An excerpt of the Prologue and Chapter 1 from Michelle Marcos's Lessons in Loving a Laird (out February 28, 2012) is now available on Heroes and Heartbreakers for members. To read the full excerpt, please log in or register at right.
Thrust into indentured servitude as a child, Shona Slayter is counting the days until her twenty-first birthday, when she gains her precious freedom. Unfortunately, the new laird of the estate has other plans—and he’s determined to keep her bound to him. The only way for Shona to be free of her bonds is to marry the man who holds the key. But seducing a handsome laird is not what she was trained for, and the more she tries to win his heart, the more she loses hers.
With a young son to raise and a crumbling Scottish estate to manage, Conall has enough to worry about without the brazen, beautiful Shona challenging him at every turn. But their heated spats are starting to turn into real sparks…and soon the Scottish hills are ablaze with their forbidden attraction. Yet no matter what Shona is willing to do to buy her freedom, Conall has no intention of letting her go…
Ravens Craig House
twelve years before
“Mumma?” asked Shona, her pink lips pouting.
Fiona straightened, her unlaced ghillie still clutched in her hand. “Aye?”
“If God made spiders, why did ye try to squoosh that one just now?”
Fiona shook her head as she searched for the beastie beneath the table. It took her a moment to compose an answer for her eight-year-old daughter. “Well, he doesna belong in my kitchen. If the good Lord made a creature with so many legs, He must’ve meant for it to be ootside where there’s plenty of room to run around.”
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