Abandon by Jillian Hunter

By Jillian Hunter

The English island known as Abandon, enshrouded in historical 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 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 detect she's going to quickly be pressured to marry the forbidding lord who holds her destiny in his robust palms. Anthony arrogantly dismisses Morwenna and her litany of lawsuits opposed to him -- the entire whereas attracted to her good looks and braveness. but if risk confronts Morwenna, Anthony is aware he needs to name upon all his energy to guard the blameless leave out 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 dedicated admirer.

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You are only partially right, Morwenna. I smiled because you are here, but perhaps not for the reason you suspect. ” She closed her eyes, unwillingly relaxing as he divested her of her sodden garment. She had driven her trap until the road washed out, and then, leaving the ponies at a cottage, she had run the rest of the way. Now she was exhausted, so aware of his strength and presence that her knees almost buckled. ” “Because you knew you could come to me. Because you knew I would not refuse to help you.

I had my moment of brilliance. ” He glanced around at her, forcing a smile. “Listen to me. It’s you and your uncle I should be consoling. ” Morwenna rose to face Anthony again, but he had turned to the doorway, focusing his attention on the tearful housekeeper Sir Dunstan had summoned from bed. ” His voice sounded so gentle that Morwenna caught her breath. “I want to ask you a question or two, then you may return to rest. Did you see the men who did this? ” She shook her head, weepy and fragile.

He frowned. ” She laughed; it was a delightful sound like the tinkle of a crystal bell. “Perhaps you should. ” They walked up the path together. He mounted his stallion; she followed slowly on her pudgy pony. The sight of Pentargon astride the massive horse gave Morwenna’s heart an unexpected jolt. What a well-built man he was, as rugged as an ancient knight, his manner chivalrous, discounting the evil fact that he meant to sell the island. For all his coldness, she could not deny he was the most intriguing man she had ever met.

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