By Christina Skye
Sometimes future offers the correct Gift
A girl OF infrequent PASSION
When Maggie Kincade arrives at Draycott Abbey, she's surprised to find how a lot the weathered stone partitions supply a secure haven from the hazards of her prior. The tranquil English manor soothes her bothered soul - until eventually that peace is shattered by way of the coming of the tall, attractive Scotsman who claims he's been despatched to guard her. From the beginning, Maggie bristles lower than Jared MacNeil's piercing scrutiny - but his each contact jolts her, middle and soul...
A HIGHLAND HERO WITH AN UNWAVERING CODE OF HONOR
Jared arrives on the hauntingly appealing abbey less than protest, vowing this task could be his final. yet he's enchanted by means of the breathtaking American assigned to his care, for underneath her bravado he senses a lady desperately short of support. regardless of all his honorable vows, Maggie intrigues him, whereas her slightest contact enflames his inner most passions.
When an outdated possibility stalks Maggie to the excessive hills of Scotland, Jared will stream heaven and earth to maintain her secure.
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She had deliberately tried to make him look like a hero today. How was that supposed to counter his seduction? Or was it just a method to acquaint her with people he knew? ” He eyed her, taking his last chance to look down her trim body. “And why would you assume that? ” He met her knowing gaze. Damn, but he liked the way she thought. “Yes, I am. ” “Shall I save you a dance? ” NEVER TRUST A SCOUNDREL 57 She put a hand to her throat in shock. ” “Don’t be. ” Her smile faded, and they stared at each other.
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