After the Kiss (Dell Historical Romance)
Too tall and entirely too outspoken, Miss Eliza Sheringham grew up thumbing hernose at polite English society. So when Captain Lord Marcus Wharton, calledBeau for his stunning good looks set his rakish sights on her, Eliza thoughtnothing of rejecting his advances. Until a stolen kiss swept her into the armsof a man too dangerous too love. . . .
Called to battle, Marcus left behind the woman who had captured his heart--andthe scandal ignited by their kiss. His brother's disappearance made him Dukeof Blackthorne, guardian of twin nieces who were rumored to be his owndaughters. Badly scared in battle, the Beau had become the Beast ofBlackthorne, a wounded animal destined to spend his life hiding in a shadowywing of Blackthorne Abbey.
When Eliza Sheringham showed up on his doorstep proposing herself as governessfor the incorrigible twins, the Beast demanded marriage as the price of thejob. He knew she could never love him. Surely his looks would drive heraway--now that he hungered for her more than life itself....
High Praise for Award-Winning Joan Johnston and Her Previous BestsellingNovels:
'Captive is guaranteed to hold you in its thrall. . . A lovely reminder of whatromance is all about. The author's talent brings everything to vivid life.'- 'The Romance Reader'
'DELIGHTFUL!' - 'Atlantic Journal-Constitution'
'Joan Johnston gives us a double dose of romance with a maturelove story and one of young love. Readers will find themselves truly captivatedby romances and the excitement of the chase and passion.' - 'RomanticTimes'
'An engrossing story.' - 'BrazosportFacts'
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