Deception by Amanda Quick

By Amanda Quick

Unique ebook: 1993

From Seduction to Surrender and Reckless to Ravished, New York Times bestselling writer Amanda fast has spun one exciting love tale after one other. Now, in her long-awaited hardcover debut, she introduces her most lovable heroine and compelling hero, in a blinding, bold story of misplaced pirate gold and mythical love... Deception.

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She heard knuckles crack. “Sir Lewis, I’m honored, and I appreciate your recommendation, but this”—he waved at the model —“is not what I had in mind. ” Ignoring him, Sir Lewis jabbed his forefinger on the table’s lacquered surface, to what would have been the castle’s western side. “The village would be just about here, down in the valley. ” Then he turned and squinted at the far corner of the room. ” Bramwell glanced toward the jade, then looked back at Sir Lewis. His brow rose in silent question.

The man’s bulk formed a comforting shield as a shower of dirt clods rained down on them both. He smelled of whiskey and gunpowder. After the dust cleared, she brushed the hair from his brow, searching his gaze for signs of confusion or pain. His eyes were alert and intelligent, and still that startling shade of green—as hard and richly hued as jade. ” His voice was a deep rasp. ” She nodded, expecting him to release her at the confirmation. When he showed no signs of moving, she puzzled at it. Either he was gravely injured or seriously impertinent.

Built by William the Conqueror himself, then enlarged by Henry the Eighth. It’s situated on a bluff, right on the sea’s edge. ” He pointed. ” Susanna touched her ear. “There was blue paint, once. ” Sir Lewis went on, “The cove was a bustling medieval port. Then, in the thirteenth century, there was a terrific landslide. The result of storms, erosion. No one knows. Half of the original castle fell into the sea, and what’s left is in ruins. ” Sir Lewis prodded the officer. “Look happy. ” At his side, Susanna watched the man’s massive hand gather into a fist.

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