When her son’s life is threatened, Anissa, Marchioness of Overton, seeks refuge by sailing to America. Before the ship reaches the high seas, sparks fly between her and Captain Alex Hawks. Although the young widow may be lonely, and afraid, she cannot risk the diversion a romantic entanglement could bring, no matter how much she wants to lose herself in the captain’s embrace.
The Captain vows to protect the young Lord Overton, but can offer no assurance that the marchioness will leave his ship with her virtue intact. Alex is drawn to Anissa’s beauty and courage, as a hummingbird is to the nectar of a flower. How long can he fight a losing battle before he surrenders and makes her his own?
Will Alex be able to keep this remarkable woman and her child safe? Will his passion for Anissa be enough or will their differences keep them apart?
Shortly after ten, he heard the front door open and went into the hall. Anissa looked startled when she saw him and asked, “When did you arrive? I did not know you were coming.” Then fear escalated her voice, “Oh, Lord, has Lord Howard arrived already?”
He moved over to her and gazed into her frightened eyes. “No. I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to scare you. I wanted to make sure you were settling in. Harry told me you’ve been busy with ladies coming to call. He’s a bit put out with you. He told me you only have time to make him study.”
Anissa looked at him with worry written across her face. “Oh dear, I did not realize he looked at it that way. I shall have to spend more time with him. I do not want him to feel neglected. How long are you staying?”
“Only a couple of days. I have to be back on Monday. Bridges leaves for England on Tuesday. Why don’t we take Harry to Harrison’s pond tomorrow? From talking to him earlier this evenin’, I think he would enjoy going.”
As she bit her bottom lip, desire pierced his loins. He had almost forgotten how beautiful she was. She looked particularly fetching tonight with her hair piled high on her head and deep, golden tendrils curling around her face.
“It has been several days since I took him. We can have Lucy pack a lunch. We will have a busy day tomorrow, so I think I shall turn in.”
“After my grueling trip today, I’m exhausted myself. Let me escort you to your room.” After he dropped her off at her door, he continued down the hall to his chamber. When he entered, he leaned back against the door and sighed. Coming here had been a bad idea. It reminded him of how much he wanted her, and not just sexually—he craved her delightful company as well.
Vikki Vaught started her writing career when a story invaded her mind and would not leave.
Over the last few years, she has written more than a half dozen historical romances and is presently working on her next. Her new release, Lady Overton’s Perilous Journey, is the first book in her Honorable Rogue series.
Vikki loves a "Happily Ever After", and she writes them in her stories. While romance is the central theme of all her books, she includes some significant historical event or place in all her novels.
While all her books are love stories, she has also written short contemporary sweet romances as Vikki McCombie and erotic romances using the pen name of V.L. Edwards.
For the last decade, Vikki has lived in the beautiful foothills of the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee with her beloved husband, Jim, who is the most tolerant man in the world to put up with her when she is in a writing frenzy. When she is not writing or working her day job, you’ll find her curled up in a comfortable chair reading her Kindle, lost in a good book with a cup of tea at her side.
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