By Linda Howard
Manhattan occasions bestselling writer Linda Howard units a story of strength, suspense, and fervour within the savage New Mexico Territory. simply real love might redeem.... Victoria Waverly, noble daughter of the war-ruined South, is offered in marriage to a ruthless rancher. Honor and satisfaction support her undergo existence as a spouse in identify basically yet not anything can quench her forbidden hope for employed gunman Jake Roper. His gaze is difficult, yet tenderness he cannot conceal provides to unveil to Victoria the mysteries of affection. in basic terms real love can destroy.... Jake curses his burning desire for Victoria, for he wishes not anything to face within the manner of his force to reclaim Sarratt's state -- the ranch that's his legacy and obsession. yet old wrongs and blazing passions will bind jointly the aristocratic good looks and the strong cowboy. In a bloody land warfare, they'll struggle for Jake's birthright...and grab in any respect expenditures the affection that's their future.
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And Mr. Roper is a man, sweetheart. " Celia thought a minute, admitting the truth of that. But she wanted to ride Rubio so much that she couldn't let it go. " Another change wrought by war; all of the horses had been taken by the armies. " Celia looked so forlorn that Victoria hugged her and stroked her bright hair. "Would you like it if I asked the Major for horses we could use for pleasure riding? It would be good for us to get some exercise. " A faint wistful note crept into her own voice, and Celia immediately forgot her own disappointment as she rushed to give her own sort of comfort to Victoria.
But it was not, she thought, because he didn't want her. He was jealous of all the others who enjoyed her favors, she was certain. He was just being difficult. She didn't mind; it made him more attractive in her eyes, and she was certain that sooner or later he'd come to her. His difficultness would make his surrender that much sweeter. She thrust her breasts out for him, but he didn't even glance down. His cold eyes never left hers. " Angelina shrugged and pouted. "Nothing. I don't like women.
He took another step toward her, and suddenly she knew that she'd do anything, even run screaming from the house, to prevent him touching her again. "If we're leaving in the morning, we'll have to get up early," she said, fear making her voice sharp. "We need all the sleep we can get. " He stopped, weaving back and forth on his feet. She waited, holding her breath. Then he said, "We need sleep. Good thinkin', sugar. " "Good night," she said, and lay back down, tucking the sheet around her. " as he turned to go.