Highlander Ever After (Nvengaria, Book 3)

By Jennifer Ashley

"Egan MacDonald was once the single individual Princess Zarabeth couldn't learn. but even with out having the ability pay attention his innovations, she knew he used to be the main honorable, infuriating, and deliciously good-looking guy she'd ever met. And now her existence used to be in his palms. Chased out of her local kingdom via sour betrayal and a bevy of assassins, Zarabeth stumbled on safe haven on the distant MacDonald citadel and a haven in Egan's include. She additionally came across an old curse, a matchmaking nephew, a couple of debutants desirous to drag her protector to the altar, and darkish secrets and techniques in Egan's earlier. yet even amid the entire risk raged a wish too strong to be denied....

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I see. ” His expression grew to become fierce. “You don't see. I failed at the send; I failed by means of letting myself get shot. If now not for Egan MacDonald and his kinfolk, you'd be lifeless. ” Zarabeth held up a placating hand. “I comprehend that. I additionally be aware of that holding me on your own could were very unlikely. If now not for you, I’d be lifeless, too. lets no longer have expected the send breaking apart offshore, and certain you worried away whoever used to be lurking within the tunnels the evening you have been shot. not anyone has attacked me.

He gave a rueful snigger. “After I obtained used to it, that's. in addition to, I’m sure she didn't wish to grasp every thing i presumed. i feel she used to be extra petrified of what she’d locate in my head than of me figuring out she knew. ” “Did it make ye extra . . . guarded together with her? ” “I admit it did initially. What a specific thing to be informed, eh? That the lady you like will recognize every little thing you consider her—and every thing else? i used to be indignant along with her, and that i demonstrated her, proposal strange or extraordinary issues to work out if she might react or understand issues I didn’t communicate of.

She virtually did it. Her palms rested on his chest, and he or she rubbed her thumb over the naked, darkish dermis of his throat. He appeared down, his eyes darkening, his pulse throbbing below her contact. “You alright, lass? ” he requested softly. She nodded, holding her voice gentle. “I am used to dodging makes an attempt on my existence. i'm Nvengarian, in the end. ” She couldn't cease her thumb from caressing him back, loving the new feeling of his epidermis. She discovered with dismaying readability that she ached for him up to she ever had.

The Williamses and the opposite servants were given the evening off as well—that morning Egan and Mary had bestowed presents on them and bidden them a cheerful New yr. the workers may attend the merrymaking lower than stairs at Ross corridor, simply because the Ross servants had loved themselves at fortress MacDonald the evening sooner than. whilst Zarabeth descended to the cavernous kitchen with Egan, she discovered the room abandoned and the fireplace banked for the evening. “Is this what you wanted to teach me? ” she requested Egan. “You raiding the larder?

She considered the joking within the corridor underneath her. The seamstresses most likely could supply her understanding seems to be and chuckle. Egan jerked the bodice open to her waist, revealing her brief remains over her chemise. He expertly unlaced them either and driven the clothes down, baring her breasts. He studied her, his eyes darkish. “You’re beautiful, lass. ” He cupped her breasts and leaned to kiss her. His physique dwarfed hers, his fingers may possibly simply weigh down her, and but he can be so mild. The tenderness with which he’d made like to her nights prior to made her throat tighten.

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