This is a novella of approximately 19,000 words.
To capture love, sometimes you have to grab it by the horns...
If a woman could die of humiliation, Cecily Hale would have perished three hours ago. Luke Trenton had finally returned to Swinford Manor, only to cruelly spurn her long-held love. But she couldn't conveniently die of shame on the spot--oh, no. Instead she joined her friends on this ridiculous search for a legendary man-beast. Now she'll die here--alone in the woods, at the tusks of a snarling boar.
Luke left for war a dashing youth and returned a man--just not the same man Cecily fell in love with. His passion for her is stronger than ever, but the ravages of battle changed him in ways she wouldn't understand. Pushing her away was supposed to save her, not throw her into the path of another inhuman creature...or into the arms of another man.
For it is a man who rescues Cecily, just as the boar attacks. A mysterious, silent man who disappears into the woods, leaving her with just a glimpse--of a fleeing white deer. Could her rescuer be the man-beast of local lore?
A dangerous myth has captured Cecily's imagination, putting Luke on the horns of a dilemma. Unless he summons the passion and tenderness to win her back, he could lose her forever...to the Werestag.
Warning: This is a humorous, passionate historical romance, not a paranormal shifter story. However, it does feature a harrowing encounter with a wild beast, a tortured hero who feels half-human, and the unleashing of animal urges. In other words: explicit sex, mild language.
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Published April 30, 2009
by Samhain Publishing, Ltd..
History, Romance, Literature & Fiction.