By Cecilia Grant
In Cecilia Grant’s emotionally wealthy and deeply passionate Regency romance debut, a take care of a rumored rogue turns a formal younger girl into . . . A woman Awakened.
Newly widowed and eager to safeguard her property and cherished servants from her malevolent brother-in-law, Martha Russell conceives a bold plan. Or particularly, a bold plan to conceive. finally, if she has an inheritor at the approach, her destiny could be secured. leaving behind all she understands of propriety, Martha techniques her neighbor, a London exile with a depraved attractiveness, and gives a strictly company proposition: a month of illicit interludes . . . for a fee.
Theophilus Mirkwood needs to be insulted. can be appalled. yet how can he withstand this siren in widow’s weeds, whose supply is just too outrageously tempting to say no? made up our minds she’ll get her money’s worthy, Theo endeavors to rouse this shamefully overlooked attractiveness to the pleasures of the flesh—only to discover her lifeless set opposed to taking any amusement within the scandalous discount. absolutely she can’t withstand him perpetually. yet may perhaps a lady’s candy give up open their hearts to the main unforeseen arrival of all . . . love?
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He pulled himself up onto his elbows and let his gaze travel from his vanquisher's black half-boots up over the heavy black bombazine skirts to the mannishly severe jacket that buttoned primly up to her chin. Above the topmost button was a face so starkly beautiful that it had half blinded him when he'd first beheld it. This was a winter's beauty, of ice-blue eyes and snow-white skin, framed under the black bonnet by silken hair the color of December sunlight. At present, those remarkable eyes directed a freezing blue stare down upon him.
While family loyalty might dictate tolerance of the Mallorys' last hellion—much as tradition dictated the naming of guardians—no one, not even Charlie, could be so blindly loyal as to believe Vere suited to the task of bringing up three innocent children. One of Charlie's married sisters would do it. The guardian position, in other words, was purely nominal, which was just as well, for Vere hadn't spared his wards a thought since he'd arrived a week earlier —in time to watch Charlie depart for the hereafter.
He grabbed it, still laughing, and pulled her up against the hard column of his body. She'd half expected that, sensed what was coming. But she wasn't prepared for the heat or the explosion of sensations she couldn't identify, and these threw her off balance. In the next instant, her mouth was crushed under his, warm and firm and all too Loretta Chase - The Last Hellion skilled, and she was sinking backward, disoriented and helpless under its deceitfully easy pressure. She was pulsingly aware of his big hand splayed against her upper back, its warmth seeping through stiff layers of bombazine and undergarments, and of more heat lower, where his brawny arm braced her waist.