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by Hannah Howell
Description: Bestselling Author Hannah Howell returns to the fateful realms of the Scottish Highlands, where a man's destiny lies in the heart of the woman who once betrayed him...Beaten and left for dead, Sir Lucas Murray is a man wounded in body and soul. He has brought himself back to becoming the warrior he once was--except for his ruined leg and the grief he feels over the death of the woman he once loved...the same woman who led him into his enemies' hands. Dressed as a masked reiver, it is Katerina Haldane who saves Lucas as he battles for his life--and for revenge. Shocked that she still lives, Lucas becomes desperate to ignore the desire raging through his body. And Katerina becomes desperate to regain his trust, trying to convince him of her half-sister's role in his beating. Lucas is reluctant to let down his guard, but his resistance melts once Katerina is back in his arms...and his bed. Now he must learn to trust his instincts--in battle and in love...
eBook Publisher: E-Reads/E-Reads, 2007
eBookwise Release Date: March 2009
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Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [394 KB]
Reading time: 265-371 min.
"Few authors portray the Scottish highlands as lovingly or colorfully as Hannah Howell."--Publishers Weekly
KISSING THE SAVAGE
Katerina had just reached the opening to her chamber when Lucas stepped into her path. There was a look in his silvery-blue eyes that made her insides clench with need; and that angered her. She scowled at him as he neatly pinned her between his hard body and the stone wall.
Katerina did not need to feel the thick ridge of his shaft pressing against her to know what Lucas wanted. It was there to read in the taut lines of his face. Despite the pain he had caused her, she wanted it, too. It was too soon, however. She had not yet decided if the pleasure he could give her was worth all the risks that came with it.
"I believe ye have a pallet readied for ye in the hall with the other men," she said, proud of the chill in her voice for there was only searing, welcoming heat in her body.
"Your bed would be warmer."
"There are plenty of blankets about. Seek their warmth."
"Are ye sure that is what ye want me to do?"
Before she could reply, he kissed her. It was no gentle kiss, no soft coaxing of a lover. Lucas ravished her mouth. His kiss stirred her hunger into a fierce craving...