At age 13, harboring a girlhood crush, Caroline never expects to marry Antonio Thorndyke. When Antonio meets the young widow again, he is enthralled and must woo and win her as his wife.
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Joan M. Fox
Treble Heart Books
After inheriting an English title, Antonio de las Torres Thorndyke has no wish to marry. He has other plans for his life. A widow, Caroline Lockler's first marriage was arranged, not consummated, but she hopes to rediscover her feelings about romance and experience the passion she's sorely missed. Who better teach her than the new neighbor--a man she has fantasized about for the past eight years?
Why hadn’t he guessed she would change so much during the intervening years?
Her stock blazed white against her fair complexion. The golden orb riding high in the sky shone down on Caroline’s hair, turning a few thick, loosened strands the color of burnished copper. A small, matching hat perched on her head, tilted to the side, with a light gray feather fluttering next to one cheek.
Antonio had a devilish urge to reach out and touch the softness, not the feather, but her skin. Instead, he slowly dragged the tip of his tongue across his upper lip, and again, teased her with his gaze, grinning wickedly.
Hal’s sister was intoxicating. Already he wanted her.