Sexy contemporary romance set in a castle on the 1000 Islands
Mature, adult audience.
The Lady Was Determined to Get Her Man -
Arthur Kingman cordially invites you to a dual celebrationâ€”the engagement of his daughter Gwen Lynn to Noah Drake and the opening of Kingman Castle, Jorstadt Island, in the St. Lawrence.
Arthur Kingman â€“ he was a man wanting to be part of her present.
Noah Drake â€“ he was the man who held the key to her past. The only man who could answer her questions.
The two names on the engraved invitation ballooned to skyscraper proportions, as the masculine voice in her ear was droning on and on with plans for her future.
"Pâ€¦P...Paulâ€¦" Marlayna stuttered, then took a deep breath before continuing, "Paul, what is the status of my contract with Kingman Cosmetics?"
"I just got through telling you he approved the final layout," came Paul's grousing reminder. "Kingman's doubled his offer for you for another year, but I've been approached by another cosmetic company. They want you for a 'switch' campaign andâ€”"
"Sign with the competition, Paul," she directed in a terse voice. "I don't think King Arthur will ever want to see this face again once he finds me in bed with his daughter's fiancĂ©!"
When Marlayna O'Brian RSVP'd she had only one aim in mind: to be in Noah's arms again - no matter what she had to do to get there. She gave him fair warning: "Seduction is the plan for today. Keep on your toes, Mr. Drake. You never know when or where I'm going to strike!"
Original print edition and reviews Silhouette Desire #138 @ 1984
Updated with additional scenes, sensuality and dialogue copyright @2011
"Chase blends some wonderfully comic scenes with several more serious issues. Chase's writing is so distinctive and her characters and dialogue so sharp, that she carries it off."
~ Chicago Sun-Times
"Gold Five Stars - another keeper!"
~ Barbara Critiques
"Ms. Chase remains well nigh irresistible in any form!"
~ Romantic Times Magazine
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About the Author
Elaine Raco Chase is the award-winning author of sixteen paperback novels with over 3 million books in print. She is published in 25 countries and 15 languages.
As a romance writer, Chase has won two sales awards for top romance novels of the year, Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award for romantic suspense, and the Affaire de Coeur Silver Pen Award for writing excellence. Her non-fiction debut Amateur Detectives - A Writer's Guide was nominated for the prestigious Agatha Christie Award.
Elaine was past President of Sisters in Crime International, a charter member of Romance Writers of America and a registered lecturer for Poets and Writers.
She currently teaches a variety of writing courses.
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