By Lorraine Heath
"Lady Louisa longs to marry for ardour and love -- yet will she locate happiness within the palms of the duke?
Lady Louisa Wentworth understands she's going to by no means marry well--her family's impoverished property has ensured as a lot. Resigned to spinsterhood, the proud good looks has agreed to chaperone a tender American heiress who seeks a titled husband in the course of the turbulent waters of London society.
The speeding Duke of Hawkhurst needs to marry wealth for the sake of his kin. This well-heeled younger American, leave out Jenny Rose, may do particularly properly. however the girl's infuriating chaperone turns out made up our minds to maintain them aside. And worse nonetheless, Hawk unearths himself way more drawn to the intoxicating girl Louisa than to her blameless cost!
A romantic subterfuge is named for--as determined Hawk plots to attract the heiress right into a compromising place, making marriage a need. but if it's gorgeous Louisa in its place who falls into his sensuous net, this video game of hearts takes a passionate and such a lot unforeseen turn...
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The following is only speculation: I believe Cranston was frightened. For the first time since I’d known him. For perhaps the first time in his life. Terribly frightened. The guards administered dart-gun sedation and removed Cranston to the infirmary. I requested a moment alone in the cell and approached the commode. What I saw astounds me to this day. It was a body. A tiny infant body, dead of drowning. Not a normal infant. natural. Its limbs were long and ropy and somehow primitive. The face had none of the charming cherubic qualities of a healthy baby: Instead it was flat and wizened; it seemed so atrociously old; the body of a newborn with the face of an ancient, and deformed in so many disturbing ways besides.
He is fifty but looks much older. His body has been ravaged by the sleepless nights and constant fear, the mind-numbing violence and repetitive selfmutilation. He is not the same man who worked the high steel, the same animal who murdered willowy faggots in seedy motel rooms. That man—his vigor, his rage, his savagery—is dead. All that remains is a dead soul in a sagging casement struggling through another day. ” Charlie’s starvation-wracked body hasn’t produced anything more substantial than a walnut-sized turd in years.
The metal bar now materializes from behind Harlan’s back, slices through the air in a hard downward orbit, embedding itself in Lester’s head. A sound like a shellacked egg cracking as cold iron buries into twitching gray-matter. Lester’s mouths falls open and a Vesuvius-like torrent of blood gouts around the railing’s curved side. His eyes blink, rapidly. He topples forward, bare feet rat-a-tat-tatting on the concrete. “Hey,” Harlan slaps Edward’s stubbled cheek. ” After years in the Coliseum, Edward has learned to sleep with one eye open.
A Duke of Her Own (Rogues and Roses, Book 1) by Lorraine Heath