An exclusive excerpt of Grace Burrowes's The Captive (July 1, 2014) is available at Heroes and Heartbreakers to members. Please log in or register to read the full excerpt.
He'll never be free...
Captured and tortured by the French, Christian Severn, Duke of Mercia, survives by vowing to take revenge on his tormentors. Before the duke can pursue his version of justice, Gillian, Countess of Greendale, reminds him that his small daughter has suffered much in his absence, and needs her papa desperately.
Until he surrenders his heart...
Gilly endured her difficult marriage by avoiding confrontation and keeping peace at any cost. Christian's devotion to his daughter and his kindness toward Gilly give her hope that she could enjoy a future with him, for surely he of all men shares her loathing for violence in any form. Little does Gilly know, the battle for Christian's heart is only beginning.
Christian is attempting to deal with correspondence late at night, when he’s unexpectedly interrupted…
“Will I disturb you?” The countess in her dark bedclothes stood in the library’s doorway, her hair a golden rope braided over one shoulder.
“Of course not.” Christian rose, for she was a lady. An increasingly kissable, holdable lady. “Sleep eludes you?”
“I’m hoping not.” She advanced into the room and closed the door to keep in the fire’s heat. “I’ve brought your volume of Blake back, lest it find its way to some trunk or portmanteau of mine.”
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