By Grace Burrowes
A USA Today bestseller
He'll by no means be free...
Captured and tortured through the French, Christian Severn, Duke of Mercia, survives through vowing to take revenge on his tormentors. earlier than the duke can pursue his model of justice, Gillian, Countess of Greendale, reminds him that his small daughter has suffered a lot in his absence, and wishes her papa desperately.
Until he surrenders his heart...
Gilly continued her tricky marriage via keeping off war of words and retaining peace at any rate. Christian's devotion to his daughter and his kindness towards Gilly supply her desire that she may perhaps take pleasure in a destiny with him, for without doubt he of all males stocks her loathing for violence in any shape. Little does Gilly recognize, the conflict for Christian's center is simply beginning.
Captive Hearts series:
The Captive (Book 1)
The Traitor (Book 2)
The Laird (Book 3)
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You needn’t say. Greendale was once an lousy outdated curmudgeon, I take into account that. so that you take a while, glance me over completely. count number my enamel, placed me via my paces. ” Her hand smoothed his hair again. “You’re no longer a horse. ” “I’m a horse’s arse. You have been harried into marriage as soon as ahead of, and that ended badly. Am I correct? ” She shifted so her brow rested on his shoulder, and Christian scooted in nearer, as though he’d defend her from her personal earlier. “Yes. Too correct. sooner or later i used to be memorizing my 5th declension nouns, and the subsequent, my mama was once taking me buying a trousseau.
Christian bowed to his daughter to make her smile and observed the countess suck in a breath. Gilly desired to strength the difficulty of the making a song, and he didn’t blame her. “Shall you walk with us within the backyard, Lucy, and convey these reprobates whom you've got ensorcelled the following on your tower? ” Her brows twitched down. Gillian took Lucy’s hand. “He ability you attraction these canines into doing all of your bidding once they forget about all people else. ” Lucy’s smile grew broader. “I know,” Christian acknowledged, taking her different hand.
He framed her face and held her nonetheless whereas he kissed her, after which he nudged at her intercourse together with his cock. “I can contact you're keen on this,” she stated, tracing her fingernails over his nipples. He drew in an audible breath, then settled a palm over each one of her breasts. “And i will be able to contact you. ” They teased one another in lazy ask yourself, till Christian went nonetheless underneath her. “Gilly? ” “Hmm? ” She permit him locate her then, enable him ease that first excellent, candy, tantalizing inch into her physique. “You are a revelation to me too.
If an individual repeats the reality, they aren’t disparaging my personality. ” “I weary of this subject, Gillian. you are going to both make a decent duke of me and settle for my go well with or content material your self with my affections on phrases extra applicable to you. these are your techniques, my woman. ” She fell silent, her eyes pained regardless of her serene expression. His subsequent strategies have been reconnaissance and subterfuge—the distasteful and ungentlemanly enterprise of spying—to ascertain what, precisely, made marriage to him so repugnant to her.
He resisted the temptation to squeeze her hand underneath the desk. “The cream is briefly offer, woman Della,” Tremaine stated, passing the pitcher down the desk, “but sugar continues to be considerable. i will be able to additionally suggest the eggs, and I’ve seldom had bacon so delectable. ” George left off glowering, and Bellefonte’s reduction was once written on his good-looking good points. “Eat up, St. Michael,” the earl stated. “If we’re to examine the sheep, we’ll have a cold morning. ” The earl’s statement was once a bit too hearty, a bit too unnecessary.