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She was firm to marry for romance, by no means watching for that her adventures may lead her to a life of ardour. The Runaway Heiress Like many a Regency pass over, Lyssa Harrell longs for romance, yet is aware her responsibility lies in marriage. nonetheless, while her father gives you her hand to a dissolute yet well-connected lord, she does the unthinkable ... she flees to Scotland. to not Gretna eco-friendly, yet to her relatives -- and to the citadel the place her mom as soon as have been so chuffed. during this romantic land she is going to notice her heart's hope. a guy looking His Fortune yet she does not expect Ian Campion. The ruggedly good-looking guy has his orders: fetch the runaway daughter domestic! Ian has a value on his head and a dire desire for the gift Lyssa's father deals. monitoring Lyssa down is straightforward adequate, convincing her to come is hard ... and never seducing her is very unlikely. And Their Scandalous Adventures quickly, Lyssa is at the event of a life-time. She has to sleep within the nice outside, and flee from mysterious makes an attempt on her lifestyles. She understands she's ruined within the eyes of society, yet she is prepared to stand real damage -- and threat every thing for the incredible ardour she reveals in Ian's robust hands. And once they go back to civilization, the 2 needs to confront the main perilous experience of all ... admitting their unanticipated love.

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Adventures of a Scottish Heiress 31 “This is the Past,” Madame said. ” She laid a row of three cards beneath the first. Then, she took the next card off the deck and pressed it into Lyssa’s hands. “This is your Future. ” Lyssa nodded, conscious of the power of the card in her hand. ” Duci asked. ” “I do as the cards bid,” Madame replied dismissively and turned over the first card in the row signifying Lyssa’s past. Her eyebrows came up and she made a soft sound of acknowledgement. ” Her dark gaze met Lyssa’s.

Not Lyssa. Her books were her companions,” his wife answered. She looked to Ian. “My stepdaughter packed her favorite books with her every time she traveled. ” And Ian knew by her answer that his suspicions were correct—the viscount was Harrell’s choice for a husband, not his daughter’s. And would a spoiled, petted young woman fond of romantic novels and poetry run away rather than face a betrothal distasteful to her? Ian almost snorted his answer aloud. He could feel Mrs. Harrell studying him and knew she shared his suspicions.

Lyssa did not like this fortune . . especially 34 Cathy Maxwell when deep in her bones she sensed an element of truth, of warning. Madame turned over the third card of the Present. A naked woman sat astride a giant creature that was half lion, half man. The woman’s head was tilted back as if in joy, one hand raised toward a shining star. The card made Lyssa uncomfortable, yet there was power in the strength of the girl’s legs hugging the creature. The card upset Madame Linka. She started muttering to herself in Romany and pushed the cards on the tray before her, attempting to create a new alignment.

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