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“…“You aren’t surprised?”
“I’m not. What confuses me though is that I feel a connection to you already.”
Lucas stroked her hair back from her face. “Forgive me. Before I could stop myself, you see, you were in pain, and I needed to… I couldn’t see you hurt and not do something… And then he tried to… I’m so, so sorry, Ella.”…
~ page 22*, Holding Hope by Paloma Beck
* = Page 22 is 56% of the book.
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“Lucas held the most precious thing in his arms, something he thought he’d never have in his many years. Once, just once before, had he allowed himself to hope but it hadn’t been meant to be. Martha had died before he could claim her but he’d been certain at the time that she was his mate. Could it be he was wrong?…”
~ Holding Hope, Chapter One, Paloma Beck
by Paloma Beck
Publication Date: April 2013
About Holding Hope:
A Seven Sin Sisters short story.
The Sinster sisters are entwined in a legacy originating back from the time of the Italian Wars in the 1500s. One by one, they’ll find their mates from the immortal Valendite Breeds and secure their place in history.
Lucas, brother of Madden, believed he was fated to live out a solitary existence. He devoted himself to the sole mission of protecting his family and his breed when the woman he thought to be his mate died right in front of his eyes. With only one fated mate, Lucas understood his life would be lived alone.
Until he held hope in his arms… Ella was a captive of his sworn enemy when he found her and immediately felt the connection. Lucas rescued her, nursed her back to health and cared for her. Now can he convince her to embrace her identity as one of the women of the Magdalena Circle? This might prove to me his most difficult mission yet.