An Eagle Swooped (Harlequin Presents #37)
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From back cover:
Tessa had loved Paul Demetrius from the start, but from the moment she introduced him to her beautiful sister Lucinda he had had eyes for no one else.
At last, unable to bear seeing the two of them together, Tessa had gone away.
Now, two years later, she was home again, expecting to hear that they were married -- only to learn that they had never in fact married, that after a terrible accident in which Paul had been blinded, Lucinda had walked out on him and he was now living the life of a recluse in Cyprus. So Tessa took her courage in both hands, went out to Cyprus pretending to be Lucinda, begged Paul's forgiveness -- and married him.
Would her love be strong enough to stand the strain of living such a lie?
And what if Paul ever found out?
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Tessa falls in love at first sight with Paul, a friend of a friend, Joe, but when Paul meets her sister Lucinda, he falls in love with her. Tessa, a teacher, is a bit plainer than Lucinda, but it isn't until Tessa overhears Paul saying how ugly, how plain, how annoying she is that she packs up and leaves for a teaching post in Greece, hoping to forget she ever knew him by avoiding news about the family.
Two years later, she returns home to London, and she finds that Lucinda and Paul didn't get married; that they had they had a horrible accident in which he had been horribly burned and lost his sight. Furthermore, Lucinda broke off their engagement over this, and after even Paul's announcement that he would forgive Lucinda and is rejected, Paul returned to his home in Cyprus. Yet, despite the time away, Tessa still has feelings for Paul, and when she hears the whole story decides to head to Cyprus with a plan of her own.
Taking on Lucinda's name, Tessa meets with Paul, and he forgives her and tells her that he never stopped loving her. In fact, all too soon, the pair marries, and it is wedded bliss for them, at least initially. But did he really forgive her? Does he have his own agenda?
Tessa cannot reveal who she really is, and soon, the bliss becomes torture. Soon, she realizes that while she may love him, he hates her and married her only for revenge. While she becomes his eyes, describing the sky, the sunsets, the blooming flowers, etc., she walks a fine line when he becomes abusive in word and deed, and then switching it up to act loving in front of other people. Can she maintain her love for him despite his scorn? Can she become so important to him that he will finally love her (even if he believes to be Lucinda)? What if discovers the truth about who she is?
Will he reject her once again? What will happen if he happens to regain his sight?
Could there ever be a happily-ever-after for Tessa and Paul?
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Several In Death novels plus two others; hope you enjoy them all. This is one of the extras.