A flirty, fun, mix-and-match romance about two sisters who are betrothed to the wrong men… Evangeline Vernon is a woman on the verge of spinsterhood — until the prim and proper Duke of Manchester steps in. Her family is pleased with the match, but the duke is not the passionate man Evangeline craves. Her heart belongs to an alluring, golden-haired gentleman, perfect in every way…except one: he doesn’t exist. Angela Vernon is everything a proper, well-brought-up woman should be. She knows her place and understands society’s expectations — which include not being jealous of her sister and not coveting her sister’s suitor. But how can she bear the heartache of watching the only man she loves marry not only her sister, but a woman who doesn’t see past his exterior to the man he is beneath?
“As a man without friends or comrades, I would be the most lonesome wretch wandering the earth.” Pain entered his expression, the pain of one who had suffered years of isolation. His voice cracking, he continued, “I would be completely alone.”
Her heart nearly split in two upon witnessing his agony. She lifted a hand and caressed his cheek. ”
You never shall be.”
“You have been vital to my life, my dreams, for these past few months.” Turning his head, he kissed the palm of her hand. He exhaled, his breath tickling her skin. “Without you, I fear I would not know how to live.”
“Do not say such things.” Framing his face, she forced him to gaze into her eyes. “I shall always be with you.”
“And I with you.” Desperation was threaded throughout the statement. “I am entirely yours,” he murmured as he angled his head, preparing to taste the sweetness of her lips…
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About the Author
Katherine Givens is a museum employee with a secret. Few know the truth of her greatest passion, but those closest to her know she loves to write historical romances… Alright, maybe more than a few people know she is a writer. Anyone who will listen to her can glean this from a conversation. So, Katherine Givens is a museum employee who wishes she had a devilish secret or a jaw-dropping double life, but the characters in her manuscripts often do. From the withdrawn duke mesmerized by his quiet maid or the savage viking eager to ravish a Christian girl, her heroes are always bound to have a secret or two. It is often up to the headstrong heroine to unravel the mysteries surrounding the man that has captured her heart. Katherine is a member of the Romance Writers of America and Romance Writers of America PRO. She has two novellas, one already released and another upcoming. In Her Dreams (Harlequin Australia’s Escape Publishing) was released October 1, 2013, much to her delight! Love Amidst the Egyptian Sands (Red Sage Publishing) will be released on January 1, 2015. Her short stories and poetry have been published in various magazines, including The Copperfield Review, Tipton Poetry Journal, Nazar Look and WestWard Quarterly.