SURRENDER TO ME by Sophie Jordan
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"Sizzling sexual tension ... thoroughly satisfying ..."
SURRENDER TO ME
Release date: July 29, 2008
She had lost nearly everything . . .
When tragedy left her penniless and alone, Lady Astrid Derring did whatever it took to survive. She dismissed half her staff, borrowed gowns, and subsisted on cucumber sandwiches from the galas she attended. She endured the wagging tongues of the ton and the indecent proposals from noblemen who deemed her ripe for the plucking. Finally, she has found a way to escape this shame and restore her good name. But it will require a perilous journey to Scotland, where she will come face-to-face with danger ... and a sinfully handsome rogue who may be the greatest threat of all.
Any gentleman would lend his hand to a lady in distress, but handsome, rough-hewn Griffin Shaw is no gentleman, and Astrid is far from safe in his company. Accompanying her through the Highlands is a small price to pay for luring her into his bed. Entranced by her boldness, enchanted with her beauty, he is determined to thaw her cold heart. However, he soon finds himself wanting more than a brief affair with the proper lady. Nothing less than the total surrender of her heart will satisfy him.
"Wake up, Duchess."
Astrid blinked. The fire's glow licked at his shadowed face as he stared down at her, concern etched in the hard lines.
"You're safe now," he murmured, brushing a lock of hair from her forehead. "You're safe," he repeated, the tips of his fingers brushed her forehead, tenderly, gently.
Her eyes locked with his, drowning in the pale blue. Tearing her gaze away, she looked around her, noticing for the first time that they shared the tarp and blanket. Some time during the night he had joined her. The air caught in her chest. Her lungs tightened. A space no more than an inch separated their bodies.