By Mary Balogh
The Survivors’ membership: Six males and one lady, injured within the Napoleonic Wars, their friendships solid in metal and loyalty. yet for one, her trials are usually not over....
Since witnessing the demise of her husband through the wars, Imogen, girl Barclay, has secluded herself within the confines of Hardford corridor, their domestic in Cornwall. the hot proprietor has didn't absorb his inheritance, and Imogen desperately hopes he'll by no means come to disturb her fragile peace.
Percival Hayes, Earl of Hardford, has little interest in the wilds of Cornwall, but if he unexpectedly comes to a decision to pay a trip to his property there, he's surprised to find that it isn't the ruined heap he had anticipated. he's both surprised to discover the attractive widow of his predecessor’s son dwelling there.
Soon Imogen awakens in Percy a fondness he hasn't ever inspiration himself able to feeling. yet can he retailer her from her distress and reawaken her soul? And what's going to it suggest for him if he succeeds?
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He palmed her dispassionately, kneading around her aching, heavy breasts, under her arms, over her stomach, looking closely at the bruising there and pressing into it. She couldn't help but cry out in pain and hunched forward, protecting her belly. "Bleeding seems to be on the surface," he said. " He lifted her bare feet next, almost toppling her from the bench, to examine them toe by toe. Then he stood to inspect her hair, picking through the knots, looking for lice. She held herself inert and closed her eyes against the degradation.
She would not be the bargaining chip for his gambling debts. Tilting her chin up, she looked down her nose at her husband. " Yet she knew in her heart that payment had been made in the form of one young, nubile wife, not yet six months from the birthing bed. She began to believe these men wouldn't leave without her, but what did they plan to do with her, a woman still showing the signs of childbearing? Did they fancy such sport as she? She was no pale-skinned odalisque. There had to be a solution, something to stall them.
Forcing her gaze away from the eunuch, she glared at her husband. " There were candlesticks that could be melted down, some cutlery, too. Was that enough to send these ruffians on their way? Robert stepped toward her. Looking to the maidservant, he jerked his head in a violent fashion that had the woman leaving the room posthaste. Elena could imagine the maid's whispered words to the rest of the serving staff. Would they stay on after this? She really didn't care. She needed to sort all this nonsense out so she could hold her son.