Rush Mullens saw her parents, Joseph and Carmen, being murdered before her eyes as an 8 year old child, ten cloaked figures destroying her once peaceful life. She did not know the men responsible, but she would find them. She wanted revenge...she needed it. When Lord Justin Maston came to take her in to his care, she vowed she would use this opportunity to find the murderer's she chased. She did not think she would also find a boy she could love more than her own life. Bailey Maston had never supposed to mean any more to her than a friend, one who could protect her from the new lifestyle she had been forced into. What he had become though was a young man who could take her breath away, and steal her heart.
Rush knew Bailey knew nothing of her family, or the life she was raised to live. She doubted should he learn the truth that he would understand. She could not let him endanger the revenge she so craved to seek. Nor could she ignore that she was willing to risk all, her past, her life, her reputation... just to sample an ounce of passion from this man.
Bailey Maston wanted to find a woman, the perfect woman to give his heart to. He wanted to trust that such a person could exist that would never betray him. Everything he had seen in his young life, both at home and in society, told him what a foolish dream this was. Such a woman could never exist. Even if she did, he doubted she would ever willingly give her heart to a love starved boy like him.
Foolish though his dream was, Bailey could not help being drawn to the young orphaned girl his parents had taken in. He wanted her friendship and the attention she so willingly offered to him. He craved to feel the passion he knew was hidden deep inside her. What he did not want was to fall in love with her.
When Bailey finally discovers the truth of Rush's life, and the revenge she was enacting, he feels betrayed. Foolish though it was, he hopes that beyond this betrayal may yet lay the woman he has always yearned to find a woman he craved to give his well guarded heart to.
Reader Alert! : Rush dreamed of passion and pleasure. What Bailey made her feel as he held her in his arms, the desires burning deep inside her, was beyond spell binding. It was a passion you will be begging to find yourself with each page you turn.
To My Readers: I'm very excited about having "My Gift To You" published with Red Sage. Many late nights and tears have gone into the chapters of this book. I love the heroine, Rush because she doesn't fit into the traditional female roll most common in the late 1800's. Also I love the town in which it is set as it reminds me so much of where I grew up.
As I have read few romance novels based in early settlement Australia, I felt I had to bring you this story to open up people's imaginations and show them a part of Australia they may never have thought possible otherwise. About the Author: Faye Hall originates from a small rural district in Northern Queensland, Australia. She's the mother & step mother of soon to be 9 children. Her own fairytale dream becomes reality next year when she finally weds the love of her life, a man who has stood by her through everything and supported her writing career never ending.
She loves to write, originally starting off with poetry, and has been doing so since the young age of ten. She branched into romance & erotic romance writing whilst still at High School.