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He was her guardian, absentee landlord of her neglected life?until Megan Kinkead returned to Maam's Cross Court, determined to make Justin Brant notice her. She finally commanded the attention of the sixth Earl of Weston when she burst into his room and caught him stark naked in the ...
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Forbidden Desires...

He was her guardian, absentee landlord of her neglected life—until Megan Kinkead returned to Maam's Cross Court, determined to make Justin Brant notice her. She finally commanded the attention of the sixth Earl of Weston when she burst into his room and caught him stark naked in the tub. Suddenly she knew a woman's hunger—and a woman's needs....

Forbidden Kisses...

When had the scrawny brat from hell become a fiery, raven-haired, violet-eyed temptress? Justin told himself she was still a child as she offered him a seductive yet innocent kiss. He tried to remind himself that he was her guardian, her protector. But the flashfire desire that blazed between them ignited a love neither had ever known before. Then he told her he was married....

Forbidden Secrets...

Bestselling, award-winning author Karen Robards sweeps us into Ireland's lush landscape in this spellbinding novel of a headstrong young beauty and her aristocratic guardian, torn between passion, propriety, and...

Forbidden Love.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780843920246
  • Publisher: Dorchester Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/1983
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 384

Meet the Author

Karen Robards is the author of more than thirty novels, most recently the New York Times bestseller Pursuit. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky.
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"I've decided not to send you back to school, so you see, you really have no reason to get rid of me."  

Justin grinned broadly as he watched her eyes widen with incredulous delight.

"Oh, Justin!"  she cried.  Before Justin could ponder the wisdom of permitting this familiar form of address, she effectively distracted his attention by flinging herself at him in an excess of joy.  Her skirts brushed the splinted leg, which was thrust out stiffly before him, and then her arms closed about his neck in an impassioned embrace.

"Careful," he warned, still laughing as his hands came up to her waist.  And the laughter died in his throat and he felt her soft lips brush his cheek.  With a stunning rush of desire, he realized that he would only have to move his head a fraction to touch her lips with his.

Justin's jaw felt bristly against her lips; although he had shaved that morning, his beard grew fast, and it was now late afternoon.  Megan tasted the rough saltiness of his skin with lips that were slightly parted.  The now familiar smell of him--a combination of good cigars, soap, and sweat--enveloped her as she kissed his cheek with impulsive fervor.  Her arms were wrapped around the strong column of his throat, squeezing tightly in an effort to communicate her joy; her fingers touched the thick hair at the nape of his neck, vaguely registering the alien texture.  Her kiss was as innocent as a young child's, and when her lips brushed his, she did not even consider drawing away.

Megan felt his hands go hard on her waist, digging into her flesh with a force that should have hurt but didn't.  Then he kissed her mouth, very gently; a soft, butterfly kiss.  At first Megan was a little surprised at his action; she was not used to being touched, much less kissed, having never been around anyone who cared enough about her to physically demonstrate their affection.  Her eyes opened instinctively, and she found him looking at her with a strange hot gleam in his golden eyes that she had never seen there before.  Hesitantly, she smiled at him, deciding that she liked his kiss very much.  The gleam intensified so that it seemed as if it would burn her, and he made a sound that was midway between a laugh and a groan.  Then he was pulling her down so that she was sitting on his good leg, nestled against his shoulder; his arms slid all the way around her waist.  Her head was tilted back across the hard muscles of his upper arm; against her ear she could hear the heavy thud of his heart.  Her smile quivered and died as she stared up at him, mesmerized by that unreadable something in his dark face.

"Am I frightening you?"  he asked with a husky note in his voice that made it sound as if he was having trouble speaking at all.  Megan's eyes widened as she looked at him, then she slowly shook her head.  Whatever this feeling that he was arousing in her was, it certainly wasn't fear.

"I won't hurt you," he promised as he bent over her.  Megan believed him.  Her fingers curled trustingly against the soft brocade covering his chest as he kissed her lightly.  He dropped soft little kisses on her cheeks, temples, forehead, nose, and chin.  She lay quietly in his arms, perfectly still except for her hands, which curled and uncurled against his chest, feeling a delicate warm glow start in the pit of her stomach and then pulse outward along her veins.  His hands moved to stroke the loosened tendrils of her hair.  She looked at him gravely, her eyes deep purple pools in the pale oval of her face.  Justin smiled the ghost of a smile as he looked down at her; his golden eyes still held that hot, excited glow, but the curve of his long mouth was tender.

"Close your eyes, darling," he instructed softly, touching her eyelids with a gentle forefinger.  Megan obeyed without question, feeling a tremulous excitement begin to spiral inside her as he laid his mouth against hers again.

His mouth was hard and warm as he brushed it back and forth across hers; he stroked her lips with his in a whisper-like caress, careful not to hurt or alarm her.  When he felt her mouth quiver beneath his, he touched her lower lip with the tip of his tongue, tracing the outline of her lips before sliding between them to probe the smooth surface of her teeth.  At the intimate touch, Megan felt an odd melting sensation.

