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Since the day that John McKenna had been brought to the estate at the age of 8, he and Aline had been constant companions for ten years, climbing trees, swimming in the river, and running around barefoot. But eventually things had begun to change between them. No healthy young man could fail to be stirred and set off-kilter by Aline, who at the age of 17, had become the loveliest girl on God's green earth.
"I’ll marry no man but you McKenna. And if you ever leave me, I’ll be alone for the rest of my life."
"Aline …. I would never leave unless you told me to go …"
Aline was his curse, his fate, his consuming desire. He would never stop wanting her, no matter what she did, no matter how many oceans and continents he managed to put between them.
"No man on earth has ever hated sunrise as much as I do."
"You sleep too," she said groggily, her hand creeping to the center of his chest....more
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"I'll love you until the day I did. You're the only man I'll ever want, McKenna, the only -"
“The worst thing you can do for love is deny it; so when you find that special someone, don't let anyone or anything to get in your way.”Lisa Kleypas is one of my absolute favourite authors. Most of her books are keepers for me. I devoured her ...more
~ Author Unknown
“It hurts to love someone and not be loved in return, but what is the most painful is to love someone and never find the courage to let the person know how you feel.”
~ Author Unknown
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