By Cathy Maxwell
Highland warrior Gordon Lachlan has spent his existence fiercely struggling with the English. Now, to assert victory for his extended family, he needs to retrieve the mythical Sword of the MacKenna from the palms of his mortal enemies. His plan: to kidnap Constance Cameron from her distant boarding institution and strength her wellborn kin to give up the sword as her ransom. yet Lachlan is shocked that the girl he is snatched from her mattress is not any malleable omit. Constance longs for event. She's tantalized through Lachlan and his passionate reason . . . and tempted adequate by means of his seductive how one can ask yourself what it'd be wish to locate herself within the Highlander's mattress . . .
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I doubt if either of them will pay a ransom. ” “Well, don’t ask for much, because you won’t see any money,” she said as cool as you please. ” The Duke of Colster had once been part of the clan. Gordon knew what sort of man Colster was. He’d pay any price for a kinsman. A horse nickered from where Brian waited. Miss Constance’s head turned in the direction of the sound. “Horses,” she breathed, as if discovering the Holy Grail. ” Gordon didn’t trust this new eagerness in her voice. “We should go, then,” she said, her words a command.
She’d hit his jaw. A glint sharper than the point of her knife came to his eyes. He rubbed the spittle off with his shoulder before yanking her close, her hands against his chest. His body was hot with anger. He smelled of the night air and male. “That’s the way, Gordon. Don’t take that from her,” Thomas said. The others growled their agreement. Constance shut her eyes, holding her breath. This wouldn’t be the ﬁrst time she’d been hit. Her father had struck his daughters religiously. She knew how to take a slap.
Constance lost her balance. She fell to the ground and barely missed being stepped on by inches. The earth beneath her was spongy and damp. For a moment she feared she couldn’t move. She wiggled her toes, her ﬁngers—and then found a rock to wrap her hand around. She was not going with Mr. Lachlan. She had a ship to meet. She didn’t have time to be kidnapped. He subdued the horses some twenty feet from her and jumped to the ground. Dropping the reins on the lathered horses, he turned to her. Constance clambered to her feet, prepared to 53 Cathy Maxwell defend herself with the rock in her hand.
In the Highlander's Bed by Cathy Maxwell