By Liz Carlyle
"From its commencing scene to its breath-catching climax, Liz Carlyle's most recent novel is a vividly etched portrait of ardour and intrigue. while a lady fed on by means of sinister secrets and techniques opens the door to a strikingly good-looking stranger, a robust hope rushes in -- and a love she couldn't have imagined. Hell hath no fury like a lady scorned, and Jonet Rowland is unquestionably that. yet she is usually attractive, wealthy, and -- it's rumored -- an unrepentant adulteress. whilst her philandering husband, the marquis of Mercer, is murdered in his personal mattress, it's whispered that Jonet is a femme fatale in additional methods than one. kept away from by means of society, the bold widow steels herself to struggle for what actually issues -- her youngsters.
When his scheming uncle begs him to enquire the loss of life of his brother, Lord Mercer, Captain Cole Amherst refuses. however it is quickly obvious that treachery stalks blameless boys, and Cole plunges into the viper's pit that's Jonet Rowland's existence. not anything can have ready Cole for the lust Jonet conjures up. yet as risk swirls approximately them, he's tortured via doubt. Can an honorable soldier open his shuttered center and enable a depraved widow train him find out how to actually love?
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Even Percy stared at her in wide-eyed astonishment. Only Montfort smiled. “Please,” he said, placing his hand over his heart. “I beg of you. ” In an uncharacteristic show of bravery, Percy lifted his shoulders and faced the dragon in her defense. ” Montfort’s narrowed gaze drilled Percy and a cold chill washed over her. Neither man moved a muscle. The expression on Montfort’s face darkened and she knew only raw determination kept Percy from shrinking away. She held her breath. They looked like David and Goliath facing each other.
She was far too intelligent to manipulate, far too independent to control, and her tongue was far too sharp for his taste. It was obvious her expectations were high, and the man who married her would never be able to get by with even the smallest indiscretion. And because she was in attendance again tonight, rumors that she was serious in her attempt to find a husband were undoubtedly true. The thought chilled his blood and sent a warning racing through him. Yet, for some reason he could not explain, she remained an enigma—an enigma with mysterious powers that drew him to her.
She chastised herself when she realized she couldn’t pull her gaze from him. A slow smile spread across his face and he graciously lowered his head in acknowledgment. Such a subtle greeting. So unnerving. So confident. As if he relished the effect he knew he had on all women. In a show of rebuke, she lifted her chin and turned her head. She wanted to wipe the smile from his face, and for a tiny fraction of a second, she was glad she’d slapped him. But she was also afraid. Never before had any man affected her as strongly as he had.
A Woman Scorned (Lorimer Family & Clan Cameron, Book 2) by Liz Carlyle