The Ravishing One (McClairen's Isle, Book 3)

By Connie Brockway

"In the 3rd bankruptcy of Connie Brockway’s beautiful Highland trilogy, a infamous temptress discovers that not anything settles an outdated rating like real love.

Restless, bold, proud, they're the Merricks: Fia, the single daughter, the ravishing one; Raine, her older brother, the reckless one; and Ashton, the eldest, the passionate one. Born of undesirable blood, they have been raised within the Scottish Highlands on lands that belonged to their mother’s family, the McClairens—until their English father seized the ancestral stronghold for his personal. but all are destined to discover loves as wild and excellent because the isle they name domestic.

Possessed of unearthly good looks, the younger widow Fia Merrick MacFarlane is the toast of London society. she will be able to have any suitor she wants—or any her scheming father desires for her—but love is a weak point Fia can't find the money for. as soon as she may have given every little thing to Thomas Donne, till the earnest, rushing Scot betrayed her kinfolk and broke her center. Now he’s again in her existence and made up our minds to scouse borrow her away to McClairen’s Isle. yet as Fia goals to take her personal revenge, she units off a steamy affair that crosses the road from seduction to obsession—and unlocks wishes that won't be denied.
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He swung his arm round the more youthful man’s shoulders, shepherding him throughout the crowd and maintaining a vivid line of chatter as he went. As they have been approximately to go out to the outer foyer he glanced again and waggled his eyebrows. Robbie burst out guffawing. “Quite a tender hothead you’ve taken less than your wing there, Donne. He’d most sensible learn how to keep an eye on his mood, even though, in particular if he’s going to turn into infatuated with the likes of girl Fia. ” “Why is that? ” “The girl is a infamous heartbreaker. half society won’t enable her via their door when the opposite part besieges her with invites.

It had long gone good. Now all that used to be wanted used to be for James to play his half. Lord Carr exited town residence and waved his carriage off. He desired to stroll this night. He felt fantastic, so fantastic, in truth, that after he observed Janet peeking out of an upper-story window, he bowed chivalrously and kissed his fingertips to her. She disappeared, and he laughed, a full-blown booming sound. expensive Fia! Who might have guessed she will be so enjoyable? And she’d performed it so good, damned if she hadn’t. His chest swelled with paternal satisfaction.

His middle beat gradually among her shoulder blades. His fingers have been hot and powerful, his physique a ballast at the back of her. A surprising pitch of the ocean knocked her off stability, riding her buttocks opposed to the lee of his hips. His breath hissed on a pointy draw. His correct arm swooped down throughout her breasts, bracing her opposed to him. Sinew rippled underneath the sun-dark epidermis, pressed deep opposed to the tender, light flesh swelling above her décolletage. For a protracted second he held her therefore. And although she knew such intimacy might strengthen her goal, she couldn't make the most of their place.

Hated that every day Fia looked as if it would develop ever extra inured to her function as a Jezebel. in basic terms Gunna knew how a lot that function fee the lass and fretted over how a lot of her soul Fia had left to spend prior to she … Gunna scowled, refusing to enable such recommendations take root. “Ye’ll see the boy agin a number of extra times,” she muttered to herself. “Bring him a ebook, a lock of yer hair, and puppy his hand. quickly sufficient he’ll be again at yer feet—” “No. ” Gunna appeared up, startled by means of Fia’s vehemence. Fia used to be shaking. Fia, her little statue, her sphinx.

And why no longer? She was once knowledgeable in such concerns. She performed him as simply as she did Barton. “I’ve no style for this online game, Fia. ” “Why do you persevere in calling me Fia whilst I’ve instructed you that i'm now not the woman you think me to be? ” she requested with sly merriment. “Well, there’s a technique to determine, isn’t there? ” He raised his hand to her masks. Her smile iced over. Her breath grew shallow. “You won’t unmask me,” she whispered. “Why no longer? ” “Because you got here willingly to a masque and hence have tacitly agreed to abide through the foundations, an important of these being by no means to reveal one unwilling to be uncovered.

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