Abandon by Jillian Hunter

By Jillian Hunter

The English island referred to as Abandon, enshrouded in historic legend, has been domestic to warriors in addition to mesmerizing ladies -- and none extra spellbinding than beautiful Morwenna Halliwell. made up our minds to struggle while Abandon is available 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 discover she's going to quickly be pressured to marry the forbidding lord who holds her destiny in his robust arms. Anthony arrogantly dismisses Morwenna and her litany of lawsuits opposed to him -- the entire whereas attracted to her attractiveness and braveness. but if risk confronts Morwenna, Anthony is familiar with he needs to name upon all his energy to guard the blameless leave out 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 no longer her opponent -- yet her so much passionate and dedicated admirer.

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A man with a battered face and barely veiled insolence stood watching him approach. “Where is Carew? ” Anthony demanded as he dismounted. ” The Cornish man spat a stream of spittle over to shoulder. “My name is John Hawkey. ” Anthony looked around in disbelief. ” “I sent him off, my lord. ” Anthony said indignantly. ” The man leaned against his pick. He had a stocky, bullish build and reeked of liquor and sweat, and Anthony wouldn’t have hired him to burn a rubbish heap. “Actually, my lord, I work for the marquess.

There was power in his eyes, his voice, a power that spoke to some secret part of her. “I tell you again, Miss Halliwell, I did not order my men to intimidate you, but the work must continue. For my peace of mind, I offer you the safety of the castle. ” “Well, my uncle—” He narrowed his eyes as she turned. ” His arrogant gaze swept over her, making her all too aware that he, unlike her uncle, was a man at the peak of his virility, capable of defending the entire island if he chose. Why did he pretend to offer her kindness?

Anthony continued walking to his horse. “Cheap theatrics, Pasco. ” “Smug bastard,” Pasco whispered, standing in the wisps of dying smoke. “She was mine before you came here. ” Morwenna wept when she walked into her bedroom. It wasn’t only that she was frightened to find a funeral marker on her mattress. She felt sick to her stomach. But she was furious too. For one thing, her sweet gray kitten had a bruised rib, no doubt from being kicked by the intruder; and the same evil men had ruined her mother’s silk counterpane.

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