Surrender In Moonlight Author:Jennifer Blake When Lorna Forrester makes love with Ramon Cazenave in a deserted mansion house, she doesn't even know his name. All she knows is the storm of desire he arouses in her, which makes her abandon the strict code of conduct becoming to a Southern lady. Such is the ecstasy she discovers in the embrace of the handsome stranger that Lorna can momentari... more »ly forget her impending arranged marriage to the brutish Franklin Bacon, a man she despises.
But reality intrudes when Franklin's father discovers her with Ramon. He imprisons Ramon for rape, threatens him with cruel punishment, and forces Lorna to marry Franklin. Lorna's distaste for her new husband gives way to fear when he attacks her on her wedding night. Afraid for her life, Lorna frees Ramon from prison and escapes with him to New Orleans.
Ramon, a daring blockade runner for the stricken Confederacy, has a ship waiting for them in New Orleans. With Lorna as his passenger, he sails to Nassau. Sharing the dangers of blockade running by day and Ramon's cabin by night, Lorna gives herself to him even while resenting his hold over her. He offers no words of love, gives no promises for the future. Determined to free herself from him once they reach Nassau, Lorna nevertheless surrenders again and again to the urgent passions that overwhelm her whenever Ramon approaches her.
The more Lorna struggles against the desire that binds her to Ramon, the greater her need for him. Though Nassau's glittering society welcomes her, and handsome bachelors vie for her attention, Lorna cannot leave Ramon, and undertakes a dangerous mission for the Confederacy to stay by his side. Then Lorna's pas returns to haunt her when Franklin's father appears, bent on a terrible revenge that will separate the lovers and destroy Ramon...« less