An exclusive excerpt of Chapter 1 from Eileen Dreyer's Once a Rake (October 29, 2013) is available on Heroes and Heartbreakers to members. Please log in or register to read the full excerpt.
All he wants is her help . . .
Colonel Ian Ferguson may be a rake, but he's no traitor. Accused of trying to kill the Duke of Wellington, the disgraced Scotsman is now a fugitive-from the law, the army, and the cunning assassin who hunts him. Wounded and miles from his allies, Ian finds himself at the mercy of an impoverished country wife. The spirited woman is achingly beautiful . . . and hiding some dangerous secrets of her own.
All she needs is his heart . . .
She was a child nobody wanted. Now for Lady Sarah Clarke, holding on to her vanished husband's crumbling estate is her final chance to earn respectability. She knows that hiding the devastatingly handsome Ferguson will jeopardize her home. Common sense demands that she turn him in. But a single, delirious kiss shatters her resolve . . . and awakens a passion that neither of them can escape.
Ten days later:
Sarah Clarke was not going to let a pig get the best of her. Especially not this pig.
“Willoughby!” she called as she scrambled over the broken fence.
Blast that pig. She had even tied him up this time. But the pen was empty, the wood on one side shattered, and precise little hoofprints marched away through the mud.
Sarah took a brief look at the stone outbuildings that clustered around the old stable. She could hear rustling and creaking, which meant the animals had heard Willoughby escape. But there were no telltale porcine snortings or squeals. If she knew her pig, he was headed due south, straight for disaster.
Please log in or register to read the full excerpt...