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Almost Heaven by Judith McNaught

By Judith McNaught

"In this vintage novel of 2 willful fans stuck in a breathless event of deception and betrayal, no 1 *New York instances* bestselling writer Judith McNaught has created a strong and unforgettable masterpiece.
The Countess of Havenhurst possessed a unprecedented gentleness and fierce braveness to compare her beautiful attractiveness. yet her attractiveness is shattered whilst she is found within the palms 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 middle is fraught with intrigue, scandal, and a venomous revenge.
Destined for every different, but cautious of every other's reasons, Elizabeth and Ian interact in a dance of suspicion and keenness that exams 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 study the reality: is Ian basically a ruthless fortune hunter at heart?


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Then she rose from the bottom, a slow shift, like a sea creature in truth, nothing that would catch the eye, and continued on her way, sliding around the side of a coral bed and starting her swim across the more open area. "Begone! " The combination of musical notes and shrill cries that signified the merpeople language resonated to him. Another group had been emerging from the passageway from Neptune's realm. Mina increased her speed, but something was hampering her. She was favoring her left side.

As her lips drew back grotesquely, she revealed fangs as long as his fingers, a mouthful of them, the skin of her face drawing tight, outlining her skull even as her arms elongated, became more skeletal, fingers now talons. Dark One. He was looking at a Dark One, struggling to get out of her body. No, to take her body over. Shrieking, that high-pitched shrieking he knew too well. His hands tightened on his weapons. He knew how to destroy a Dark One this size hand-to-hand, could cut its throat in a heartbeat.

As she pushed down the fear his words evoked, it pushed back, becoming something far more disturbing than fear. "I could have killed you while you were unconscious, couldn't I? I just want you to leave me alone. " The scream tore out of her before she could stop it. Her head exploded with pain, a berserker's violence surging through her. An absence of pain lay on the other side of death and killing. When blood was on her skin, the taste of it in her mouth, the screams of others would drown out the screams in her own head.

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