By Linda Howard
Manhattan 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 undergo lifestyles as a spouse in identify purely yet not anything can quench her forbidden wish for employed gunman Jake Roper. His gaze is difficult, yet tenderness he cannot conceal can provide to unveil to Victoria the mysteries of affection. basically real love can destroy.... Jake curses his burning desire for Victoria, for he wishes not anything to face within the method of his force to reclaim Sarratt's country -- the ranch that's his legacy and obsession. yet historical wrongs and blazing passions will bind jointly the aristocratic attractiveness and the robust cowboy. In a bloody land conflict, they are going to struggle for Jake's birthright...and grab in any respect charges the affection that's their future.
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But he needed a woman, something to keep him from going to sleep and having that damn nightmare again. It was coming more and more often lately, robbing him of sleep and wearing him down. Angelina. He snickered at the thought of having to kick another cowhand out of her room. Hell, what did he care? He liked the idea of making another man crawl off of her so he could crawl on. Showed 'em who was boss. He quietly left his bedroom, taking exaggerated care that he didn't slam the door. The house was dark and he held onto the banister to keep from stumbling over his own rather unsteady feet.
Whimpering, Juana curled into a ball. The pain in her lower body was so bad she could barely move, and her head was throbbing. It was over an hour before she could get up, and then she walked like an old woman, bent over and hobbling. At night, she noticed, blood looked black. CHAPTER FIVE Jake looked both left and right as he left the telegraph office, but saw no one he knew. As capital of the territory, Santa Fe was bursting at the seams and no one paid any attention to one more dusty cowhand.
The woman again, this time sounding as if she were in pain. A chill coursed through her entire body. Celia? She went closer, and the rustling noises were louder. She was still in the black shadows when she realized they weren't coming from Rubio's stall, but from the opposite side of the barn, where there was a small, unused box stall. The edges of lamplight were just spilling through the open rails, and she edged still closer, her heart in her throat because she was afraid it was Celia. Yet she didn't rush forward, and when she was close enough to see into the box, she was glad she hadn't.