By Rosemary Rogers
Legacy of danger
Headstrong yet sheltered, Raine Wimbourne longs for adventure--and whilst her sick father finds a heavily guarded mystery, she seizes her probability. Disguised as England's such a lot infamous highwayman, Raine vows to uphold her father's legacy as champion of the terrible. Then a middle of the night stumble upon with the strong Philippe Gautier indicates her the cost of retaining her family's honor...
A hostage heart
Philippe Gautier has a undertaking of his own--and the attractive impostor he's supplying to justice may well carry the major to saving his brother's lifestyles. he'll cease at not anything to maintain Raine shut. yet as they shuttle from town homes of London to the streets of France, can he persuade his untamed captive to threat all of it at the promise of ardour?
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Compared to the suntanned perfection of Missy and her friends, Ruth looked plain with her pale skin, wire-rimmed glasses, and basic T-shirt and jeans. But I knew that she hid a quiet prettiness behind that camouflage; it was just that she hated any kind of attention, even the positive variety. “I think the bell’s about to ring, Ellie,” she said. Our first class was AP English, and rumor had it that the tough Miss Taunton was a stickler for timeliness. Before I could respond, Missy swatted her hand in the air.
I heard Principal Robbins greet the incoming class of juniors and welcome back the seniors, but I wasn’t really listening. I heard the crowd laugh politely at some lame joke the principal told, and I smiled along with them as if I were paying attention. But all I could hear and see and feel was Michael. Principal Robbins introduced the vice principal, and quiet fell over the crowd while he walked across the stage to the podium. In that brief silence, Michael leaned toward me. I could feel his warm breath on my cheek, and I wondered what he was going to do or say.
I settled back into my little nook and waited. I would give her one more minute before I snagged one of the few open seats nearby. At this point, she’d have to understand. Without warning, I felt a presence in my dark alcove. I hadn’t seen anyone approach my little corner, so I was confused by the sensation. I looked around. But there was no one standing to my left or right. Then I felt a hand on the small of my back. The light pressure sent chills up my spine, and my heart started racing. I did not need to turn around to see who it was.