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Hawk O'Toole's Hostage (edition 1988)
by Sandra Brown
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553297511, Paperback)From the one and only Sandra Brown comes a searing novel of romantic suspense. . . as a beautiful young mother falls victim to a brazen crime. . . and a seductive captor. . . .
When her divorce was finally granted, Miranda Price thought the worst was behind her. Now she could get on with her life, far from the public scrutiny and private misery that went along with being Representative Price's wife. But when Miranda decides to take their young son on a vacation out West, she stumbles into a mother's worst nightmare. Snatched off a train full of vacationing sightseers, she and her son become the captives of an enigmatic stranger. Miranda knows she will do anything to save her child. . . even if it means fighting her own treacherous feelings for the man who holds her hostage. . . even if it means facing up to a shocking revelation that will make her question her past, her choices, and the woman she's become.
(retrieved from Amazon Tue, 19 Apr 2011 18:04:14 -0400)
To Hawk O'Toole, she was a pawn in a desperate gamble to help his people. To Miranda Price, he was a stranger who'd done the unthinkable: kidnapped her and her young son off a train full of sight-seeing vacationers. Now, held hostage on a distant reservation for reasons she cannot at first fathom, Miranda finds herself battling a captor who is by turns harsh and tender, mysteriously aloof and dangerously seductive. Hawk had assumed that Miranda Price, the beautiful ex-wife of Representative Price, would be as selfish and immoral as the tabloids suggested. Instead, she seems genuinely afraid for her son's life - and willing to risk her own to keep him safe. But committed to a fight he didn't start, Hawk knows he can't afford to feel anything but contempt for his prisoner. To force the government to reopen the Lone Puma Mine, he must keep Miranda at arm's length, must remember that she is his enemy - even when she ignites his deepest desires. Slowly, Miranda begins to learn what drives this brooding, solitary man, to discover the truth about his tragic past. But it will take a shocking revelation to finally force her to face her own past and the woman she's become, and to ask herself: Is it freedom she really wants...or the chance to stay with Hawk forever?
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