By Samantha James
A merciless coincidence replaced Simon Blackwell's lifestyles irreparably. a guy of severe passions, he resolved to disclaim his feelings and needs endlessly, taking safe haven within the wilds of the moorlands and closing himself off from the realm. yet on one awesome evening, on an extraordinary journey to London, the unthinkable happens. An intoxicatingly attractive stranger stirs the sensuous starvation he has sworn to withstand. Simon Blackwell believed that no lady may well tempt him. No girl . . . keep Annabel McBride. Annabel is familiar with not anything of Simon's mystery soreness. yet one impossible to resist kiss plunges her into marriage with a guy she scarcely understands, a guy who hides a shattered previous. she will consider the blistering warmth of the fireplace that smolders inside this exquisitely good-looking guy, making her yearn for a lot greater than the union in identify purely he has promised her. yet Simon dares now not love again—for fragile love will be misplaced immediately. And now Annabel needs to give you the chance to open his center to the main excellent chance of all . . .
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You look familiar. And your name as well. ” 30 Samantha James “Nor do I, Your Grace—” Alec waved a careless hand. “No need to stand on formality, man. ” “Very well then, Alec. ” “Perhaps not. ” Again John spoke. Simon’s brows shot high. ” “By God, you were an oarsman, weren’t you? ” He referred, of course, to the annual boat race between Cambridge and Oxford, and the colors of the crew. Oxford wore dark blue, Cambridge a lighter hue. John and Alec were mad for the race that was now an annual event; both made it a point to be in London every year since they’d left Cambridge.
With a quickness that belied his age, Duffy stepped up. “I’ll just tidy up a bit first,” he said cheerfully. He reached for the bottle of whisky. “No,” Simon said. ” Duffy’s faded gaze came up questioningly. Almost defiantly, Simon curled long fingers around the neck of the bottle. “Good night, Duffy,” he said. When he was alone, Simon made his way to the desk near the window. Slowly he reached for his glass—and then his journal. It was habit, he supposed, rifling through the pages. But he reasoned that even in his disordered mind, there must be some sense of right.
It wasn’t that at all. It was he. Simon Blackwell. But it had been a cowardly thing to do—to flee the way she had. Already she regretted it. ” She patted the place beside her. ” Caro settled herself next to her. “Mr. Blackwell made an early evening of it as well. ” It was a statement, not an inquiry. “Oh, Annie, don’t look like that! ” “You’re right. I do not. Indeed, he struck me as quite the . . ” Caro winced. “Unconventional? ” Anne queried, knowing full well what Caro meant. “Annie, why, you all but called him an eccentric!
The Secret Passion of Simon Blackwell by Samantha James