By Patricia Cabot
"**A stormy heart**
Adventurous, outspoken, Payton Dixon has passionate dreams...a clipper send of her personal and the affection of Captain Connor Drake. yet either look impossibly out of succeed in, because her cherished captain is set to marry one other, and worse, he's been given her send as a marriage current from her traitorous father.
**A thwarted love**
Out to turn out she has correct on her aspect, Payton manages to unharness a scandal and ignite all kinds of hassle. As for Drake, he can't come to a decision no matter if to throttle the lady he's grown up with, or make like to the gorgeous girl she has turn into.
** *An unsuitable idea* **
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She dearly wanted to set him in his place. Her hand hit the weight of the vial in her pocket, and she realized there was something she could do. The Duke of Holburn thought he could do as he wished. She'd show him she was one woman who answered to no man. Fiona smiled. Her earlier shyness fled in the face of her purpose. She slid her hand in her pocket and palmed the vial as she walked toward him. Still sitting in his chair in front of the table, he watched her approach, his eyes alive with interest.
The coach swayed crazily all over the road. It was all Fiona could do to keep her balance. The duke was a silent, still figure in the corner of the coach, his arms hugging his sides. At last the driver gained control of his horse and the ride grew smoother. Resettling herself, Fiona shivered from fear and the weather. "I left my shawl back in the room," she said, the complaint sounding inane considering the circumstances. She was surprised she still held the duke's coin purse. She dropped it on the seat as if blaming it for all that had happened this night.
He was breathing heavily. When he stumbled, she realized he struggled with the effects of Hester's potion and she threw her arm around his waist to help him. Their footsteps echoed on the hard wood floor and in seconds Fiona could hear the sound of the Irishmen following. The jovial Mr. Denby must have heard the noise. He came out into the hallway from a side room to see what was the matter, stepping right into their path. " "Out of the way," the duke ordered, shoving him aside. " Fiona heard Mr.