Very romantic about a man who stops at nothing to protec the mysterious beauty he pulled from the sea. Historical
Reviewer: Virginia Lewis "Romance Reviewer for www.romancedesigns.com (Romance Designs)" -
Adam Carlyle rows out to sea to end his life. It's the perfect end to end his grief and despair and at the same time not allow the next in line, Harold Carlyle, to claim his vast fortune.
Adam comes upon a large ship moving at a quick pace. He hears a beautiful song and his attention turns to the ship's stern. There he watches in horror as Callie Melbourne jumps into the water.
Realizing his suicide plans have been thwarted for the moment, he sets out to rescue her. When he rows her back to his home, he discovers she has lost her memory. He gives her refuge in his home and quickly becomes intent on helping Callie with her problems. Adam's close friend soon finds out she was sent to England from America to marry Harold Carlyle, a fat and despicable young man who is none other than Adam's cousin.
Adam is fighting demons from his past. He tragically lost his wife and child to a hunting accident and blames himself for not being there to protect them. Callie brings him back to the living, and gives him purpose.
This uplifting story is spiritual, sensual, and light. This is a beautiful and captivating story.
In a spellbinding tale that sweeps from a rugged Greek island to the scandal and intrigue of Regency England, bestselling author Katherine Kingsley gives us a man haunted by the past, a woman without a future-and a seduction that begins amid the howling winds of a storm-tossed sea...
Love Kingsley stories and this one is delightful to read.
"In a spellbinding tale that sweeps from a rugged Greek island to the scandal and intrigue of Regency England, bestselling author Katherine Kingsley gives us a man haunted by the past, a woman without a future--and a seduction that begins amid the howling winds of a storm-tossed sea...
Grown to womanhood on the lush Greek island of Corfu, Calista Melbourne reluctantly sails to England to honor part of her father's dying wish, but is also determined to defy his final request and escape the dreaded fate of an arranged marriage. Before she reaches the shores of England a fierce storm blows her from the deck of the ship and into the sea to face seemingly certain death. Yet here she was now, ensconced in a bedroom in Stanton Abbey, staring into the eyes of a mesmerizing stranger--without the slightest idea of where he'd come from...or who she was.
To Adam Carlyle, Fifth Marquess of Val, she was the most captivating creature he had ever pulled from the sea. She called herself Calliope, but he soon uncovered her true identity. To save her from marrying a scheming fortune hunter, the widowed nobleman broke his own sacred vow never to risk his heart again. But how could he protect his new bride from the dangers of his own past...or himself from a scandalous passion that would tempt him to risk everything to answer the call of Callie's love?"
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