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by Marie Treanor
Description: A rebellious librarian encounters the ghost of an ancient Scottish king... Rare book specialist, Julie Macbeth is sent to work on the Drummonds' private library in Edinburgh as a punishment. But in fact, she is delighted with the job and fascinated by Lulach, the charming eccentric who appears to live there. When Lulach claims to be the ghost of a thousand year old king, she's sure that he's insane. But as she begins to fall in love, it breaks her heart to know that she should do everything in her power to lay his spirit to rest at last.
eBook Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc./Faery Rose, 2009
eBookwise Release Date: August 2009
15 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [144 KB]
Reading time: 81-113 min.
Sheer shock sent her tumbling off the still-moving ladder into an ungraceful heap on the floor, from where she stared up in astonishment at the man who sat cross-legged and wobbling on top of the precarious book-towers on the desk.
"Well," he observed, looking in apparently mild surprise from Julie to the books beneath him. "This is different." His eyes moved on around the walls. "Or perhaps not."
Julie closed her mouth. "Where in hell did you come from? I didn't see you come in!"
"I know you didn't." The light eyes, sparkling with the reflected sun from the window, came back to her. They looked amused. She struggled to sit upright.
"That," she pointed out, "is no way to treat rare books!"
He grinned, forcing her to realize with an unaccustomed jolt that he was extremely attractive. Straight, dark hair, fetchingly rumpled, hanging almost to his neck, framed a lean face with broad cheekbones and full, sensual lips that looked as if they could persuade any woman to anything. And he had a slightly pointed chin that added an air of humor, even mischief to his appearance.
"True," he agreed. And of course, his voice was a melter too, curiously deep and soft at the same time, his accent definitely Scottish, yet with a hint of something exotic and unknown. Russell Crowe meets Sean Connery.