By Jillian Hunter
The English island known as Abandon, enshrouded in historical legend, has been domestic to warriors in addition to spell binding girls -- and none extra spellbinding than wonderful Morwenna Halliwell. decided to struggle whilst 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's 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 proceedings opposed to him -- all of the whereas interested in her good looks and braveness. but if threat 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 likewise to persuade his bride that he's now not her opponent -- yet her so much passionate and committed admirer.
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She took a breath. “Yes, my lord, you have won. ” He smiled faintly as she stood before him in silent misery, bedraggled, anticipating an act of revenge. How easy to throw her words back in her face. 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.
Of course I am, but I won’t let a scare stop me. Whoever left that marker wants me to be frightened. ” He glanced up grimly at the sky. “Another day’s work wasted. Oh, well, I might as well look for that cave. ” “I don’t think you should go, Elliott. ” He gave her a wistful smile. ” Anthony threw down his gloves on the library table, aware that an audience of at least four cats watched his every move. He guessed the creatures preferred this room because it was private and warm with the coal fire burning in the Gothic fireplace.
He told himself that was the only reason he should become involved. Pray God, let there be nothing more complicated in his feelings for the girl than that. He could not imagine a romance between them. He an earl, she a hellion. Who in his right mind would desire a wife who ran about in unlaced boots, challenging men in their castles? A public nuisance to bedevil his private life. It was ridiculous to think of courting such an elfling; he grinned at the very notion. Then, suddenly, he saw her again outside the window, and he knew himself to be a liar.
Abandon by Jillian Hunter