The Rogue’s Surrender,
Nelson’s Tea Book #3
by Katherine Bone
Available July 12, 2016
He’d become a beast only she could tame.
Marked for death! Señorita Mercedes Vasquez has been betrayed by a member of Nelson’s Tea. Now her life is in the hands of the man she couldn’t save, a beast forged by Spanish hatred.
Lord Garrick Seaton, aka Captain Blade, is the only one who has a chance of pulling off a lifesaving mission. To do so, he must go to Spain and face memories of captivity and torture. But the fiery Spanish lady he seeks to rescue proves to be the greater threat.
Can he protect his heart, or will she demand his complete surrender?
~ Excerpt ~
Seaton furrowed his brow. He leaned forward and enveloped her hand in his. “Your family has seen considerable sorrow. You’ve been forced to give so much, and yet here you are, putting your life on the line for people you’ve never met.”
“No more than you have done, señor.” Strange tantalizing sensations coiled in her belly as his touch brought back startling memories of his hand caressing her bare shoulder in his cabin.
“No.” His discord brought her back to the intimacy they now shared. “I haven’t given enough.”
But he was wrong. Wasn’t he? He’d lost sight in one eye. He’d suffered immeasurable pain and countless hours of deprivation because she had trusted Esmeralda.
Guilt weighed heavy on her heart. She reached out to him. He retreated slightly back to the squabs. Dios mio, he blamed her almost as much as she blamed herself.
The agony was too much. She reached out her hand and touched his face with trembling fingers.
Strangely, he allowed her to touch him. In all those many nights, he’d bolted whenever she’d drawn too near, except to tie her corset laces.
He allowed her to lightly caress the scar trailing beneath his eye patch to his cheek. The skin there was stiff and unyielding… like him.
Mercy looked him in the eye. His pupil was the most brilliant blue, but the alternating hopelessness and hopefulness flickering in its depth made her breath hitch.
He sighed then closed his eye, effectively blocking her out.
Heaven help me, how long has it been since anyone has touched this man, loved him, told him how viable he still is?
Tears trickled down her face. “You have given all.”
Despair filled her as he opened his eye and stared into her soul for a fleeting moment before turning his face away. The woeful gesture melted her heart, making her desire to soothe his pain, to prove to him he was handsome, virile, and just as worthy of passion as she.
National best-selling historical romance author Katherine Bone has been passionate about history since she had the opportunity to travel to various Army bases, castles, battlegrounds, and cathedrals as an Army brat turned officer’s wife. Who knew that an Army wife’s passion for romance novels would lead to pirates? Certainly not her rogue, whose Alma Mater’s adage is “Go Army. Beat Navy!” Now enjoying the best of both worlds, Katherine lives with her rogue in the south where she writes about rogues, rebels, and rakes—aka pirates, lords, captains, duty, honor, and country—and the happily-ever-afters that every alpha male and damsel deserve.
Find her online at http://www.katherinebone.com