By Jillian Hunter
The English island known as Abandon, enshrouded in old legend, has been domestic to warriors in addition to mesmerizing ladies -- and none extra spellbinding than stunning Morwenna Halliwell. made up our minds to struggle while Abandon is obtainable 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 is going to quickly be compelled to marry the forbidding lord who holds her destiny in his powerful arms. Anthony arrogantly dismisses Morwenna and her litany of court cases opposed to him -- all of the whereas interested in her good looks and braveness. but if chance confronts Morwenna, Anthony understands he needs to name upon all his strength to guard the blameless omit he wants. it truly is as much as him to unmask the villain who threatens her, and in addition to persuade his bride that he's no longer her opponent -- yet her such a lot passionate and committed admirer.
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Anthony smiled to himself. The horse took the stone-hedged lane to the farmhouse, the pony trotting behind. Swatches of wild roses and honeysuckle brushed against them; the air smelled like a bottled elixir of herbage and sea brine. ” She sounded embarrassed. “We tried that, to no success. ” “Yes. ” He grinned. ” “My uncle is always telling me a woman should not speak her mind. ” She brightened. ” He cleared his throat. ” “Goodness. ” She broke into a grin. ” “Like me? ” They came to an open road where a stone marker showed the way.
Or if it affected him, he concealed it well beneath a veneer of professional detachment. Such a feat seemed difficult to Anthony. He found himself increasingly attracted to her. The breeze almost caressed her, molding the sheer blue silk of the gown to her lithesome body. From the distance, she looked like a virgin goddess, unattainable, heartbreaking in her beauty because she was unaware of it. In fact, at the same instant that Anthony admired her in amused silence, she opened her mouth to give an unlady-like yawn.
Anthony could barely control his fury. “Camelbourne sent you to see there was no nonsense. ” Hawkey didn’t bat an eye. “It might. If they got in the way of my work. ” Hawkey’s face darkened. “I can account for every minute I’ve been on this island. The same for my men. ” A small crowd of islanders had gathered on the sacred carn above the site. Anthony saw the outrage on their faces, but it didn’t match his own. “Listen to me, John Hawkey. If you hurt anyone on this island, under Camelbourne’s orders or not, you’ll be on your way to Bodmin gaol so fast you’ll swear you sprouted wings.
Abandon by Jillian Hunter