SHE SOUGHT PROTECTION. WHEN DILLIAN WHITNELL SOUGHT REFUGE AT ARINMEDE MANOR, SHE NEVER HDREAMED THE PRICE WOULD BE HER VIRTUE. BUT SOMEONE HAD ALREADY MADE AN ATTEMPT ON HER COUSIN'S LIFE, AND DILLIAN WAS DETERMINED TO PREVENT ANOTHER. EVEN IF IT MEANT GIVING HERSELF TO GAVIN LAWRENCE, THE NE MARQUES OF ARINMEDE, A SEDUCTIVE, DARKLY BROODING MAN WHO MADE DILLIAN TREMNLE BETWEEN DREAD AND DESIRE...HE OFFERED PASSION. SCARRED IN A DUEL OVER A FECKLESS WOMAN, GAVIN LEFT AMERICA AND SET SAIL FOR ENGLAND, VOWING NEVER TO GIVE HIS HEART AGAIN. BUT A SURPRISE AWAITED HIM AT HIS CRUMBLING MANOR HOUSE- AN EXQUISITE YOUNG WOMAN IN TERRIBLE DANGER. IT WAS TEMPTATION NO MAN COULD RESIST, YET ONCE GAVIN TASTED THE SEARING HEAT OF DILLIANS PASSION, HE KNOW HE WAS LOST AND WOULD RISK EVERYTHING FOR A SECONDM GLORIOUS CHANCE AT HAPPINESS...
Scarred in a duel for the heart of a capricious woman, a brooding young American leaves the States for the crumbling English manor he has inherited. But fate has a new surprise in store for him, as a beautiful heiress in mortal danger seeks refuge at his estate. Once he tastes the searing heat of her passion, he will again risk everything for another glorious chance at happiness!
The Marquess by Patricia Rice, Book View Café. Kindle Edition. The first book in the Effingham series. The book grabs you on the first page. Gavin Lawrence, Marquess of Effingham says ,I could have flown in on vampire wings. The villagers are alarmed. I recommend this book *****
Originally printed 12/1/1997 paperback. I went out and got a paperback edition:)