Highland Knight [Murray Family Series Book 5]
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by Hannah Howell
Description: When Cameron MacAlpin learns the identity of the golden beauty tossed before him as a debt payment, he can't believe his fortune! For cat-eyed Avery Murray is the perfect weapon to use against Payton Murray--Avery's brother--who dishonored Cameron's own sister. Yet his plan to deliver the same insult and avenge his clan is thwarted by spirited Avery herself, who tempts him to forget everything but the passion coursing through his blood. Still, a knight of the Highlands owes his allegiance to his clan before all else--even his heart. Avery is outraged at her captor's accusations against her brother. Though he makes no secret he intends to use her to avenge his sister's lost honour, he adds to her fury by vowing to take her by seduction not force. Worse, she knows deep inside that this virile knight stirs her as no other man ever has. Courageously, passionately, she gives him freely what he vows to take--her body and her heart, knowing that she can lose all on the chance of everlasting love.
eBook Publisher: E-Reads/E-Reads, 2001
eBookwise Release Date: March 2009
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Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [447 KB]
Reading time: 288-404 min.
"Few authors portray the Scottish highlands as lovingly or colorfully as Hannah Howell."--Publishers Weekly
A KNIGHT'S KISS
Just what form of revenge was he going to take, Avery wondered. He certainly looked big, dark and dangerous, yet she felt no sense of impending peril.
"What do ye intend to do to me?" she demanded.
Cameron opened one eye and looked at her. Sitting as she was, her face barely topped the edge of the bed. "I intend to seduce you," he answered.
"Do ye now," she drawled. "And ye being such a braw handsome laddie, ye expect me to just swoon at yer feet? I would prefer ye dead, but we cannae all get what we wish for, can we?"
"Such" violence. A wee lass like yourself shouldnae be so quick to promise mayhem and murder. 'Tis clear ye need to be tamed. Someone has let ye run too wild. Ye snarl and hiss at me now, but I will soon have ye purring."
Glancing down at her mouth, Cameron decided he wanted to kiss her. As he started to lower his mouth to hers, he felt her tense, saw her beautiful eyes start to widen, and knew she had guessed his intent.
"Dinnae e'en think about it," she warned.
"Ah, but I am thinking about it."
Before she could say anything else, he covered her mouth with his....