By Jillian Hunter
The English island known as Abandon, enshrouded in historic legend, has been domestic to warriors in addition to captivating girls -- and none extra spellbinding than stunning Morwenna Halliwell. made up our minds 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 detect she is going to quickly be pressured to marry the forbidding lord who holds her destiny in his robust fingers. Anthony arrogantly dismisses Morwenna and her litany of lawsuits opposed to him -- the entire whereas attracted to her good looks and braveness. but if chance confronts Morwenna, Anthony is aware he needs to name upon all his energy to guard the blameless pass over 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 now not her opponent -- yet her such a lot passionate and committed admirer.
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His frown deepened. ” She leaned forward in the chair to help. ” But the boots were already unlaced and on the floor. She sat back, transfixed as she felt his powerful hands peeling off her stockings. ” He had not removed his hand from her knee. “You are half frozen, elf. ” she said in astonishment. ” “You will not leave this castle in the middle of the night with the roads awash in mud. ” “I came here to ask you to help me find Elliott,” she said in distress. ” She stared up at his unsmiling 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. ” She dropped the snapdragon she’d picked and turned on her heel. ” He followed her, sidestepping the flower she had discarded. ” She bit her lip. ” He grinned. ” “I believe that the circle has grown wider,” he said in a low voice. ” Anticipation thrummed in her blood, sudden and almost painful. She stood against a wall of lupines and the barrier of his body.
From what the searchers could see from the cliffs, Elliott had not been caught between the rocks, and no one could attempt that climb in the rain. Until the sea calmed, they could not venture close enough in their boats to right Elliott’s craft, to see if he were trapped beneath, or dead. Don’t let him be dead. She raised her voice above the rain and beat at the castle door in frustration, refusing to believe the worst. Pentargon. He was the first person to enter her mind for help, the last man on earth she ought to ask.