By Linda Howard
Big apple instances bestselling writer Linda Howard units a story of energy, suspense, and keenness within the savage New Mexico Territory. purely real love may possibly redeem.... Victoria Waverly, noble daughter of the war-ruined South, is offered in marriage to a ruthless rancher. Honor and delight aid her suffer existence as a spouse in identify in simple terms yet not anything can quench her forbidden wish for employed gunman Jake Roper. His gaze is tough, yet tenderness he cannot disguise supplies to unveil to Victoria the mysteries of affection. in simple terms 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 historical wrongs and blazing passions will bind jointly the aristocratic good looks and the robust cowboy. In a bloody land struggle, they are going to struggle for Jake's birthright...and grab in any respect expenses the affection that's their future.
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When the seconds passed and the door remained closed, she slowly relaxed and began to get ready for bed. But when she was lying between the cool sheets, she couldn't sleep. She couldn't get the picture of Roper out of her mind; every time she closed her eyes, she saw his muscled body surging rhythmically. So that was exactly what went on between men and women. That was what the Major had tried to do to her. Knowing the basics hadn't enabled her to picture the scene in her mind, but now she could.
Her skirts were brushing his dusty boots, and she didn't care. She felt paralyzed as she stared up at him, held immobile by a strange, frightening excitement that knotted her stomach and set her heart to pounding. All of her life she had associated the scents of shaving soap and cologne with men, very civilized smells that she had thought pleasant and nothing more. Yet now the hot, primal smell of Roper's sweaty skin was making her weak, making her think she might have to have support just to stand.
Too wild looking," McLain announced. " Victoria pressed her lips together and looked away. Jake realized she wouldn't argue with McLain, just as he realized she badly wanted the mare. He rubbed his jaw again and motioned with his head for McLain to walk a little bit away with him. "That mare is a fine-looking piece of horseflesh. Just look at her. Tall and strong, and full of piss and vinegar. " McLain thought and looked at the mare again. His eyes gleamed. "That's an idea, Roper. " "Why not give this one to her?
A Lady of the West by Linda Howard