Abandon by Jillian Hunter

By Jillian Hunter

The English island known as Abandon, enshrouded in historic 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 accessible 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 notice she's going to quickly be pressured 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 -- the entire whereas attracted to her attractiveness 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 really is as much as him to unmask the villain who threatens her, and likewise to persuade his bride that he's now not her opponent -- yet her such a lot passionate and dedicated admirer.

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He felt an almost unbearable need to kiss her, to draw her down and take her on a bed of flowers. 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.

Beneath the crisp fabric of his shirt, she felt his heart (he clearly possessed one, cold or not) beating in agitation. “Miss Halliwell, look at me. ” She sighed as he released her, lifting her to her feet. ” He cast a grim glance at the sheer drop. “Oh, but you’re wrong,” she exclaimed. “It saved us—look, the path is crumbling. The warning sign must have blown away in the storm. Everyone knows not to take this path. ” Anthony stared at her, silent and forbidding. “The raven’s appearance was no accident,” she added.

He missed his friends, his home. How had Ethan stood living here without a wife or mistress? Why had he gone to Morwenna’s farmhouse again today when she had made a fool of him, sending all these damn cats, one of whom had slyly insinuated itself beside him on the chair? He wondered suddenly if she and Elliott were secret lovers. Was her innocence an act? Not that he would interfere. Her private life had nothing to do with him. Open me. Read me . . He grunted, pushing the book to the floor, and reached for the decanter of brandy as thunder rumbled over the sea.

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