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 girl Awakened.
Newly widowed and eager to defend her property and loved servants from her malevolent brother-in-law, Martha Russell conceives a bold plan. Or relatively, a bold plan to conceive. in the end, if she has an inheritor at the method, her destiny could be secured. abandoning all she is familiar with of propriety, Martha methods her neighbor, a London exile with a depraved popularity, and provides a strictly company proposition: a month of illicit interludes . . . for a fee.
Theophilus Mirkwood needs to be insulted. may be appalled. yet how can he face up to 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 missed good looks to the pleasures of the flesh—only to discover her useless set opposed to taking any entertainment within the scandalous discount. without doubt she can’t face up to him eternally. yet may possibly a lady’s candy hand over open their hearts to the main unforeseen arrival of all . . . love?
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She blazed, her anger now at such a high level, she had momentarily forgotten Damon. He considered that. ” he offered helpfully, a new emotion rousing in the silver eyes to douse some of the controlled fury. Humor? It was more than Brenna could stand, coming as it did after everything she’d been through in the past twelve hours. She swiveled and grabbed at the nearest object that came to hand, a philosophy text as it happened. Without a pause she sent it sailing toward her tormentor. The flicker of amusement vanished in Ryder’s expression as he stepped aside and let the missile crash into the wall behind him.
You want a…a commitment from me? ” she tried to ask mockingly and failed miserably. Her amber gaze was darkening with tension and the unknown aspects of the moment. “Isn’t it usually the woman who—” She broke off, unable to continue. Her crimson nails dug anxiously into the blue silk shirt. “I’m not concerned with how it ‘usually’ is,” he rasped. “I’m only concerned with how it is for me and you. I want you, Brenna, but I’m willing to take the time to make it right for both of us. I’m willing to wait for you.
He slid her an enigmatic glance. “No, because things aren’t going to go so far between us that it will matter,” she retorted lightly, knowing that her response was a kind of challenge. But it was a challenge he evidently didn’t intend to pick up. Ryder said nothing, concentrating on his driving. He still said nothing as he parked the Ferrari and walked her to her front porch. Then he turned to her and spoke with gentle urgency. “Invite me in, lady. ” She met his eyes, aware of her own quickening pulse and the sensuous silver of his gaze.