Sable-haired Delilah Wickley had no idea what tomorrow would bring. Her beloved plantation, Shadows-in-the-Mist, had come under the auctioneer's gavel to an arrogant Yankee gambler! He'd ridden out to survey her lands and given her a look that would melt a woman's heart any heart but hers! Determined to win back her Louisiana home, Delilah knew she'd either have to drive the riverboat rogue away or marry him in name only. But her schemes faltered when Grant Emerson's honeyed words caressed her and his passion-filled gaze burned into her very soul. She felt the touch of his hand on her yearning flesh, then a first searing kiss and melted into his arms. Tomorrow she'd find a way to claim her inheritance; tonight she'd surrender to this wondrous ecstasy and thrill to her enemy's kisses all night long!
Grant Emerson had amassed a fortune as a Mississippi riverboat gambler. Now he wanted to put his restless past behind him, buy himself a fine plantation, then settle down and live quietly, like a proper gentleman. But when he spied the distressed young minx with golden brown eyes pawning the last of her jewelry, Grant knew at once that he must possess her. First, he'd redeem her jewels, then he'd tempt her with a scorching kiss. Before he could plan his third and final move, he felt Delilah's satiny arms around him. Surprised by her ardor, he gathered her into a crushing embrace, his senses reeling with desire. If his gambler's luck held, he'd caress every tempting curve, kiss every inch of her lovely body, then claim her for his own in passion's ultimate embrace!
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