By Samantha James
A Promise Given The proud head of his Highland extended family, Ian MacGregor has back, cloaked in secrets and techniques, to where the place he spent many carefree years, to be able to marry Margaret Kincaid--the lowlands lass to whom he has been betrothed on the grounds that his adolescence. however it is the wild lively and hauntingly appealing Sabrina Kincaid who catches Ian's eye. And whilst Margaret mysteriously vanishes, he willingly accepts Sabrina as his bride in her sister's stead. A Promise stored Dutybound to honor her father's want, Sabrina reluctantly consents to wed the rugged chieftain--though she fears the rumors of Ian's darkish earlier. . .and the whispers that now blame him for Margaret's disappearance. yet her sensuous soul bids her to pay no heed to her doubts and distrust, and to put up as an alternative to the searing passions that burn inside of her. For Ian's stirring but smooth caress speaks of a noble, light center. And if peril is Sabrina's destiny, so be it--for she is set to profit the truths that may set them either unfastened and hold them aloft jointly at the wings of incomparable love.
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There was a slight edge to Ian’s smile. ” Duncan was quick to reassure him. “You’re known across the land as the fiercest of Highland warriors. ” For the longest moment Ian said nothing. His expression was like the face of a stone: impassive, revealing nothing of his thoughts. His head bowed ever so slightly. He brought the tips of his fingers together on the table, tapping them lightly together. Yet when he raised his head, whatever troubled him seemed to have vanished. He addressed her father.
Now here was a woman…aye, and one who could turn many a man’s head—and no doubt had! She walked to a rocky ledge, her body naked in all its splendor, angled slightly away from him. Her hair A Promise Given / 25 was a dark, wet rope twined over one shoulder; it hung well past her buttocks. Ian’s mouth grew dry. Why, she might have been a wood nymph sprung from some secret glade solely to pleasure his eyes—and his other senses. Indeed, he’d much rather gaze on this sweetly formed lass than dwell on the troublesome little sprite who had so tormented his youth.
As for his nuptials, Ian felt faintly detached from it all. A part of him chafed at the wait, for Ian was not a man to whom patience came easily. But Margaret had insisted she could not be ready in less than a sennight. As the prospective husband, there was little for him to do, and so he spent many an hour riding through the hills, or standing atop the parapet. At times a sliver of guilt cut through him, for oddly enough, ’twas not his bride-to-be that oft consumed his thoughts… It was Sabrina.