Captured by her enemy knight
Harlequin Historical; Original edition (May 19, 2020)
Captured by her enemy…
Falling for the man
Cressida Howe, The Archer, is a well-tuned weapon. But she’s also a woman captivated by a man—Eldric of Hawksmoor, the warrior knight her father has ordered her to kill. Instead, for years, Cressida has simply watched him… Now she’s been captured by the formidable enemy, and her well-ordered world comes crashing down—for Eldric is even more compelling up close. Cressida curses her traitorous heart: this assassin has fallen for her target!
Chapter One- Sneak peek
It was the stink of the port she hated the most. Some cross between a hacked cadaver whose entrails had been exposed too long to a blistering sun, the vigorously repeated discharge of urine, and the crisp salt sea air that carried a promise of a better life somewhere else.
Those promises were a lie. Cressida Howe knew there was nothing better. Which served her well most days, today wasn’t that day.
Today she needed fortune, Fate, or even God to give her some grain of luck. She knew they wouldn’t however, and not because she stopped praying. Her misfortune had everything to do with the fact that six months ago she’d stopped one of the most obsessive mercenaries from his intended murder.
A person she was ordered to kill, but didn’t. Not that she failed. She never failed. She simply…disobeyed him. And now, he wanted her punished.
Evading his wrath wasn’t an option because that mercenary was hired by the Warstones, the most bloodthirsty of families; thus, he had unlimited resources and unlimited hate. He also was her father. Her only family. Her last relation.