By Karen Marie Moning
He might promote his warrior soul to own her. . . .
An attractive laird...
He was once identified in the course of the country as Hawk, mythical predator of the battlefield and the boudoir. No girl may possibly refuse his contact, yet no girl ever stirred his heart—until a vengeful fairy tumbled Adrienne de Simone out of modern day Seattle and into medieval Scotland. Captive in a century now not her personal, completely too daring, too outspoken, she was once an impossible to resist problem to the sixteenth-century rogue. Coerced right into a marriage with Hawk, Adrienne vowed to maintain him at arm's length—but his candy seduction performed havoc along with her resolve.
A prisoner in time...
She had an ideal "no" on her ideal lips for the infamous laird, yet Hawk swore she might whisper his identify with hope, begging for the fervour he longed to ignite inside her. no longer even the boundaries of time and house may retain him from profitable her love. regardless of her uncertainty approximately following the promptings of her personal passionate center, Adrienne's reservations have been no fit for Hawk's decision to maintain her via his aspect. . . .
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A few moments more and she would hear the purr of a BMW tooling sleekly down Coattail Lane or her phone would peal angrily A rooster did not just crow. Another minute and she'd hear Moonie's questioning merooow, and feel her tail swish past her face as she leapt up on the bed. She did not hear the grate of squeaky hinges, the scrape of a door cut too long against a stone threshold. " Her eyes sprang open to find a portly woman with silver-brown hair and rosy cheeks, wringing her hands as she stood at the foot of the bed.
The rational Adrienne knew there was no one in her library but herself and a lightly snoring kitten. The irrational Adrienne teetered on the brink of terror. Laughing nervously, she berated herself for being so jumpy, then cursed Eberhard for making her this way. She would not succumb to paranoia. Dropping to her knees without sparing a backward glance, Adrienne scooped the scattered chess pieces into a pile. She didn't really like to touch them. A woman couldn't spend her childhood in New Orleansmuch of it at the feet of a Creole storyteller who'd lived behind the orphanagewithout becoming a bit superstitious.
Nay, he doesn't get a bad bargain at all. " His mouth twisted into a smile. " "Came from where is my question," he countered. Adrienne realized in that instant that to underestimate this brutish man would be a grave mistake. For behind the slovenly manners and the unkempt appearance was steely mettle and rapier sharp wit. The flabby arm that had felled the blows couched muscle. The pale slitted eyes that wandered restlessly didn't miss a beat. He hadn't punished Bess in rage. He'd beat her in a cold, calculated act to get what he wanted from Adrienne.
Beyond the Highland Mist by Karen Marie Moning