Her father has decreed that Milisant has a month to accustom herself to the future earl before the marriage takes place. As the time dwindles, Milisant desperately searches for a way out. But Wulfric is falling under a spell himself, cast by the proud, strong woman who will be pledged to him against her will in a few short days.
And even as the joining of these two young people draws nearer, so too does a threat of danger which could destroy much more than a planned ceremony.
Johanna Lindsey has created two unforgettable characters tied together by circumstance, but sharing a boundless passion that will force them to search their hearts—-and surrender to a yearning far beyond their control.
Spirited Rowena Belleme must produce an heir- or incur the dangerous wrath of a ruthless stepbrother who stands to forfeit his ill-gotten wealth. And the magnificent Warrick dechaville is the perfect choice to sire her child- thought it means imprisoning the handsome night. . . and forcing him to bend to her amorous whims.
Vowing to resist but betrayed by his own virility, noble Warrick is intoxicated by Rowena’s sapphire eyes and voluptuous beauty.
Yet all the while he plans a fitting revenge- eagerly awaiting the time when his sensuous captor becomes his helpless captive…and is made to suffer the same rapturuos torment and exquisite ecstasy that he himself has endured.
This was the knight Ranulf, her kidnapper, who was pledged to deliver her into the worst kind of bondage – marriage to the craven Lord Rothwell. But Reina was no acquiescent girl to accept fate’s whim.
To save herself from the union forced upon her, she offered Ranulf a bargain: Become my husband yourself. In exchange for your protection, I will make you a great lord.
The nuptial bed was not part of the bargain. And the haughty Ranulf soon made it clear that he would accept no marriage of convenience: Come to me of your own free will – or I will take you!
And now she must marry the magnificent black guard to bring peace to the land.
Young, innocent, possessing a rare and exuisite beauty, leonie would be a prize for any man- yet Rolfe seeks the match solely for revenge. But her sensuous kiss ignites within him the fiery need to claim her- and an irresistible desire to unite their warring hearts in glorious love.
In trembling fear, she dared to refuse him, though her gentle beauty was the prize of his sword. And he, in his violent, aching need, could have taken her by force …had she not made want so much more. Between them were the-hatreds of their warring Scottish clans. Yet she struggled in vain to escape her desire for this enemy lord.
For beneath his roughness was a fierce, ardent tenderness that held her more strongly than the walls of his far Highland castle. Honor’s pride told her she must hate him. Yet her woman’s heart, awakening to the ecstasy of his touch, yearned desperately to yield… to surrender, and possess him completely… to be joined with him forever in love.
His stubborn pride demanded submission. Her loving heart demanded love. Destiny turns Brigitte de Louroux, a young heiress, into Rowland de Montville’s slave. How will they both deal with the strong passion that pulls them together, forgetting everything else? She was born a lady, heiress to rich French estates. But when Rowland of Montville captured her, he saw only a beautiful girl garbed in peasant’s rags. Though betrayed into bondage, Brigitte de Louroux would never be any man’s slave. Yet the fate of an unprotected woman could have been far more cruel than the rough embrace of a warrior lord as fair as Rowland of Montville. Defenseless against his unbridled passions, she yielded her innocence to the desires he aroused in her heart. And he, who had never known the enchantment of a woman’s surrender, found a power in love as mighty as the sword he raised against their enemies