“You started it, my lady.” Must the duke look so pleased? And yet, he was so dear when he was pleased. “No denying that,” Gilly said, hoping His Grace would think the flush was from the brandy—not the kiss. And it wasn’t a blush. Was. Not. “But you were hovering.” “I shall hover more often.” “I do apologize.” “There’s no need for that,” he said, and she hoped that was the start of a smile in his eyes, except it was a fairly fierce expression for it to be a smile. “Can you explain, at least?” “I wanted to stop your hovering.” “Interesting strategy. Has it worked?” “Well…no. Here you are again.” “Let me propose another theory to explain your rash actions.” He traced a finger over her brows, a gentle, even sweet gesture Gilly felt in her vitals. “You fancy me.” “I fancy…?” She blew her hair off her forehead, intending to blow his hand away. He repeated the caress instead, further threatening her composure. “I’ve never heard such a taradiddle.” She fancied him the way some women fancied shoes, bonnets, and chocolate. She fancied him like sunlight and water, like air, like— And that would not do. “My lady, you fancy me…”
Author: Grace Burrowes
Release Date: July 1, 2014
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Historical Romance
He'll never be free...
Captured and tortured by the French, Christian Severn, Duke of Mercia, survives by vowing to take revenge on his tormentors. Before the duke can pursue his version of justice, Gillian, Countess of Greendale, reminds him that his small daughter has suffered much in his absence, and needs her papa desperately.
Until he surrenders his heart...
Gilly endured her difficult marriage by avoiding confrontation and keeping peace at any cost. Christian's devotion to his daughter and his kindness toward Gilly give her hope that she could enjoy a future with him, for surely he of all men shares her loathing for violence in any form. Little does Gilly know, the battle for Christian's heart is only beginning.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes' bestsellers include The Heir, The Soldier, Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal, Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish and Lady Eve's Indiscretion. Her Regency romances have received extensive praise, including starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist. Grace is branching out into short stories and Scotland-set Victorian romance with Sourcebooks. She is a practicing family law attorney and lives in rural Maryland.
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