The Golden Valkyrie (Sedikhan)

By Iris Johansen

From number one long island occasions bestselling writer Iris Johansen comes a vintage story of opposites attracting—and discovering love within the such a lot unforeseen places.

When P.I. Honey Winston is employed to scouse borrow incriminating letters from vacationing dignitary Prince Rubinoff, she’s ready for a perilous venture which can finish her occupation. but if she blows her conceal, she reveals that the amused prince is every little thing the media have made him out to be: half Adonis, half playboy—and irresistibly charismatic. the matter is, the sensation is mutual. Intrigued, the prince is set to maintain his attractive younger trespasser by means of his facet so long as attainable.

For he’s by no means met somebody particularly as bold, or breathtaking, as Honey. With the tables became, Prince Rubinoff has Honey appointed his own bodyguard. The respectable cause is an assassination plot. in fact way more dangerous….

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I’ve been anxious out of my brain on the grounds that we first found you have been long past this night. ” His palms tightened. “Why the hell didn’t you come back to us rather than operating off by yourself? are you aware what sort of threat you ran going again to the cottage in a typhoon like that? you just about died, rattling it. You had no correct to take an opportunity like that over whatever as trivial as these awful work. ” “They’re no longer lousy,” she denied immediately. “They’re as great as your different paintings. i assume I didn’t take into consideration whatever yet saving the work, while i discovered they weren’t with the others. ” “Why the hell may you do whatever so awfully silly for a couple of daubs of paint at the canvas? ” he requested throatily. “They have been a part of you,” she acknowledged easily. “I couldn’t allow them to be destroyed. ” Her lips brushed backward and forward caressingly at the tautness of his cheek. Her tone used to be lightly teasing as she persisted, “I was once employed to protect you, be mindful? I’d were remiss in my responsibility if I’d permit something occur to such a tremendous a part of your existence. ” “So you just about destroyed your self instead,” he acknowledged fiercely. “I knew there wasn’t a lot time. ” She used to be battling to loose herself from his embody. It used to be negative to believe so helpless whilst she sought after so desperately to carry him in her hands and luxury him. Then her hands have been sliding round him and drawing him even nearer with a fierce possessiveness. “You have been correct there,” he stated bitterly. “Ten mins later, and also you wouldn’t have stood an opportunity. I knew once we have been racing down that hill when you that the percentages have been you’d already been swept away, that i would by no means see you back. I approximately went crazy,” he whispered huskily. The phrases have been muffled, yet they held a wierd notice of ask yourself. “You cared that a lot approximately them? ” “I cared that much,” she replied quietly. She was once stroking his hair with a nearly maternal tenderness. “Don’t you think that it’s time to confess that you're feeling a similar approach approximately your paintings? you recognize it should have torn you aside to have something ensue to these work. ” He raised his head, and he or she inhaled sharply as she observed the torment in his face and the blazing emotion in his sapphire eyes. “It wasn’t worthy risking you,” he acknowledged fiercely. “Nothing’s worthy that. Promise you’ll by no means do something like that back. ” Honey felt a surprising surge of pleasure that used to be just like the heat of domestic fires burning brilliant. “I promise,” she acknowledged thickly, blinking again the tears. His head decreased slowly, till he was once only a breath away. “I’ve by no means felt like that before,” he stated softly. “I’ve continuously been in a position to disguise in the back of laughter and cynicism while something has come too with reference to me. however it wouldn’t paintings this night, Honey. ” He kissed her with such lingering sweetness that she felt her throat soreness with tenderness. “You’ve develop into too very important to me. I don’t imagine i may stand it if I misplaced you currently. ” He buried his face once again within the thick silk of her hair. “Honey? ” “Yes? ” she spoke back dreamily. without doubt that final inarticulate murmur might be thought of whatever of a dedication?

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