By Deborah Simmons
Sleeping With The Enemy
It used to be the very last thing Elene Fitzhugh meant. She purely prayed her array of sharpened daggers was once considerable safeguard opposed to Geoffrey de Burgh's mild coaxing and honeyed lies, for she was resolute to be no man's bride—king's command be damned!
Noble via beginning, but Wild At Heart
Though Elene Fitzhugh had slain her first husband within the marriage mattress, Geoffrey de Burgh had no selection yet to make her his bride. but may well he ever really take to spouse a girl with so fierce and passionate a soul?
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Geoffrey, do not depart your spouse standing," he admonished. Marion's cry of pleasure used to be drowned out via the shouts and whoops of the brothers once they well-known the statement for what it used to be, and Geoffrey spotted no furtive seems, merely real strong cheer. Seating Elene, he grinned proudly and took his position beside her, yes that the existence that had appeared so bleak yet a 12 months in the past may carry not more happiness. because the shouts rose to a deafening point, Elene reached for Geoffrey, gripping the tough muscle of his arm, instead of the hilt of her dagger. She was once unused to effusive habit that didn't flip to violence, yet steadily the din lessened, and he or she was once capable of chill out a bit. It was once tough, this stopover at to Geoffrey's outdated domestic, thrusting her because it did into the midst of his brothers, and purely the promise of Marion's presence had made her conform to come. Elene blinked, the reminiscence of the dark-haired woman's joyous greeting nonetheless clean, yet one other hot welcome had come from a such a lot unforeseen resource: Geoffrey's father, and sire to the complete damnable brood. even if the entire de Burghs appeared to speak without delay, whilst Campion spoke, everybody listened. And Elene couldn't blame them. Geoffrey's father was once like him in lots of methods. She famous a similar, knowledge, an identical mild guy inside of a warrior's physique, yet she used to be now not as effortless with it. Campion's eyes looked as if it would gaze into her very soul, and Elene had chanced on herself protecting her breath, frightened of arising short of in his judgment. it seems that, she had no longer, for the earl had taken care of her with all of the courtesy of his favourite son, and so she had taken his arm and enable him lead her down into the midst of the others. even supposing Elene couldn't include them, in addition, she needed to admit to a sense of triumph once they had no longer recognized her. Fools, the lot of them, she suggestion with a frown. And good she want to avenge herself upon each for his or her past remedy of her. apart from Geoffrey. And his sire. there has been whatever approximately Campion that invited loyalty—and extra. Even Elene, who discovered it tricky to reply courteously to somebody yet her husband, was once interested in his still-handsome father. The earl exuded an influence that was once either compelling and daunting. Elene had no proposal how he knew she used to be pregnant, for Geoffrey had sworn to inform nobody. Curious, she studied the elder de Burgh with narrowed eyes, till he unexpectedly seemed up, simply as though he had felt her scrutiny. She shivered, struck via an eerie sensation that disappeared once he smiled at her. Then she felt the heat of his gaze, so like his son's, in addition to a twinkle that invited her to proportion with him a few inner most jest. "This is the second one Christmas that we've got welcomed a brand new de Burgh bride and the kid she carries," Campion acknowledged, sweeping a look over the desk the place his sons have been accumulated prior to him. "Perhaps we will make it a practice. " He paused considerably, making Elene ask yourself what he was once approximately, sooner than he persisted. "Who between you'll be subsequent? " Startled through the choking sounds that ensued, Elene regarded round, to determine the fierce de Burgh knights light and panicked.