By Iris Johansen
From number one ny instances bestselling writer Iris Johansen comes a vintage novel a few younger girl who lives lifestyles on her personal phrases and the daring adventurer who hazards every little thing to rescue her friend—and convince her to open up her heart. Kate Gilbert is a girl with no past—or even a passport—to tie her down. Raised through smugglers, she lives on her wits, relishing the experience of freedom that simply the lifetime of the open sea supplies. All she is familiar with of affection she has discovered from vintage literature.Nothing she examine in Shakespeare, even if, may arrange her for Beau Lantry. The brash, good-looking playboy is helping her out of a tricky scrape and places his personal lifestyles at the line to avoid wasting her buddy. Now Kate is in Beau’s debt, and as reluctant as she is to compromise her hard-won independence, she’s intrigued via the possibility of a brand new type of existence within the fingers of this filthy rich stranger. yet can Beau hold her out of harm’s means lengthy adequate to persuade her that happiness is worthy abandoning a global of ever-present risk?
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I got along all right," Kate said defensively. " Beau shook his head wonderingly. " "Of course I do," Kate said, rubbing her forehead wearily. "My life hasn't been all that bad. " She straightened briskly. "But none of that is important right now. " Beau asked, puzzled. " She shook her head. "That's on the outskirts of Mariba. I have my own place here on this end of the island. " "I just bet it was," he muttered darkly. " "I wanted it that way," she said simply. "Particularly when men like Despard made it a habit of dropping by at all hours of the day and night.
You couldn't stop them," Kate cried, her eyes blazing. " "Because we don't have a country to back us up. " He was still looking at her with that expression of incomprehension and the launch was getting closer every second. " Beau's grip loosened and she tore free and tumbled backward into the sea. "No passport! " Beau asked furiously, jerking his shoes off and slipping over the rail. Julio's and Kate's heads were bobbing several yards from the ship as they struck out strongly for the shore. "I suppose I should have expected it.
It's really a very practical idea," she said, her eyes wide and earnest. " She was dragging a ladder from behind a cluster of nearby bushes and he moved automatically to help her set it against the tree. "Julio and I built it. " "I can tell," he said gently. Even in the twilight dimness of the rain forest he could see the glowing eagerness in her face and it filled him with a poignant tenderness. Child-woman, vulnerability and strength. " Kate was climbing the ladder swiftly and her voice drifted down to him as he started after her.