Condition: used, both in good condition with moderate edgewear, moderate spine creasing, and clean, tight pages.
Desire - there are 3 letters in ink at the top of the description page.
Synopsis: He was her knight in tarnished armor. He galloped across the midnight-shrouded landscape, racing toward her on his steed of pure white. Her destiny. In her wildest fantasies Desdemona Carlisle could not have conjured a more dashing savior, and this was real! But an unlikelier hero was hard to find. Harry Braxton was a born opportunist who had already broken her heart once, years before. How could she ever trust him again? Harry was a notorious rake who came with a warning: lover, beware.
With her bronze-gold hair and quicksilver grace, the sloe-eyes beauty was everyman’s desire, totally oblivious of her devastating effect on men. It was all Harry could do to be Desdemona’s friend, and bury the corrosive secret that kept him from claiming the woman he loved. But when his aristocratic English cousin laid siege to Desdemona’s heart, it was the ultimate challenge in a most dangerous game that Harry intended to win.
Enemy - Dear Mr. Thorne, I give you fair warning. I intend to do whatever I must to abide by your late uncle’s will and win Mill House. Thought I know he never expected me to succeed, and for whatever reasons is using me to shame you, I accept his challenge. For the next five years, I will profitably manage this estate. I will deliver to you an allowance and I will prove that women are just as capable as men. And at the end, I shall accept Mill House as my reward. Sincerely, Lillian Bede
My Dear Miss Bede, Forgive me if I fail to shudder. Pray, do whatever you bloody well want, can, or must. I shall look forward to making your acquaintance in my lawyer’s office five years hence, when I take possession of Mill House. Avery Thorne