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By Candice Hern
"A Bartered Lady" Lord James Harkness is stunned to find a "bride sale" happening in his small English village -- and shocked by means of the intensity of his emotions for the unlucky gentlewoman being auctioned off by way of a disreputable husband. yet is it honor and the Aristocracy that compel James to outbid the townfolk for the proud, attractive woman -- or is it anything extra akin to...desire?"A Mysterious Lord"
Verity Osborne isn't certain no matter if success or sick introduced her to this darkish, brooding guy and his lonely manor condominium at the moors. neighborhood speak manufacturers James Harkness as evil -- yet Verity senses a gentleness beneath. She dearly longs for her liberty, yet his sensuous contact reasons her to stick. notwithstanding, James needs to first belief Verity together with his secrets and techniques in the event that they are ever to proportion love's rapturous freedom. and may the promised ardour she sees flaming in his eyes hot Verity's heart...or burn her?
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The Bride Sale by Candice Hern