Fresh from the post-Civil War salons and drawing rooms of Boston, Lucille McKenna considers herself a sophisticated young woman. But when she meets Texas rancher, Ambrose Quince, she turns into a flustered girl. He's too old, war roughened and unrefined--and she has no idea how to deal with the way he makes her feel.
Quincy falls fast and hard for the innocent debutante visiting Eclipse, Texas. Persuading Lucy to accept his pursuit is hard since he can't even justify his interest to himself. He has ranch chores waiting, and no time to be running to town to court a woman. He knows Lucille McKenna was never meant for the likes of him,but he can't help himself. She's the only woman he'll ever want.
When tragedy strikes, Lucy accepts the gruff rancher's proposal,turning to him for solace and protection. Though their differences often cause angry disagreements, passion holds them together as they build enduring love.
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He held me fast, and I didn’t struggle for release when he continued the kiss. He savored my lips and murmured sounds that vibrated across my nerve endings. At first, I felt the barest stroke of his tongue—a not unpleasant sensation of wet heat touching my bottom lip.MEET Gem Sivad
“Open for me,” he muttered, nudging against the seam of my closed mouth.
Heat pulsed through me and I leaned into his kiss, obeying his order. It was as if I had no will of my own and must comply. He slid his tongue with shocking smoothness through the narrow space I allowed. My whimpered distress didn’t deter him. He tasted me, stroking my tongue with his in the most startling fashion.
“Kiss me back, Lucy,” he said against my lips."
Hi. I'm Gem Sivad. Nice to meet you. I live in the southern part of an enchanted kingdom where I enjoy the slow pace of life, study the world, and tell stories about incredible things. Whether I'm writing contemporary, historical, or paranormal romance, my heroines are always resilient, resourceful, and smart, and my heroes are wickedly dangerous and seriously hot.
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