"Justin," she whispered shakily, her hands moving with blind sureness to clutch the back of his neck.  As she murmured his name, Justin took advantage of her parted lips to slide his tongue between her teeth.  The bold invasion made Megan gasp, and she stiffened instinctively as his tongue began to explore the hot, sweet recesses of her mouth.  Justin felt her uncertainty and slowly withdrew his tongue.  He kissed her lips again, briefly, gently.  With a sense of wonderment, Megan felt the tremors that racked the long muscles of his arms as they enclosed her.  His body heat seemed to be drugging her; she could feel it wrapping about her like a warm, protective cocoon.

She was very conscious of the hardness of his chest against her breasts.  Beneath her she could feel the steely muscles of his thigh as she half-lay across it.

For the first time in her life, Megan was made intensely aware of the differences between a man and a woman.  He was so hard, she so soft; he was strong, she was weak; he needed, and it was her lot to give. His kisses intoxicated her, enchanted her, made her quake with delight.  From the answering shudders that rippled his arms as he held her, from the dark rush of blood to his high cheekbones, from the piercing heat of his eyes as they moved over her, she knew that he was as enthralled by the touch of her mouth as she was by his.  All question of right and wrong fled from her consciousness as she looked dazedly into his lean, handsome face.  Her body had come awake at last, and it yearned for him fiercely, with an instinctive knowledge that transcended the innocence of her mind.  He was as entrapped by passion as she was herself, and yet she knew that she had only to utter the slightest sound of protest to secure her instant release.  The knowledge only increased her longing to be sheltered in his arms forever.

"Justin," she said.  He gave a long, moaning sigh, and then his mouth was on hers, hot and shaking, kissing her with a hard passion that would have terrified her had anyone else been doing it; but from him, it excited her almost past bearing.

  

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    Goodness

    Oh, my goodness, where do I start? This is the second "historical romance" I have read by Karen Robards. I have read many of her romantic suspense books and loved most of them. I did not like this one. Justin is one of the biggest low lifes I have ever read about. (He's supposed to be the hero) What kind of hero is a married man who seduces an innocent 17 year old and treats her like she should be grateful to him. He is verbally abusive and finally physically so. I wanted him to be shoved off a cliff or something. But, then again, how stupid is Megan for forgiving everything he put her through. I will continue reading her books, but not historical ones.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2013

    Forbbiden love

    I usually like karen robards books, but this one isn't her best. It just didn't have the exceptional story as many of her others have. A married man in his mid-thirties falling for a inmature teenage young lady just seemed a little off to me. This won't stop me from checking out her future books.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2013

    Brambletalon

    One of you tell me are you the one i met u can find me at bramble first res pads out tears in his eyes knowing what he must do will lead him to a painful death but it will leave his loved one at peace

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2001

    Don't miss out on this warm story!

    Ms. Robards is sensational. She writes another great tale about love, desire, temptation, and forgiveness. I'd never been a very big fan for historical romances. But her stories are different. I just loved them all.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2013

    I loved it!

    It is different ,has romance and sexy scenes so different than the goody goody historical romance books at least I am used to read.I loved it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2013

    To Firesky

    Snorts. Just kidding. Actually its true

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2013

    Firesky

    Hisssssssssss &alpha~FIRESKY~&alpha

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2013

    Nettlewisker

    Slides out his claws and they are deadly- gets imposter and pinds him on the ground" brother i wont let you hurt any she-cat anymore." Bites on his throut and holds on until deathclaw goes limp.- nettlewisker

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2013

    REAL Skyheart HELP!!!

    The other one is the imposter!!!! HELP!!!

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2013

    Five stars

    Karen robards is an amazing writer enjoyed this book, along with her author stories well worth the five stars

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2007

    Best book ever!!!!

    This is by far one of the best books I have ever read. Great story line! Wonderful herione and hero. Just love it!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2005

    Forbidden Love

    Liked it alot. Granted, I've read better books by Karen Robards but this one was very good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2005

    Words Are Not Enough!

    First of all, any book by Karen Robards is a MUST-READ for every romance fan, second, i read this book a long time ago , around 4 yrs ago and i still remember it vividly. It's one of those books you learn to cherish and re-read. Last but not least, this is the best book i ever read. I have read many, and forgot many, but everytime a person asks me what is your favorite? i say Forbidden Love.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2005

    Forbidden Love

    This is the second of Robards books I've read and it was very good! I liked it alot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2004

    FANTASTIC!!!!!

    I could not put the book down. What a passionate & steamy read!!!! This is the first book I've read by Ms. Robards. I enjoyed it very very much. I will definitely read more of her books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2003

    Damn this is good!

    What more can I say? It's simply superb. I love it! I love all Ms. Robard's historical romance novels!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2002

    Excellent!!!

    Karen Robards has done it again. This book will surely grab the hearts of many. It tells the story of a man who would do anything to win the woman of his dreams with the power of love. This will truly captivate! I reccomend this to all romance readers!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2001

    Great book!

    This is just a wonderful book about incredible lust, strong desire and forbidden love! No one should ever neglect this novel in a bookshelf. Pick it up and read it, you won't regret it! Words cannot be expressed in how wonderful this love story is written.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2001

    Superb

    The story could not be any better than it has setted to be. The undying love between a man and a woman cannot be expressed more efficiently than in Forbidden Love Ms. Robards. It is simply a masterpiece.

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