By Penny Jordan
Felicity Clairemont has come to Spain to assert her inheritance. regrettably that implies spending time with the Duque Vidal y Salvadores—and the darkly good-looking Spaniard has constantly made it simple what he thinks of her.The final time Vidal observed Fliss, his feelings have been strong—he hated and sought after her with equivalent degree. yet now honor calls for he needs to aid her. because the fact approximately Fliss's relatives comes flooding out, and the facility in their stormy allure takes carry, can Vidal admit how mistaken he is been approximately her…?
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Nor would she ever have chosen a mere au pair as a bride for a man whose blood was as aristocratic as that of his adoptive family. As a child of seven Vidal had not understood that, but he had quickly realised the consequences of his innocent actions when he had been told that the gentle English au pair of whom he had become so fond was being dismissed and sent home. Neither Fliss’s mother nor Felipe had had natures strong enough to challenge his grandmother’s authority. Neither of them had known when they were forced to part that there would be consequences to their love in the form of the child Fliss’s mother had conceived.
Anger and something else—something aching and sad and lost—tightened painfully in her chest. Once—also a long time ago, or so it seemed now—she had been a young girl trembling on the brink of her first emotional and sensual crush on a real-life adult man, seeing in him everything her romantic heart craved, and sensing in him the potential to fulfil every innocent sensual fantasy her emerging sexuality had had aching inside her. A sensation, lightning swift and electrifying, raced down her spine, sensitising her flesh and raising the tiny hairs at the nape of her neck.
Through the tinted windows of the car she could see the city up ahead of them, its ancient Moorish quarter of Albaicín climbing the hillside that faced the Alhambra. Close to it was the equally historical medieval Jewish quarter of the city, but Fliss wasn’t in the least bit surprised, once they were in the city, to find Vidal turning into a street lined with imposing sixteenth-century buildings erected after the city’s capture by the Catholic rulers Isabella and Ferdinand. Here on this street the tall Renaissance-style buildings spoke of wealth and privilege, their bulk blotting out the rays of the sun and casting heavy, authoritative shadows.