Only a Kiss (The Survivor's Club, Book 6) by Mary Balogh

By Mary Balogh

The Survivors’ membership: Six males and one girl, injured within the Napoleonic Wars, their friendships cast in metal and loyalty. yet for one, her trials usually are not over....

Since witnessing the dying of her husband through the wars, Imogen, woman Barclay, has secluded herself within the confines of Hardford corridor, their domestic in Cornwall. the hot proprietor has did not absorb his inheritance, and Imogen desperately hopes he'll by no means come to disturb her fragile peace.

Percival Hayes, Earl of Hardford, has no real interest in the wilds of Cornwall, but if he hastily makes a decision to pay a trip to his property there, he's surprised to find that it isn't the ruined heap he had anticipated. he's both surprised to discover the attractive widow of his predecessor’s son dwelling there.

Soon Imogen awakens in Percy a fondness he hasn't ever concept himself able to feeling. yet can he keep her from her distress and reawaken her soul? And what's going to it suggest for him if he succeeds?

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Hell, even his oxygen-deprived brain argued that he had already gone down an irreversible path tonight by kidnapping her and using his fists like a commoner to knock down his competition. Why shouldn’t he finish the evening out like a king, feasting upon the smooth, elegant curves of her body, slaking the lust he’d kept imprisoned inside for so long? But it was the knowledge that she wanted him to do it, to prove himself to be no better than the hundreds of other men who hungered for her—it was this that stayed him, that stiffened his resolve to wait.

She was everything he’d never known he’d wanted, and she was in his arms. ” His gullible heart leaped. If he hadn’t known better, he would have thought by the way she said his name—breathy, with a touch of adoration, as if he were the only man in her world—that she actually enjoyed his embrace. But he did know better. Philip subdued his recalcitrant heart. ” Philip carefully set her away from him. ” “Only with you, dear husband. ” She thrust out her arms. ” Philip cleared his throat, swallowing his laughter.

Philip turned his chin aside to avoid Charlotte’s thrashing head. The innkeeper stared. “Two floors up, sixth door on the left. ” Philip swung around and carried her up the stairs, down the corridor, and into his rented room. He kicked the door closed, his chest heaving with the effort to restrain her. She had never ceased struggling, and his cheeks stung where her hair whipped across his face, her knees and elbows landing with splendid accuracy against the pit of his stomach and across his lower ribs.

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