The Spurned Viscountess by Shelley Munro

By Shelley Munro

Cursed with the sight and rumors of witchcraft, Rosalind's purely likelihood at a regular lifestyles is marriage to Lucien, Viscount Hastings. She doesn't anticipate love, in simple terms defense and kids of her personal. decided to move via with the marriage, she permits not anything she encounters on the gloomy fort St. Clare to dissuade her.

Recently lower back from the Continent, Lucien has no time for the English mouse his relations has prepared for him to marry—not while he's plotting to avenge the homicide of his liked Francesca. He has no goal of bedding Rosalind, now not even to sire an heir.

Though spurned via her bridegroom, Rosalind turns to him for defense whilst she is stricken by mysterious injuries and haunted by means of terrifying visions. compelled to maintain Rosalind close—and tempted into passionate kisses—Lucien quickly reveals himself at risk of falling in love along with his personal wife...

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Sol, totinka. Sit, sit. Bertha will get you a nice cool lemonade,” she said with stagy affection, her gray eyes reckoning slyly as always. ” A heavily built woman in her early fifties, she dressed too youthfully, and her hair was hairdresser-aged, the ends tipped with silver. “Sit. ” She prodded him toward a kitchen chair with patting motions of her soft hands. “I do not want lemonade, Bertha. Stop pushing me to sit! I am dirty—let me wash my hands. Do not concern yourself so much with my comfort all of a sudden,” he said.

Nazerman; I’ll take any amount you’re willing to give, regardless of the spirit in which it is given. ” She took out a little pad of receipts with the imprint of the Youth Center on top, made a great show of impersonal efficiency about taking out a ball-point pen and ejecting the little nib. But then her demeanor failed her. “I’m still new at this. Perhaps you can tell me if I will meet such heedlessness often. indd 42 7/1/15 3:34 PM t h e paw n b r o k e r “See here, Miss Birchfield,” Sol said heatedly, “I resent having to explain to you.

He began to move menacingly toward the little gate that led from behind the counter. “All right, animal, get out of here! Come on, out! ” “Okay, okay, mister, don’ go gettin’ all hot like. Gimme the four rubles, I take the four,” he said, his hands trembling and flying around with his need. ” His face showed the agony of some inner burning, an unbearable expression that filled the Pawnbroker with rage. “Go on now,” Sol said, pushing the money at him. “And don’t go bothering me with your foul mouth any more.

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