Blue Velvet (Beau Lantry, Book 2) by Iris Johansen

By Iris Johansen

Kate Gilbert is a girl with out a past—or even a passport—to tie her down. Raised by means of smugglers, she lives on her wits, relishing the feel of freedom that basically the lifetime of the open sea grants. All she understands of affection she has discovered from vintage literature.

Nothing she examine in Shakespeare, despite the fact that, may perhaps arrange her for Beau Lantry. The brash, good-looking playboy is helping her out of a tricky scrape and places his personal lifestyles at the line to avoid wasting her buddy. Now Kate is in Beau’s debt, and as reluctant as she is to compromise her hard-won independence, she’s intrigued by means of the chance of a brand new form of existence within the hands of this prosperous stranger. yet can Beau preserve her out of harm’s manner lengthy adequate to persuade her that happiness is worthy abandoning a global of ever-present risk?

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Gone was the almost boyish pudginess, replaced by a sleek, scaled, lithe musculature that was startling to say the least. Lucan’s skin had an earthy cast and it rippled with scales in the candlelight. Venerai didn’t know what to make of it and for once in his life of political intrigues and power struggles was at a total loss for words. The young king noted all with his new eyes and laughed, but Venerai didn’t care. Lucan was dangerous now. Let him laugh. As long as King Lucan wasn’t ordering his death, Venerai was pleased to serve as the king’s fool.

Her eyes grew moist as he held her gaze, tenderly stroking her hands. She realized in that moment, regardless of her growing feelings for Jared, this man was open in a way Jared could probably never be again. This man, brave enough to leave his life behind for the good of her people, was offering his heart on a platter—and it touched her in ways she didn’t quite understand. She barely knew him but she knew his nobility—his courage and his honor— and admired him greatly for it. Could she know his love as well?

Actually…” His eyes grew serious. ” She dared not look up to meet his gaze as she changed the dressing on his leg wound. It had been so long since a handsome man had flirted with her, Adora couldn’t be certain she wasn’t reading something in to Darian’s words that wasn’t truly there. Certainly Jared had paid quite a bit of attention to her— and reminded her what pleasure truly felt like—but it felt almost as if it were against his will, or his better judgment at least. By contrast, Darian was very honest about his desire to make her smile.

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