Marrying The Man in The Dark Novel Chapter 1 about a woman named Cherise who agrees to marry a blind man named Damien, despite rumors that he is cursed and has killed his previous fiancées. Cherise is motivated by her need to pay for her grandmother’s medical expenses, and she believes that marrying Damien is the only way she can do so.
After they are married, Cherise begins to care for Damien, despite her initial fear of him. She learns that he is intelligent, kind, and gentle, and she comes to believe that the rumors about him are false. However, Cherise’s happiness is threatened when a series of mysterious deaths occur, and she begins to wonder if Damien is not all that he seems.
As Cherise investigates the deaths, she uncovers a dark secret about Damien’s past. She also learns that she is in danger, as Damien’s enemies are determined to stop her from uncovering the truth.
Cherise must decide whether to trust Damien and continue her investigation, or to run away from him and the danger he poses.
Marrying the Man in the Dark is a suspenseful and exciting novel that will keep you guessing until the very end. It is a story about love, betrayal, and the power of secrets.
The ancient city of Ashwood was shrouded in perpetual twilight, its narrow cobblestone streets perpetually cloaked in an impenetrable veil of shadows. Amidst this perpetual dusk, a grand manor stood as an imposing silhouette against the darkening sky, its spires piercing the gloom like defiant sentinels. This was Thornwood Manor, the ancestral home of the enigmatic House of Blackwood, a lineage steeped in mystery and whispered secrets.
Within the manor’s depths, a young woman named Seraphina Blackwood stood poised on the threshold of an uncertain future. With her heart pounding against her ribs like a frantic drumbeat, she gazed upon her reflection in the tarnished surface of an antique mirror. Her sapphire eyes, usually bright with an untamed spirit, were now clouded with a mixture of anticipation and dread. Tonight, she was to be wed to a man she had never seen, a man shrouded in as much darkness as the city that bore his name.
Seraphina’s impending marriage was a result of a long-standing arrangement between the Blackwood and the Ravenwood families, two noble houses bound together by an ancient pact. The Ravenwoods, a family as mysterious and powerful as the Blackwoods, were rumored to possess a connection to the very shadows that enveloped Ashwood. Their patriarch, Lord Corvus Ravenwood, was a man of enigmatic allure, his face perpetually concealed beneath a mask of obsidian darkness.
The marriage was a political alliance, a strategic move to strengthen the bond between the two families. Seraphina, a pawn in this grand game, was to be sacrificed for the sake of her lineage. Her heart ached with a sense of resignation, yet a flicker of curiosity ignited within her. Who was this man she was to marry, this enigmatic figure hidden behind a veil of shadows?
As the first notes of the wedding march echoed through the grand hall of Thornwood Manor, Seraphina took her place beside her father, Lord Blackwood. With each step towards the altar, her heart pounded in her chest, a mix of anxiety and anticipation coursing through her veins.
At the altar, a tall, imposing figure awaited. Dressed in a midnight-hued suit, his face obscured by an ebony mask, he exuded an aura of power and mystery. His eyes, the only visible part of his face, were like twin pools of obsidian, their depths unfathomable.
As Seraphina stood before him, she felt an inexplicable pull towards this enigmatic man, a strange connection that transcended the physical realm. Despite the darkness that enveloped him, he radiated an aura of strength and intrigue, piquing her curiosity in a way she never thought possible.
The ceremony was a blur, the words of the priest echoing in Seraphina’s ears like a distant melody. As she exchanged vows with the masked man, she couldn’t help but steal glances at his hidden features. His eyes, those mesmerizing pools of darkness, seemed to hold her captive, their gaze penetrating her soul.
When the ceremony concluded, Seraphina found herself standing beside her masked husband, now her husband in name only. As they turned to face the gathered guests, she couldn’t help but feel a surge of anticipation. The future was uncertain, shrouded in as much darkness as the man she had just married.
Yet, amidst the uncertainty, a flicker of hope ignited within her. Perhaps, within this marriage of convenience, there lay a spark of something more, something that could illuminate the shadows and reveal the man hidden beneath the mask.