Published by: eXtasy Books
Author : Celia Jade
Word Count :41500
Publication Date :2006-08-18
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- Product Code: 978-1-55487-379-1
Spain, 1655. Captain Ramon's desire for revenge forces his enemy's daughter, Alina into his home. Their lives become as tumultuous as the sea on a stormy night and their unexpected desire for each other is just as precarious.
Lovely Alina finds the rugged sea captain arrogant and unyielding and despises him. He seems to dislike her too, so why are his hands…and sexy mouth suddenly all over her? To her dismay, Alina enjoys the stolen kisses too much and is determined to protect her virtue and find a way to escape. Spain, 1655. Captain Ramon’s desire for revenge forces his enemy’s daughter, Alina into his home. Their lives become as tumultuous as the sea on a stormy night and their unexpected desire for each other is just as precarious.
His words shocked her. What a callous rogue he was! She pushed at his chest with her free hand but he didn't budge. Lord, he was built like a rock! Her heart beat madly and she felt her legs weaken again. "How forward of you! You have no manners--no respect at all!" she finally managed to blurt out.
"Apologize!" he insisted, pulling her close. "Look at me, Miss Marquez," he ordered, pronouncing her family name with mocking dislike.
She unwillingly looked at him, meeting his furious glare while tears pricked at her eyes. Once again he had managed to frustrate and humiliate her.
Alina regretted her recklessness. She should have known better than to poke at the beast. Or had she goaded him on purpose--hoping to get some sort of passionate reaction from him? She closed her eyes at the thought. Impossible. She wasn't like that. Didn't even like the man. She swallowed with difficulty because her throat had gone dry. "I--I apologize for what I said…I just want my family to know I'm alive."
His expression softened a fraction and his grip slackened. "Yes, well, like I explained from the start, that will happen soon enough. You must learn not to be so stubborn."
She raised her chin defensively but chose to remain silent.
Ramon stared thoughtfully into her eyes for a moment and then his gaze moved over her tense face, stopping at her mouth which was just as inviting now as it had been last night.