The Outlaw and The Lady
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Innocent Angela Bainbridge knows her dreams of a fairy-tale wedding and finding passion in a man's embrace can never come true. So when she's swept into the arms of—and kidnapped by—notorious Lee Raven she's both righteously angry...and curiously captivated. There's something about this brazen outlaw that awakens Angela's desires. She knows any crimes he's committed are for the protection of his family, but Angela realizes that a lifetime together with Lee can never be...Lee Raven knows he's only two steps ahead of the law. But this innocent beauty has his head spinning and his heart longing for something more than a life on the run. She's made it clear that she's determined to discover all of his secrets—but how can he let her learn what's hidden in his past? And how can he let her give him her heart today, when he can't evenpromise her tomorrow?
sheet up to her throat. Outside, a rooster crowed. Lee stilled and she wondered how long he’d been moving about the room before his actions disturbed her, how long he might have gazed at her exposed breasts. The heat suffused her body with the thought of all they’d shared last night. She’d looked forward to waking in his arms this morning, and somehow she’d managed to lose her opportunity. “I have to leave for a few days.” She shoved herself into a sitting position. “Where are you going?” He
voice.” “You are apparently the only one of her sons to inherit it.” Beneath her fingers, he seemed to tense. “No, it is Juanita who has her talent, but she no longer sings, except maybe lullabies to Miguel.” She brushed his errant curls off his brow. “Whose idea was it to tell people that Miguel was your brother?” “Mine. Juanita was so ashamed that I thought it would be easier for her if she did not have to admit to anyone that she had a son.” “But you’re denying Miguel a chance to know her
voice, the clanging of the chains, and Lee’s retreating footsteps. She couldn’t remember when she’d felt this lost, could never remember feeling this abandoned. Frantically reaching out, she clutched her father’s arm. “Papa—” “Come along now,” he said briskly. “Papa, what’s wrong?” The silence before the Ranger had spoken had been palpable, almost deafening. “Papa?” “Angela!” She turned at her mother’s urgent plea. “Mama!” A scent she knew well—the fragrance of affection and caring that she
it more difficult to trust after Angela’s recent betrayal, but he saw no harm in revealing this information. “Juan Rodriguez found me. I was hurt, sick, and hungry.” “Do you remember anything before that?” Like wispy gray smoke, a memory eased past his defenses, but vulnerability, sorrow, and shame traveled with it. He remembered pain, paralyzing fear…but before that…nothing. “No. I’m sorry.” “No need to apologize. You were very young—” “How old am I?” Lee blurted. They’d always celebrated
IN TEXAS AVON TRUE ROMANCES FOR TEENS AMELIA AND THE OUTLAW SAMANTHA AND THE COWBOY Copyright This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously and are not to be construed as real. Any resemblance to actual events, locales, organizations, or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. THE OUTLAW AND THE LADY. Copyright � 2001 by Jan Nowasky. All rights reserved under International and Pan-American