Almost forgot.”

She stepped away for long enough to flag down a passing waiter, snatching a couple glasses of champagne off his tray once she had his attention.

“Now,” said Lana as she handed one of the glasses to Maddie. “We’re ready.”

“For what?”

“You’ll see.”

Lana disappeared up the stairs, and Maddie, not sure what else to do, went up with her.

“I scoped out the place when we first got here, thinking that we might need a quiet spot. Aren’t I a smart best friend?” Another flash of a smile.

Before Maddie had a chance to answer, they reached the top. Lana opened the door there, revealing a small, private balcony. At an already incredible spot, the view from the balcony was even more amazing. In front was the endless stretch of the ocean. Down at the beach was the spot of the ceremony, dozens of staff rushing here and there to make sure it all looked perfect. A little to the right was the parking lot, packed full of the insanely expensive cars the guests drove to arrive.

“How’s this?” asked Lana, turning around.

“Oh God,” said Maddie. “It’s so...quiet.”

“Exactly what you needed, right?”

“Exactly.”

Lana handed Maddie one of the glasses, and Maddie took a quick sip, the delicious, bubbly wine washing over her tongue. There were two chairs, and the women sat down in silence for a long moment.

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