Betrayed

By Bertrice Small

Because the undisputed queen of sensual romance, Bertrice Small brings historical past to existence via indomitable girls who reside with wit, intelligence, and braveness and who love with fierce satisfaction. Now she sweeps us to a time and position of fiery energy struggles, the place one girl holds the major to a country's future--and to her personal eating passion.

When Fiona Hay bargains Angus Gordon her advantage in trade for a dowry for her sisters, she so intrigues the rogue that he calls for the next fee: she is going to be his mistress. hence starts off a conflict of wills and sensual delights. future quickly attracts the ardent fanatics into the turbulent court docket of King James. yet quickly the king's political schemes strength Fiona clear of the fellow she loves . . . and into the hands of a wild and passionate Highlander, The MacDonald of Nairn. Will this coldhearted and callous betrayal eternally damage Fiona's likelihood at happiness?

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He'll, i think, waylay her at the street to Loch Brae,” Maggie answered. “I am to acquire the course and the dimensions of her escort for him through the next day to come. If he's taking his depart of ye at the morrow, then ye should be yes he ability to kidnap her, for he'll are looking to reconnoiter the line to discover the easiest spot for his ambush. It canna be too with reference to the Gordon lands, and it needs to be in a spot the place he could speedy make his get away to the northwest. ” “Ye have performed good, woman Grey,” the king stated. Then he pushed aside her: “Ye can locate yer as far back as the corridor, i'm definite. i've got a small venture for younger Douglas, so he canna escort ye. ” Maggie curtsied and departed the king's presence. She knew what his web page used to be approximately. He might locate Fiona Hay—whose nightmare might then commence. Maggie blanched and the kid stirred in her womb. She rushed to discover her husband. “I are looking to move domestic, Ben Duff,” she acknowledged vehemently. “Court is not any position for a lady with a stomach. ” Andrew gray placed a comforting arm approximately his spouse. He knew that anything was once hectic her, for she had lately won a haunted glance, and he or she used to be no longer napping good at evening. no matter what it was once, Maggie selected to not divulge heart's contents to him, which damage him at the one hand, yet at the different he knew that she might finally entrust him together with her concepts. One needed to be sufferer with Maggie. She used to be a highlander, they usually have been a moodier, diverse humans than the Scots dwelling within the south. “When do ye are looking to go away, my pricey? ” he requested her. “By week's end,” she replied. “We will be packed by means of then, if I inform the servants now. ship a messenger to Ben Duff to assert we are coming domestic to stick. I canna abide the hubbub of Perth to any extent further. ” “Aye,” Fiona stated whilst she observed her good friend within the corridor in a while and realized their information. “’Tis greater ye move domestic now, Maggie. First bairns are tough, i am informed. they do not continuously come whilst ye imagine they're going to. Ye are looking to provide yer guy his inheritor in yer own residence. i will be blissful to come back to Loch Brae with my Black Angus. i'm going to inform ye a mystery. i'll already be with a bairn, Maggie. sooner than my Black Angus left, he was once extra passionate than i've got ever recognized him to be. in some way i feel i could have conceived, yet in fact, it may possibly simply be wishful pondering on my half. nonetheless, we'll have a stunning lengthy wintry weather prior to us to make a bairn if my hopes are dashed this time. ” Then Fiona's face packed with quandary. “Maggie, are ye alright? Ye glance light. Shall i am getting ye a few wine? Shall i am getting Andrew? ” “No, no! i'll be all right,” Maggie controlled to gasp, swallowing again the bile that had risen in her throat. She needed to swap the topic, after which she observed her cousin of Nairn. “Look, Fiona, my cousin is observing ye back. he's so considering ye. i have not visible him behave this manner with a lass. Admit it. Do ye no longer imagine him good-looking? ” “His beneficial properties are lovely enough,” Fiona stated, glancing in short at Colin MacDonald, “but he has a troublesome glance approximately these blue eyes of his. Yer eyes are a similar colour, Maggie, and but yer eyes are full of heat and compassion.

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