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by Lynne Connolly
Category: Historical Fiction/Romance
Description: Marianne Noble is a lady's companion when she meets Jerome Rivers at the fashionable Northern resort of Scarborough. The devastatingly handsome Jerome sweeps her into a world of riches, privilege and love. When a mysterious assassin threatens their lives, Marianne must take all her courage and defeat the evil that has entered her new world. Otherwise she will lose everything; a love beyond imagining, her independence and even her life.
eBook Publisher: Champagne Books/Bygones, 2005
eBookwise Release Date: September 2005
41 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [384 KB]
Reading time: 265-371 min.
The dance completed, he didn't immediately take her back to her chair but pulled her arm through the crook of his and walked slowly in the direction of the card room.
"I shall miss them too, but I made you a promise, so I hope to see you again. I should only be gone a day or two."
Marianne was only mildly startled when he drew her to an open window then a little further into the garden so they were out of sight. "Mrs. Middleton--"
"Damn Mrs. Middleton!" he snapped. "I know we can't stay here long, but I wanted to talk to you. Will you miss me, Marianne?"
"Yes." Her reply was almost a sob, but she couldn't lie to him.
"Thank you," he whispered and, before she could guess what he was at, drew her to him and gave her a quick, hard kiss.
It didn't last long, but, just for that moment, Marianne felt his hard body against hers, his warmth and vital humanity. She felt instantly protected and cared for. But this was dangerous.