The music had a lively air and Miss Katherine Locke wouldâ€™ve thought herself
fortunate to be out again in Society after a long, cold, dull winter in Somerset
save that her partner, Lord Haversham, was the rudest man in London. Well, his
lordship was about to discover that Kate Locke was not one to suffer fools
â€śSo you refuse to allow your sister to waltz, yet you are quite willing to stand
up with me and dance this, according to you, most scandalous of dances.â€ť Kate
smiled into the odious wretchâ€™s face. â€śMy lord, I should say that smacks of
â€śIndeed.â€ť Lord Haversham turned them skillfully at the end of the floor. â€śI
would say it showed a want of character in your brother for allowing you to
dance it with me. The waltz should be danced by married couples and no one
else.â€ť He pulled her close against him, so their bodies almost touched.
She gasped at her proximity to the rogue. How dare he make a spectacle of them
on this crowded dance floor?
â€śYou see?â€ť he whispered, peering into her face, his gaze intent upon her mouth.
All she could see were his cool gray eyes, as the crisp scent of his sandalwood
cologne filled her nose.
â€śAinsley should be horsewhipped for allowing it.â€ť
â€śIâ€™ll see to it he horsewhips you if you donâ€™t let me go.â€ť Kate gave a hopping
step and smashed her foot down on top of his.
Lord Haversham lurched forward, actually falling onto her.
For the briefest moment, they stood pressed together in a warm embrace that made
Kate tingle all over. Then outrage swept through her, and she pushed him away.
â€śHow dare you,â€ť she seethed, trying to pull away from him.
â€śThat was your fault, and you know it. And if you make a scene that results in
me having to marry you, I swear I will lock you in the tower at my grandfatherâ€™s
castle and throw away the key.â€ť Lord Haversham righted himself and smiled at her
with clenched teeth.
HEART OF DESIRE
Handful of Hearts #2
Follow your heart to find your desire
Miss Katherine Locke is irked to start her third season dancing with the
disagreeable Lord Haversham, her brotherâ€™s friend and her own arch enemy. After
three years out, however, sheâ€™s finally interested in the dashing Lord
Finleyâ€”only to find out her cousin has set her cap for him too. To make the man
jealous, Kate feigns interest in Lord Haversham, only to be shocked to find the
handsome lord apparently falling for her. With time running out, should she
accept his suit and risk falling in love despite herself?
Marcus, Lord Haversham, is in a tight pinch. His estates are failing and worse,
heâ€™s just lost three thousand pounds to his best friend, Lord Ainsley. Ainsleyâ€™s
solution: have Marcus marry his shrewish sister and heâ€™ll cancel his gambling
debt plus give him ten thousand more pounds for her dowry. With nowhere to turn,
Marcus agrees, praying he can keep word of the wager from Miss Locke long enough
to charm her into marrying him. But can he avoid falling in love himself?
[Author Self-Published, On Sale: August 20, 2016,
e-Book, / ]
About Jenna Jaxon
Jenna Jaxon is a multi-published author of historical and contemporary
romance. She is currently finishing revisions to her fifth full length novel,
To Woo A Wicked Widow, set in Regency England and the first book in her
five part series, The Widowâ€™s Club.
Only Marriage Will Do, second book in her Georgian House of
Pleasure series is with the editor. Her medieval trilogy, Time Enough
to Love, is being published by Rising Phoenix Publications. Book 1,
Betrothal is currently available. Book 2, Betrayal, will be
available later this fall.
Jenna has been reading and writing historical romance since she was a teenager.
A romantic herself, she has always loved a dark side to the genre, a twist,
suspense, a surprise. She tries to incorporate all of these elements into her
own stories. She lives in Virginia with her family and a small menagerie of
pets. When not reading or writing, she indulges her passion for the theatre,
working with local theatres as a director. She often feels she is directing her
characters on their own private stage.
She has equated her writing to an addiction to chocolate because once she starts
she just canâ€™t stop.
1 comment posted.
I love historical romances and this one I definitely would love. Look forward to reading it!!!
(Bonnie Capuano 9:41am August 26, 2016)