Aloise Crawford's father had imprisoned her for years in a French academy before he ordered her back to George III's England for a scandalous reason: to auction her to any suitor who bid highest for her and her dowry of the gabulous Bengal Rubies. Even she didn't know those jewels had been stolen from the family of Slater McKendrick. Now he waited on this lonely beach to abduct Crawford's daughter and get his revenge. But the girl surprised him by her courageous attemp to escape her fathers' scheme. As he pulled her wet shivering beauty to her feat, he saw in her eyes a shattered soul that matched his own and he felt a lightning stab of white hot passion. What Aloise saw in Slater was her destiny-the man who could destroy her or save her, the man she dared not trust and yet had already begun so desperately to love.
This was a good romance and adventure story.
Very good romance, very easy read.
The author of Temptation's Kiss takes readers to the English seacoast, where a young woman has jumped overboard and swum to shore . . . only to find herself in the arms of a mysterious stranger whose face is as angry as it is handsome. . . . Aloise Crawford's father had imprisoned her for years in a French academy before he ordered her back to George III's England for a scandalous reason: to auction her to any suitor who would bid highest for her and her dowry fof the fabulous Bengal Rubies