By Samantha James
Can an ideal scoundrel be the precise hero? due to the fact she used to be cruelly left on the altar on the age of 22, woman Julianna Sterling has resolved to don't have anything to do with males. So she is surprised to find she has unwelcome emotions for the very worst of the breed -- a deadly, unbearably good-looking highwayman who has set upon her trainer within the nation-state and brought her captive. Worse nonetheless, her righteous ire turns fast to unhappiness whilst the impossible to resist outlaw units her unfastened. Viscount Dane Granville understands he wouldn't have published his face to the mesmerizing woman Julianna -- for he has compromised the key challenge he has undertaken for the Crown within the guise of the infamous Magpie. Now their paths are crossing once again, and Dane aches to flavor back the wonder of her kiss. yet he needs to face up to what his center calls for, for his or her ardour can basically result in perils past imagining ...
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Soft, low, even melodious. “It was quite a tumble you took. ” Kindness? Advice? From a dreaded highwayman? “Go back to hell whence you came,” she heard herself mutter. And she paid for it. Oh, how she paid for it! Pain lanced from one side of her head to the other and back again. She bit back a moan. She felt cold, clammy, sick to the very essence of her being. “Noble words, lady. ” It was in her mind to argue, but suddenly Julianna had neither the strength nor the inclina- A Perfect Hero 33 tion.
For he had made his point well . . and well indeed. She could not forget. She was at the mercy of a treacherous brigand. A highwayman. The Magpie. For all she knew . . A most lethal killer. Three D ane had not lied. Miss Julianna Clare had been unconscious for so long he’d feared she might never awake. He was heartily glad her injury wasn’t serious. For all the fragility of her appearance, it appeared she was a lively one—to say nothing of the fact that she was passing fair. Gingerly, he fingered his eye.
Beneath the covers, something brushed against her legs. Something she couldn’t see. With a screech, she hurtled from the bed. ” A Perfect Hero 37 He caught her when she would have rushed past him. ” She was aghast. To her shock, he threw back his head and laughed, a low sound that was oddly pleasing— which left her most confused. With a hitch of his chin, he indicated the bed she’d just vacated. “Look,” was all he said. Julianna glanced behind her, just as a shiny black head and two pointed ears popped out from beneath the coverlet.
A Perfect Hero by Samantha James