Charlotte and the Gypsy
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by Jannine Corti Petska
Category: Romance/Historical Fiction
Description: Charlotte Nikolos was raised in a Gypsy camp, her pale hair and light skin in stark contrast from the darkness of her family. After she learns she has two sisters somewhere who share her looks and psychic powers, she's determined to search for them and learn why her birth mother sent her away. But where does she begin? After three years of roaming, Rafael Cazares returns to his Andalusian Gypsy camp to pursue the woman he left behind in disgrace. He must win back Char's trust and recapture her heart. He insists on helping her find her true family but soon realizes someone is determined to keep them apart. When Rafael's deep, dark secret is revealed, he will do everything in his power to protect the only woman he has ever loved. Even if it costs him his life.
eBook Publisher: DCL Publications LLC, 2011
eBookwise Release Date: March 2011
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [416 KB]
Reading time: 261-365 min.
"Unless you have an apology, I have naught to say to you," she said.
Her stiff posture and taut features made clear her lingering unhappiness over his impulsive kiss. "I'll not apologize for our mutual transgression."
"Mutual? I think not." Venom coated her tongue.
"Why did you run off?"
"Because you--" she broke off and retuned to the deserted road ahead.
"Could it be that you feared your desire for me?"
She glared at him. "I desired not the kiss but to be left alone to finish my bath."
He longed to kiss away that temperamental pucker on her lips.
"And do not speak of your rights," she added scathingly. "My lips belong to me, and I will share them with the man I truly desire."
"Then I shall make you desire me once we are wed."
"How dare you continue to taunt me with a wedding I refuse? You would deal better with a woman who will shower her affection upon you."
Rafael smiled slyly. What she had conveyed in that exquisite kiss was a desire most women wouldn't deny.