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Imprisoned by a Vow, Annie West Bookmate


Being sold into marriage by her stepfather is Leila’s one chance to escape. But instead of finding freedom, Leila finds herself bound by the deep passions ignited by her inscrutable new husband. Australian billionaire Joss Carmody knows the rules of this game – he’ll shower his new wife with diamonds and in return he’ll use her land to expand his business. That’s all he ever wanted from this exchange. But he hasn’t banked on the attraction Leila awakens…

‘Tantalising drama and a storyline that teases with every turn of the page. ’ – Neev, Shop-owner, Bristol www.annie-west.com

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Author:Annie West
Language: eng
Format: mobi
Tags: Romance
Publisher: Harlequin
Published: 2013-08-18T04:00:00+00:00


CHAPTER NINE

WHAT HE’D DONE to deserve Leila in his bed, Joss didn’t know. He did know she was different. This thing between them was different—more intense than anything he’d experienced.

Every touch, every look, grazed through the layers of familiarity, even boredom, that had accumulated after so many easy lovers.

This wasn’t easy. This was heart-poundingly raw and hard and unfamiliar. He felt passion so potent it caught his throat as he stripped her dress to reveal the woman who’d haunted his thoughts.

Was that why this seemed profound? Some remnant of primitive male instinct to possess his woman? Was that what invested her sleek, alluring body with such fascination?

Joss shook his head. He didn’t want to own her, just possess her long enough to find the mutual pleasure that had teased for weeks. He had no interest in a lifelong partner.

Outside the Houses of Parliament there stands a statue of Richard I seated on his horse as testimony that he was one of England’s bravest and greatest kings …or was he?

All English school children learn about this great king who reigned from 1189-1199. He earned the title ‘Coeur-de-Lion’ or ‘Lion Heart’ as he was a brave soldier, a great crusader, and won many battles against Saladin, the leader of the Saracens who were occupying Jerusalem at that time.

It appears that he hadn’t much interest in being king …in his ten years as monarch he only spent a few months in England, and it is doubtful that he could actually speak the English language. He once remarked that he would have sold the whole country if he could have found a buyer. Fortunately he couldn’t find anyone with the necessary funds!

Richard was the son of King Henry II and Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. He spent much of his youth in his mother’s court at Poitiers. During the last years of Henry’s reign, Queen Eleanor constantly plotted against him. Encouraged by their mother, Richard and his brothers campaigned against their father in France. King Henry was defeated in battle and surrendered to Richard, and so on the July 5th 1189, Richard became King of England, Duke of Normandy and Count of Anjou.

After his coronation Richard, having already taken the crusader’s vow, set out to join the Third Crusade to free the Holy Land from Saladin, the leader of the Turks.

Whilst wintering in Sicily, Richard was met by his mother along with a potential bride to-be…Berengaria of Navarre. He initially resisted the match.

Being sold into marriage by her stepfather is Leila’s one chance to escape. But instead of finding freedom, Leila finds herself bound by the deep passions ignited by her inscrutable new husband. Australian billionaire Joss Carmody knows the rules of this game – he’ll shower his new wife with diamonds and in return he’ll use her land to expand his business. That’s all he ever wanted from this exchange. But he hasn’t banked on the attraction Leila awakens…

‘Tantalising drama and a storyline that teases with every turn of the page. ’ – Neev, Shop-owner, Bristol www.annie-west.com

We offer two rates for UK delivery – standard and special. The cost of shipping is charged per order, so you’ll pay the same rate no matter how many books you purchase! 

As with UK deliveries, the cost for shipping overseas is charged per order, so you pay £5.00 however many books you decide to order.
We aim to ship your parcel within one working day of purchase, and it will usually be delivered within 10 days. Due to variances in postal delivery services we cannot guarantee processing time, but your parcel will usually arrive within 14 working days of your order.

Please allow up to ten working days for your parcel to arrive by standard delivery. If your parcel has not arrived after this time, contact customer services for help. For UK customers who have chosen the Special delivery option, please allow up to five days before contacting us.

