One Night in Scotland (The Hurst Amulet)

By Karen Hawkins

New York Times bestselling writer Karen Hawkins starts a gleaming new sequence with this exciting story of a determined attractiveness on an pressing quest, a gloomy earl scarred via his beastly past—and the traditional treasure that binds their fates.

 A mysterious abductor . . . Someone is preserving her brother prisoner in alternate for a gold-and-onyx field coated in mysterious runes, so Mary Hurst boldly units out from the kin vicarage to discover the precious artifact. however the guy who possesses it, Angus Hay, the Earl of Erroll, is under sympathetic to her plight.

A forbidding stranger . . . Himself a prisoner of his darkish earlier, Angus refuses to yield the box—or allow Mary to depart! Suspicious of the beautiful lass’s project, he vows to wrest a confession from her, yet finds a fiery mood and a will as robust as his personal.

An unbreakable curse . . . Passion flares among them, yet now there's extra at stake: an unknown enemy is removing the valuable field, and should cease at not anything. Risking curious about love, Angus needs to clear up the secret in the back of the runes . . . and belief the single girl who can wake up his forgotten center.

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Angus frowned. “Of path no longer. he's a chum and a superb one, too, that's why it's not that i am approximately to easily give up his artifact with no ensuring it’s what he would truly wish. ” “He wouldn’t want his sister to be locked away like a typical legal. ” “Your protection this is now not in danger, so all we’re speaking approximately is convenience. ” Angus narrowed his gaze. “You declare to grasp Michael. Do you think that he would select your convenience over the lack of one in all his artifacts, one he it seems that prizes enormously? ” He may possibly inform he had her with that assertion, for she considered it for a little while, after which grimaced.

She couldn’t aid yet suppose sorry for the guy. He wasn’t very quickly on his toes and he used to be a terrible liar. She carried her e-book to the chair farthest from the door. “I’m yes you’re correct and that there’s not anyone in there. I daresay you simply don’t wish me to open the door simply because it’s jam-packed with stacks of bins or whatever which may fall and reason me an harm. ” The footman’s forehead cleared. “Tha’ is it, omit! containers. ’Tis only a lot o’ bins. ” She settled into her chair and opened her publication. “How uninteresting.

Aniston’s gaze flickered over her. “My carriage will fetch you within the morning to start the adventure. ” “How am I to get this field from Ross? ” Aniston regarded amused. “You are the professional on deciding to buy issues, now not I. You’ll give you the option to get the field. I’m convinced of it. ” “Then i want additional information. Who this guy is, the place he lives, tips to succeed in him—” “The coachman will recognize the path to Balnagown fortress. It’s within the highlands. it is going to take per week and a part to arrive there, might be longer. What else do you want to grasp?

Pray have a seat, omit Hurst. ” “Thank you. ” This time she took the chair he provided, extra to make some extent to Angus, even though he didn’t appear to detect. She prepared her skirts in order that the hem may dry quicker whereas she addressed the earl. “My lord, I got here right here on the behest of my brother, Michael Hurst. he's at risk and in dire desire of your suggestions. ” Mr. Hay diminished his glass, his gaze pinned on Mary. “What possibility? ” She needed the earl may ask the questions and never Mr. Hay, yet one look informed her that such an incidence was once hugely not going.

Ha! He may need a husky voice, yet she was once rendered speechless through an insignificant kiss. Smirking, he went to the window and closed it. Then he strode to the door, pausing to seem again. She nonetheless stood within the middle of the almost-empty room. As he watched, she pressed a hand to her lips as though they nonetheless tingled from his kiss. much more fascinating, she made no circulation to argue with him—not a unmarried be aware or glance grew to become his approach. That was once extra love it. although the kiss had affected him greater than he’d wanted, he was once no slave to it as she was once.

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