By Samantha James
Can an ideal scoundrel be the fitting hero? when you consider that she was once cruelly left on the altar on the age of 22, woman Julianna Sterling has resolved to don't have anything to do with males. So she is surprised to find she has unwelcome emotions for the very worst of the breed -- a deadly, unbearably good-looking highwayman who has set upon her trainer within the geographical region and brought her captive. Worse nonetheless, her righteous ire turns fast to sadness whilst the impossible to resist outlaw units her unfastened. Viscount Dane Granville is aware he do not have printed his face to the enthralling woman Julianna -- for he has compromised the key undertaking he has undertaken for the Crown within the guise of the infamous Magpie. Now their paths are crossing once again, and Dane aches to flavor back the beauty of her kiss. yet he needs to withstand what his center calls for, for his or her ardour can merely bring about perils past imagining ...
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Yet, truth be told, he liked her spirit, her poise, the fact that her brain wasn’t stuffed with muslin. Under other circumstances . . He dismissed the notion almost immediately. The circumstances were what they were. There was no changing them. He was pragmatic, if nothing else, for Dane had learned long ago that wishful thinking was for fools. Yet patience was also his strongest virtue, for a less patient man could not do what he did. The waiting, thinking, trying to predict . . He had a temper, too, one that was rarely quick to arise, but dangerous when it did.
The bottom seemed to drop out of her belly, for he was as solid and unyielding as a rock, as hard as if he were fashioned of pure granite. She attempted to step back; it appeared he had other intentions. His hold on her tightened. He gave a slight shake of his head. His grip was not hurtful, but Julianna was acutely aware of those strong, masculine hands curled around her shoulders. “You were alone in the coach,” he said abruptly. ” Julianna looked him straight in the eye. ” “My maid was ill. I sent her back to London,” she said levelly.
An odd ache filled Julianna’s throat, an ache for what might have been . . Deliberately, she looked away. No other passengers boarded. The coach did not linger. The driver shouted, and they were off. The wheels cracked and rumbled as they began to gain speed. It wasn’t long before the walls of darkness began to close in. She found herself peering out the window, anxiously searching the side of the road, trying to see behind every tree and bush until she began to grow dizzy. Oh, but this was silly, she chided herself, to be spooked by the Chadwicks’ talk of highwaymen!
A Perfect Hero by Samantha James