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By Linda Howard

ISBN-10: 0671019732

ISBN-13: 9780671019730

Manhattan occasions bestselling writer Linda Howard units a story of strength, suspense, and keenness within the savage New Mexico Territory. in simple terms real love may perhaps redeem.... Victoria Waverly, noble daughter of the war-ruined South, is offered in marriage to a ruthless rancher. Honor and delight aid her undergo lifestyles as a spouse in identify in simple terms yet not anything can quench her forbidden wish for employed gunman Jake Roper. His gaze is difficult, yet tenderness he cannot conceal delivers to unveil to Victoria the mysteries of affection. merely real love can destroy.... Jake curses his burning desire for Victoria, for he wishes not anything to face within the means of his force to reclaim Sarratt's state -- the ranch that's his legacy and obsession. yet old wrongs and blazing passions will bind jointly the aristocratic good looks and the robust cowboy. In a bloody land struggle, they're going to struggle for Jake's birthright...and grab in any respect expenses the affection that's their future.

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She saw two things simultaneously. First, the woman, far from being raped, was clinging to the man and encouraging him with whimpering, pleading words in Spanish. And, second, the man was Jake Roper. The knowledge was like a blow to the chest. Air left her lungs in a rush, and she could only hang there, unable to move or breathe. The most incredible, unreasonable hurt filled her, and she tried to turn away, to leave quietly. She didn't want to see this, couldn't bear it— But her legs still wouldn't work.

All she could do was be so gracious that no one would suspect how his presence disturbed her. His eyes gleamed dark green as he took her elbow in his right hand and Emma's in his left, as if he knew of her discomfort and enjoyed it. Celia danced along behind, beside, and in front of them, her bright presence masking Victoria's silence. Emma made the usual small talk, leading Victoria to wonder if no one but Roper saw her agitation. Did she hide it so well, even from Emma? The hotel was three stories tall, and the Major had booked their rooms on the top floor so they wouldn't be bothered by the coming and going of the other guests.

Neither was Celia. Carmita and Lola were sitting around the kitchen table and Lola said that she hadn't seen the señorita since dinner. "Perhaps she is talking to the… the—" Lola stopped, frowning as she tried to think of the English word she wanted. "The man who sells things from his wagon," Carmita said. " Victoria asked. They both smiled at her. "Si," Carmita said, relieved. " "He arrived just before dark, señora. He and his daughter. " Victoria and Emma looked at each other. A tinker, being new to Celia, might attract her like a cat to catnip.

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