Almost Heaven by Judith McNaught

By Judith McNaught

"In this vintage novel of 2 willful fanatics stuck in a breathless event of deception and betrayal, no 1 *New York occasions* bestselling writer Judith McNaught has created a strong and unforgettable masterpiece.
The Countess of Havenhurst possessed a unprecedented gentleness and fierce braveness to check her beautiful good looks. yet her popularity is shattered whilst she is found within the fingers of Ian Thornton, a infamous gambler and social outcast.
A dangerously good-looking guy of mystery wealth and mysterious lineage, his voyage to Elizabeth's center is fraught with intrigue, scandal, and a venomous revenge.
Destined for every different, but cautious of every other's explanations, Elizabeth and Ian have interaction in a dance of suspicion and fervour that assessments the very soul in their star-crossed love. As a twisting course of secrets and techniques takes them from London's drawing rooms to the mysterious Scottish Highlands, Elizabeth needs to research the reality: is Ian in simple terms a ruthless fortune hunter at heart?


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Sie sollten in der nächsten Zeit sehr vorsichtig sein, Fräulein Halstenbek«, ermahnte er sie noch. « �Nicht alle sind so«, antwortete Jaqueline fröstelnd. « �Ja, den habe ich. Aber ich fürchte, die Polizei wird mir nicht helfen können. « �Das wollte ich in der Tat. « �Die Polizei kann meine Fenster auch nicht wieder ganz machen. « Jaqueline stockte. Eigentlich hatte sie nicht die Absicht gehabt, den Namen zu verraten. Sauerkamp betrachtete sie besorgt. »Auch gegen Fahrkrog und seine Spießgesellen ist ein Kraut gewachsen.

Ich wüsste nicht, was Sie das angeht«, entgegnete sie kühl. « Sie straffte die Schultern und lief davon, während ihr Puls nur so raste und sie vor Angst zitterte. , ermahnte sie sich. Als sie sich nach einer Weile umwandte, stellte sie erleichtert fest, dass der Geldverleiher verschwunden war. Keuchend blieb sie stehen und presste eine Hand auf die Brust. Ihr Herz raste wie ein gefangenes Tier, das sich verzweifelt gegen die Gitterstäbe seines Käfigs warf. Es dauerte eine Weile, bis Jaqueline sich wieder beruhigt hatte und weitergehen konnte.

Ein triumphierendes Lächeln trat auf Fahrkrogs Gesicht. »Oh, ich glaube nicht, dass Sie verzichten können«, raunte er und griff nach ihrem Arm. « Jaqueline entwand sich augenblicklich seinem Griff. Mit einem Schlag war ihre Kehle wie ausgetrocknet. Während ihr Herz raste, suchte sie fieberhaft nach einer Möglichkeit, dem Kerl zu entrinnen. Der Schürhaken vom Kamin fiel ihr ein. «, fragte Fahrkrog, während er den Stock abstellte und sich aus seinem Gehrock schälte. Unter den Ärmeln seines Hemdes bemerkte Jaqueline große Schweißflecke.

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