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When her son’s life is threatened, Anissa, Marchioness of Overton, seeks refuge by sailing to America. Before the ship reaches the high seas, sparks fly between her and Captain Alex Hawks. Although the young widow may be lonely, and afraid, she cannot risk the diversion a romantic entanglement could bring, no matter how much she wants to lose herself in the captain’s embrace.
The Captain vows to protect the young Lord Overton, but can offer no assurance that the marchioness will leave his ship with her virtue intact. Alex is drawn to Anissa’s beauty and courage, as a hummingbird is to the nectar of a flower. How long can he fight a losing battle before he surrenders and makes her his own?
Will Alex be able to keep this remarkable woman and her child safe? Will his passion for Anissa be enough or will their differences keep them apart?
Read an excerpt:
Alex approached and bowed. “Good mornin’, Mrs. Carlson. Our ship is getting ready to tie up to the pier. I’m sending Bennett ahead, so he can procure a carriage and alert Bridges. Although, if I know Bridges, he has already spotted my ship. Do you have all your belongings ready to go ashore?”
Anissa smiled as she nodded. “I do. I appreciate the loan of the trunk. Between our new clothing and the cloth, I could not make everything fit in my valise. When will we leave for your home?”
“I’ll need to go by my shipping office. A carriage will take you to my house. I’m going to tell the driver to head north, and then double back once he’s on the open road. We want it to appear as if you immediately parted company with me. I’ll join you once you’re headed south. Bennett will leave right away, so he can inform my mother of our arrival.”
“Whatever you think is best. I hate to inconvenience your mother.” Then with a shaky voice, she suggested, “Perhaps, I should head north. I am sure if I write to Barrington myself, he will come to my aid. From what I have heard, New York is a huge melting pot, and Harry and I can disappear into the city. His uncle shall not be able to find us. I do not want to be a bother to you.”
A dark cloud descended on his face as he declared, “You are not a bother. Now, darlin’, we’ve been through all this. I want to help. There are a great many criminals in New York. You wouldn’t be safe. I could never live with myself if something happened to you or Harry. You’re coming with me, and that’s all there is to it.”
Relief swept through her, and Anissa allowed herself to breathe again. She had offered him the chance to back out gracefully, yet she was so thankful he had not taken it. She would have been terrified without him. “Well, as long as you are sure. If it were not for Harry, I would not agree to further assistance.”
Alex ran his fingers through his hair as he tucked his tri-corn hat under his arm. “You can be the most stubborn woman in the world. I shall have Martin bring up your belongings. When the carriage arrives, I will get you and Harry on your way.” Alex strode off toward the bridge at a brisk pace.
Although, he seemed a bit frustrated with her, it was because he wanted to protect them. She could find no fault with that. With gratitude in her heart, she placed her arm around Harry’s shoulder as they watched the gangway being set up and Bennett scrambling down the rope ladder to the pier.
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AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Vikki Vaught started her writing career when a story invaded her mind and would not leave.
Over the last few years, she has written more than a half dozen historical romances and is presently working on her next. Her new release, Lady Overton’s Perilous Journey, is the first book in her Honorable Rogue series.
Vikki loves a "Happily Ever After", and she writes them in her stories. While romance is the central theme of all her books, she includes some significant historical event or place in all her novels.
While all her books are love stories, she has also written short contemporary sweet romances as Vikki McCombie and erotic romances using the pen name of V.L. Edwards.
For the last decade, Vikki has lived in the beautiful foothills of the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee with her beloved husband, Jim, who is the most tolerant man in the world to put up with her when she is in a writing frenzy. When she is not writing or working her day job, you’ll find her curled up in a comfortable chair reading her Kindle, lost in a good book with a cup of tea at her side.