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Annabel's Christmas Rake

(The second book in the Swan Sisters series)
A Novella by

Lady Annabel Blackbourne has no interest in any of the gentlemen her mother wants her to marry. They're too polite. Too respectable. Too boring. After all, who would want to marry someone with a button collection? Just as she is beginning to fear she will never meet the dashing man of her dreams, however, fate intervenes...

Lucas O'Brian, notorious gambler and unapologetic womanizer, only has one rule: never seduce an innocent. As a man who avoids romantic entanglements like the plague, it is a rule he is hell-bent on keeping. Until one snowy evening a carriage accident quite literally drops a beautiful blonde straight into his lap...

From the moment they meet Lucas and Annabel's sizzling chemistry is undeniable. But Lucas is determined to leave Annabel alone. Almost as determined as she is to seduce him! This holiday season, only one thing is certain: some rules are going to get broken...


"Hello," she said softly. "My name is Annabel Blackbourne."

"Lucas O'Brian," he managed hoarsely.

She blinked. Now that they were face to face, he could see her eyes were a bright, brilliant green framed by thick black lashes. She was light as a feather, although if the breasts he felt against his chest were any indication there were plenty of curves hiding beneath her layers of clothing.

In the mess and the mayhem she'd lost her hat, and her golden curls spilled around her flushed cheeks and slender, swan-like neck in a curtain of silk Lucas' fingers itched to touch.

The lass may have been an innocent, but there was no denying she was also a ravishing beauty. Surely in this one instance he could make an exception to his no-virgin rule, if only for the few moments it would take for her companions to reach them and reclaim their fallen comrade.

"Thank you for saving my life, Mr. O'Brian," she said seriously, pale eyebrows drawing together over the bridge of her nose.

A nose, Lucas noted with no shortage of delight, that was covered in tiny, delectable little freckles.

"You are quite welcome." Amused by her formality despite the pounding in his temple and the aching in his ribs, he was all rakish charm as he grinned up at Annabel - a fetching name for a fetching lass - and said in a husky whisper, "But why not thank me with a kiss?"

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November 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Annabel's Christmas Rake (Swan Sisters Book 2)
Author(s): Jillian Eaton
Publisher: Bay Horse
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