You Only Love Twice by Elizabeth Thornton

By Elizabeth Thornton

Bestselling writer Elizabeth Thornton triumphs with this exciting mix of sensuous old romance and heart-stopping suspense.
for 3 years she’s been a secret even to herself—a younger girl who aroused from sleep in a London convent bereft of her reminiscence. yet now Jessica Hayword is familiar with her identify, her birthplace, and another factor: via a few terrifying accident, she has the facility to learn another’s thoughts—the concepts of a guy who has killed and may kill again.

Convinced that she needs to unmask the assassin ahead of it’s too past due, Jessica is going domestic to Hawkshill Manor—and discovers that not anyone is excited approximately her go back, particularly the dangerously good-looking earl Lucas Wilde. what sort of woman was once she, Jessica wonders, to have earned such scorn? And whose homicide is it that maintains to hang-out her? The deeper Jessica digs, the extra scandalous information are published. but while the clues element to Lucas because the killer, Jessica can’t maintain herself clear of his include. And now all she will be able to do is pray that the guy she’s falling in love with isn’t the guy whose lethal voice she hears in her desires.

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For one thing, she was older, perhaps twenty-two or twenty-three, a good six years older than Sister Brigid. And for another, Martha seemed to live on a higher level. She was usually so serene. ” Sister Martha, she’d scolded, rounding on the culprit, carried a great sadness inside her. She couldn’t talk about her childhood, or her family, or what had led her to choose the religious life as the other novices did. Her memory went back no further than three years, when she’d been brought to the infirmary after a terrible accident and had awakened not knowing who she was or where she’d come from.

Her heart gave a leap. It might be that nice Mr. Wilde, coming to call, or a friend who had heard from him that she was back in Hawkshill. Nerves fluttered in the pit of her stomach. Breathing deeply, she opened the door and stepped onto the porch. When she saw the horse and rider, she felt a shiver of alarm. The man on the horse looked as though he might have stolen it. The horse was a magnificent beast—black glossy coat, streaming mane, muscles that moved and rippled as it climbed the slope. Its rider was the opposite.

Without waiting to take aim, she swung it in an arc and caught him a glancing blow on the shoulder. He staggered and cursed, but still came on. There was no stopping this man! She swung the paddle again, missed, and sent the crock of flour she’d set out on the table tumbling to the floor. A fine brown powder floated up. He gave one of his infuriating low laughs and lunged for her. She swung at him again. This time her paddle collided with the pan of strawberry jam and sent it spinning. It hit the mantel with a resounding thud and exploded in a shower of gooey crimson rain.

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