Thursday, October 13, 2011

For Duty's Sake! Excerpt

USA Today Bestseller List
Mass Market Paperback
Harlequin Presents #2993 - June 2011
ISBN - 10:0373129939 ISBN -13: 978-0373129935

Read an excerpt below:

Ultimately, it was about love. It was about loving someone enough to let them go. Only that sounded so cheesy, she’d never speak the words aloud. And it was about knowing she deserved to be loved, fully and completely, by the man she would spend the rest of her life with.

He did not look like he believed her claim and she could practically see the thoughts zinging around in his facile brain. He was trying to figure out the right words to reassure, when in fact none existed.

None that he could say anyway.

Again it was time for truth. “Your brothers have both found wonderful happiness while you have been stuck in a promise made on your behalf by two men with too much power and too little comprehension of the cost of their dynastic plans.”

“I do not consider myself stuck. I was an adult when that agreement was made.” Yes, he’d been all of twenty-four and as bound by duty as any young adult male could be. “I chose my future.”

An alpha male like Zahir would have to convince himself of that, or he could not accept the limitations imposed on him by others. It simply was not in his nature. He had the heart of a Bedouin, if the responsibilities of a landed royal.

“You do not wish to marry me,” she repeated, refusing to be sidetracked. “And I won’t let you be forced into doing so by duty.”

Nor would she allow herself to be railroaded into a marriage with the potential to be every bit as miserable as her parents was for so many years.

His eyes narrowed, his expression turning even more grim than usual. “You are not making any sense.”

“We’ve been promised for ten years, Zahir. If you had wanted to marry me, we would already be living in wedded harmony here in your family’s palace.” They would definitely at least be formally engaged

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marybelle said...

The link would not work for me, but I enjoyed the excerpt thank you.

Anonymous said...

Great excerpt !!!

Judy said...

Read the excerpt, and found myself wanting to read the book all over again.

girlygirlhoosier52 said...

Wonderful excerpt... thanks for sharing!!

catslady said...

The link didn't work for me either but I really enjoyed what I did read!

Jane said...

Awesome excerpt, Lucy.

CrystalGB said...

Great excerpt. Thanks for sharing with us.

Virginia said...

Great excerpt! I have this book just haven't had a chance to read it yet.

Sandra Lynne said...

Interesting excerpt! Gorgeous book cover!

LSUReader said...

Nice excerpt. Thanks for sharing it with us.