Please note that we cannot be held responsible for any delays incurred as a result of Royal Mail postal strikes, overseas postal service disputes or national public holidays including bank holidays.

When you've completed the answers click Submit Answers. Your assigned teacher will notify you as soon as they can and we ask that you please be patient.

Being sold into marriage by her stepfather is Leila’s one chance to escape. But instead of finding freedom, Leila finds herself bound by the deep passions ignited by her inscrutable new husband. Australian billionaire Joss Carmody knows the rules of this game – he’ll shower his new wife with diamonds and in return he’ll use her land to expand his business. That’s all he ever wanted from this exchange. But he hasn’t banked on the attraction Leila awakens…

‘Tantalising drama and a storyline that teases with every turn of the page. ’ – Neev, Shop-owner, Bristol www.annie-west.com

We offer two rates for UK delivery – standard and special. The cost of shipping is charged per order, so you’ll pay the same rate no matter how many books you purchase! 

As with UK deliveries, the cost for shipping overseas is charged per order, so you pay £5.00 however many books you decide to order.
We aim to ship your parcel within one working day of purchase, and it will usually be delivered within 10 days. Due to variances in postal delivery services we cannot guarantee processing time, but your parcel will usually arrive within 14 working days of your order.

Please allow up to ten working days for your parcel to arrive by standard delivery. If your parcel has not arrived after this time, contact customer services for help. For UK customers who have chosen the Special delivery option, please allow up to five days before contacting us.

Please note that we cannot be held responsible for any delays incurred as a result of Royal Mail postal strikes, overseas postal service disputes or national public holidays including bank holidays.

Being sold into marriage by her stepfather is Leila’s one chance to escape. But instead of finding freedom, Leila finds herself bound by the deep passions ignited by her inscrutable new husband. Australian billionaire Joss Carmody knows the rules of this game – he’ll shower his new wife with diamonds and in return he’ll use her land to expand his business. That’s all he ever wanted from this exchange. But he hasn’t banked on the attraction Leila awakens…

‘Tantalising drama and a storyline that teases with every turn of the page. ’ – Neev, Shop-owner, Bristol www.annie-west.com

We offer two rates for UK delivery – standard and special. The cost of shipping is charged per order, so you’ll pay the same rate no matter how many books you purchase! 

As with UK deliveries, the cost for shipping overseas is charged per order, so you pay £5.00 however many books you decide to order.
We aim to ship your parcel within one working day of purchase, and it will usually be delivered within 10 days. Due to variances in postal delivery services we cannot guarantee processing time, but your parcel will usually arrive within 14 working days of your order.

Please allow up to ten working days for your parcel to arrive by standard delivery. If your parcel has not arrived after this time, contact customer services for help. For UK customers who have chosen the Special delivery option, please allow up to five days before contacting us.

Please note that we cannot be held responsible for any delays incurred as a result of Royal Mail postal strikes, overseas postal service disputes or national public holidays including bank holidays.

When you've completed the answers click Submit Answers. Your assigned teacher will notify you as soon as they can and we ask that you please be patient.




Author:Annie West
Language: eng
Format: mobi
Tags: Romance
Publisher: Harlequin
Published: 2013-08-18T04:00:00+00:00


CHAPTER NINE

WHAT HE’D DONE to deserve Leila in his bed, Joss didn’t know. He did know she was different. This thing between them was different—more intense than anything he’d experienced.

Every touch, every look, grazed through the layers of familiarity, even boredom, that had accumulated after so many easy lovers.

This wasn’t easy. This was heart-poundingly raw and hard and unfamiliar. He felt passion so potent it caught his throat as he stripped her dress to reveal the woman who’d haunted his thoughts.

Was that why this seemed profound? Some remnant of primitive male instinct to possess his woman? Was that what invested her sleek, alluring body with such fascination?

Joss shook his head. He didn’t want to own her, just possess her long enough to find the mutual pleasure that had teased for weeks. He had no interest in a lifelong partner.


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