Sweet Sacrifices [MultiFormat]
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eBook by Gloria Davidson Marlow
eBook Category: Romance
eBook Description: With few clues to go on and a newborn baby in tow, Kendall James sets out on a journey to find her wayward husband. What she finds when she arrives at his family's estate, however, is a lifetime of secrets that shatter her illusions, put her life in danger, and offer her a love she never expected. When Luke Templeton agrees to marry Kendall and claim his brother's child as his own, he has no intention of falling in love. Of course, he doesn't bargain on his uncontrollable attraction to Kendall or his inability to remain indifferent to her tiny son. As Kendall hurtles headlong into danger, Luke has no choice but to follow, intent on saving her regardless of the sacrifices he must make.
eBook Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc./Vintage Rose
Fictionwise Release Date: January 2011
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"You've got to get it together, Kendall," Luke said when she opened her bedroom door to his knock later that night. "You can't freeze up every time someone asks you a question about us."
"I'm sorry, Luke. I've never been any good at lying."
"Then you'd better get good at it, Sweetheart, because you're going to be lying for a long, long time."
She went cold at the realization that she had agreed to a never-ending lie. She hadn't let herself think about how long the lies would continue. Brady would grow up with Luke as his father, and she would go to her grave with the secret she harbored. If the truth ever came out, Luke would look like a fool, cuckolded by his twin brother and his own wife. The magnitude of what she'd done hit her hard and she dropped to the edge of the bed.
"You never even thought of that, did you?" Luke asked. "What did you think, Kendall? That this would be a convenient solution to all your woes? Did you think it was a temporary thing?"
"I didn't really think about it. I mean, I realized it would be a lie, but I didn't think about it being forever."
He knelt in front of her, his eyes boring into hers.
"Don't think I'll let you leave, Kendall. You're my wife. I've accepted your child as mine. That means, in the eyes of the law, you're entitled to a part of everything I own if we divorce. So hear this, Sweetheart. If you ever leave me, if you ever even attempt to divorce me, I'll make damn sure you won't leave with our son."