By Elizabeth Lowell
Holly She is a delicate blameless haunted by means of thoughts of her earlier and by way of desires of the guy who as soon as shared her secrets...the in basic terms guy she will ever actually love. Shannon one of many world's nice beauties, her face and determine grace the style pages of the main dependent magazines. although many wish her, just one can have her. Holly Shannon North She is a contradiction: guaranteed but susceptible, impossible to resist but untouched. future has introduced her again to Hidden Springs, the place she will be able to be one individual, the place romance as soon as touched her delicate younger heart—back to Lincoln McKenzie, the proud California rancher, lengthy seeing that hardened via life's tragedies. Now, within the icy relax of a desolate tract hurricane, they need to locate the way in which again to like together—to re-ignite the hearth whose therapeutic heat has drawn them domestic.
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Her eyes flew open. Daylight glowed in the tent, but not half so warmly as Linc’s eyes. “Holly,” he murmured, tracing her lips with his tongue. “My sweet Holly. ” Five “You recognize me,” Holly said, suddenly nervous. Linc smiled. ” “But yesterday—” she began. ” Linc’s tongue slid between Holly’s lips and moved slowly. She made a small sound as she touched the tip of her tongue against his, tasting him delicately, hungrily. ” Holly couldn’t speak. . her dream made whole and radiant again. “Linc,” she whispered.
Her blue eyes were as hard as glass. “The negligee is meant for a woman, not a giraffe,” Cyn added sweetly. Linc laughed and wound a lock of her fine blond hair around his finger. ” he asked. The last of Holly’s dream broke around her as she watched the easy intimacy between the man she loved and the lush, beautiful woman called Cyn. Well, now I know why he never wrote me, Holly thought starkly. He was too busy with his busty blond. Holly felt like running away and hiding, but her face showed nothing at all.
By the time she was nineteen, she had been on the cover of every major American and European magazine. By the time she was twenty, she was the Royce Reflection, the woman chosen by Europe’s foremost designer to represent his total line of products, from perfumes to clothes, from negligees to cosmetics. Holly used only her middle name, Shannon, when she worked. It was her way of separating herself from the alien, glamorous creature who stared back at her from the pages of magazines and spoke seductively about negligees and sex on millions of television screens.
Desert Rain by Elizabeth Lowell