By Jillian Hunter
The English island known as Abandon, enshrouded in old legend, has been domestic to warriors in addition to enthralling girls -- and none extra spellbinding than gorgeous Morwenna Halliwell. decided to struggle whilst 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 notice she is going to quickly be compelled to marry the forbidding lord who holds her destiny in his powerful palms. Anthony arrogantly dismisses Morwenna and her litany of court cases 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 strength to guard the blameless pass over he wishes. it truly is as much as him to unmask the villain who threatens her, and likewise to persuade his bride that he's no longer her opponent -- yet her such a lot passionate and dedicated admirer.
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Another storm was about to break over Abandon, and he hoped to be comfortably drunk when it did. 7 M orwenna pounded at the castle door until her knuckles ached, her earlier vow a mocking refrain in her brain. Never, never, never. I will never set foot in the castle again . . And only eight hours after refusing the devil’s challenge, here she stood begging entrance to his den, at Pentargon’s mercy, needing his help. Who else could she ask? His quiet strength beckoned her like a beacon in the storm that raged across the island.
Let Elliott bring your pony,” Anthony said, turning her with gentle firmness toward the stallion. ” Anthony knew at once it was no ordinary act of vandalism. He stood in silence in the parlor doorway, hiding his shock at the destruction. The lace curtains and sofa had been slashed with a pair of scissors that protruded from the cushions. Wet sand had been splattered on the wallpaper. Gilt-leafed books lay on their broken spines where they had been hurled, and a pile of papers and sketches smoldered in the coal fire.
He scratched his bald head, looking at a loss. ” She stared resolutely at the stone cross. “I know. ” 6 A nthony stood at the tower window, waiting for the barouche bearing Morwenna to arrive. His anticipation amused him. What had happened that he looked forward to a heated encounter with a girl who resorted to magic spells to get rid of him? Yet she had responded to his kiss. She’d fit against his body as if made for him alone. He would never let it happen again, of course. Except for the obligatory dinner he had planned that night, merely to be polite, he would retire to his own quarters.