Highland Conqueror [Camerons Series Book 1]
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by Hannah Howell
Description: Lady Jolene Gerard is running out of time--each moment she remains within the walls of Drumwich Castle she is in jeopardy. Her only chance lies with a prisoner chained to the dungeon walls, a Scotsman who, in return for freedom, helps Jolene and her young nephew escape her cousin's deadly snare. Pursued by murderous villains, Jolene is prepared for to fight for her life. But in the arms of rugged Sigimor Cameron, she soon surrenders her heart...He was too late to save the Englishman to whom he owned a blood debt, but not the man's lovely sister. Stunned by his desire for the spirited English lass, Sigimor presses them on to safety, his enemies in dogged pursuit. And while sweet desire speaks a thousand words, the secret they long to share remains locked in a battle of stubborn pride. But when saving Jolene from his enemy leaves Sigimor no choice but to make her his wife, a bargain born of passion can only by sealed by the kiss of true love...
eBook Publisher: E-Reads/E-Reads, 2005
eBookwise Release Date: April 2009
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Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [410 KB]
Reading time: 271-379 min.
Few authors portray the Scottish highlands as lovingly or colorfully as Hannah Howell.?--Publishers Weekl
KISSING THE CONQUEROR
What was she thinking? She could not marry him. Being married because a man owed her and her brother a blood debt was nearly as bad as being married off by the king to please some court sycophant. Jolene decided she was letting his fine looks and the way he could make her feel steal away all her good sense.
"Nay," she said softly. "To be married for such cold reasons--"
"Ye think I am cold?"
"Nay, but the reasons you give for this marriage are."
"Then I will give ye another reason."
Before she could protest, he kissed her. She placed her hands against his chest to push him away the moment she guessed his intent, but she never even tried to hold him back. The minute his mouth touched hers, she slid her hands up his broad chest and wrapped her arms around his neck. At the first nudge of his tongue, she opened her mouth to him, shivering with pleasure as he stroked the inside of her mouth.
She truly did like kissing this man, she thought dazedly...