By Tessa Dare
"**A transitority engagement, an entire life within the making . . .**
After years of fending for herself, Kate Taylor came across friendship and popularity in Spindle Cove—but she by no means stopped longing for love. The final position she'd search for it's within the fingers of Corporal Thorne. The defense force commander is as stone chilly as he's brutally good-looking. but if mysterious strangers come looking for Kate, Thorne steps ahead as her fiancé. He claims to have simply Kate's protection in brain. So why is there smoldering ardour in his kiss?
Long in the past, Samuel Thorne committed his lifestyles to guarding Kate's happiness. He desires what's most sensible for her, and he understands it's no longer marriage to a guy like him. To live longer than their transitority engagement, he needs to maintain his fingers off her tempting physique and lock her hot smiles out of his withered middle. It's the hardest conflict of this hardened warrior's existence . . . and the 1st he turns out destined to lose.
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Whenever I’m here in town and I start to feel like a victim of my own success, I skip out on the crowds and come up here to mellow out for a while. It’s the perfect cure for mood disorders…a little piece of Eden. And now it has its very own Eve…’ She heard a faint activating beep and turned to the sound of soft music rising from hidden speakers. To her shock Drake had shed his footwear and his white silk shirt and was stripping the belt from his dove-grey trousers. At her gasp his hands stilled.
You can’t possibly understand his needs. ’ said Kate drily, when she had got over the sting of the lightning attack. Under the silk top the over-inflated bosom heaved, reveal ing a gap between the scalloped hem and the low-rise white jeans, and a strip of winter-pale skin sporting the sparkle of an impressive navel ring. Diamonds, no less…probably from Sierra Leone, thought Kate darkly. Thinking of navels made her think of her baby and she pleated the folds of her wrap over her tummy. By her calcu lations she was barely two months along, and the books said it would be another two before her baby bulge began to show, but even now she felt a responsibility to shield her son or daughter from negative experiences in the womb.
He looked sick as he watched her massage the blood back into the pale streaks his strong fingers had left on her forearm. She had hormones to blame for her disruptive urges; what made his behaviour so strangely contradictory? For a moment she had had a brief awareness of his potential emotional depths, and realised for the first time that perhaps this journey was going to be more painful for him than it was for her. In the midst of her own turmoil she felt an irresistible urge to make him smile, to banish that disquieting bleak ness from his eyes.
A Lady by Midnight (Spindle Cove, Book 3) by Tessa Dare