By Rochelle Alers
With the tumult of the good conflict eventually at an finish, bold Samuel Cole returns from Europe decided to forge his personal future as a filthy rich entrepreneur. the luxurious lands of the Caribbean will give you the capability to wealth, yet they provide inner most bounty, as well—a bride.
Marguerite-Josefina Diaz is the toast of Havana, the convent-educated daughter of a prosperous cigar producer. attractive and clever, M.J. desires of far-off lands and a liberated destiny for herself—and she believes captivating, good-looking Samuel will convey both.
But neither of them anticipates the hot realities in their lifestyles in West Palm Beach—the social injustices, the calls for of a growing to be kinfolk and the key passions that threaten the empire Samuel has vowed to construct.
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Here," he said, "you may wear it. " With a gentle motion, he brushed her hair off of her nape, gathering it across her shoulder. She was aware of his warm breath fanning against her cheek, then her neck, as he bent to fasten it. He had an earthy scent too, ironically enough, one that she hadn't noticed back at her apartment. "There," he said when he was finished. He gave a satisfied sound of approval as he studied her. " Staring down at the gleaming rock, she dared to touch it. This time, though it was warm, it did not burn.
This desire to cycle with her… it felt familiar, as if she were part of this ancient urge fanning to life inside of him. With a growl of dismay, he shook that thought aside. Humans knew nothing of Refarian mating calls. But then a fleeting image imprinted in his mind—her pale, freckled hand touching his royal emblem. Impossible! He had never shown a human his brand, and only a trusted few Refarians had ever seen it at all. Certainly no one had ever touched it. Perhaps it was just the aftereffects of Thea's seduction attempt, he told himself uneasily, rising to his feet.
Then, slowly, he dared to lift his eyes until they met hers in the darkness. " "Commander," Thea announced tightly, avoiding Kelsey altogether as she clasped his forearm the moment he entered the cabin. " "In the morning," he said, shaking off her grasp. His cousin and her expected tirade would have to wait. At the moment, Jared reflected, the idiot king had but one objective in mind: bringing Kelsey into camp and introducing her; then, perhaps, taking her down to his quarters for a nightcap— that is, if he couldn't shake some sense into his bond-impaired mind.
Best Kept Secrets by Rochelle Alers