By Christina Dodd
Christina Dodd brings you her vintage Regency ancient novella, rewritten and up to date on your publication studying pleasure...
Miss Laura Haver is a spinster and a seamstress ... and a lady bent on revenge. After her brother used to be killed whereas looking the id of a infamous French smuggler, Laura suspects the smuggler's real identification is none except the rich and commanding Keefe Leighton, Earl of Hamilton. tips to trap this type of rogue?
By arriving at his property and claiming to be his bride, after all. yet her plans cross awry whilst Hamilton arrives and discovers her ruse ... and does every little thing in his significant strength to make her his bride in truth!
THE SMUGGLER'S CAPTIVE BRIDE
A Regency ancient novella of roughly a hundred pages/23,000 phrases (formerly the woman AND THE TIGER, released in anthology collections MY SCANDALOUS BRIDE and ONE evening WITH A ROGUE)
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I’ll scream. Ernest won’t allow you to —“ “Won’t he? ” She’d constantly notion Hamilton conceited, yet now he rather glowed with it. “Ernest wouldn't ever intervene, it doesn't matter what he heard. ” She checked out him, on the overtly tigerous delight on his face, and he or she didn’t care. She desired to run, she needed to run, she needed to test, and she or he filled the main into the lock, grew to become it, and slammed the door again on its hinges. He muttered, “Damn! ” yet she didn’t glance again. She tore out of the room as though … as though a tiger have been on her heels. bankruptcy SIX HE was once. Hamilton stuck her earlier than she reached the head of the steps and lifted her together with his arm round the waist. She screamed, loud and shrill, however the sound echoed down the steps and during the evidently empty taproom. Hamilton held her there lengthy sufficient to verify his prediction. Ernest wouldn’t rescue her. Ernest believed she was once Hamilton's spouse, the spouse of his lord, and Ernest would go away her to the light mercies of the fellow he regarded as her husband. “Satisfied? ” Hamilton growled in her ear. She kicked at him, yet her heels bounced on his thighs, and with no flinching, he swung her round within the slim corridor and headed again for the bedchamber. She twisted, desperately attempting to knock him with an elbow, a fist, something, yet she couldn’t get to him, they usually swept again into the room. Kicking the door close along with his foot, he carried her writhing shape to Henry the Eighth’s mattress and dropped her into the two-thousand-goose-feather bed. Its softness billowed up round her, stifling her as she attempted to jump again at him. He landed on her. Her foot twisted lower than her and she or he gave a yelp of soreness. “Foolish girl,” he growled, lifting himself and adjusting her leg. She rammed her knee into his center. He doubled over. She scrambled over him towards freedom. He stuck her back and rolled, tucking her lower than him as he went. “Foolish, headstrong girl,” he acknowledged. She took convenience within the indisputable fact that he sounded winded. Then he kissed her. final time, she discovered, have been playacting. This time, he was once indignant. He thrust his tongue into her mouth and while she attempted to shut her tooth on him back, he lifted his head. having a look correct into her eyes, he stated, “If you chew me, i'll retaliate. ” She flinched and he felt it, mendacity on most sensible of her as he was once, and he smiled utilizing all his white enamel. “I by no means make gives you I don’t hold. ” while he positioned his lips to hers back, she desperately desired to defy him, yet he had made her conscious of him and his fury. He used to be doing it on goal, she concept, weighing her down along with his huge physique until eventually far and wide she grew to become, he was once there. The smell of clean air, rain and heather crammed her nostrils, and that was once him. the warmth of an iron forge coated her, and that used to be him. The sound of a heartbeat stuffed her ears, and that was once absolutely him. It couldn’t be her personal middle that raced so madly, and positively no longer a result of approach he kissed. simply because she wasn’t liable to such actual entrapment — not less than she by no means have been prior to. while he penetrated her mouth along with his tongue, she stored her eyes open and her the teeth firmly close.