By Jillian Hunter
The English island known as Abandon, enshrouded in historical legend, has been domestic to warriors in addition to enthralling ladies -- and none extra spellbinding than beautiful Morwenna Halliwell. decided to struggle while Abandon is out there to the top bidder, Morwenna confronts the enemy: the Earl of Pentargon, Anthony Hartstone -- or "Lord Heart-of-Stone" as she indignantly calls him. but little does Morwenna observe she's going to quickly be compelled to marry the forbidding lord who holds her destiny in his robust palms. Anthony arrogantly dismisses Morwenna and her litany of proceedings opposed to him -- the entire whereas attracted to her good looks and braveness. but if hazard confronts Morwenna, Anthony understands he needs to name upon all his energy to guard the blameless pass over he wishes. it's as much as him to unmask the villain who threatens her, and in addition to persuade his bride that he's now not her opponent -- yet her so much passionate and committed admirer.
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She directed a challenging look at Anthony. ” The anger that had brought him there had transmuted into a far more subtle and dangerous blend of emotions. “It depends. ” She stood in her garden of flowers holding the shield like a warrior queen. Determination glittered in her green eyes. ” He bowed, then backed away. When he reached his horse, he heard Elliott say, “Damn it, Morwenna, you might have coaxed him into posing, if only for the sake of the book. ” Her heart in her throat, she watched Anthony ride away from the farmhouse, and half of her wanted to follow while the other half clung to her abhorrence of what he intended to do to the people and place she loved.
Where had the impulse come from? It was insane, here in full view of the house, but all of a sudden, the scent of lilies drenched the air; she had lured him into a plot of them, watching as he drowned in their perfume and damned himself for desiring her. ” she asked, looking a little afraid of him again. He realized the dark confusion of his thoughts had shown on his face. “Yes, I’m—it does sound foolish, what you just said, and it makes me angry. My brother died on this damn island. ” “You don’t have to believe anything I ask you.
I will never set foot in the castle again . But he held his tongue, looking her over with more concern than satisfaction. “Go ahead,” she said, sighing. “You may gloat. ” He stared at her. She stood in a dripping puddle of muddy water, and her face was as wan as candle wax. “You are only partially right, Morwenna. I smiled because you are here, but perhaps not for the reason you suspect. ” She closed her eyes, unwillingly relaxing as he divested her of her sodden garment. She had driven her trap until the road washed out, and then, leaving the ponies at a cottage, she had run the rest of the way.
Abandon by Jillian Hunter