Falling for the Forbidden Warrior!
Out of her depth and into his arms…
Sold into slavery, maidservant Katerina promised one day to repay the Princess who rescued her. Now that time has come, and Katerina must convince commanding warrior Ashfirth Saxon that she is her royal mistress.
Spending balmy days and long sultry nights with this man make Katerina’s task increasingly impossible. How long will she be able to keep up her deception? And how long before she finds herself willingly bedded by this proud barbarian?
Palace Brides - Byzantine Beauties, Claimed by Warriors
She eyed him from under her lashes, her gaze skimming over him from the top of that dark head, down past those arresting blue eyes, past those high cheekbones and well-sculpted mouth, past that strong jaw...Goodness, he was a handsome man. She only had to look at him and her cheeks were on fire!
Impersonating the Princess had flung her deep into uncharted waters. She was utterly out of her depth here in more ways than one. Surely he could sense it? Her hand was shaking so much she was likely to tip wine over her gown. Does he know that I am quaking inside? Does he suspect that I am misleading him?
Will I be safe if he learns the truth?
A new thought caught her by surprise. For the first time in an age, Katerina was not sure she wanted to be safe.
Text copyright © 2011 by Carol Townend
Cover Art Copyright © 2011 by Harlequin Enterprises Limited
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